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.

Power Engineering Technology Program Objectives

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

A. Versatile engineering technologists with competencies in existing and emerging power production technologies, analytical thinking, problem solving, and with the ability, and hands-on experience, to apply these skills to solve existing and emerging problems. (1-2, 4)

B. Engineering technologists who recognize the need for, and who have the ability to, remain current in their chosen field especially in the areas of teamwork and communications. (3, 5)

Power Engineering Technology Program Student Outcomes

Power Engineering Technology graduates will have these characteristics:

  1. Demonstrated mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of the power industry. [A]
  2. The ability to support the design of systems, components or processes to meet desired needs. [A]
  3. The ability to communicate effectively. [B]
  4. The ability to conduct, analyze and interpret experiments and apply experimental results to improve processes. [A]
  5. The ability to function effectively on teams. [B]

In the 2018 Fall semester, enrollment in the Power Engineering Technology program was 94 students. For the 2018-2019 academic year, 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