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Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Marine engineers and naval architects are involved in the design, construction, and maintenance of ships, boats, and related equipment. They design and supervise the construction of everything from aircraft carriers to submarines and from sailboats to tankers. Naval architects work on the basic design of ships, including the form and stability of hulls.

Marine engineers work on the propulsion, steering, and other systems of ships. Marine engineers and naval architects apply knowledge from a range of fields to the entire design and production process of all water vehicles. Workers who operate or supervise the operation of marine machinery on ships and other vessels also may be called marine

engineers or, more frequently, ship engineers.

According to the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, Marine Engineers are responsible for selecting ships' machinery, which may include diesel engines, steam turbines, gas turbines, or nuclear reactors, and for the design of mechanical, electrical, fluid, and control systems throughout the vessel. Some marine engineers serve aboard ships to operate and maintain these systems.

Admissions requirements for undergraduate engineering schools include a solid background in mathematics (algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus) and science (biology, chemistry, and physics), and courses in English, social studies, humanities, and computer and information technology. The following is a list of universities offering accredited degree programs in marine engineering and naval architecture. Be sure to check with ABET for updates and changes.

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