U.S. Coast Guard Academy - 2016

Institution Information

Contact Information

Institution's Mailing Address

Institution Name: U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Mailing Address: 15 Mohegan Avenue
Department of Engineering (de)
City: New London
State: CT
Postal Code: 063208101
Country: United States
Phone 860-444-8547
Fax: 860-444-8546
Website: http://www.cga.edu

Head of Institution

Kurt Colella
Dean of Academics
Academics
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
27 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 063208101
Phone: 860-444-8275
Fax: 860-444-8546

Institution Information

General Information


Type of institution: PUBLIC
Academic Year: SEMESTERS
Setting of Main Engineering Campus URBAN

Main Campus Information

Is the main campus located in a city with a population greater than 100,000?: No
Name of this city, or if no, the name of the nearest city of any size?: New London, CT
This city's population (approx.): 26,000
Distance from Main Campus: 1

Total Enrollment

Total Undergraduate enrollment: 987
Total Graduate enrollment:
Total Professional and other enrollment:

Non-Engineering Degree Granting Colleges

Humanities, Operations Research & Computer Analysis, Government, Management

Institution Information

General Admissions

Entrance Requirements and Recommendations

Requirements

Unlike the other federal service academies, the Coast Guard Academy does not require a Congressional nomination. To be considered for admission, you must submit all required application material by January 15 of the year of entrance (October 15 of the year prior to entrance for Early Action consideration).
Eligibility

You are eligible to apply for the Coast Guard Academy if you are:

A U.S. citizen of sound moral character
Unmarried with no dependents or financial debt
17-22 years of age on July 1 of the year of entry
A high school graduate or GED recipient (or will be prior to entry)
If you are not a U.S. citizen, you may want to consider applying to be an International Cadet.

Online Application - the initial application data that allows us to start a file on you

Essays - available online as part of the online application

Required Forms - available online as you complete the online application

High school transcript(s)
Math instructor letter of recommendation
English instructor letter of recommendation
Guidance counselor letter of recommendation
Physical Fitness Examination (PFE)
Official SAT/ACT with writing test scores
Medical Exam

Though not required for review of your application, a qualifying DoDMERB Medical Exam must be on file before an appointment to the Academy can be offered.

Supplemental Forms

Commanding Officer recommendation (if currently serving in the military)
College transcript(s) (if you are or were in college)
Resume
Up to two optional letters of recommendation
SAT/ACT

There is no minimum test score requirement for the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Successful candidates usually score at least 1100 combined Critical Reading (Verbal) and Math on the SAT, or have an ACT Composite of at least 24.

To send your scores from the testing agency, contact SAT or ACT, or list our code when you take the test. Our SAT code is 5807 and our ACT code is 0600.

Recommendations

none provided

Engineering Information

Head of Engineering

Head of Engineering

Sharon Zelmanowitz
Chair, Department of Engineering
Department of Engineering
U.S. Coast Guard Academy
27 Mohegan Ave.
New London, CT 063208101
Phone: 860-444-8550
Fax: 860-444-8546
Sharon.Zelmanowitz@uscga.edu

Engineering Information

Engineering Degrees Offered

Types of Engineering Degrees

Bachelor's:B.S.

Computer Science Degrees Awarded Outside the College/School of Engineering

Engineering Information

Engineering Departments

Engineering Department(s) Degree Granting Level Department Chair Discipline
Civil Engineering Undergraduate Hudson Jackson Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering Undergraduate Kelly Seals Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate David Clippinger Mechanical Engineering
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Undergraduate Thomas DeNucci Other Engineering Disciplines

Engineering Information

Research Centers

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Degree Programs

Bachelor's Degree Program(s)

Engineering Department(s) Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Discipline
Civil Engineering Civil Engineering (B.S.) Civil Engineering
Electrical Engineering Electrical Engineering (B.S.) Electrical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) Mechanical Engineering
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (B.S.) Other Engineering Disciplines

Master's Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Doctoral Degree Program(s)

No listings found.

