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Marine Engineering

College or University: U.S. Merchant Marine Academy

Type of degree: B.S.

Brief overview of program: The Marine Engineering program prepares midshipmen to serve as licensed officers in the U.S. Merchant Marine and to provide them with an engineering education that prepares them for a wide variety of professional positions including the career fields of ship construction, operation, marketing, maintenance, repair and survey. The program focuses on the operational and applied aspects of the marine engineering profession. It allows midshipmen the opportunity to choose elective courses in order to tailor the program of study to meet their individual professional goals.

Website: Click here for program website

For the students that enter the workforce, what are the most common occupations that they pursue with this degree or certificate? Graduates of the Marine Engineering program are exceptionally well suited for employment at sea as engineering officers, as well as ashore in the applied phases of the engineering spectrum such as power generation and technical marketing.

Program Point of Contact: Prof. Jose Femenia


Institution address: USMMA, Steamboat Road
                             Kings Point,NY 11024


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