Marine Engineering Systems Program
The Marine Engineering Systems program prepares Midshipmen to serve as licensed officers in the U.S. Merchant Marine; provides an engineering education that prepares them for a wide variety of professional positions in such career fields as ship systems and marine equipment design, research, construction, operations, marketing, maintenance, repair and survey; and imparts to them an engineering education that permits them to pursue graduate study and/or to become licensed as a Professional Engineer, should they so choose. This program focuses on the design of marine power plants and their associated systems.
An important element in the Marine Engineering Systems program is the design experience that is interwoven throughout four years, culminating in a major capstone design project in senior year. The student participates as part of a team tasked with the design of a ship power plant.
The project is spread over three terms and concludes with the presentation of the final design to a panel of faculty and invited industry professionals.
The Marine Engineering Systems program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. To enroll in this program, a Midshipman must have a CQPA of at least 2.67 at the end of the 4th class (plebe) year. The sample curriculum for both A and B splits follows.