Course Information

NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND OCEAN ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT



Course: EN221
Title: ENGR MECH W/MARINE APPS I
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: First course in two-semester sequence covering the principles of engineering mechanics of rigid and deformable bodies for naval architecture students. Topics in the first course include forces, moments, static equilibrium, stress, strain, stress-strain relations and transformations, torsions in shafts, flexure in beams, column buckling, and temperature effects.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: 3/C ENA major.
Course: EN222
Title: ENGR MECH W/MARINE APPS II
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: The second course in a two semester sequence covering the principles of engineering mechanics of rigid and deformable bodies for naval architecture students. Topics in the second course include: generalized Hooke's Law and states of stress, structural failure theories, motion of a point, energy methods, impact loadings, momentum methods, planar kinematics of rigid bodies, energy and momentum in rigid body dynamics and single DOF vibration analysis.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EN221.
Course: EN245
Title: PRINCIPLES OF OCEAN SYSTEMS ENGINEERING
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course introduces new ocean engineering majors to the general problems and design practices in the areas of the ocean environment, coastal engineering, offshore structures, ocean materials, ocean acoustics, and underwater systems. Basic naval architecture principles are also covered, including hydrostatics, stability and buoyancy, and powering. The use of laboratory experiments and computer-aided drafting (CAD), are emphasized.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EOE major or approval of department chair.
Course: EN247
Title: PRINCIPLES OF NAVAL ARCHITECTURE
Credits: 0-4-2
Description: This course, which is intended for midshipmen majoring in naval architecture, provides an overview of topics paramount to ship design. Topics include introductions to engineering design, engineering graphics, numerical methods, buoyancy, ship structures, and marine propulsion systems. A design project is used to provide students with a hands-on experience in designing a simple vessel.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: ENA major or approval of department chair.
Course: EN330
Title: PROBS & STATS W/ OCEAN APPLS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Covers the basic concepts of probability and statistics with the aim of providing an understanding of the probabilistic nature of the forces acting on a marine structure. A statistical representation of the sea surface is developed in order to determine design values for structural loading and vehicle motion.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: SM212 and (EN245 or EN247).
Course: EN342
Title: SHIP HYDROSTATICS AND STABILITY
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Theories and procedures for predicting a ship's hydrostatic response to various conditions are addressed. Methods for computing the stability characteristics of both intact and damaged ships are studied. Floodable length computations are taught. Stability and subdivision criteria are explained. The lines plan for a hull form is developed and analyzed.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: EN245 or EN247.
Course: EN353
Title: RESISTANCE AND PROPULSION
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Topics include dimensional analysis, similitude, wave and viscous resistance of ships, ship-model testing techniques, full-scale performance prediction, momentum theory of propulsive devices, and propeller vibrations and design. This course also covers the experimental aspects of marine vehicle resistance and propulsion.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: (EN245 or EN247) and (EM318 or EM324).
Course: EN358
Title: SHIP STRUCTURES
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: A course in structural theory and practice. Topics include longitudinal and transverse strength of the hull girder, bending moments in a seaway, plate theory, development of ship structural design, Finite Element analysis, and applications of shipbuilding materials.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EM217 or EN222; Coreq: EN353.
Course: EN380
Title: NAVAL MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course addresses the optimal use of materials in ocean systems with emphasis on corrosion prevention, fracture mechanics, and basic materials science.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: Chemistry II (SC112 or SC151); Coreq: EM217 or EN222.
Course: EN400
Title: PRINCIPLES OF SHIP PERFORMANCE
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This course is an introduction to the applied science of ship systems. The course describes ships and submarines and how they remain afloat from a design and application perspective. Included are topics in hydrostatics, ship stability and operability, materials, fluid dynamics and propulsion. EN400 is an appropriate substitute for all majors where EN200 is required.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: 2/C standing or permission of department chair.
Course: EN401
Title: ENGINEERING IN THE LITTORAL ZONE
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This course is an introduction to engineering principles applied to the near-shore and on-shore environment. Basic engineering mechanics, strength of materials and soil mechanics are studied to provide a base for further investigation. Coastal processes including wave action, sediment transport, beach formation and erosion are discussed. How the combination of such processes and basic mechanics affect such things as small boat hydrostatics, sea-to-shore logistics operations, and coastal structure assessment and construction are studied. 1/C midshipmen having selected (or intending to select) Marine Corps service may substitute EN401 for EN200.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C standing or permission of department chair.
Course: EN411
Title: OCEAN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING I
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: An introduction to basic principles and current issues in environmental engineering as applied to the ocean environment. Topical coverage includes chemical and biological considerations in water quality, diffusion and dispersion in estuaries and oceanic environments, engineering methods used to analyze and mitigate the effects of marine pollution, and environmental ethics and regulatory statutes.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C engineering major or approval of department chair.
