Operate and maintain industrial steam and gas turbine power plants and related mechanical systems with the power engineering operations degree at Maine Maritime Academy. You’ll be eligible to sit for the State of Maine Fourth Class Stationary Steam Engineer license. You’ll also receive hands-on firefighting and maintenance training in your first semester.
Maine Maritime Academy’s diverse faculty hold esteemed degrees in their field and are highly experienced in power engineering. You’ll benefit from their connections to industry that can lead you to non-seagoing internships and jobs in power engineering across the United States.
You’ll benefit from Maine Maritime’s ideal location on Castine Harbor. Situated on 35 acres on a hillside overlooking Penobscot Bay in historic Castine, Maine Maritime Academy offers you easy access to the water and to outdoor adventures at nearby Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, and the Appalachian Trail.
Gain hands-on training through summer cooperative work experiences in power plants and large industrial settings nationwide. Along with vital work experience, you’ll be exposed to current practices in power engineering operations, management organizations, equipment and machinery, and people and places across the United States.
Maine Maritime Academy is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), a nonprofit, non-governmental membership organization. NECHE accreditation is the regionally recognized standard and is a mark of a strong undergraduate degree.
Power engineering is a subfield of electrical engineering. It deals with the generation, transmission, distribution, and utilization of electric power.
Develop knowledge and skills in power engineering and prepare for a dynamic career through an undergraduate engineering program that U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks among the best in the nation.
The power engineering operations degree program at Maine Maritime Academy is particularly hands-on. Not only will you prepare for your future through two, 12-week co-ops, usually in high-pressure steam facilities, but you’ll also receive direct experience aboard the State of Maine, Maine Maritime’s 500-foot training ship.
Grow your understanding of current and developing power production technologies through our specialized labs and facilities. In addition to opportunities to spend time on our fleet of vessels, you’ll gain practical experience in labs, including our small-scale operating steam plant, power plant simulator, welding and testing lab, and electrical power lab.
As a power engineering operations major you’re not required to participate in Maine Maritime’s Regiment of Midshipmen, a uniformed student body. However, you can opt in. Many students find that the regiment boosts self-confidence, self-discipline, time management, leadership, and teamwork abilities. Participation is a great way to meet friends and build bonds that will last a lifetime.
The power engineering operations degree prepares you for shoreside positions in operation and maintenance of industrial steam and gas turbine power plants and related mechanical systems.
Employment of electrical and electronics engineers is projected to grow 2 percent through 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The median annual wage for electrical engineers was $96,640 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The power engineering operations degree program is heavily focused on the mechanical side of power engineering. Your courses are closely aligned with those in the power engineering technology, marine engineering operations, and marine engineering technology programs. The power engineering operations program is more hands-on with an emphasis on rotating equipment and requires fewer math and technical classes than the power engineering technology major. Through a balanced curriculum that includes arts and sciences courses, you’ll further develop skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, and communications so you can graduate as a well-rounded operator.
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