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Naval Engineering is an application track in both Aerospace and Ocean Engineering. Understanding naval missions, capability requirements and the broad scope of engineering applications to naval missions, and developing particular technical application knowledge in elective courses, will provide students with a unique and valuable skillset. These skills will enable the student to perform research and work in this field. This Track will be available to all Aerospace and Ocean Engineering majors.

Required:

Course Title CH
AOE 4264 Principles of Naval Engineering 3

Choose a minimum of 6 credit hours from the following courses.

Course Title CH
AOE 4244 Naval and Marine Engineering System Design 3
AOE 4274 Intermediate Ship Structural Analysis 3
AOE 4344 Dynamics of High-Speed Marine Craft 3
AOE 4464 Global Navigation Satellite Systems 3
AOE 4474 Propellers and Turbines 3
ECE 4364 Alternate Energy Systems 3
ME 3124 Fundamentals of Thermodynamics 3

*Prerequisites may apply – see your advisor.

I. Purpose:

Aerospace and ocean engineering majors have a foundational option and eight concentrations:

  • Aero/hydrodynamics
  • Dynamics, control and estimation
  • Energy & environment
  • Naval engineering 
  • Propulsion
  • Space engineering
  • Structures and materials
  • Vehicle and system design

The new concentration in naval engineering would allow students who are interested primarily in this topic area to develop skills required in this application.

To complete the concentration in naval engineering, a student must complete AOE 4264: Principles of Naval Engineering and a minimum of 6 credit hours (for total of 9 credit hours) from the following list, with no more than 3 non-AOE credit hours:

  • AOE 4244
  • AOE 4274
  • AOE 4344
  • AOE 4464
  • AOE 4474
  • ECE 4194
  • ECE 4364
  • ME 3124
  • STAT 4714

This concentration may be completed in conjunction with completing a College of Engineering minor in naval engineering.

 

II. Justification:

The concentration in naval engineering will allow students with a particular interest in naval engineering applications of their major to focus their technical electives in that area and receive recognition on their transcripts.

 

III. Hours requirement:

A total of 128 hours is required to graduate with a BS in aerospace and ocean engineering. The concentration in naval engineering requires nine credit hours of coursework out of a total of eighteen hours of technical electives.

 

IV. Eligibility:

The concentration in naval engineering will be available to all aerospace and ocean engineering majors. Students majoring in aerospace and ocean engineering may pursue more than one departmental concentration.

 

V. Relevance:

Naval engineering is an important application of both aerospace and ocean engineering. Understanding naval missions, capability requirements and the broad scope of engineering applications to these naval missions, and developing particular technical application knowledge in elective courses, will provide students with a unique and valuable skillset. These skills will enable the student to perform research and work in this field.

 

VI. Policies regarding intra-departmental majors and minors:

The AOE department offers majors in both aerospace and ocean engineering. Courses for the two majors overlap. Students may choose to pursue both majors simultaneously.

 

VII. Required resources:

No additional resources are required at present.

 

VIII. Methods of Communication:

These changes are communicated to students by posting the option checksheet to our department website, e-mail notification via the AOE listserv, and presentation to incoming students at advising sessions.

 

The AOE academic advisors will discuss the option with students during their advising sessions and concentration checksheets will be available in the AOE Academic Advising Center.