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Mechanical Engineering- USCG License Option

College or University: California State University, California Maritime Academy

Type of degree: B.S.

Brief overview of program: The ME-USCG option is designed for students who wish to use their engineering degree as a marine engineer. The curriculum consists of courses that provide a traditional undergraduate education in mechanical engineering. In addition, there are courses intended to provide additional training for a marine engineer, much of which is required to obtain the merchant marine third engineer’s license. Students are required to obtain experience at sea through three summer cruises, two of them aboard the academy’s training ship, and one aboard a commercial vessel. In addition, students in this option must pass the Third Assistant Engineer exam given by the United States Coast Guard (USCG).

Website: Click here for program website

Tuition (2007):In State: 2520.00, Out of State: 10170.00

Number of students enrolled in 2007: 80

For the students that enter the workforce, what are the most common occupations that they pursue with this degree or certificate? Sail as mamrine engineers Facility Engineers HVAC Engineers

Description of Facilities: Training Ship Steam Plant simulator Diesel Plant Simulator

Program Point of Contact: Stephen Pronchick


Department: Mechanical Engineering

Institution address: 200 Maritime Academy Dr.
                             Vallejo,CA 94590

Phone: 707-654-1330


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