Engineering Information

Areas of Expertise

Engineering Departments Areas of Expertise
Civil Engineering
  1. Material Science
  2. Structures
  3. Geotechnical
  4. Environmental
  5. Construction
Electrical Engineering
  1. Computer Architecture
  2. Software Engineering
  3. Electronic Navigation
  4. Digital Signal Processing
  5. Control Systems
  6. Communications
Mechanical Engineering
  1. Heat Transfer
  2. Thermal System Design
  3. Mechanical Design
  4. Engineering Experimentation
  5. Nulcear Radiation Detection
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
  1. Propeller Design
  2. Ship Design
  3. Ship Power Systems
  4. Fluid Dynamics
  5. Ship Structural Design

Engineering Information

Societies

Honor Societies

National Groups

  • Alpha Lambda Delta
  • Beta Gamma Sigma
  • Pi Sigma Alpha

Student Organizations

National Groups

  • ACM
  • Am. Soc. for Eng. Education
  • Am. Soc. of Civil Engineers
  • Am. Soc. of Mechanical Engineers
  • Inst. for Operations Research & Management Science
  • Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
  • Soc. of American Military Engineers
  • Soc. of Naval Architects and Marine Eng.
  • Soc. of Women Engineers

Engineering Information

Support Programs

College's Under-Represented Student Groups

National Groups

  • African Students Association
  • Society of Women Engineers

Local Groups

  • Asian Pacific American Council
  • Companeros
  • Compass Catholic Youth Group
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Genesis Council
  • Hillel Jewish Club
  • International Council
  • Latter Day Saints Group (Mormon)
  • Officers' Christian Fellowship
  • Spectrum Council
  • St. Francis de Sales (Catholic)
  • Tribal Council
  • Women's Leadership Council

Other Student Support Programs

Campus Ministries
Choral Groups
Concert/Jazz/Pep/Marching Band
Model UN
Dance
Drama/Musical Theatre
Yearbook
Student Government
Aviation Club
Amateur Radio
Cadet Law Society
Cyber Team
Emergency Medical Services
Flight Team
Mock Trial Club
Model United Nations
Sandhurst Competition Team

Engineering Information

Student Projects

Student Design Projects Description

CIVIL ENGINEERING:

FITNESS CENTER, New Haven, CT - This project will provide conceptual design documents for a new fitness facility at Sector Long Island Sound.

REPAIR SANITARY SEWER, YBI, CA -
The original sewer system at Sector San Francisco is in desperate need of repair or replacement. A 1998 study recommended major repairs be completed in order to prevent further environmental contamination, however no major maintenance projects have been completed since the system was installed. This project will design and develop alternatives for either repairing or replacing the system.

PAVEMENT EVALUATION, Clearwater, CA - Several areas of the airfield at Air Station Clearwater are in need of repair and re-configuration which is crucial to operational capabilities. This project will analyze the air station pavement, determine which areas are needed to be repaired or replaced and design the pavement accordingly.

ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS, San Ramon, Nicaragua - Farmers in Nicaragua suffer from a limited growing season due to a short wet season. The farms are not equipped with engineered systems that would enable them to hold the water for a later use, therefore preventing crops from growing outside of the wet season. This project is a joint collaboration with the local Engineers Without Borders chapter that will design a pump system and holding tank for a local farm, with the intent of implementing it in the future.

STORMWATER SYSTEM REDESIGN, Portsmouth, VA - The stormwater system at Base Portsmouth does not function as designed, currently flooding at peak flow. This issue causes traffic and access concerns and has also caused damage to vehicles on the base. This project will redesign the stormwater drains and possible design of water management techniques such as rain gardens, detention basins etc. in order to prevent future areas of flooding due to sea-level rise.

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING:

DIRECTION FINDING OF SPREAD SPECTRUM (SS) Signals -This project aims to solve the need for CG assets to have the ability to direction find on SS signals such as the new signal proposed for the 406 MHz Search and Rescue Satellite (SARSAT) system to augment search and rescue operations. Students will design and build a data acquisition system capable of estimating the direction of arrival of SS signals using both FFT and de-spreading methods, use a Software Defined Radio (SDR) to transmit and receive test signals and demonstrate proof of concept, and design algorithms to extract information from simulated beacon messages.

DYNAMIC POSITIONING 2 - Rising failures of shipboard dynamic positioning systems (DPS) due to sensors issues are of concern. The Marine Safety Center (MSC) requires a DPS test platform to study why these marine incidents are occurring and how the system can perform. This project consists of variety of networking designs for multiple sensors and sub-systems to achieve an autonomous real time control vessel. The measurement data from the vessel will be transmitted to microcontroller and computer. A centralized database is chosen that allows multi-user applications or programs in the present case to access, query, and write data simultaneously without closing connections.

