Power Engineering Technology

The Power Engineering Technology major is based on the body of knowledge inherent in Marine Engineering Operations, but it is oriented toward the shore-side power industry rather than marine power plants. It also includes additional studies in writing and communications, mathematics, 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 PET program core courses. For the PET program, core courses are defined as courses with the prefixes CH, CO, EG, ET, MS, and PS. Students are required to participate in approved industrial co-op programs in shore-side power plants. Participation in the Regiment is optional when enrolled in this program.

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 United States of America.

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

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.

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

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

  1. Mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the power industry.
  2. Ability to apply current knowledge and adapt to emerging applications of mathematics, science, engineering and technology.
  3. Design and conduct experiments and analyze and interpret data.
  4. Support the design of a system, component, or process to meet desired needs.
  5. Function effectively on teams.
  6. Ability to identify, analyze and solve technical problems.
  7. Communicate effectively through oral, written, visual, and graphical methods.
  8. Recognize the need for self-improvement through continuing education and lifelong learning.
  9. Ability to understand professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
  10. Respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
  11. Commitment to quality, timeliness, and continuous improvement.

Notes:

  • First Year Fall: Each first-year student must pass one of PE102, PE103, PE113 or PE114.

The Power Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.
The following outlines the normal sequence of courses taken by students majoring in Power Engineering Technology.

2016/Fall – Undergraduate/Bachelor of Science/Power Engineering Technology

Major Requirements

Credits : 132.00 Min  |  136.00 Max
2.250 Core GPA Minimum
2.000 Overall GPA Minimum
First Year Semester 1
Courses : 4 Min  |  4 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
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 Sem1 Hum-SS Elect
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
First Year Semester 2
Courses : 6 Min  |  6 Max Credits : 17.00 Min  |  17.00 Max
Course Name Credits
EG234 Power Equipment Lab 2.00
EG242 Machine Tool Practices 1.00
ET101 Graphics 3.00
HC112 Humanities I 3.00
MS110 Technical Calculus I 4.00
PS102 Technical Physics I 4.00
Total : 17.00
First Year Sem2 Phys Ed
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 0.50 Min  |  0.50 Max
Course Name Credits
PE% Any PE Course &nbnbsp;(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 : 4 Min  |  4 Max Credits : 14.00 Min  |  14.00 Max
Course Name Credits
EG261 Steam Generators I 3.00
ET201 Fluid Power 3.00
ET202 Statics and Dynamics 4.00
PS201 Technical Physics II 4.00
Total : 14.00
Soph Sem1 Hum-SS Elect
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
Sophomore Semester 2
Courses : 6 Min  |  6 Max Credits : 18.00 Min  |  18.00 Max
Course Name Credits
EG243 Welding 2.00
ET211 Thermodynamics I 3.00
ET230 Strength of Materials 3.00
ET371 Electrical Power I 4.00
ET452 Technical Communications 3.00
HC211 Humanities II 3.00
Total : 18.00
Sophomore Semester 3
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 2.00 Min  |  2.00 Max
Course Name Credits
CO200 Cooperative Industrial Field Exp I 2.00
Total : 2.00
Junior Semester 1
Courses : 5 Min  |  5 Max Credits : 16.00 Min  |  16.00 Max
Course Name Credits
EG292 Diesel Power I 3.00
EG321 Steam Turbines I 3.00
EG372 Electrical Power II 3.00
ET212 Thermodynamics II 3.00
MS120 Technical Calculus II 4.00
Total : 16.00
Junior Semester 2
Courses : 5 Min  |  5 Max Credits : 16.00 Min  |  16.00 Max
Course Name Credits
CH301 Chemical Principles 4.00
EG382 Steam Power Systems I 3.00
EG431 Gas Turbines 3.00
ET378 Computer Applications For Power 3.00
ET432 Power Control Electronics 3.00
Total : 16.00
Junior Semester 3
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 2.00 Min  |  2.00 Max
Course Name Credits
CO300 Cooperative Industrial Field Exp II 2.00
Total : 2.00
Senior Semester 1
Courses : 3 Min  |  3 Max Credits : 9.00 Min  |  9.00 Max
Course Name Credits
ET351 Thermal/Fluids Lab 2.00
ET401 Automation and Control 3.00
ET498 PET Capstone I 4.00
Total : 9.00
Senior Sem1 Free Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 1.00 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 : 4 Min  |  4 Max Credits : 13.00 Min  |  13.00 Max
Course Name Credits
ET362 Nature and Properties of Materials 3.00
ET377 Engineering Economics 3.00
ET482 Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning 2.00
ET499 Power Engineering Technology Capstone II 5.00
Total : 13.00
Senior Sem2 Free Elective
Courses : 1 Min  |  1 Max Credits : 1.00 Min  |  3.00 Max
Course Name Credits
% Any Course