Course: EN412
Title: OCEAN ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING II
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Basic principles and current issues in environmental engineering as applied to the ocean environment are introduced. Principal focus is on ocean resources: their identification, recovery, and utilization. Topical coverage includes the technological aspects of alternate energy sources; deep-ocean oil and gas recovery; desalinization; dredging and uses for dredge spoil; mineral exploitation; ocean depositories; wetlands, reefs and other coastal developments; and environmental economics, ethics, and regulatory statutes.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C engineering major or approval of department chair.
Course: EN420
Title: COASTAL ENGINEERING
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course provides an overview of the methods used to design both shore protection systems and port and harbor structures. Topics include sea level fluctuations, wind-wave forecasting, shallow water wave transformation, sediment transport, littoral processes, "soft engineering" approaches like beach nourishment, and structural design of revetments, groins, jetties, and breakwaters. Emphasis is on the design process using Army Corps of Engineers design manuals.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EN475, 1/C EOE major or approval of department chair.
Course: EN425
Title: OCEAN THERMAL SYSTEMS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Applies the concepts of thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, psychrometrics and heat transfer to ocean systems and ocean environmental control systems. Includes thermal energy conversion to power cycles, including internal and external combustion engines, and gas turbines. Topics covered include refrigeration, air conditioning, heat pumps, incompressible and compressible flow, mass and energy balances, and heat exchanger designs.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: EM319; Coreq: EM324.
Course: EN426
Title: PORT AND HARBOR ENGINEERING
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Covers engineering of marine terminals and small-craft harbors, ship berthing and maneuvering considerations, port navigation, port-related structures, channel design, floating terminals, offshore moorings, dredging, and port security.
Offered:
Requisites: Prereq: EN245 and EOE major or Dept Chair approval.
Course: EN430
Title: UNDERWATER WORK SYSTEMS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course acquaints the student with design and operational considerations for working in the subsea environment. Topic coverage includes manned submersibles, unmanned remotely-operated vehicles, autonomous underwater vehicles, and deep-dive systems.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C engineering major or approval of department chair.
Course: EN440
Title: DESIGN OF FOUNDATIONS FOR OCEAN STRUCTURES
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course covers basic soil mechanics principles and then applies these to the design of foundation systems, with an emphasis on the unique nature of coastal and ocean conditions. Topics include recommended practices and procedures for planning, designing and constructing adequate foundations for marine structures, including shallow foundations, deep pile foundation, vertical retaining walls, and anchoring systems.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: (EM217 or EN222) and 1/C EOE major or approval of department chair.
Course: EN441
Title: OCEAN ENGINEERING STRUCTURES I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Structural design considerations for fixed ocean structures, such as docks, piers, and steel-jacket structures, are analyzed. Design techniques including matrix methods and finite element analysis are introduced. Boundary conditions, wave effects, foundations, loading and materials considerations are studied.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EM217 or EN222.
Course: EN442
Title: OCEAN ENG STRUCTURES II
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: In this course in structural design theory and practice, basic structural elements of offshore and coastal structures are designed using current engineering design codes. Topics include material properties, connection methods, and the design of steel, composite, and concrete structures.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EN441.
Course: EN445
Title: MARINE FABRICATION METHODS
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course presents some of the basic techniques used to fabricate offshore structures and ships. Lecture and lab topics develop an understanding of metal, concrete, and composite construction and quality control methods through the manufacturing and testing of small components representative of those used in the marine environment. An understanding of fabrication specifications is developed through group projects in each material category.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EN380.
Course: EN447
Title: AUTONOMOUS VESSEL DESIGN
Credits: 1-4-3
Description: In this course midshipmen will work as a team to learn and apply the fundamentals of small craft design by performing the design of a small autonomous sail and solar-powered surface vessel.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: ENA major or approval of department chair.
Course: EN448
Title: AUTONOMOUS VESSEL FAB & EVAL
Credits: 1-4-3
Description: In this course midshipmen will work as a team to complete the final design, fabricate, evaluate, and develop a small autonomous sail and solar-powered surface vessel.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: ENA major or approval of department chair.
Course: EN450
Title: ENGINEERING ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Basic methods and reasons for conducting an engineering economic study are presented. Economic criteria are developed. Procedures for selecting from among a set of technically feasible alternatives are studied. Assumptions and implications associated with these decision-making procedures are discussed.
Offered: Fall, Spring
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C engineering major or approval of department chair.
Course: EN452
Title: STRUCTURAL RELIABILITY
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: This course provides an understanding of how reliability methods are used to account for the random nature of the sea when designing ocean and ship structures. Methods for the reliability assessment of structures are presented. The role of reliability methods in the design of structures and as the basis for design codes is discussed. Case studies on the use of reliability methods provide the student with real world applications to complement theoretical studies.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: (EN358 and EN455) or (EN461 and EN475).
Course: EN454
Title: PROJ MGMT FOR OCEAN ENGRS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The course goal: enhance midshipmen project management skills in engineering related situations using quantitative and qualitative methods. Topics covered include relevant decision theories, statistical analysis, inventory control, network concepts, pert diagrams, critical path methods, and risk management.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C NAOE major or approval of department chair.
Course: EN455
Title: SEAKEEPING AND MANEUVERING
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: Topics include ship steering, maneuvering, motion and seakeeping. The basic equations of motion for a maneuvering ship and for ship motions in a seaway are developed, and various methods of solution are discussed. The course also covers the experimental aspects of seakeeping and maneuvering.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: EN353.
Course: EN456
Title: ADVANCED METHODS IN SHIP DESIGN
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introduction to computer-aided ship design is presented. Topics include numerical procedures applied to form, stability, resistance, propulsion, motion, maneuvering and strength. .
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: EN353 or approval of department chair.
Course: EN457
Title: HYDROFOIL AND PROPELLER DESIGN
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The analysis and design of hydrofoils and marine propellers are presented. Lifting line and lifting surface theories are applied to naval devices. Design and towing tank work supplements recitations.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EN353 or approval of department chair.
Course: EN458
Title: ADVANCED MARINE VEHICLES
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: Modern watercraft discussed include multihulls, planing boats, hydrofoil craft, and surface effect vehicles. Analysis and design features are investigated experimentally in the towing tank when appropriate.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EN353.
Course: EN461
Title: OCEAN SYSTEMS ENGINEERING DESIGN I
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: Engineering design is introduced as an interdisciplinary activity coupling such subjects as applied probability and statistics, cost assessment, decision-making, economic evaluation, engineering ethics, and project planning. Instruction in hydrographic surveying and profiling, computer-aided drafting, and design report preparation and presentation is included.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C standing in ocean engineering major.
Course: EN462
Title: OCEAN SYSTEMS ENGINEERING DESIGN II
Credits: 1-4-3
Description: The conceptual design of an ocean engineering system is accomplished by midshipmen teams. Projects are selected to match student interest and vary each semester, but normally include such areas as coastal shore protection, marinas, offshore structures, tidal wetlands, artificial reefs, ocean energy systems, underwater vehicles, diving and life support systems. Design teams work independently and integrate detailed engineering design along with other project elements such as proposal writing, project management, cost estimating, report preparation, and oral presentation.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EN461.
Course: EN470
Title: LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: The physiological and psychological aspects of man in the sea are presented with the related engineering requirements. Topics include hyperbaric physiology, saturation diving, life support equipment, deep dive systems, diving operations and hazards.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C engineering major or approval of department chair.
Course: EN471
Title: SHIP DESIGN I
Credits: 2-2-3
Description: This course introduces the student to the requirements and procedures for accomplishing the design of a ship. The preliminary design of a small monohull displacement ship is developed. Relevant design resources and techniques are used. Prereq: 1/C standing in naval architecture major.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: 1/C standing in naval architecture major.
Course: EN475
Title: OCEAN ENGINEERING MECHANICS
Credits: 3-2-4
Description: This course investigates the properties of ocean surface waves and the effects of ocean waves on fixed and floating ocean structures. Laboratory experiments are an integral part of the course and include measurements of wave heights, fluid velocities and pressures, wave-induced forces and structure motions in waves. Computational skills are also emphasized both through extensive spreadsheet applications and through programming in MATLAB.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EM324, EN245 or approval of department chair.
Course: EN476
Title: SHIP DESIGN II
Credits: 0-6-3
Description: In this course, which represents the culmination of an undergraduate naval architecture program, the student applies engineering skills to the design of a ship.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: EN471.
Course: EN478
Title: SUBMARINE & SUBMERSIBLE DESIGN
Credits: 3-0-3
Description: An introductory course in submarine and submersible design with topics in undersea vessel development through exploring historical development, buoyancy and stability, resistance and propulsion, mission requirements, auxiliary systems, structural design, construction methods and modern design approaches.
Offered: Fall
Requisites: Prereq: ENA or EOE major.
Course: EN503H
Title: HONORS SENIOR THESIS 1
Credits: 1-4-3
Description: This course includes a weekly recitation period which will cover research methodology, literature search, design of experiments, data collection and reduction, report preparation, publication of research, and ethical guidelines for research. In addition, with the guidance of a faculty advisor, students prepare analytical research papers based on a technical topic of their choice. Each student makes an oral presentation of their interim report before the NAOE faculty including their designated thesis committee.
Offered: Fall 2014-2015
Requisites: Prereq: Approval of the department chair.
Course: EN504H
Title: HONORS SENIOR THESIS 2
Credits: 0-6-3
Description: With the guidance of a faculty advisor, students prepare analytical research papers based on a technical topic of their choice. Each student makes an oral presentation of their final report before the NAOE Faculty Honors Committee and external readers.
Offered: Spring
Requisites: Prereq: Approval of the department chair.