Power Engineering Operations

The Power Engineering Operations program is concerned primarily with the operation and maintenance of industrial steam and gas turbine power plants and with related electrical systems. Classroom studies are closely coordinated with practical experience in laboratories. Successful completion of the program leads to the Bachelor of Science degree and, after passing a State of Maine examination, a 4th-Class Stationary Engineer’s license. 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 PEO program core courses. For the PEO program, core courses are defined as courses with the prefixes CO, EG, ET, MS, and PS. Students majoring in this program may enroll in any of the minor programs offered at the college. Graduates are employed by power generation and energy production companies.

The Objectives of the Power Engineering Operations major are as follows:

  1. Operators with competencies in existing and emerging power production technologies, industry best operations practices, teamwork, communications, and with the ability, and hands-on experience, to apply these skills to operations and maintenance of power plants.
  2. Operators who recognize the need for, and who have the ability to, remain current, and upgrade their capabilities, in their chosen field.  This will include upgrading their operating license.

The following table outlines the normal sequence of courses taken by students majoring in Power Engineering Operations:

Notes:

  • Each first-year student must pass a swim-based PE Class.

2017/Fall – Undergraduate/Bachelor of Science/Power Engineering Operations

Major Requirements

Credits : 127.00 Min  |  129.00 Max
2.250 Core GPA Minimum
2.000 Overall GPA Minimum
First Year Semester 1
Courses : 5 Min  |  5 Max Credits : 12.00 Min  |  12.00 Max
Course Name Credits
CS150 Structured Problem Solving with Computer 3.00
EG101 Fundamentals of Engineering Operations 2.00
HC111 Composition 3.00
MS101 Pre-Calculus Mathematics 4.00
USCG1 USCG Fire Fighting 0.00
Total : 12.00
First Year Sem1 Phys Ed
Courses : 1 Min  |  2 Max Credits : 1.00 Min  |  1.00 Max
Course Name Credits
PE% Any PE Course
First Year Semester 2
Courses : 6 Min  |  6 Max Credits : 14.00 Min  |  14.00 Max
Course Name Credits
ET101 Graphics 3.00
HC112 Humanities I 3.00
MS110 Technical Calculus I 4.00
MT12 Maintenance – First Year 0.00
PS102 Technical Physics I 4.00
USCG2 USCG Fire Fighting Live Burn 0.00
Total : 14.00
First Year Sem2 Phys Ed
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 0.50 Min  |  0.50 Max
Course Name Credits
PE% Any PE Course  (Optional)
First Year Sem2 Swim PE
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 0.50 Min  |  0.50 Max
Course Name Credits
PE102 Basic Water Skills – 2nd Half  (Optional) 0.50
PE103 Skin & Scuba Diving  (Optional) 1.00
PE113 Lifeguard Training  (Optional) 1.00
PE114 Ocean Survival  (Optional) 0.50
PE123 Water Polo  (Optional) 0.50
Total : 3.50
Sophomore Semester 1
Courses : 6 Min  |  6 Max Credits : 18.00 Min  |  18.00 Max
Course Name Credits
EG243 Welding 2.00
EG261 Steam Generators I 3.00
EG292 Diesel Power I 3.00
ET201 Fluid Power 3.00
HC211 Humanities II 3.00
PS201 Technical Physics II 4.00
Total : 18.00
Sophomore Semester 2
Courses : 5 Min  |  5 Max Credits : 14.50 Min  |  14.50 Max
Course Name Credits
EG234 Power Equipment Lab 2.00
EG252 Machine Tool Operations I 2.50
ET211 Thermodynamics I 3.00
ET371 Electrical Power I 4.00
ET452 Technical Communications 3.00
Total : 14.50
Sophomore Semester 2 Soc Sci Elect
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
EC% Any EC Course
PY% Any PY Course
SO% Any SO Course
Sophomore Semester 3
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 2.00 Min  |  2.00 Max
Course Name Credits
CO201 PEO Cooperative Industrial Fld Exp I 2.00
Total : 2.00
Junior Semester 1
Courses : 3 Min  |  3 Max Credits : 8.50 Min  |  8.50 Max
Course Name Credits
EG321 Steam Turbines I 3.00
EG351 Machine Tool Operations II 2.50
EG372 Electrical Power II 3.00
Total : 8.50
Junior Sem1 Free Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
% Any Course
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 : 4 Min  |  4 Max Credits : 13.00 Min  |  13.00 Max
Course Name Credits
CH301 Chemical Principles 4.00
EG382 Steam Power Systems I 3.00
EG392 Diesel Power II 3.00
EG431 Gas Turbines 3.00
Total : 13.00
Junior Sem2 Free Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
% Any Course
Junior Semester 3
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 2.00 Min  |  2.00 Max
Course Name Credits
CO301 PEO Coop Industrial Field Exp II 2.00
Total : 2.00
Senior Semester 1
Courses : 3 Min  |  3 Max Credits : 10.00 Min  |  10.00 Max
Course Name Credits
EG497 Power Engineering Operations Capstone I 4.00
ET212 Thermodynamics II 3.00
ET401 Automation and Control 3.00
Total : 10.00
Senior Sem1 Free Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
% Any Course
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 : 3 Min  |  3 Max Credits : 9.00 Min  |  9.00 Max
Course Name Credits
EG498 Power Engineering Operations Capstone II 4.00
ET377 Engineering Economics 3.00
ET482 Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning 2.00
Total : 9.00
Senior Sem2 Free Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 3.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
% Any Course
Senior Sem2 Tech Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 1.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
EG% Any EG Course
ES% Any ES Course
ET% Any ET Course
NA% Any NA Course