Mechanical Engineering (ME) students may choose the U.S. Coast Guard Third Assistant Engineer License Option or the ME Option. Students choosing the U.S. Coast Guard Third Assistant Engineer License Option will participate in two sixty-day training cruises aboard the Training Ship GOLDEN BEAR and one Commercial Cruise (Internship at Sea). Students choosing the ME Option will participate in one Training Ship GOLDEN BEAR cruise and two sixty-day Co-Ops (Cooperative Education Opportunities on Land).
Students in the Mechanical Engineering degree program who choose to follow the U.S. Coast Guard Third Assistant Engineer License Option are required to sail on one sixty-day commercial cruise. Commercial cruise is completed during the sophomore summer after successfully passing the first training cruise aboard the Training Ship GOLDEN BEAR during the freshman summer. Cruise cadets sail aboard an actual working Merchant Marine vessel to gain hands-on training while experiencing life at sea in their chosen career. There are many exciting commercial cruise opportunities available around the world on all types of vessel platforms. For example, ME students in the past have secured commercial cruise billets with the following companies (not a complete list):
Alaska Marine Highway
Matson Navigation Company
For more information, please contact Devon Kincanon, Career Coordinator of Sea-Going Career Services, email@example.com, 707-654-1072.
Students in the Mechanical Engineering degree program who choose to follow the ME Option are required to experience two sixty-day Co-Ops during their academic career. There are many exciting opportunities available in a variety of engineering fields. For example, ME students in the past have secured Co-Ops with the following (not a complete list):
AGI Engineering, Inc.
For more information, please contact Alex Jones, Career Coordinator of Engineering Shore-Side Career Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 707-654-1196.
Mechanical Engineering graduates advance to exciting careers in a number of maritime and engineering related fields such as Third Assistant Engineer, Stationary Engineer, Quality Assurance, Design, Power Plant Operations, Manufacturing, and Building Maintenance to name a few. For example, some of our recent Mechanical Engineering graduates currently work for:
Able Engineering Services
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General Dynamics NASSCO
Hornblower Marine Services
Maersk Line Ltd.
Majestic America Line
Marine Engineers Beneficiary Association
Marine Technical Services, Inc.
Military Sealift Command
Navy Facilities Engineering Command
Navy Warfare Officer Program
Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard