Marine Systems Engineering

This major is offered in two tracks: the five year License Track and the four year Non-License Track. 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 MSE program core courses. For the MSE program, core courses are defined as courses with the prefixes CE, CO, CR, EG, ES, ET, MS, NA, and PS.

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

Three to five years after receiving a B.S. from Maine Maritime Academy, the typical Marine Systems Engineering graduate is expected to:

  • Be competent and confident in his or her professional career and able to freely choose between graduate engineering education and design engineering careers.
  • Have demonstrated the professionalism, technical competence and versatility to be moving into positions of technical responsibility.
  • Recognize that his or her undergraduate education at Maine Maritime Academy has provided a solid basis for assuming technical responsibilities and opportunities for continued career development.
  • Understand the importance of social and ethical responsibilities in his or her engineering career.

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

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

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety.
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.
  10. A knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Marine Systems Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.