Academics


If you can design a ship, you can design anything.

At Webb, your education centers on Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, two dynamic fields that are multi-disciplinary. From ship design and systems engineering to marine engineering, electrical engineering, and civil engineering, our students are exposed and build expertise across the engineering spectrum. What’s more is our students gain real-world experience by working in the maritime industry. You’ll collaborate and grow as a leader through authentic work experiences. Our rigorous 146-credit undergraduate education is as unique as you. So you can follow your passions and interests anywhere they may take you. Design what you love and make your mark on the world with Webb.

Senior Classroom

Curriculum


Forget about wading through general requirement courses for the better part of your first year. At Webb, you’ll be building hands-on experience in engineering before your first month of college is over. From your first day of classes, you will start on your major. And on making your mark on the world.

Want to learn more? Read our Course Descriptions and see for yourself.

Professor Adrian S. Onas with student

Outstanding Faculty


To provide an innovative, multi-faceted and completely immersive education, we’ve built an unparalleled faculty of internationally-recognized experts. Our our faculty are not only respected throughout the fields of Naval Architecture and Marine engineering, but they also hold advanced degrees in their areas of expertise. Plus, with an impressive 8:1 student-faculty ratio, you’ll be able to tap into these experts and work closely with them in the classroom and through original research. Learn and work with the very best and skip the stress around office hours.

Student working in Antarctica during Winter Work term.

Winter Work Term


How do Webbies graduate with a 100% job placement? We attribute a lot of this successful track record to our Winter Work internship program. Four winters. Four unique learning opportunities in the field. You’ll build your professional skills and your resume in the field and on the job.

Freshmen work alongside ship fitters and welders in shipyards. Sophomores serve as student observers aboard ocean-going ships. Juniors and seniors network and apply themselves in design offices all over the world.

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Educational Objectives


  • Graduates function effectively in the workplace with little supervision and quickly assume productive roles.
  • Graduates exhibit superior professional skills:
    • Problem solving
    • Written, oral, and graphical communication
    • Time management
    • Innovative thinking
    • Design of complex systems
  • Graduates succeed in diverse graduate programs at prestigious institutions.
  • Graduates live and work according to high ethical standards.
  • Graduates are able to assume positions of leadership in the global and highly diverse maritime industry.
Webb Sailing

Registrar


The Office of the Registrar maximizes student success and improves the student experience by ensuring the accuracy and integrity of academic records, providing professional delivery of services related to those records and implementing and enforcing academic standards and regulations in a consistent and courteous manner.

Contact the Office of the Registrar:

Phone: 516-403-5928
Fax: 516-674-9838
E-mail: jwilson@webb.edu

Academic Calendar Fall 2016

Student Outcomes


A. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

B. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

C. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet the needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

D. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

E. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

F. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

G. An ability to communicate effectively


H. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

I. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

J. A knowledge of contemporary issues

K. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

L. An ability to formulate, plan, and execute an independent research program

M. A practical understanding of ship design, ship-building, and ship operation from the perspective of a naval architect/marine engineer

Webb Institute Woodshop

In the Wood Shop, students have access to a wide array of materials and equipment to build their ship models. 

Facilities & Resources


Students have access to these state-of-the-art facilities:

Advanced Learning Center

Computer Facilities

Couch Lab

Livingston Library

Laboratories

Shops

A full list of our facilities is available here.

Southampton Study Abroad

SOTON students visit Amsterdam during their studies at the University of Southampton.

Study Abroad Program


The Webb Institute – University of Southampton Exchange Program (SOTON) was established in the spring of 2008 as a means of further realizing our mission statement encouraging students to develop a global perspective and broadening their educational experience.  Recognizing that globalization is a factor of ever-increasing importance in today’s world, Webb Institute understands the need to be proactive in creating opportunities for today’s students to experience different cultures and to interact with individuals whose world view may differ from their own.  As one of many avenues that may be pursued to achieve this goal, Webb participates in a Semester Abroad/Student Exchange Program with the University of Southampton, School of Engineering Sciences, Ship Science Program.

Full Study Abroad Information

SOTON Exchange Students

Exchange Program


In 2013, Webb Institute was accepted to be a host institution for the Brazil Scientific Mobility Program (BSMP).  This program allows qualified undergraduate students from Brazil who are studying naval architecture, marine engineering, naval engineering, or ocean engineering to attend Webb for two consecutive semesters.  Upon completing their period of study at Webb, the students return to Brazil to complete their degree programs.    From Webb’s perspective, this program enhances the diversity on Webb’s campus while increasing the exposure of Webb students to international issues.  The first BSMP student entered Webb in the junior class in the 2014 spring semester.

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Christopher Allard ’04 speaking about his company Metal Shark Aluminum Boats

Monday Lecture Series


This weekly lecture series is designed to expand our student’s education in both technical and non-technical subject areas. Topics include:

  • New Technologies
  • Professional Experiences
  • Historical Events
  • Current Events

Recent speakers include:

Click here for this semester’s Monday Lecture schedule and for more information.

For more lectures please visit our Vimeo Lecture Channel!

Dr. Stephen Payne

Dr. Stephen M. Payne speaks about the ship he designed for the Carnival Corporation, the Queen Mary 2.

Zeien Lecture Series


This formal lecture series was made possible through a generous donation from Dr. and Mrs. Alfred M. Zeien ’52. All constituents of Webb are invited, along with community organizations.

Past speakers included:

  • Mike Petters, President and CEO of Huntington Ingalls Industries
  • Dr. Stephen M. Payne, Ship designer for the Carnival Corporation including the Cunard ocean liner RMS Queen Mary 2

For more lectures please visit our Vimeo Lecture Channel!


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