Students in the Mechanical Engineering program focus on designing and building innovative mechanical components and systems.
Bachelor of Engineering
Professional Experience Available
U.S. Coast Guard Engine License
Mechanical Engineering is a versatile program. Though many other schools offer it, few can provide the same access and opportunities for hands-on, real-world training. At Maritime, you will complete two professional internships or work toward a U.S. Coast Guard third assistant engineer, or engine, license by sailing and working onboard the college's Training Ship Empire State VI.
Mechanical Engineering courses focus on applied mechanics, math, fluid mechanics, electrical engineering, and design techniques and concepts.
If you are interested in working onboard a commercial vessel, you may pursue a U.S. Coast Guard engine license. The engine license program focuses on powering and controlling a ship’s engine and energy systems, and you will work extensively on the training ship during your four years here. You will also belong to the college regiment of cadets. Earning a Coast Guard license does not require military service.
If working onboard a vessel is not part of your plan, you may pursue a more traditional college experience through the professional internship option. In this track, you will complete two internships. Mechanical Engineering students have completed internships with:
- Turner Construction
Program Educational Objectives
The objectives of this program are for graduates to:
- become engineers who have the ability to practice the design, service, or operation of mechanical systems, and
- have the ability to take professional leadership positions that require an extensive engineering background
Electrical Engineering graduates at Maritime College will possess:
(a) an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering
(b) an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
(c) an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economics, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
(d) an ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams
(e) an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
(f) an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
(g) an ability to communicate effectively
(h) the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solution in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
(i) a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
(j) a knowledge of contemporary issues
(k) an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice