Departments and Majors
The School of E&W comprises five Departments led by a complement of both military and civilian faculty dedicated to providing graduating midshipmen with a wealth of knowledge and acute problem solving skills. Midshipmen in the School of Engineering and Weapons can pursue ten different engineering majors.
|Aerospace Engineering||Aerospace Engineering (Aeronautics Track)|
|Aerospace Engineering (Astronautics Track)|
|Electrical & Computer Engineering||Electrical Engineering|
|Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department||Mechanical Engineering|
|Naval Architecture & Ocean Engineering||Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering|
|Weapons, Robotics, and Control Engineering||Robotics and Control Engineering|
Department of Aerospace Engineering
The Aerospace Engineering Department provides both aeronautics and astronautics program tracks. The department offers one of the most exciting and challenging academic programs at the Naval Academy. The program is structured to produce naval officers who will meet the challenges of serving in such areas as naval aviation, space, and research. Their mission is to provide the Navy and Marine Corps with engineering graduates capable of growing to fill engineering, management and leadership roles in the Navy, government, and industry, maturing their fascination with Air and Space systems.
Web: Aerospace Engineering Department
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Engineering. Midshipmen receive a broad education in electrical and computer engineering subjects and principles that enhance their ability to understand, design, and operate naval systems. The department's outstanding faculty, curriculum, and supporting facilities enable the department to achieve teaching and research excellence.
Web: Electrical and Computer Engineering Department
Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
The Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department offers accredited degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, and General Engineering. The Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering program supports the Academy’s mission by providing midshipmen with a broad education in mechanical engineering subjects and a knowledge of fundamental engineering principles that enhance their ability to understand and design naval systems and to supervise the operation of these systems. The Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department strives to maintain faculty, curriculum and supporting facilities which facilitate excellence in undergraduate teaching.
Web: Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering Department
Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering
The department offers accredited degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, as well as Ocean Engineering - both dynamic interdisciplinary fields involving the application of engineering principles to the ocean environment. Building on a foundation of basic engineering topics such as fluid mechanics and material science, the naval architecture student learns modern techniques of marine vehicle performance and design analysis. Tomorrow’s Navy must operate on, below, and just above the surface of the sea utilizing a variety of ships, submarines, deep submergence vehicles and diving equipment while performing a multitude of missions in defense, research, exploration and exploitation of earth’s last frontier - its oceans. To develop naval officers capable of performing effectively in this complex environment is the goal of the Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Department.
Web: Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Department
Department of Weapons, Robotics, and Control Engineering
The Weapons, Robotics, and Control Engineering Department prepares students to integrate mechanical, electrical and computer systems in an effort to automate different processes. Some of our main applications include Robotics, Unmanned Vehicles, Computer Vision, Guidance Systems and Sensor Technology. Every year about 100 students select Robotics and Control Engineering as their major, making it one of the most popular selections at the US Naval Academy.
Web: Weapons, Robotics, and Control Engineering Department.
Approximately one-third of the midshipman in each class will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering.
The School of Engineering and Weapons is engaged both nationally and with the local community to inspire young men and women in middle and high school to think about careers as engineers and scientists. More information can be found at our STEM website.