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Naval Engineering is defined as a field of study and expertise that includes all engineering and sciences as applied in the research, development, design, construction, operation, maintenance and logistic support of surface and subsurface ships, craft, aircraft, and vehicles (manned and autonomous) used by the Navy for the Nation’s defense. It is inherently multi-disciplinary involving all departments from the College of Engineering. This minor will enable undergraduate students throughout the college of engineering to better prepare for and aspire to this critical profession.

This minor supports the requirements of the Naval Engineering Education Consortium in which students may also participate. The consortium provides opportunities for industry and US Navy mentors, projects, internships, co-ops and job opportunities.

Requirements for Naval Engineering Minor (first graduates Spring 2012):

A minor in Naval Engineering consists of not less than 18 semester credit hours.

Required:

AOE 2204 Introduction to Ocean Engineering or AOE 3204 - Naval Architecture 3
AOE 4264 Principles of Naval Engineering (NE1) 3
XXX 4994 UG Research or (for non-OE majors) design project w/NE focus 3

Select the minimum number of credits below, that when combined with the required credits will equal at least 18. The broad range and large number of these courses reflects the essential multi-disciplinary character of Naval Engineering.

XXX 4xxx Capstone Design Course w/NE focus; SE, Team and Project Mgmt components 6
XXX 4xxx Undergraduate Research w/NE focus (total of 6) 3
AOE 3204 Naval Architecture 3
AOE 4244 Marine Engineering** 3
AOE 5314 Naval Ship Systems Design (NE2) 3
AOE 3264 Resistance and Propulsion of Ships ** 3
AOE 3104 Aircraft Performance** 3
AOE 3134 Dynamics and Control** 3
AOE 4234 Aerospace Propulsion Systems** 3
AOE 4140 Spacecraft Dynamics and Control** 3
CHE 2164 Thermodynamics 3
CHE 3044 Heat Transfer 3
CHE 3184 Chemical Reactor Analysis and Design** 3
CHE 4134 Chemical Process Modeling** 3
CEE 3104 Introduction to Environmental Engineering 3
CS 3724 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction** 3
CS 3114 Data Structures and Algorithms** 3
CS 3204 Operating Systems** 3
CS 3304 Comparative Languages** 3
ECE 3054 Electrical Theory** 3
ECE 3304 Introduction to Power Systems** 3
ECE 4224 Power Electronics** 3
ECE 3574 Software Engineering** 3
ECE 2704 Signals and Systems 3
ECE 3504 Digital Design** 3
ECE 2500 Computer Organization & Architecture 3
ESM 2204 Mechanics of Deformable Bodies 3
ESM 3015 Fluid Mechanics 3
ESM 4044 Mechanics of Composite Materials** 3
ESM 4734 (AOE 4024) An Introduction To The Finite Element Method** 3
ISE 3614 Intro to Human Factors Engineering 3
ISE 2014 Engineering Economy 3
ISE 2404 Deterministic Operations Research 3
ISE 3414 Probabilistic Operations Research** 3
ISE 4005 Project Management and System Design** 3
ISE 3624 Industrial Ergonomics 3
ME 3124 Thermodynamics 3
ME 3304 Heat Transfer 3
ME 3404 Fluid Mechanics 3
ME 3514 System Dynamics 3
ME 4124 CAD of Fluid-Thermal Systems** 3
MSE 4164 Corrosion 3
MSE 4034 Thermodynamics of Materials** 3
MSE 3054 Mechanical Behavior of Materials 3
MSE 4354 Strength and Fracture** 3

** Prerequisites may apply – see your advisor

See: Link for Naval Engineering Minor Check Sheet. Contact: Dr. Alan Brown, albrown5@vt.edu

Kevin T. Crofton Department of Aerospace and Ocean Engineering (MC0203)
Randolph Hall, RM 215,
Virginia Tech
460 Old Turner St.
Blacksburg, VA 24061-0203

Phone: (540) 231-6611
Fax: (540) 231-9632