NAVSEA Sponsors Summer Naval Surface Ship Design Program

Friday, March 03, 2006
The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has created a Summer Naval Surface Ship Design program in cooperation with the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan. The program will run from May 1 to June 16 and will include professors from the University of Michigan, the Naval Post Graduate School, Virginia Tech and instructors from NAVSEA’s Engineering Future Concepts and Surface Ship Design, Ship Costing, and Combat Systems Groups. “A large part of the Navy’s civilian naval architects and engineers will be retiring in the next decade. We will face a shortage of these skilled professionals and we need to ensure that we recruit a new generation of architects and engineers with the right skills to design and build warships for the 21st Century Navy,” said James Webster, a Senior Naval Architect who works in the Future Concepts and Surface Ship Design Group at NAVSEA. The idea for the course began as the Navy became concerned about the aging of the ship design workforce and the overall health of the naval engineering field. Current education in the field of naval architecture and marine engineering produces excellent candidates for employment in the field of naval engineering, but specific training in the unique aspects of naval ship design, including naval systems design, is either lacking or significantly outdated. A new series of courses is being offered at the graduate level on the unique aspect of naval ship design. The Summer Naval Surface Ship Design program is taught is conjunction with instructors from NAVSEA, Univ. of Michigan, Virginia Tech and the Naval Post Graduate School. The seven courses taught are: Naval Architecture Overview, Naval Ship Design, Warfare Systems, Ship Support Systems, Naval System Architecture/Systems Engineering, Multiple Objective Optimization, ASSET Training, Capstone Naval Surface Ship Design.

“The students in this course will gain real-world experience in working on an actual warship design. They will be taught by professionals who design state of the art surface combatants using the latest US Navy design tools and practices. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity for someone interested in the field,” said Webster. The course will be limited to no more than 30 students on first come basis . Candidates for the course can come from a variety of disciplines including: naval architecture, marine engineering, systems engineering, mechanical engineering and civil engineering. Students who complete the course will have an opportunity to participate in paid internship programs.

By Naval Sea Systems Command Office of Corporate Communications Source: NAVSEA

Maritime Reporter March 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

Wärtsilä Reports Healthy Ship Power Sector in Q1 2014

In its interim financial report January to March 2014 Wärtsilä notes healthy development in ship power and services offsetting challenges in power generation markets.

No Lift for Konecranes as Q1 2014 Profit Slips

Finnish crane maker Konecranes on Thursday reported a 32-percent fall in its core quarterly operating profit amid slow demand and tight competition. January-March 2014 operating profit,

GulfMark Offshore Records Highest Ever Q1 Revenue

Houston-based GulfMark Offshore President & CEO Quintin Kneen commented on his company's first quarter 2014 financial report: "We recorded our highest first quarter revenue ever,

Education/Training

Newport News, ODU Partner for Bachelor's Degree Program

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced today that apprentices at Newport News Shipbuilding will now have the opportunity to earn a bachelor of science degree

C-MAR's Modern Approach to DP Training in Brazil

The modern offshore maritime industry heavily relies on different classes of DP vessels, from OSVs to Drillships and Tankers, almost all vessels serving the oil

GEIMS Maritime Training accorded highest grade from DGS

Great Eastern Institute of Maritime Studies (GEIMS) is now the first approved maritime training Institution in India to achieve the 'outstanding (A1)' grade. The

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Pod Propulsion Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1253 sec (8 req/sec)