THE POWER PROJECT- The power project is an exploration of power systems. Leveraging the Hampden lab equipment, cadets will construct a functioning generator switchboard with the capability of automatically paralleling up to three Hampden generators, balancing the real and reactive power, and automatically adding or removing generators as dictated by the load. Closed loop digital control systems will be implemented to adjust the speed of the prime mover (induction motor with variable frequency drive) and the generator’s field current to maintain a balance between all on-line machines. The system’s electrical frequency will also be time synchronized to GPS so that cadets may explore the reliance of the nation’s infrastructure on the GPS. A GUI operator interface will be constructed allowing simple control as well as advanced analysis of system operation. All data will be stored in a database for post analysis.

DGPS SMARTPHONE APPLICATION - Differential GPS service consists of a nationwide network of reference stations that monitor the GPS constellation to prepare a correction that is transmitted over a medium frequency radio beacon. Consumers use a DGPS receiver to receive the DGPS corrections and apply them to the GPS timing data to improve accuracy and provide a high level of integrity for end user applications. There are two goals for this project. Goal #1: Develop a Smartphone application to receive DGPS corrections over the existing Networked Transport of RTCM via Internet Protocol (NTRIP) standard and deliver the correction to external hardware/software applications through a USB connection. Goal #2: Apply the DGPS correction to Smartphone mapping/navigation applications

PORT CYBER-PHYSICAL SYSTEM SECURITY - As the newly-released Coast Guard’s Cyber Strategy reminds us, the Nation’s security and prosperity is critically reliant on a safe and secure maritime domain, where threats and risks to our Nation are effectively managed and maritime commerce continues to thrive. Presidential Policy Directive 21 on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience notes that our Nation’s critical infrastructure is diverse and complex, consisting of distributed networks and interdependent functions and systems in both the physical and cyber spaces. The goal of this project is to increase the awareness of the cyber-physical threat by surveying the ICS infrastructure of a U.S. port and identifying an appropriate system to reproduce in a lab environment. This system will then be built, integrated, exercised, and be subject to a comprehensive vulnerability assessment. The results of this will be the basis for formulating mitigation strategies that will be demonstrated and contribute to assisting the maritime community in managing the risks these systems introduce to our ports.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING:

SUBMERSIBLE ROV TO INSPECT FOR PROPER ANCHORING - It can be difficult to determine if a boat is properly anchored. A team of students is designing, fabricating and testing a prototype to inspect the anchor. The current design incorporates a tethered surface ROV with a submersible ROV equipped with an underwater camera to provide visual feedback to the user.

PORTABLE WASTE HEAT RECOVERY SYSTEM FOR WATER DISTILLATION - In a disaster, there is a critical need for electricity and clean water. Cogeneration is often applied to large industrial plants to extract useful work from waste heat. In this project, a team of students is extracting the waste heat from a portable generator to create clean water. The current design channels the generator’s exhaust through a heat exchanger to distill water. This combined with filters, etc. should provide clean drinking water.

LAUNCH OF A UAV FROM A HELICOPTER AND ITS APPLICATION -
There are situations in which it is better to put a UAV in harm’s way rather than a manned aircraft. This team of students is developing a system to launch a high speed UAV from a helicopter. They are also working on an application to satisfy an important Coast Guard mission. (Details are not provided for security reasons.)

LOW COST HEAT FLUX DETECTION EQUIPMENT - Fires at sea, including in situ burning of an oil spill, may be monitored by the Coast Guard. This may create an unsafe condition for crews and their ships monitoring the fires. Heat flux detection equipment exists but can be too expensive to deploy in the quantity desired. Our team of students is developing a low cost heat flux detection system.

DESIGN OF A DAVIT (Inland Waterway use) - Our Coast Guard cutters carry small boats to carry out their many missions. These must be safely lifted on and off. A DAVIT is a hoist commonly used for this purpose. As the small boats change, DAVIT requirements change. A team of students is designing a custom DAVIT for inland waterway use.

