Marine Engineering


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.

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.