Bachelor of Engineering Programs

Bachelor of Engineering Programs

Maritime College offers five programs leading to the Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degree. All five programs are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

 

B.E. degree curricula can be found in the Maritime College online catalog. All require four semesters of calculus, four semesters of science and a strong background in basic engineering sciences in a curriculum that is common over the first two years.

 

  • Electrical Engineering at Maritime is focused on the generation, transmission, control, and use of electrical power. The advent of electronic control of large electrical machinery has revolutionized marine engineering and ship design. Students in this program must be well versed in the electrical sciences, mathematics and the sciences, and have a special ability to think abstractly. Electrical Engineering was approved by the New York State Education Department in 2002. It is designed to permit a student to pursue two Industrial Internships. A student may pursue a US Coast Guard License as Third Assistant Engineer or Third Mate by taking Summer Sea Term I, II & III. The educational objectives of this program are for graduates (1) to become engineers who have the ability to practice the design, service, or operation of electrical systems or electrical power systems, and (2) to have the ability to take professional leadership positions that require an extensive engineering background. 

  • Facilities Engineering is an emerging applications area with great promise for engineers with a maritime background. Key technologies for this discipline are heating, ventilating, and air conditioning together with computerized control and techniques of energy management and conservation. This discipline requires knowledge of mathematics, thermal/fluid science, and electrical engineering. This is a good choice for students with significant managerial potential, people skills and an understanding of economics. Facilities Engineering was approved by the New York State Education Department in 2002, and is designed to permit a student to experience two Industrial Internships, or to obtain a US Coast Guard License as Third Assistant Engineer by taking Summer Sea Term I, II & III. The educational objectives of this program are for graduates (1) to become engineers who have the ability to practice the design, service, or operation of major facilities, buildings, or other infrastructure, and(2) to have the ability to take professional leadership positions that require an extensive engineering background.

 

  • Marine Engineering is the oldest engineering program at the Maritime College. It is a broad field focused on the design and operation of marine and industrial power plants. It is heavily oriented toward thermal/fluid sciences due to the emphasis on energy use and conservation, and requires knowledge of mathematics, applied mechanics, electrical engineering, and a practical orientation for problem solving. US Coast Guard licensure as an engineering officer is required. The annual Summer Sea Term, a highly structured, intensive application of a cadet's engineering knowledge, is an integral part of this program. The Marine Engineering program focuses on thermal power systems, applied mechanics, and electrical machinery, power electronics, and control. The educational objectives of this program are for graduates (1) to become engineers who have the ability to practice the design, service, or operation of marine or industrial power systems, and (2) to have the ability to take professional leadership positions that require an extensive engineering background.

  • Mechanical Engineering at Maritime is focused on the design of innovative mechanisms, to assure they operate correctly and are sufficiently robust. This discipline requires a firm foundation in applied mechanics, mathematics, fluid mechanics, electrical engineering, and a practical, tangible orientation for design. Mechanical Engineering is the third of the three programs approved by the New York State Education Department in 2002. It is designed to permit a student to experience two Industrial Internships, or to obtain a US Coast Guard License as Third Assistant Engineer by taking Summer Sea Term I, II & III. The educational objectives of this program are for graduates (1) to become engineers who have the ability to practice the design, service, or operation of mechanical systems, and (2) to have the ability to take professional leadership positions that require an extensive engineering background.

  • Naval Architecture is the study of ship design. This program is available at few institutions in the United States, and has been available at the Maritime College since 1972. As ship designers, naval architects must not only master a body of specialized knowledge applicable to vessel performance, but must also perform crucial system integration tasks to yield a fully functional, mission-capable vessel. Naval Architects are ultimately responsible for the strength, stability, speed, seaworthiness, and economic effectiveness of the vessels they design and build. It requires a student broadly capable in mathematics, applied mechanics, and fluid mechanics, and with a special orientation for creative design. The Naval Architecture program has three options: (1) a US Coast Guard Engineering License option that requires cadets to participate in three Summer Sea Terms as an engineering cadet, (2) a US Coast Guard Deck License option that requires three Summer Sea terms as a deck cadet, and (3) an Intern option that requires that the student complete two Industrial Internships in shipyards or ship design offices. The educational objectives of this program are for graduates (1) to become engineers who have the ability to practice the design, service, or operation of ships, other marine vehicles, and marine structures, and (2) to have the ability to take professional leadership positions that require an extensive engineering background.

 

Student Outcomes

Graduates from B.E. Programs 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