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.
Winter Work Term
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
To effectively prepare graduates for the diverse international marine and related industries, Webb Institute has established the following Program Educational Objectives (PEO):
- Graduates function effectively in the workplace with little supervision and quickly assume productive roles.
- Graduates exhibit superior professional skills:
- Critical and innovative thinking
- Design of complex systems
- Written, oral, and graphical communication
- Project management
- Graduates recognize the social impact of engineering systems and the importance of implementing sustainable design practices.
- Graduates succeed in diverse graduate programs at prestigious institutions.
- Graduates live and work according to high ethical standards.
- Graduates assume positions of leadership.
- Graduates understand business processes, exhibit good interpersonal skills, and appreciate the value of people within organizations.
- Graduates are “whole persons,” that seek continuous intellectual and personal growth.
- Graduates are engaged and informed citizens and address social, civic, moral, and ethical issues.
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1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
2. An ability to apply the engineering design process to produce solutions which hat meet specified needs with consideration for public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.
In the Robinson Model Basin, students have access to a ship model towing tank to test their models and propellers.
Facilities & Resources
Students have access to these state-of-the-art facilities:
- Advanced Learning Center
- Computer Facilities
- Goldbach Boathouse
- Henry Auditorium
- Livingston Library
- Robinson Model Basin
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
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:
- Donald MacPherson ’80, Technical Director at HydroComp, Inc.
- Dr. Michael G. Morabito ’05, Director if Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, United States Naval Academy
- Gary Vogel, Eagle Bulk Shipping
For more lectures please visit our Vimeo Lecture Channel!
President Keith Michel ’73 and Trustee John Couch (Hon.) unveiling a miniature William H Webb statue with E. Spencer Schubert (sculptor).
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 include:
- Dr. John M. Wallace ’62, “Climate Science”
- E. Spencer Schubert, “Bringing a Bronze Statue to Life”
- Dr. George W. Hart, “Finding Beauty in Mathematics”
- Dr. Bruce Parker, “Predicting Coastal and Marine Disasters”
- Dr. David Porter, “The Well-Tampered Clavier: Play-Musical and Otherwise“