NAVAL ARCHITECTURE & MARINE ENGINEERING:

U.S. COAST GUARD MODULAR PATROL CUTTER - Due to expected future budget constraints, the current U.S. Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Cutter design may prove to be unaffordable. In order to mitigate this risk, two teams designed a Modular Patrol Cutter as a low cost alternative to fill potential U.S. Coast Guard mission gaps.
The Modular Patrol Cutter is designed to be an empty ship, i.e., it will be reconfigured with modular mission payloads to achieve operational tasking. One design variant uses the Standard Flex (STANFLEX) modular mission payload used by the Royal Danish Navy to achieve various missions while the second variant uses standard shipboard containers. The vessels must be economically competitive, safe to operate, energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

COMMERCIAL FLORIDA-HAVANA FERRY - In December of 2014, President Obama announced that the trade embargo with Cuba would be relaxed. Since then several companies have been issued licenses by the U.S. Treasury Department to operate a ferry service between the two countries. While it is unclear how Cuba will respond to the desire to reopen ferry services, it is clear that the loosening of the trade restrictions with Cuba has created an outstanding opportunity for businesses and tourism alike.
As such, two teams are working on the design of an vessel or vessels for transport of passengers and vehicles between ports in Florida and Havana, Cuba. One variant will operate out of Port Everglades and carry up to 600 passengers and 60 automobiles, while the second variant, operating from Tampa, will carry 250 passengers and up to 60 automobiles. The vessels must be economically competitive, safe to operate, energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Design, Build, and Test of SAE Mini-Baja Off Road Vehicle for Competition and Recreational Use -
Preliminary design of an off-road vehicle capable of competing in the Society of Automotive Engineers’ Baja competition is presented. An overall design, along with advanced analysis on subsystems is presented along with prototype drive train and chassis subsystems. The team plans to race against a local university in Spring 2017. The project encompasses a wide range of practical mechanical engineering challenges faced daily by Coast Guard and industry engineers, including power conversion, human factors, and scheduling constraints.

Design, Build, and Test of Heavy Icebreaker Oil Distribution Box Propulsion Shaft Anti-Rollbar Mechanism - The Coast Guard’s only heavy icebreaker, CGC POLAR STAR, experiences a recurring engineering casualty on anti-rotation bars which prevent shaft propeller oil distribution (OD) boxes from rotating. The casualty renders the ship incapable of ice breaking for eight hours during repair. A prototype, incorporating energy storage and damping mechanisms, was designed after considering detailed dynamic analysis. The preliminary design incorporates a rapid repair fail-safe system.

Design, Build, and Test of Environmentally Friendly Low Emission Snow Trail Grooming System - The Wilderness Act of 1964 prohibits the use of combustion engines in certain wilderness areas. This limits options for grooming snow trails in remote areas. A local biking association expressed a desire for a prototype low emission snow grooming machine, leading to investigation of alternative fuel sources. Applications may also be suitable for Coast Guard Aid to Navigation units who manage trails for aid access. A design is presented to achieve lower emissions by converting a traditional gasoline powered snowmobile and groomer system to use Hydrogen as a primary fuel source.

Design, Build, and Test of a Corrosion Monitoring Device for Coast Guard and Marine Industry Assets -
Millions of dollars are invested in the inspection and repair of Aids to Navigation (ATON) due to corrosion. A prototype remote corrosion detection system is presented to significantly limit the number of inspections required to monitor Coast Guard assets. Design details and prototype components for a model buoy with integrated detection system are presented. The buoy uses renewable energy from wave action to power a data acquisition system. An effective design has the potential to save millions of dollars in time and resources for the ATON community, with implications for other CG communities.

Design, Build, and Test of Medical Device to Prevent Pressure Ulcer Complications - Pressure ulcers are estimated to affect over 180,000 hospital patients each year, with a significant number of deaths attributed to this cause. The preliminary design and prototype for a combined sensor and dynamic seating system is presented. The gel pad seat is actuated by a power screw to provide comfort to the patient. The concept incorporates an integrated control system which takes input from a sensor suite detecting temperature, pressure, and sub-epidermal moisture.

Design, Build, and Test of Classroom Regenerative Braking Demonstration Units - While regenerative braking and energy capture methods are increasingly used in commercial products, such as electric bicycles and hybrid automobiles, effective classroom demonstration devices are not available. The design of a classroom demonstration device is presented which translates, kinetic energy to stored energy, then back to kinetic energy. System efficiency data is provided to the user with an integrated data acquisition device. A prototype is demonstrated, and development of a practical device for use in advanced courses is considered.



