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Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering at Michigan Engineering & Supply Chain Management Education at Michigan Ross

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The University of Michigan Ann Arbor is one of the most distinguished universities in the world and a leader in higher education. It consistently ranks among the nation’s top universities, with over 41,000 students in the University’s nineteen schools and colleges, and 6,000 faculty members. The University of Michigan has one of the largest health care complexes in the world and one of the most extensive university library systems in the country. Each term, more than 5,500 undergraduate students enroll in courses across more than 200 programs and in hundreds of majors. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional students have a choice of over 1,000 student organizations, thousands of concerts, recitals, speakers, symposia, films, readings and sports events, and a wealth of other experiences each year.

The Ross School of Business is located at the central campus of U-M in Ann Arbor. Several publications have ranked Ross School of Business Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Executive Education programs among the best in the country. It offers undergraduate, graduate degrees and doctoral and executive education. Ross also offers dual degrees with colleges and schools of U-M.

Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NAME), at the University of Michigan, students learn how to design ships and various systems for this demanding and often harsh environment. In addition to the more traditional disciplines of naval architecture and marine engineering, the department offers courses in offshore engineering and coastal engineering. Graduates of these programs have designed vessels of all types, including naval ships, ocean-going commercial ships, submersibles, high-speed vessels, and recreational craft. A number of alumni have played leading roles in the design of America’s Cup racing yachts.

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Academic Programs


Michigan Engineering Undergraduate Program

  • BS in Engineering (BSE) - Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering (NAME): : The undergraduate degree program is arranged to give the student a broad engineering mechanics education by requiring basic courses in the areas of structural mechanics, hydrodynamics, marine power systems, and marine dynamics. These courses cover engineering fundamentals and their application to the design and construction of marine vehicles and systems. Through the use of technical and free electives, students may decide to focus their education in areas such as: Marine Structures; Ship Production and Management; Sailing Yachts; High Speed Craft; and Marine Power Systems. This program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Michigan Engineering Graduate Programs

  • MS or MSE in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering: The program in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering has been restructured to accommodate the needs and demands of present technology. The academic focus areas consist of two (2) major divisions. Marine Mechanics (Hydrodynamics, Structures and Coastal Processes), and Marine Systems Design (Marine Design Analysis and Concurrent Marine Design). Master of Science and Engineering (M.S.E.) is a traditional course work option (30 credits of coursework) and Master of Science (M.S.) is a master’s thesis option (24 credits of coursework and 6 credits of Research Thesis).

Joint & Dual Graduate Programs

  • Dual Master Degree Programs: A sample of degree plans include - NAME and ME, NAME and AERO, or NAME and IOE
  • Joint MSE (Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering) and MBA : The MSE/MBA is designed to equip graduates with the business and technical background necessary to enable them to undertake responsible management roles in the marine industry. The program is arranged so that requirements for both degrees can be completed within two and one-half years.

Michigan Ross Graduate Program

  • Master of Supply Chain Management (MSCM): Students in the Ross School’s Master of Supply Chain Management Program (MSCM) learn from Ross's world-renowned faculty in operations and management science, as well as top-ranked researchers in all business disciplines. MSCM students are admitted to the Tauber Institute for Global Operations, a partnership between the Ross School and U-M's College of Engineering. In addition, students develop ties to industry through the MSCM Corporate Advisory Council, a consortium of senior executives and decision-makers for Fortune 100 and 500 companies. Upon graduation Ross alumni join a network of more than 40,000 business school graduates and half a million University of Michigan alumni around the world.

Michigan Engineering PhD Program

  • PhD in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering: This is a comprehensive doctoral program. There are two areas of focus and excellence: Marine Mechanics, and Marine Systems Design. Though there are no specific course requirements for the Ph.D degree, the department requires 9 credit hours of math and 50 total classroom hours, as a minimum of graduate level work. The applicant with a master's degree in a closely-related field should generally plan to spend a minimum of one additional year in organized classroom studies. Thereafter, the number of courses to be taken will decrease as more time is spent on individual study and research.

UMICH Features


The University of Michigan is a global leader in health, law and public policy, the arts and humanities, science and technology, and many other academic disciplines. Students live and study in an atmosphere steeped in languages, ideas, politics, and cultures. Their peers are among the brightest in the nation- and the world - and bring an unrivalled richness to the University. They work alongside the most advanced minds, faculty whose excellence has been rewarded with Pulitzer Prizes, MacArthur Fellowships, and coveted memberships in the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

  • MSU Campus: The central campus is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan and it ia a great place to be a student. Distinguished arts environment, fine dining and funky dives, bookstores for all tastes, exceptional public schools, and a diverse range of perspectives all combine to create a unique community. Ann Arbor is always mentioned when the conversation turns to America’s great university towns.
  • Accreditation: The University of Michigan receives its institutional accreditation status from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), an independent corporation that holds membership in the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The School of Management at the University of Michigan-Dearborn is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).
  • Campus Life: From a campus that inspired Robert Frost, Arthur Miller, and Jessye Norman, the University of Michigan showcases song and dance, literature and politics, drama and art, from the students and from artists drawn to Ann Arbor. Such distinguished guests as President Bill Clinton, the Dalai Lama, and Christiane Amanpour have inspired and intrigued U-M audiences in recent years.
  • Housing: Each year the University of Michigan’s 18 residence halls are home to more than 9,500 undergraduate students. Although there are differences that make each hall unique, all U-M residence halls include live-in staff (providing both social and academic support), community centers, on-site laundry, easy access to the free and frequent University bus system and much more.
  • NAME Summer Internships: The Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering offers a summer internship program with high quality jobs to its students. A summer internship program allows students to work in the marine field and receive academic credit. Academic credit is earned by successful completion of a job-related project; the final written report is formally presented to faculty and students the following semester.
  • Tauber Institute for Global Operations: The Tauber Institute for Global Operations is a joint program of the acclaimed College of Engineering and Steven M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. The Institute meets industry's need for a new kind of graduate - one who has an exceptional academic background, extensive professional experience, and can successfully integrate business and engineering perspectives to lead global operations into the future.

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