Power Engineering Technology

The Power Engineering Technology major is based on the body of knowledge inherent in Marine Engineering Operations major, but it is oriented toward shore-side power industries rather than marine power plants. It also includes additional studies in writing and communications, mathematics, and technical sciences. Your classroom studies are closely coordinated with practical experience in laboratories, such as a small-scale operating steam plant, power plan simulator, welding and testing lab, electrical power lab, and the 500-foot Training Ship State of Maine.

Participation in the Regiment is optional when enrolled in this program.

Co-op Training

Power Engineering Technology students are required to participate in approved industrial co-op programs in shore-side power plants to gain hands-on training in industrial settings nationwide. Along with work experience comes exposure to: current practices in your area of study, management organizations, diverse equipment and machinery, people and geographical locations.

Dynamic Career Options

Successful completion of this major leads to the Bachelor of Science degree. Graduates are eligible to sit for the State of Maine Third Class Engineer (stationary plant engineer) license, and the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination. Graduates are employed in power generation and related industries throughout the U.S.

Objectives of the Power Engineering Technology Major

Three to five years after receiving their B.S. from Maine Maritime Academy, typical Power Engineering
Technology graduates are expected to be:

  • Versatile engineering technologists with competencies in existing and emerging power production
    technologies, analytical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, communications, and with the ability,
    and hands-on experience, to apply these skills to solve existing and emerging problems and to
    evaluate, maintain, and develop energy conversion systems.
  • Engineering technologists who recognize the need, and who have the ability, to remain current in
    their chosen field. This will include understanding professional ethics, knowledge of contemporary
    issues, and the pursuit of lifelong learning.

Outcomes of the Power Engineering Technology Major

Students will demonstrate the following through the Power Engineering Technology program of study at
MMA:

a. Mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the power industry.
b. Ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science,
engineering and technology.
c. Design and conduct experiments and analyze and interpret data.
d. Support the design of a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
e. Function effectively on teams.
f. Ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems.
g. Communicate effectively through oral, written, visual, and graphical methods.
h. Recognize the need for self-improvement through continuing education and lifelong learning.
i. Ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
j. Respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
k. Commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Enrollment
In the 2016 Fall semester, enrollment in the Power Engineering Technology program was 92. Between August 15, 2016 and August 15, 2017, 21 students graduated from the program.

For a list of courses per year, by semester, see the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

The Power Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.

ABET Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission