Naval & Ocean Engi­neer­ing, Mar­itime Sys­tems Engi­neer­ing, Struc­ture & Secu­rity, Mar­itime Trans­port Man­age­ment and Ship Hydro­dy­nam­ics Education


Stevens Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy was founded in 1870 as a legacy of America’s first fam­ily of inven­tors. Stevens is a pre­mier pri­vate coed­u­ca­tional insti­tu­tion focused on research and entre­pre­neur­ship. Stevens is com­mit­ted to explor­ing the fron­tiers of engi­neer­ing, sci­ence, and management.

Cre­ative and entre­pre­neur­ial research is an inte­gral part of the Stevens mis­sion. This is expressed through the con­cept of Techno­gen­e­sis, a novel edu­ca­tional approach pio­neered by the Insti­tute. Techno­gen­e­sis lever­ages the exper­tise of stu­dents, fac­ulty and col­leagues in indus­try to con­ceive, design and com­mer­cial­ize new tech­nolo­gies. Stevens’ 2008 rank­ing by Forbes Mag­a­zine as the nation’s third Top Patent-​Revenue-​Generating Uni­ver­sity under­scores the suc­cess of this endeavor.

Stevens offers 30 under­grad­u­ate majors, 40 Master’s degree pro­grams, 17 PhD pro­grams and 100+ grad­u­ate cer­tifi­cates. The stu­dent suc­cess in terms of place­ments and salaries in 2009 was excel­lent. Aver­age start­ing salary: ‚400, 85% place­ment rate within one month of grad­u­a­tion, 59% received mul­ti­ple job offers, and 300+ com­pa­nies recruited on campus.

Academic Programs

Under­grad­u­ate Program

  • BE in Naval Engi­neer­ing: Naval Engi­neer­ing is a broad-​based engi­neer­ing dis­ci­pline that involves the design, con­struc­tion, oper­a­tion, and main­te­nance of sur­face and sub­sur­face ships, ocean struc­tures, and shore facil­i­ties. Although these ves­sels and facil­i­ties are tra­di­tion­ally employed in the defense of the nation, many are also employed in the sup­port of the civil­ian (com­mer­cial) Marine Trans­porta­tion System.

Grad­u­ate Programs

  • ME in Ocean Engi­neer­ing: Advanced courses in the Ocean Engi­neer­ing grad­u­ate pro­gram reflect the research inter­ests of the fac­ulty and cover top­ics in coastal engi­neer­ing, sed­i­ment trans­port, mix­ing processes in coastal and estu­ar­ine waters, envi­ron­men­tal fluid mechan­ics, estu­ar­ine and coastal ocean mod­el­ing, motion of ves­sels in waves, under­wa­ter acoustics, and marine mete­o­rol­ogy. Basic areas of study encom­pass oceanog­ra­phy, hydro­dy­nam­ics, and naval architecture.
  • MS in Mar­itime Sys­tems: The Mar­itime Sys­tems (MS) Mas­ter Pro­gram has been orga­nized to pro­vide today’s stu­dents with a grad­u­ate edu­ca­tion in the areas of mar­itime indus­try, engi­neer­ing, and man­age­ment activ­i­ties to stim­u­late and enhance their capac­ity for suc­cess. There are six areas (or Tracks) of empha­sis for stu­dents to develop their knowl­edge and capa­bil­i­ties includ­ing stud­ies focused on envi­ron­men­tal issues, man­age­ment dis­ci­plines, marine trans­porta­tion, secu­rity oper­a­tions and tech­nolo­gies, mar­itime struc­tures, and sys­tems engineering.
  • Grad­u­ate Cer­tifi­cate in Mar­itime Secu­rity: The objec­tives of this pro­gram are to pro­vide the stu­dent with the oper­a­tional and tech­no­log­i­cal skills to deal with the inter­na­tional safety and secu­rity issues fac­ing the Mar­itime Trans­porta­tion Sys­tem. The student’s per­spec­tive may be that of a ves­sel or port oper­a­tor, Port Author­ity, or mil­i­tary or gov­ern­men­tal secu­rity agency.
  • Grad­u­ate Cer­tifi­cate in Mar­itime Struc­tures: The objec­tives of this cer­tifi­cate are: to bet­ter enable the stu­dent to under­stand the unique fac­tors which must be con­sid­ered when design­ing struc­tures for the marine envi­ron­ments such as waves, storm surges, and high winds, and to pro­vide them with the knowl­edge to apply this under­stand­ing to struc­tural design.
  • Grad­u­ate Cer­tifi­cate in Mar­itime Sys­tems Engi­neer­ing: The com­plex issues fac­ing the mar­itime indus­try as an end-​to-​end sup­ply chain are addressed through the dis­ci­pline of sys­tems engi­neer­ing. The objec­tives of this cer­tifi­cate are to pro­vide the stu­dent with the basic knowl­edge of the sys­tems engi­neer­ing dis­ci­pline and the abil­ity to apply that dis­ci­pline to the actual prob­lems and projects the stu­dent will face on the job.
  • Grad­u­ate Cer­tifi­cate in Mar­itime Sys­tems Man­age­ment: This cer­tifi­cate pro­gram is designed to pro­vide basic man­age­ment skills applied to the mar­itime indus­try. The objec­tives of this cer­tifi­cate are: to bet­ter enable indus­try prac­ti­tion­ers to meet today’s mar­itime indus­try man­age­ment require­ments; to assist them in rec­og­niz­ing cur­rent busi­ness trends and oppor­tu­ni­ties in their tech­ni­cal and oper­a­tional under­tak­ings; and to com­ple­ment the skill set of those expe­ri­enced in marine oper­a­tions to enable them to move into man­age­r­ial posi­tions of increased responsibility.
  • Grad­u­ate Cer­tifi­cate in Mar­itime Trans­porta­tion: The pro­gram objec­tive is to enable the stu­dent to meet mod­ern naval archi­tec­ture and marine engi­neer­ing chal­lenges includ­ing the design of ves­sels and related port struc­tures tak­ing into account require­ments such as short sea ship­ping, shal­low water nav­i­ga­tion, and multi-​hull design. The intended audi­ence includes engi­neer­ing stu­dents and prac­ti­tion­ers from the com­mer­cial, oper­a­tional, and gov­ern­men­tal arenas.
  • Grad­u­ate Cer­tifi­cate in Ocean Engi­neer­ing: Required courses are Oceanog­ra­phy and Coastal Engi­neer­ing. The elec­tives include: Marine Struc­tures, Hydro­dy­nam­ics, Sto­chas­tic Analy­sis of Ocean Waves, Dynam­ics of Ocean Waves, and Advanced Hydro­dy­nam­ics Laboratory.
  • Grad­u­ate Cer­tifi­cate in Ship Hydro­dy­nam­ics: Required courses are Prin­ci­ples of Naval Archi­tec­ture and Marine Struc­tures. The elec­tives include: Yacht Design, Com­puter Aided Aspects of Naval Archi­tec­ture Motion of Ves­sels in Waves, Hydro­dy­nam­ics of High Speed Craft, and Advanced Hydro­dy­nam­ics Laboratory.

