Marine Systems Engineering

This major is offered in two tracks: the five year License Track and the four year Non-License Track. 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 MSE program core courses. For the MSE program, core courses are defined as courses with the prefixes CE, CO, CR, EG, ES, ET, MS, NA, and PS.

The Objectives of the Marine Systems Engineering major are as follows:

Three to five years after receiving a B.S. from Maine Maritime Academy, the typical Marine Systems Engineering graduate is expected to:

  • Be competent and confident in his or her professional career and able to freely choose between graduate engineering education and design engineering careers.
  • Have demonstrated the professionalism, technical competence and versatility to be moving into positions of technical responsibility.
  • Recognize that his or her undergraduate education at Maine Maritime Academy has provided a solid basis for assuming technical responsibilities and opportunities for continued career development.
  • Understand the importance of social and ethical responsibilities in his or her engineering career.

The Outcomes of the Marine Systems Engineering major are as follows:

Students will demonstrate the following through the Marine Systems Engineering program of study at the Academy:

  1. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.
  2. An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  4. An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.
  5. An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.
  6. An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.
  7. An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

Marine Systems Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org.