Naval engineers typically enter the occupation with the minimum of a bachelor's degree. Naval engineering degree programs are often offered through a school's mechanical engineering department.
10 Schools with Naval Engineering Programs
These schools offer naval engineering and/or naval architecture programs at various degree levels:
|College/University||Location||Institution Type||Degrees Offered||Undergraduate Tuition and Fees (2015-2016)*|
|University of Wisconsin - Madison||Madison, WI||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||$10,415 (in-state); $$29,665 (out-of-state)|
|University of Michigan - Ann Arbor||Ann Arbor, MI||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate||$13,856 (in-state); $43,476 (out-of-state)|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University||Blacksburg, VA||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Graduate Certificate||$12,485 (in-state); $29,129 (out-of-state)|
|University of New Orleans||New Orleans, LA||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate||$8,004 (in-state); $21,821 (out-of-state)|
|Stevens Institute of Technology||Hoboken, NJ||4-year, Private||Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate||$47,190|
|United States Naval Academy||Annapolis, MD||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||Covered by the U.S. Government|
|SUNY Maritime College||Throggs Neck, NY||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||$7,809 (in-state); $17,659 (out-of-state)|
|Texas A & M University - College Station||College Station, TX||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||$10,176 (in-state); $28,768 (out-of-state)|
|Massachusetts Maritime Academy||Buzzards Bay, MA||4-year, Public||Bachelor's||$7,630 (in-state); $23,436 (out-of-state)|
|United States Merchant Marine Academy||Kings Point, NY||4-year, Public||Bachelor's, Master's||$1,107|
Source: *National Center for Education Statistics
School Selection Criteria
Consider the following when looking for naval engineering schools:
- Students should ensure that their school of choice is accredited by ABET, Inc., formerly the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology.
- Prospective naval engineers should consider the possibility of attending US Navy schools; tuition is often covered by the government in exchange for a determined period of service.
- Students should prioritize schools that focus on the mathematics and science of design.
- Students should research a school's reputation and position in published school rankings.
Naval engineering programs are offered at various schools as bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees as well as graduate certificates. Some students may consider training at Navy schools, which offer quality training and subsidized education in exchange for military service.