Engineering Information

College Description

Engineering College Description and Special Characteristics

The Coast Guard Academy is a military academy located in a small port city setting. Students have responsibilities throughout the year including two full academic semesters and a summer training program. The school offers accredited degrees in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, and Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering. Other academic departments include Humanities, Mathematics, Economics & Management, and Science. All graduates complete a full four year program at the Academy. Graduates earn a BS degree and a commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Coast Guard. Major area course work for engineering students commences in the sophomore year, culminating in a senior capstone design project. The academic program also includes standard college level humanities, social science, science, and mathematics core courses. Professional development courses such as navigation and leadership provide additional special skills required of a Coast Guard Officer.

Engineering Information

Engineering Faculty & Research

Teaching, Tenure-Track View Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Full Professors Assoc. Professors Assistant Professors Program Total
Civil Engineering 4 2 0 6
Electrical Engineering 2 1 2 5
Mechanical Engineering 2 2 0 4
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering 1 3 0 4
Totals: 9 8 2 19

Teaching, Non-Tenure-Track

Engineering Department(s) FT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel PT Instr. & Other Teach. Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Teach. Personnel
Civil Engineering 4 0 4 0.00
Electrical Engineering 5 0 5 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 5 0 5 0.00
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering 6 1 7 0.00
Totals: 20 1 21 0.00

Non-Teaching, Research

Engineering Department(s) Non-Teach. FT Research Personnel Non-Teach. PT Research Personnel Total Personnel FTE of all PT Non-Teach. Research Personnel
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering 0 0 0 0.00
Totals: 0 0 0 0.00

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Gender/Ethnicity Profiles

  • American Indian or Alaska Native (Am Ind): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment.
  • Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
  • Black or African American (B/AfrA): A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American."
  • Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (Haw): A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
  • Hispanic or Latino (Hisp): A person of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race. The term, "Spanish origin," can be used in addition to "Hispanic or Latino."
  • White: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Full Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 1
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 1 0 0 8 1

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Associate Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 2 1
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 2 0 0 6 2

Teaching, Tenure-Track: Assistant Professor Profiles

Engineering Department(s) Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or more Total Personnel
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Electrical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1
Mechanical Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1

Undergraduate

Admissions/Transfers

Undergraduate Admission to the College of Engineering

All students are admitted to the institution based on Academy admissions standards. There are no additional admissions requirements for engineers. At the end of the sophomore year, all students must apply for admission to one of the specific majors.

Undergraduate Admission to an Engineering Department

In order to be admitted to an engineering major a student must attain a 2.00 average in all Math, Science, and Engineering courses taken prior to the junior year. In addition, a student must have a grade of C or better in several designated courses important to the respective engineering major.

Entrance Requirements for Foreign Students

Normally the same or equivalent as for US citizens. Foreign students are sponsored by their governments.

Entrance Requirements for Non-Resident Students

There are no non-resident students.

Residency Requirements

All students must take a full four year program including five academic courses per semester - for a total of forty courses - and a complete professional training program.

Admissions Requirements for Transfer Students

There are no provisions for transferring to the Academy. All students must take the full four year program. Students having completed college level work prior to being admitted to the Academy may validate some course work and not retake it. However, they must substitute an additional course for each validation in order to take a total of forty.

Undergraduate

Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees:
Room & Board:
Books & Supplies:
Other Expenses:
Estimated avg. course load per term:
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: Yes

Special Programs or Fee Structures

Cost: Tuition, room, and board at the Coast Guard Academy are paid for by the government.

Pay: All cadets receive pay totaling approximately $12,000 per year. Cadet pay is furnished by the government for uniforms, military equipment, academic supplies including textbooks, and personal expenses. These funds should cover all official expenses incurred over the four years and are directly deposited on a bi-weekly basis into a personal checking account managed by the cadet.

Obligation: Upon graduation from the Coast Guard Academy, there is a five-year commitment to serve as a commissioned Coast Guard officer. Approximately 80% of Academy graduates go to sea after graduation, although some go to marine safety offices, ashore operations, or flight training.

Note: Cost and obligation differs for International Cadets.

