[PDF] NAVAL ARCHITECTURE 1 Class Notes Naval architecture is an engineering field covering the technology in design of ships and floating structures. The persons having this expertise are called naval architects. To build these structures, shipbuilders requires design plans and guidelines prepared by naval architects. Knowledge in naval architecture is used to[PDF] Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Students graduate from the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering with a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Degree. Degrees are awarded three times each year: in May, August and December. The undergraduate program is offered on the campus of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.