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.
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.
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Our faculty of internationally recognized experts, 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 9:1 student-faculty ratio, you’ll be able to tap into these experts and work closely with them in the classroom and through original research.
How do Webbies graduate with a 100% job placement rate? We attribute a lot of this successful track record to our mandatory Winter Work program which includes 8-months of paid internships opportunities around the world. You’ll build your professional skills and your resume in the field and on the job before your graduate.
Program 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.
- Graduates are “whole persons,” i.e., they understand business processes like project management and teaming; they exhibit good interpersonal skills; they seek continuous intellectual growth; and they are contributing members of society.
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.
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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
Students visit Stonehenge during their studies at the University of Southampton.
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.
Christopher Allard ’04 speaking about his company Metal Shark Aluminum Boats
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:
- Dr. William Moore, Senior Vice President of the American Club
- Jeff Bowles from Donald Blount Associates
- Brett Wilson, Oil and Gas Consultant
For more lectures please visit our Vimeo Lecture Channel!
Dr. Stephen M. Payne speaks about the ship he designed for the Carnival Corporation, the Queen Mary 2.
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
- Congressman Steven Israel, U.S. Representative for New York’s 3rd District
- Marcus Robinson, Filmmaker
- G. Bruce Knecht, Writer and Author
- 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!