Marine Operations

About

As a Marine Operations major, you will learn about the business of shipping from the fleet operations perspective – how to manage and maintain a company’s fleet of ships – as well as how to sail, power and navigate a commercial vessel.

The program is designed to combine business, humanities courses and basic engineering concepts to give you the skills and knowledge you need to work on a vessel and in the maritime industry.

Academic Program

The Marine Operations program is designed to give students real-world insight and expertise into the business of shipping.

Marine Operations courses include economics, physics, transportation systems, and other business courses.

In choosing to study Marine Operations, you will also pursue a U.S. Coast Guard license.

If you are interested in powering a vessel and operating and maintaining its related systems, you should pursue a U.S. Coast Guard third assistant engineer, or engine, license.

If you are interested in navigation, cargo handling and other ship systems, pursue a U.S. Coast Guard third mate, or deck license.

Whichever license you choose to pursue, you will also gain basic knowledge and skills by taking classes from the other license program. In this way, you will understand both sides of a ship's operations and be better prepared to find, and succeed, in your career after graduation.

Learning Outcomes
Deck License Program

Upon successful completion of a Bachelor of Science program in Marine Operations – Deck License Program, graduates will be able to:

1. Pass the US Coast Guard Third Mate, Unlimited License on the STCW Operational Level

2. Demonstrate the ability to assume all of the duties of a Third Mate in international or domestic service, including the ability to stand a watch on a commercial vessel.

3. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of shipboard operations along with the impact they have on the global economy and environment.

4. Demonstrate an understanding of basic related industry practices

5. Demonstrate leadership and organizational skills necessary to assume positions of responsibility in their careers after graduation

Engine License Program

Upon successful completion of a Bachelor of Science program in Marine Operations – Engine License Program, graduates will be able to:

1. Pass the US Coast Guard Third Assistant Engineer License

2. Demonstrate the ability to assume all of the duties of a Third Assistant Engineer in international or domestic service, including the ability to stand a watch on a commercial vessel.

3. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of Power Plants, Engineering principles, and management practices

4. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of marine transportation industry and relevant international standards of operation

5. Demonstrate leadership and organizational skills necessary to assume positions of responsibility in their careers after graduation

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