May 26, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog 
2023-2024 University Catalog

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, B.S.N.A.M.E.

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Educational Objectives of the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Program

The two principal constituencies of the School of NAME to which the above mission is directed are

  1. the maritime industry, and
  2. students

Although the industry constituency encompasses the marine industry nationally, its primary target is the shipbuilding and offshore industry in the State of Louisiana and the extended Gulf Coast region. The industry constituency is considered to include an alumni sub-constituency, as essentially the entire active alumni group is composed of industry professionals.

Graduates of the School of NAME BS program are to be recognized as well educated engineers consistently demonstrating exemplary professional capabilities. The graduates are to have demonstrated the ability to direct, supervise, and make important decisions regarding the design and engineering of problems based on engineering fundamentals and modern technological tools. Graduates of the program are to have demonstrated the maturity and knowledge needed for participating in the leadership of the advancement of the NAME field.

Student Learning Outcomes

The student learning outcomes for naval architecture and marine engineering describe what students are expected to know and be able to do by the time of graduation. These relate to the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that students acquire as they progress through the program. 

Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for BSNAME Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics. 

An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors. 

An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences. 


An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts. 


An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives. 


An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions. 


An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies. 

General Education Requirements




Social Sciences


  • (Fine Arts, Music, FTA except FTA 2650 , 2660) Credits: 3 4

Total Credit Hours: 39

Total Credit Hours: 52


Total Credit Hours: 37

Total Credit Hours Required: 128

Students have to achieve a grade of “C” or better in all prerequisites to 1000-level, 2000- level and 3000-level NAME courses to NAME 4170 .

  1. “C” or better required
  2. 6 credits of Math satisfy the general education requirements. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.
  3. Includes 2 credits of Math listed in general education requirements section
  4. Check General Education Courses to confirm what courses fulfill this requirement.

Four Year Plan of Study

First Year of Enrollment

Second Year of Enrollment

Third Year of Enrollment

Total Credit Hours: 18

Second Term

Total Credit Hours: 16

Fourth Year of Enrollment

First Term

Total Credit Hours: 16

Second Term

Total Credit Hours: 15

Total Credit Hours Required: 129

  1. UNIV 1001  is required for all first-time full-time students; it does not carry credit toward the bachelor of science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering degree which requires 128 credit hours.

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