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Marine Engineering and Shipyard Management

Overview

The Marine Engineering and Shipyard Management (MESM) program prepares midshipmen as licensed officers in the U.S. Merchant Marine; provides an engineering education that prepares them for a wide variety of professional positions in ship construction and repair, ship systems and marine equipment design, research, operations, marketing, maintenance and survey; and imparts to them a solid engineering education that permits them to pursue graduate study and/or become licensed as a Professional Engineer, should they so choose. This curriculum puts particular focus on the management of ship construction and repair.

Emphasis of Major

The Program Educational Objectives of the Marine Engineering and Shipyard Management program, which are based on the Academy mission and the Marine Engineering Department objectives, are to:
  1. Prepare midshipmen to serve as licensed officers in the U.S. Merchant Marine, with ability to advance to a Chief Engineer position.
  2. Provide midshipmen with an engineering education that prepares them for a responsible position in ship construction, repair and conversion at a shipyard or similar facility, and in ship engineering operations, maintenance and repair in a shipping company.
  3. Provide midshipmen with an engineering education that also prepares them for a wide variety of professional positions in the maritime industry including, but not limited to, marine equipment manufacturing, ship operation, maintenance, surveying and marketing.
  4. Provide midshipmen with an engineering education that permits them to pursue graduate study in Engineering Management and similar subjects and/or become licensed as a Professional Engineer, should they so choose.

The MESM Program’s Student Outcomes that all graduates of the program are expected to have are as follows:

(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
(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 solutions in a global 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
(l) an ability to apply probability and statistical methods to naval architecture and marine engineering problems
(m) a basic knowledge of engineering mechanics and thermodynamics in the context of marine vehicles
(n) a familiarity of instrumentation appropriate to naval architecture and/or marine engineering

MESM Program Annual Enrollment and Graduation data:

Academic Year

Year in MESM Program

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Total

Degrees Conferred

2008-09

38

22

18

78

18

2009-10

21

36

18

75

18

2010-11

24

23

32

79

32

2011-12

31

20

23

74

23

2012-13

17

30

19

66

19

2013-14*

32

17

30

79

**

*  Most recent data; subject to change
** Not available at this time

Notes:
  1. All students are Full Time.
  2. Students enter the MESM Program at the beginning of the sophomore year.
  3. Annual enrollment numbers apply at the start of each Academic year.

An important element of the Marine Engineering and Shipyard Management program is the design experience interwoven throughout a student’s four years, culminating in the capstone design project in senior year. The student participates as part of a team tasked with developing a ship construction or ship repair project. The project is spread over two terms and finishes with a presentation of the final design to a panel of faculty and invited industry professionals. The Marine Engineering and Shipyard Management program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET http://www.abet.org.

 

Curriculum

Fourth Class Year

  • Maritime Professional Studies KP100
  • Basic Firefighting DN110
  • English 1 HE101
  • History of Seapower HH100
  • General Chemistry MC100
  • Calculus 1, 2 (Engineering) MM101,MM130
  • Physics 1, 2 MP101, MP130
  • Intro to MMNR NS120
  • Engineering Shop 1 EG111
  • Introduction to Electrical Engineering EE120
  • Computer Engineering ES110
  • Introduction to Marine Engineering EM100
  • Engineering Graphics EG100
  • Engineering Mechanics ES105
  • First Aid/Self Defense PE105
  • Swimming/First Aid PE115
  • Aquatic Survival PE120

Second and Third Class Years

  • Electric Circuits EE300
  • Chemistry for Engineers MC300
  • Engineering for Shop 2 EG211
  • English 2 HE202
  • Introduction to Materials Engineering ES200
  • Engineering Math 1 MM230
  • Marine Engineering 1 EM200
  • Naval Architecture EM301
  • MMNR Officer NS220
  • Naval Leadership & Ethics NS402
  • Principles of Economics DB210
  • Ship’s Medicine PE201
  • Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) DN100
  • Strength of Materials ES301
  • Topics in History HC400
  • Transport Processes 1, 2 ES210, ES310
  • Manufacturing Processes EP200
  • Engineering Economics EP300
  • Quantitative Methods I MM350
  • Two Physical Education Activities

First Class Year

  • Advanced Firefighting DN410
  • Modern American History HH360
  • Diesel Simulator EM420
  • Electric Machines and Analog Electronics EE400
  • Electronics and Instrumentation EE401
  • Internal Combustion Engines EM415
  • License Seminar EM470
  • Marine Engineering 2 EM403
  • Materials/Mechanical Lab ES305
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning EM410
  • Advanced MMNR Officer NS320
  • Quantitative Methods I MM350
  • Engineering Project Management EP400
  • Ship Production Management EP401
  • Mechanical Aspects of Marine Engineering EM450
  • Engineering Management Elective
  • Two (2) Physical Education Activities

Sea Year

  • Marine Propulsion 1 EC111
  • Ship Systems 1 EC115
  • Machine Shop EC110
  • Deck Operations DS210
  • Marine Propulsion 2 EC260
  • Electrical Systems
  • Naval Architecture EC264
  • Refrigeration EC265
  • Ship Systems Maintenance
  • Management EC253
  • Ship Systems 2 EC262
  • Maritime Business DS390
  • Electrical Engineering EC252
  • Humanities Sea Project HS211
  • Shipyard Internship STIND
Updated: Thursday, March 6, 2014