Marine Engineering Technology

The Marine Engineering Technology program includes all of the practical shipboard work and most of the required courses of the Marine Engineering Operations program with additional required courses in mathematics, writing and communications, and technical sciences. In addition to meeting the college requirement for graduation with at least a 2.0 grade point average for the B.S. degree, graduating students are required to have a minimum grade point average of 2.25 in the MET program core courses. For the MET program, core courses are defined as courses with the prefixes CE, CR, EG, ET, MS, NA, and PS. The program provides the graduate with a background for work in many areas of the maritime industry, both at sea and ashore, as well as in non-maritime industries such as public utilities and manufacturing. Successful completion of this major leads to the same degree and licenses as the Operations program, with additional eligibility to sit for the Fundamentals of Engineering Examination. Graduates are employed at sea and ashore throughout the world.

The Objectives of the Marine Engineering Technology major are as follows:

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

  • Versatile engineering technologists with the technical and managerial skills necessary to enter a variety of different careers in the marine engineering technology areas of operations, maintenance, and manufacturing.
  • Engineering technologists with competencies in analytical thinking, problem solving, teamwork, communications, and with the ability, and hands-on experience, to apply these skills to support design applications and to solve existing and emerging problems.
  • Engineering technologists who recognize the need for, 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.

The Outcomes of the Marine Engineering Technology major are as follows:

Students will demonstrate the following through the Marine Engineering Technology program of study at the Academy:

  1. An appropriate mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of their disciplines.
  2. An ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology.
  3. An ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes.
  4. An ability to apply creativity in the design of systems, components or processes appropriate to program objectives.
  5. An ability to function effectively on teams.
  6. An ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in lifelong learning.
  9. An ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
  10. A respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
  11. A commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

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

  • Each first-year student must pass PE114.

Additional requirements for graduation:

  • Complete practical training and regimental requirements as published.
  • Pass both practical and written portions of USCG lifeboatman examination and the USCG Third Assistant Engineer’s examination.
  • Complete sea time requirements as required for the USCG license.
  • Core classes within the MET Program have STCW competencies within the course, and students are required to achieve a minimum of 70% grade to obtain credit for these competencies.

The following table outlines the normal sequence of courses taken by students majoring in Marine Engineering Technology.

2017/Fall – Undergraduate/Bachelor of Science/Marine Engineering Technology

Major Requirements

Credits : 144.50 Min  |  144.50 Max
2.250 Core GPA Minimum
2.000 Overall GPA Minimum
First Year Semester 1
Courses : 8 Min  |  8 Max Credits : 15.00 Min  |  15.00 Max
Course Name Credits
EG101 Fundamentals of Engineering Operations 2.00
ET101 Graphics 3.00
HC111 Composition 3.00
MS101 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 4.00
NS101 Introduction to Nautical Science 2.00
PD101 Personal Development I 0.50
PE114 Ocean Survival 0.50
USCG1 USCG Fire Fighting 0.00
Total : 15.00
First Year Sem1 Phys Ed
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 0.50 Min  |  0.50 Max
Course Name Credits
PE% Any PE Course  (Optional)
First Year Semester 2
Courses : 8 Min  |  8 Max Credits : 14.50 Min  |  14.50 Max
Course Name Credits
CS150 Structured Problem Solving with Computer 3.00
MS110 Technical Calculus I 4.00
MT12 Maintenance – First Year 0.00
NA152 Ship Structure & Stability 3.00
PD102 Personal Development I 0.50
PS102 Technical Physics I 4.00
USCG2 USCG Fire Fighting Live Burn 0.00
USCG3 Lifeboat Exam 0.00
Total : 14.50
First Year Semester 3
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 4.00 Min  |  4.00 Max
Course Name Credits
CR103 First Year Cruise 4.00
Total : 4.00
Sophomore Semester 1
Courses : 8 Min  |  8 Max Credits : 18.50 Min  |  18.50 Max
Course Name Credits
EG234 Power Equipment Lab 2.00
EG261 Steam Generators I 3.00
EG292 Diesel Power I 3.00
ET201 Fluid Power 3.00
HC211 Humanities II 3.00
MT21E Maintenance Sophomore Engine 0.00
PD201 Personal Development II 0.50
PS201 Technical Physics II 4.00
Total : 18.50
Sophomore Semester 2
Courses : 6 Min  |  6 Max Credits : 15.00 Min  |  15.00 Max
Course Name Credits
EG243 Welding 2.00
EG252 Machine Tool Operations I 2.50
EG392 Diesel Power II 3.00
ET211 Thermodynamics I 3.00
ET371 Electrical Power I 4.00
PD202 Personal Development II 0.50
Total : 15.00
Sophomore Semester 3
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 4.00 Min  |  4.00 Max
Course Name Credits
CE203 Cadet Shipping Engine 4.00
Total : 4.00
Junior Semester 1
Courses : 6 Min  |  6 Max Credits : 14.50 Min  |  14.50 Max
Course Name Credits
EG321 Steam Turbines I 3.00
EG351 Machine Tool Operations II 2.50
EG372 Electrical Power II 3.00
ET212 Thermodynamics II 3.00
ET452 Technical Communications 3.00
PD301 Personal Development III 0.00
Total : 14.50
Junior Sem1 Hum-SS Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
EC% Any EC Course
HC% Any HC Course
HMSS% Any Hum/SS Transfer Course
HY% Any HY Course
PY% Any PY Course
Junior Semester 2
Courses : 7 Min  |  7 Max Credits : 18.00 Min  |  18.00 Max
Course Name Credits
CH301 Chemical Principles 4.00
EG382 Steam Power Systems I 3.00
ET202 Statics and Dynamics 4.00
ET432 Power Control Electronics 3.00
MS120 Technical Calculus II 4.00
MT32E Maintenance Junior Engine 0.00
PD302 Personal Development III 0.00
Total : 18.00
Junior Semester 3
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 4.00 Min  |  4.00 Max
Course Name Credits
CE303 Junior Cruise Engine 4.00
Total : 4.00
Senior Semester 1
Courses : 8 Min  |  8 Max Credits : 14.50 Min  |  14.50 Max
Course Name Credits
EG422 Steam Power Systems II 3.00
EG481 Marine Refrigeration & Air Conditioning 2.50
ET230 Strength of Materials 3.00
ET351 Thermal/Fluids Lab 2.00
ET401 Automation and Control 3.00
ET491 Marine Engineering Technology Capstone I 1.00
MT41E Maintenance Senior Engine 0.00
PD401 Personal Development IV 0.00
Total : 14.50
Senior Sem1 Hum-SS Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
EC% Any EC Course
HC% Any HC Course
HMSS% Any Hum/SS Transfer Course
HY% Any HY Course
PY% Any PY Course
Senior Semester 2
Courses : 5 Min  |  5 Max Credits : 10.00 Min  |  10.00 Max
Course Name Credits
ET362 Nature and Properties of Materials 3.00
ET492 Marine Engineer Technology Capstone II 1.00
HC112 Humanities I 3.00
MD310 Medical Care Provider 3.00
PD402 Personal Development IV 0.00
Total : 10.00
Senior Sem2 Hum-SS Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
EC% Any EC Course
HC% Any HC Course
HMSS% Any Hum/SS Transfer Course
HY% Any HY Course
PY% Any PY Course
Senior Sem2 Free Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
% Any Course