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Naval & Ocean Engineering, Maritime Systems Engineering, Structure & Security & Maritime Transport Education


Stevens Institute of Technology was founded in 1870 as a legacy of America’s first family of inventors. Stevens is a premier private coeducational institution focused on research and entrepreneurship. Stevens is committed to exploring the frontiers of engineering, science, and management. Stevens’ ranking by Forbes Magazine as the nation’s third Top Patent-Revenue-Generating University underscores the success of this endeavor.

Stevens Institute offers 30 undergraduate majors, 40 Master’s degree programs, 17 PhD programs and 100+ graduate certificates. The student success in terms of placements and salaries in 2009 was excellent. Average starting salary: ,400, 85% placement rate within one month of graduation, 59% received multiple job offers, and 300+ companies recruited on campus.

Department of Civil, Environmental & Ocean Engineering offers three undergraduate degree programs and five graduate programs, in addition to a variety of graduate certificates and minors that prepare students for a successful career. Students and faculty are actively involved in cutting-edge research in world-class labs and research centers.

Academic Programs

Undergraduate Program

  • BE in Naval Engineering: Naval Engineering is a broad-based engineering discipline that involves the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of surface and subsurface ships, ocean structures, and shore facilities. Although these vessels and facilities are traditionally employed in the defense of the nation, many are also employed in the support of the civilian (commercial) Marine Transportation System.

Graduate Programs

  • ME in Ocean Engineering: Advanced courses in the Ocean Engineering graduate program reflect the research interests of the faculty and cover topics in coastal engineering, sediment transport, mixing processes in coastal and estuarine waters, environmental fluid mechanics, estuarine and coastal ocean modeling, motion of vessels in waves, underwater acoustics, and marine meteorology. Basic areas of study encompass oceanography, hydrodynamics, and naval architecture.
  • MS in Maritime Systems: The Maritime Systems (MS) Master Program has been organized to provide today's students with a graduate education in the areas of maritime industry, engineering, and management activities to stimulate and enhance their capacity for success. There are six areas (or Tracks) of emphasis for students to develop their knowledge and capabilities including studies focused on environmental issues, management disciplines, marine transportation, security operations and technologies, maritime structures, and systems engineering.
  • Graduate Certificate in Maritime Security: The objectives of this program are to provide the student with the operational and technological skills to deal with the international safety and security issues facing the Maritime Transportation System. The student’s perspective may be that of a vessel or port operator, Port Authority, or military or governmental security agency.
  • Graduate Certificate in Maritime Structures: The objectives of this certificate are: to better enable the student to understand the unique factors which must be considered when designing structures for the marine environments such as waves, storm surges, and high winds, and to provide them with the knowledge to apply this understanding to structural design.
  • Graduate Certificate in Maritime Systems Engineering: The complex issues facing the maritime industry as an end-to-end supply chain are addressed through the discipline of systems engineering. The objectives of this certificate are to provide the student with the basic knowledge of the systems engineering discipline and the ability to apply that discipline to the actual problems and projects the student will face on the job.
  • Graduate Certificate in Maritime Systems Management: This certificate program is designed to provide basic management skills applied to the maritime industry. The objectives of this certificate are: to better enable industry practitioners to meet today’s maritime industry management requirements; to assist them in recognizing current business trends and opportunities in their technical and operational undertakings; and to complement the skill set of those experienced in marine operations to enable them to move into managerial positions of increased responsibility.
  • Graduate Certificate in Maritime Transportation: The program objective is to enable the student to meet modern naval architecture and marine engineering challenges including the design of vessels and related port structures taking into account requirements such as short sea shipping, shallow water navigation, and multi-hull design. The intended audience includes engineering students and practitioners from the commercial, operational, and governmental arenas.

PhD Program

  • PhD in Ocean Engineering: The program leading to the Doctor of Philosophy degree is designed to develop your capability to perform research or high-level design in civil, environmental or ocean engineering. Doctoral research work must be based on an original investigation and the results must make a significant, state-of-the-art contribution to the field, and must be worthy of publication in current professional literature.

STEVENS Features

Stevens is named for a distinguished family who perpetuated a tradition in American engineering, dating back to the early days of the Industrial Revolution. John Stevens, a colonel in the Revolutionary War, purchased from the State of New Jersey in 1784 the land included in the present-day 55-acre campus of the college. Before 1800, Col. Stevens was a pioneer in the development of the steamboat, and by 1825 he had designed the first American-built steam locomotive.

  • Campus: Located in Hoboken, NJ, in the heart of the New York City/New Jersey metropolitan area, Stevens campus has been a longstanding hub for researchers, renowned scholars, and industry professionals seeking a prestigious, high quality education.
  • Accreditation: Stevens has earned numerous accreditations. These include the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), and the American Chemical Society.
  • Study Abroad: : In addition to a traditional study abroad program, Stevens offers of range of short international programs over the summer or during the winter or spring breaks. New partnerships in the following cities will benefit undergraduates: Växjö, Sweden; London, England; Istanbul, Turkey; Buskerud, Norway; Beijing, China and Dublin, Ireland. These complement existing consortia arrangements in Limerick, Ireland; Madrid, Spain and Sydney, Australia, together with previous informal arrangements in Rome, Italy; Innsbruck, Austria; Tel Aviv, Israel and Monterrey, Mexico, among others.
  • Stevens Cooperative Education: Explore the many exciting opportunities that cooperative education offers both students and employers. Together they will develop a pipeline of globally competitive engineers and scientists by engaging students early and effectively equipping them with the knowledge, techniques and skills demanded in an interdisciplinary world.
  • Career Fairs: Representatives from top companies in almost every industry attend Stevens Career Fairs. From the Annual Career Fair that occurs the first Wednesday of December, the Spring Employment Fair that takes place in mid-March, to the Career Day in September exclusively for graduating seniors and graduate students, they are great value additions to your search for a suitable job.
  • WebCampus: WebCampus is the Online Learning unit of Stevens Institute of Technology. WebCampus was created to serve busy mid-career professionals who want to enhance their careers but don’t have time to commute to class. WebCampus provides programs in management, engineering, and technology that are designed to provide the best possible online learning experience.

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