About this Program

In order to provide the opportunity for practicing engineers to further their knowledge and to become more competent in the fields of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering offers a non-degree graduate level certificate program in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

Program Highlights

  • The certificate program offers two tracks: Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

  • Credits earned in this program will be transferable to the Master's degree program sin Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is a midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Marine Engineers

$96,910 Median Salary

Design, develop, and take responsibility for the installation of ship machinery and related equipment including propulsion machines and power supply systems.

Military Officer Special and Tactical Operations Leaders, All Other

All military officer special and tactical operations leaders not listed separately.

Marine Architects

$96,910 Median Salary

Design and oversee construction and repair of marine craft and floating structures such as ships, barges, tugs, dredges, submarines, torpedoes, floats, and buoys. May confer with marine engineers.

Marine Engineers and Naval Architects

$96,910 Median Salary

Design, develop, and evaluate the operation of marine vessels, ship machinery, and related equipment, such as power supply and propulsion systems.


What are the requirements to apply for Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering at ODU?
Students entering the Certificate program in Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering should meet the minimum university admission requirements Graduate Admission.
  • Bachelor of Science degree (or equivalent) in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, or a related field


Estimated rates for the 2023-24 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident
Cost Per-Credit $599
Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States
Cost Per-Credit $623
Cost Per-Credit $1,439

Ways to Save

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