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Additional Financial Aid Information

All students receive an annual salary equal to approximately one third of an Ensign's (O-1) pay.

Undergraduate

New Applicants

New Undergraduate Applicants

A. Number of undergraduate applicants to the engineering college: 320
B. Of those in (A), how many were offered admission? 159
C. Of those in (B), how many were enrolled in the fall? 159
Percentage of entering students (excluding transfer students) ranked in the top quarter (25%) of their high schools: 79%

Newly Enrolled Test Scores

Scores Reflect 75th to 25th percentile

SAT 75th 25th
Math Range: 30 64
Reading Range: 30 56
Writing Range: 29 80
Combined Range:
ACT 75th 25th
Math Range: 26 81
Composite Range: 24 85

Undergraduate

Enrollments by Class

Undergraduate Engr. Programs Fresh
1st Year
Soph
2nd Year
Junior
3rd Year
Senior
4th/5th Year
Full Time Total Part Time Total
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 24 27 22 24 97 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 24 17 18 15 74 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 69 50 34 40 193 0
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (B.S.) 36 23 23 16 98 0
Totals: 153 117 97 95 462 0

Freshmen

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 1 0 13 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 2 0 11 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 3 0 0 0 9 0 2 0 20 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 3 0 4 0 0 0 33 0 8 0 52 0
Women 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 12 0 2 0 17 0
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 21 0 3 0 27 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 2 0 9 0
Totals: 0 0 5 0 10 0 0 0 10 0 8 0 0 0 100 0 20 0 153 0

Sophomores

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 10 0 2 0 15 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 12 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 15 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 0 0 28 0 6 0 42 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 8 0
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 18 0 1 0 21 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
Totals: 0 0 0 0 10 0 0 0 11 0 6 0 0 0 81 0 9 0 117 0

Juniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 11 0 2 0 15 0
Women 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 7 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 14 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 4 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 28 0 1 0 31 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 0
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 9 0 1 0 13 0
Women 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 0 0 0 10 0
Totals: 0 0 4 0 6 0 0 0 4 0 4 0 0 0 73 0 6 0 97 0

Seniors

Group Nonresident Alien Unknown Hispanic American Indian Asian Black Pacific Islander White Two or More Total
  FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT FT PT
Civil Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 10 0 1 0 14 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 10 0
Electrical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 7 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 8 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 24 0 1 0 31 0
Women 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 9 0
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (B.S.)
Men 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 8 0
Women 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 0 1 0 8 0
Totals: 0 0 1 0 11 0 0 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 71 0 5 0 95 0

Undergraduate

Degrees Awarded by Program

Degrees By Ethnicity

Nra - Nonresident aliens
Asi - Asian American
Blk - Black
His - Hispanic
Ind - American Indian
Pac - Pacific Islander
Unk - Unknown
Wht - White
Tot - Program Totals
Two - Two or More
Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot Male Female
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 3 0 2 0 0 13 0 19 14 5
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 8 1 13 13 0
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 5 0 0 0 1 12 3 22 15 7
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 10 0 15 10 5
Totals: 4 0 12 0 5 0 1 43 4 69 52 17

Degrees By Ethnicity & Gender

Bachelor's Degree Program(s) Nra Unk His Ind Asi Blk Pac Wht Two Tot
M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F M F
Civil Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 10 3 0 0 19
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 8 0 1 0 13
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 7 5 2 1 22
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (B.S.) 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 3 0 0 15
Totals: 4 0 0 0 8 4 0 0 4 1 0 0 1 0 32 11 3 1 69

Undergraduate

Dual Degrees

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degree Program Description

Students who can satisfy admissions standards and complete all degree requirements for more than one degree may graduate with dual degrees. Common courses are counted for both degrees, but no substitutions for required courses are permitted. Both programs must be completed within the four year Academy experience.

Undergraduate Engineering Dual Degrees Awarded

0

Undergraduate

Program Comparisons

  • ABET - Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology
  • CEAB - Canadian Engineering Accreditation Board
Degree Program ABET/CEAB Accred. Nominal Program Length
(yrs.)
Average Program Length
(yrs.)
Time: Day/Even./
Both
Co-op: None/Opt./
Required
Grads in Co-op Progs.
Civil Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Electrical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Mechanical Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None
Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering (B.S.) yes 4.00 4.00 Day None