The Facilities Engineering Technology (FET) major provides an undergraduate education for industrial engineers employed in large-scale facilities; commercial buildings, power plants and manufacturing facilities. The curriculum provides a foundation in the fundamentals of mechanical and electrical system engineering, as well as practical training in the operation and maintenance of real-world commercial and industrial facilities.
FET graduates of the California State University Maritime Academy working in the engineering profession will meet the following program educational objectives:
1. Graduates will have the knowledge and ability to perform analysis, applications engineering and system or process development in large commercial, industrial, institutional and power generation facilities.
2. Graduates will have the knowledge and ability to operate and maintain systems or processes in large commercial, industrial, institutional and power generation facilities.
3. Graduates will have the knowledge and ability to function effectively as leaders on professional teams.
4. Graduates will have the knowledge and ability to communicate effectively with speaking, writing and presentation skills including the ability to put together a compelling argument.
5. Graduates will demonstrate a respect for professional, ethical and social issues as well as a commitment to safety, quality and productivity
Graduates of the Facilities Engineering Technology program will have:
a. Mastery of the knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of facilities engineering technology.
b. An ability to knowledge, techniques, skills and modern tools of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology to solve broadly- defined engineering problems associated with facilities equipment, systems and vehicles.
c. An ability to conduct standard tests, measurements, and experiments and to analyze and interpret the results to improve processes and design.
d. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader on a technical team.
e. An ability to design systems, components, or processes meeting specific needs for broadly-defined engineering problems appropriate to facilities equipment, systems and structures.
f. An ability to apply written, oral, and graphical communication in broadly-defined technical and non-technical environments; and an ability to identify and use appropriate technical literature.
g. Ability to understand and apply concepts of professional, ethical and social responsibilities.
h. Respect for diversity and a knowledge of contemporary professional, societal and global issues.
i. Ability to engage in the operation, maintenance, analysis and management of modern facilities including power plants, HVAC and energy conservation.
j. Commitment to quality, safety, timeliness and continuous improvement.
The FET curriculum includes three 60-day practical training experiences: one sea training period aboard the Training Ship GOLDEN BEAR and two industry cooperative education opportunities.