The Marine Engineering Technology (MET) major provides an undergraduate education for marine engineers employed aboard commercial and military vessels. The curriculum provides a foundation in the engineering fundamentals of shipboard mechanical and electrical systems, as well as practical training in the operation and maintenance of steam, motor and gas turbine propulsion plants.
The MET program has the following educational objectives:
The MET curriculum includes three 60-day practical training experiences; two sea training periods aboard the Training Ship GOLDEN BEAR and one sea training period aboard a military or commercial vessel. The MET program also requires satisfactory completion of a qualifying examination administered by the U.S. Coast Guard to become a Third Assistant Engineer, Steam and Motor Vessels, Unlimited Horsepower.