Marine Engineering

About

If you are fascinated by ships and the way they are powered and controlled, consider majoring in Marine Engineering.

In this program, you will learn to design, operate and maintain marine and industrial power plants.

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Engineering

Professional Experience Available

U.S. Coast Guard Engine License

As a Marine Engineering major, you will also earn your U.S. Coast Guard third assistant engineer, or engine, license. Earning an engine license requires you to belong to the regiment of cadets and sail aboard the Empire State VI during summer sea term. The program is not affiliated with the U.S. military.

Marine EngineeringAcademic Program

Marine Engineering courses focus on thermal/fluid sciences, math, applied mechanics, electrical engineering and problem solving.

An integral part of the Marine Engineering program is the U.S. Coast Guard engine license program. The program qualifies students to work onboard marine vessels and does not require military service.

As you work toward a U.S. Coast Guard engine license, you will learn to power and control a vessel's engine and systems. The theoretical knowledge you learn during the school year will be tested and supplemented during three summer sea terms.

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of this program are for graduates to

  1. become engineers who have the ability to practice the design, service, or operation of marine or industrial power systems, and

  2. have the ability to take professional leadership positions that require an extensive engineering background

Student Outcomes

Electrical Engineering graduates at Maritime College will possess:

(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering

(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economics, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

(d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams

(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

(g) an ability to communicate effectively

(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solution in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

(i) a recognition of the need for, and ability to engage in life-long learning

(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues

(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice

Calendar

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Enrollment

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2nd 

Enrollment
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3rd

Enrollment
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4th

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5th

Enrollment

Year

B.E.

Degrees

Awarded

2017

26

24

21

18

5

31

2016

29

23

21

20

8

14

2015

32

27

20

11

7

16

2014

31

21

14

13

3

25

2013

32

15

16

16

6

27

2012

20

24

19

19

9

22

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions.

Accreditation

The Marine Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, abet.org.

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