Webb Institute is a unique, top-ranked undergraduate institution offering one academic option, a double major in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. It is also the only full-tuition scholarship private undergraduate program of its kind in the country. The mission is to provide rigorous education in the principles of engineering and a broad-based knowledge of the fundamentals of naval architecture and marine engineering, developing skills that will enable graduates to become leaders in and make significant contributions to their chosen profession and to the social environment in which it functions, instilling in our graduates the highest ethical standards and sense of professionalism and cultivating curiosity in the arts, sciences, and humanities, and providing the background and encouragement necessary to support life-long learning.
The only major, Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, involves several engineering disciplines, including ship design and systems engineering, marine engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and civil/structural engineering. During Winter Work Term, students work in the maritime industry.
The Founder of Webb Institute was master shipbuilder, William H. Webb. Webb wanted worthy young students to obtain an education in the art and science of designing ships. Webb Institutes 26-acre campus is located on Long Island Sound the college has educated bright, young people interested in naval architecture and marine engineering since 1889.