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.

ABET

Accreditation

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

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

Marine Engineering graduates of Maritime College will possess:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics

  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors

  3. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences

  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts

  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives

  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions

  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

  8. The structure of the curriculum must provide both breadth and depth across the range of engineering topics in Marine Engineering.

  9. The curriculum must include applications of probability and statistics, fluid mechanics, dynamics, and engineering design at the system level.

  10. The curriculum must include energy/propulsion systems, materials properties, and instrumentation appropriate to Marine Engineering.

Marine Engineering Enrollment and Degree Data

Calendar

Year

1st

Enrollment

Year

2nd 

Enrollment
Year

3rd

Enrollment
Year

4th

Enrollment

Year

5th

Enrollment

Year

B.E.

Degrees

Awarded

2021

18

8

7

12

0

22

2020

14

10

13

15

5

15

2019

14

14

18

19

2

17

2018

23

20

22

17

3

19

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.

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