Be at the front of the line for shoreside jobs in the rapidly growing renewable energy sector and the power generation industry with the power engineering technology degree at Maine Maritime Academy. With this ABET-accredited power engineering technology degree, you’re eligible to sit for the State of Maine Third Class Stationary Steam Engineer license and the Fundamentals of Engineering exam, which leads to Engineer–In-Training certification.
At Maine Maritime you’ll learn power engineering technology skills from a diverse faculty of highly accomplished engineers with broad backgrounds. They hold the highest degrees in their field and have the connections throughout the power generation industry that will serve you well when you pursue internships and power engineering technology jobs.
Maine Maritime Academy is ideally located on Castine Harbor. Our 35-acre campus overlooks Penobscot Bay in historic Castine, Maine. You’ll have access to the water and to other outdoor activities at nearby Acadia National Park, Baxter State Park, and the Appalachian Trail.
By studying land-based power plant operations and management through the power engineering technology degree program, you’ll be uniquely prepared for a career in power engineering technology. If you want to have the option of working either ashore or afloat, consider the marine engineering technology major.
Maine Maritime Academy is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). The Power Engineering Technology program is accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org. ABET accreditation demonstrates the quality of the program to employers, licensing officials, and learning institutions, including graduate schools.
Three to five years after receiving their B.S. from Maine Maritime Academy, typical Power Engineering Technology graduates are expected to be:
Power Engineering Technology graduates will have these characteristics:
In the 2021 Fall semester, enrollment in the Power Engineering Technology program was 86 students. For the 2020-2021 academic year, 16 students graduated from the program.
Power engineering, a subfield of electrical engineering technology, deals with the generation, transmission, distribution, and use of electric power.
You’ll build the knowledge and skills you need to be a versatile engineering technologist through an undergraduate engineering program that is consistently ranked among the nation’s best by U.S. News & World Report.
Maine Maritime delivers an extremely hands-on education in power engineering. One example: To earn your power engineering technology degree you’ll complete two 10-week industrial co-ops, usually in shoreside power plants or in commissioning of power plant construction projects.
You’ll develop competencies in existing and emerging power production technologies through specialized labs and facilities, including our steam power plant lab, electrical lab, electronics and power control lab, and more. You’ll also prepare to earn a top power engineering technologist salary through real-world training on the State of Maine, our 500-foot training ship.
While it’s not required as a power engineering technology major, you’ll have the option to participate in Maine Maritime Academy’s Regiment of Midshipmen, a uniformed student body. Through the Regiment, you can further develop your self-confidence, self-discipline, and leadership skills, along with many other abilities valued in power engineering technology jobs.
With a power engineering technology degree from Maine Maritime Academy, you’ll be well-positioned for shoreside jobs across the nation in power generation and related industries and to work in construction management and manufacturing. You’ll also be ready to continue your studies at the graduate level. Our graduates work for top companies, including GE Field Services, Kiewit, Southern Power, Eversource Energy, NextEra Energy, and Sappi.
Employment of industrial engineers is projected to grow 8 percent through 2028, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
The median annual wage for industrial engineers was $88,020 in May 2019, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Courses for power engineering technology are almost identical to the marine engineering technology program and similar to the power engineering operations and marine engineering operations programs with additional math and technology courses. To ensure you’re a well-rounded engineer with valued skills, such as communication, you’ll also take courses in the arts and sciences.
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If you’re ready to prepare for shoreside power engineering technology jobs, please contact an admissions representative at Maine Maritime Academy.
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