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Comparison Of Naval Architecture Programs At U.K. And U.S. Institutions

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2004 Annual Conference


Salt Lake City, Utah

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June 20, 2004

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June 20, 2004

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June 23, 2004



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Teaching Experiences in OME

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9.324.1 - 9.324.14



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Michael Bruno

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Alistair Greig

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Robert Mayer

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Jennifer Waters

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Session 1478

Comparison of Naval Architecture Programs at U.K. and U.S. Institutions A. Greig, M. Bruno, J. Waters University College London / Stevens Institute of Technology / U.S. Naval Academy


This paper compares the educational training requirements of engineers to become professionals. In particular it compares the Naval Architecture courses at University College London and Stevens Institute of Technology. It considers the University entry requirements, course content, methods of assessment and the external influences such as Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Engineering Council (UK) and the Washington accord. This paper is in part the result of the authors’ effort to establish a student exchange between their institutions.

1. Introduction

University College London (UCL) and Stevens Institute of Technology (SIT) have come together as part of the ‘The Atlantic Centre for the Innovative Design and Control of Small Ships (ACCeSS)’. This was formed as part of the US National Naval Responsibility for Naval Engineering sponsored by the US Office of Naval Research (ONR). The academic members presently consist of Stevens Institute of Technology, The US Naval Academy, University College London and Webb Institute. The industrial members are AMSEC LLC Group, Lockheed Martin Marine Systems, and VT Shipbuilding.

The mission of ACCeSS is establishing an international design environment where the disciplines associated with hull, machinery, weapon and control system design can be brought together within the context of the total ship system design, thereby facilitating the creative knowledge development, educational changes and discipline integration required for true innovation. Secondly, ACCeSS seeks to utilise this unique education and research environment in the recruiting, training and long-term career development of the best and brightest young engineers in the US (and UK). The latter initiative is expected to contribute to countering the continued downward trend in recruitment and retention in the marine industry being experienced in both countries.

1.1 Brief introduction to SIT and UCL.

Both universities have urban locations on prime real estate, one in Bloomsbury, central London and the other on the banks of the Hudson River overlooking Manhattan. Both have a long history of teaching engineering and conducting engineering research. Both were built on sites associated with pioneering railway steam engines.

Proceedings of the 2004 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition Copyright  2004, American Society for Engineering Education

Bruno, M., & Greig, A., & Mayer, R., & Waters, J. (2004, June), Comparison Of Naval Architecture Programs At U.K. And U.S. Institutions Paper presented at 2004 Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, Utah. 10.18260/1-2--13045

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