ERIC Number: ED353916
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
One Approach to Senior Level Design in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Report 09-92.
Colella, Kurt J.
The United States Coast Guard Academy has integrated a successful senior-level ship design course sequence into an undergraduate engineering curriculum in order to achieve specifically desired academic and professional outcomes. The Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (NAME) curriculum discussed is designed to allow for efficient use of class and lab time. Students at this level are considered to have gained the maturity and self-discipline necessary to complete independent design work. This paper presents an overview of the NAME curriculum given at the Academy with specific emphasis on the senior design project. Descriptions of the "capstone" design courses (Principles of Ship Design and Ship Design and System Integration) are given and details of their organization are included in the appendices. Additionally, the senior design project is described in detail including a brief discussion of its effectiveness in achieving a thoughtfully developed list of desired outcomes. (GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT. Center for Advanced Studies.