PhD Pro­gram

  • PhD in Ocean Engi­neer­ing: The pro­gram lead­ing to the Doc­tor of Phi­los­o­phy degree is designed to develop your capa­bil­ity to per­form research or high-​level design in civil, envi­ron­men­tal or ocean engi­neer­ing. Doc­toral research work must be based on an orig­i­nal inves­ti­ga­tion and the results must make a sig­nif­i­cant, state-​of-​the-​art con­tri­bu­tion to the field, and must be wor­thy of pub­li­ca­tion in cur­rent pro­fes­sional literature.

STEVENS Features

Stevens is named for a dis­tin­guished fam­ily who per­pet­u­ated a tra­di­tion in Amer­i­can engi­neer­ing, dat­ing back to the early days of the Indus­trial Rev­o­lu­tion. John Stevens, a colonel in the Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War, pur­chased from the State of New Jer­sey in 1784 the land included in the present-​day 55-​acre cam­pus of the col­lege. Before 1800, Col. Stevens was a pio­neer in the devel­op­ment of the steam­boat, and by 1825 he had designed the first American-​built steam locomotive.

  • Cam­pus: Located in Hobo­ken, NJ, in the heart of the New York City/​New Jer­sey met­ro­pol­i­tan area, Stevens cam­pus has been a long­stand­ing hub for researchers, renowned schol­ars, and indus­try pro­fes­sion­als seek­ing a pres­ti­gious, high qual­ity education.
  • Accred­i­ta­tion: Stevens has earned numer­ous accred­i­ta­tions. These include the Com­mis­sion on Higher Edu­ca­tion of the Mid­dle States Asso­ci­a­tion of Col­leges and Schools, Accred­i­ta­tion Board for Engi­neer­ing and Tech­nol­ogy (ABET), and the Amer­i­can Chem­i­cal Society.
  • Study Abroad: : In addi­tion to a tra­di­tional study abroad pro­gram, Stevens offers of range of short inter­na­tional pro­grams over the sum­mer or dur­ing the win­ter or spring breaks. New part­ner­ships in the fol­low­ing cities will ben­e­fit under­grad­u­ates: Växjö, Swe­den; Lon­don, Eng­land; Istan­bul, Turkey; Buskerud, Nor­way; Bei­jing, China and Dublin, Ire­land. These com­ple­ment exist­ing con­sor­tia arrange­ments in Lim­er­ick, Ire­land; Madrid, Spain and Syd­ney, Aus­tralia, together with pre­vi­ous infor­mal arrange­ments in Rome, Italy; Inns­bruck, Aus­tria; Tel Aviv, Israel and Mon­ter­rey, Mex­ico, among others.
  • Stevens Coop­er­a­tive Edu­ca­tion: Explore the many excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties that coop­er­a­tive edu­ca­tion offers both stu­dents and employ­ers. Together we will develop a pipeline of glob­ally com­pet­i­tive engi­neers and sci­en­tists by engag­ing stu­dents early and effec­tively equip­ping them with the knowl­edge, tech­niques and skills demanded in an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary world.
  • Career Fairs: Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from top com­pa­nies in almost every indus­try attend Stevens Career Fairs. From the Annual Career Fair that occurs the first Wednes­day of Decem­ber, the Spring Employ­ment Fair that takes place in mid-​March, to the Career Day in Sep­tem­ber exclu­sively for grad­u­at­ing seniors and grad­u­ate stu­dents, they are great value addi­tions to your search for a suit­able job.
  • Web­Cam­pus: Web­Cam­pus is the Online Learn­ing unit of Stevens Insti­tute of Tech­nol­ogy. Web­Cam­pus was cre­ated to serve busy mid-​career pro­fes­sion­als who want to enhance their careers but don’t have time to com­mute to class. Web­Cam­pus pro­vides pro­grams in man­age­ment, engi­neer­ing, and tech­nol­ogy that are designed to pro­vide the best pos­si­ble online learn­ing experience. your social media marketing partner