Mechanical Engineering

About

Students in the Mechanical Engineering program focus on designing and building innovative mechanical components and systems.

Degree Awarded

Bachelor of Engineering

Professional Experience Available

  • U.S. Coast Guard Engine License

  • Intern Option

Mechanical Engineering is a versatile program. Though many other schools offer it, few can provide the same access and opportunities for hands-on, real-world training. At Maritime, you will complete two professional internships or work toward a U.S. Coast Guard third assistant engineer, or engine, license by sailing and working onboard the college's Training Ship Empire State VI.


 

Mechanical EngineeringAcademic Program

Mechanical Engineering courses focus on applied mechanics, math, fluid mechanics, electrical engineering, and design techniques and concepts.

If you are interested in working onboard a commercial vessel, you may pursue a U.S. Coast Guard engine license. The engine license program focuses on powering and controlling a ship’s engine and energy systems, and you will work extensively on the training ship during your four years here. You will also belong to the college regiment of cadets. Earning a Coast Guard license does not require military service.

If working onboard a vessel is not part of your plan, you may pursue a more traditional college experience through the professional internship option. In this track, you will complete two internships. Mechanical Engineering students have completed internships with:

 

Life After Maritime

Depending on their choice of engine license or internship option, Mechanical Engineering graduates usually choose either to sail and work onboard vessels, or to pursue shore-side careers.

Graduates who sail on their third assistant engineer license have found jobs sailing with any number of organizations or unions, including:

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 mechanical 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 an 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

Mechanical Engineering Enrollment and Degree Data

Calendar

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2nd

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3rd

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4th

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5th

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Year

B.E.

Degrees

Awarded

2017

79

65

67

61

34

55

2016

82

81

77

63

12

38

2015

99

82

75

29

23

58

2014

91

80

33

52

19

31

2013

97

47

57

28

27

33

2012

61

59

41

37

15

18

For more information, contact the Office of Admissions.

Accreditation

The Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Association Commission of ABET, abet.org.

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