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Bachelor's Degree in Engineering - Naval Engineering Concentration

Program Details


Bachelor of Engineering


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At Stevens, you’ll develop the foundational skills today’s naval engineers need in one of the nation’s highly regarded engineering programs.

Deeply embedded in marine and oceanographic engineering, the naval engineering concentration of our highly regarded engineering program focuses on the study of surface and subsurface ships, aircraft, ocean structures and shore facilities used by the U.S. Navy.

The program focuses on development of physical science, mathematics and modeling skills as well as specialized knowledge in naval architecture, marine engineering, systems engineering and environmental engineering. Expert professors and state-of-the-art facilities train you to design, build, operate and maintain ships and other waterborne vessels and oceanographic technology.

Located across the Hudson River from New York City, the epicenter of ship design and harbor operations, Stevens collaborates with government and private companies in design and testing, ensuring that you get the technical knowledge and practical experience necessary to thrive in the professional world.

You will also have access to the renowned Davidson Laboratory, a nationally-recognized center for maritime design research that attracts external organizations to use its towing tank and wave tank.

Areas of Focus

  • Naval architecture

  • Ship and hull design

  • Propulsion systems

  • Effects of ocean properties on ship transport

  • Homeland security and waterfront defense technology

The Stevens Advantage: Hands-On Learning, Real World Experience

At Stevens, you’ll learn to think like an engineer. Our design-focused curriculum features a hands-on course every semester that will instill you with broad, foundational knowledge, the complete fundamentals of engineering, and entrepreneurial thinking. Learn more about what makes an engineering education from Stevens a unique experience:

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  • The Design Spine: a unique, design-focused, hands-on course every semester that incorporates entrepreneurial thinking and experiential learning, culminating with Senior Design, a team capstone project working on prototypes for real business problems, potentially in collaboration with a real company

  • Innovation Expo: an exciting design and entrepreneurship competition where students showcase their senior design prototypes and pitch business ideas

  • Engineering Cooperative Education Program: nearly 30% of all engineering students participate in Stevens’ Cooperative Education Program where you get on-the-job experience working for real companies

  • State-of-the-Art Research Labs and Facilities: build, tinker and test your designs in Stevens' MakerCenter, Prototype and Object Fabrication Lab, or numerous other research facilities

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities: our research-oriented curriculum gives you in-the-lab experience while you're still an undergraduate student

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An ABET Accredited Program

The Bachelor of Engineering in Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET),  

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Engineering Career Opportunities

The engineering bachelor’s program with a concentration in naval engineering develops in-demand knowledge and skills to put you on track for career success. Naval architecture and marine engineering is a top-earning degree with an average salary of $109,121 per year national average four years after graduation.

Career opportunities include:

  • Naval Architecture

  • Ship Surveying

  • Vessel Construction and Repair

  • Design Consulting

  • Marine Transport and Energy

  • Offshore Wind Farms and Energy

  • Marine Science and Oceanography 

Companies Hiring Naval Engineers:

Gibbs & Cox, Navatek, Lockheed-Martin, Naval Surface Warfare Center - Carderock, Austal, Metal Shark Boats, Viking Yachts, Chevron

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