Any Naval Architects?

Old 09-15-2014, 08:48 PM
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Was just wondering if any of yall are naval architects/marine engineers or know somebody who is. I'm currently a Junior in high school and I am expecting to to study NA/ME in college. I've wanted to design ships/onboard systems/etc. since I was about 11 or 12 and have been interested in boats my entire life.

So, for those of you out there who have this career: Do you like your career choice? What school did you go to? Who are you working for? And what is the salary and lifestyle of a NA/ME like?

This is a very narrow field and there isn't a whole lot of information on the interwebs like there is for other career choices so any information or experiences yall have would be great.
Old 09-15-2014, 08:52 PM
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Merchant Marine Academy would by recommendation

Harvard with boats.
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I have a tenant that is a recent graduate and working for Metal Shark. He loves his job. I'll call him and ask if he wants to get in here and share his experience.
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Originally Posted by BadgerS View Post
Merchant Marine Academy would by recommendation
Harvard with boats.
Actually, the Harvard/MIT for boats is Webb Institute:
It is 100% free for its 20 students per year
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This is a pretty cool program too:
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I know several. Each has taken a different path.

One is has designed for several recreational boat companies, and is now Director of Engineering for the top tooling company in the industry. Another has spent his career working for govt. contractors on classified programs having to do with underwater communications and detection systems. The last works in commercial ship building. Many options for a career path with that type of education.

Although Marine Engineering and Naval Architecture overlap, the true engineering programs will give you more options.

Good luck!
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Originally Posted by LI32 View Post
Actually, the Harvard/MIT for boats is Webb Institute

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