Taught in the new Seattle Maritime Academy facilities, this program combines practical shipboard experience and simulator exercises with formal instruction on marine propulsion plants, auxiliary machinery, electrical systems and hydraulic equipment.
With a Marine Engineering Technology certificate, you will be prepared to work on the engine side of vessel operations. Engineers on vessels typically do the following:
Upon completing this program, graduates will be:
After three months additional service at sea, you will also be eligible for the Lifeboatman endorsement.
You may work as a General Marine Engineer, an Oiler, a QMED (Qualified Member of the Engineering Department) or a Junior Engineer. Your primary duty would be to assist the more experienced engineers to keep the propulsion and mechanical systems in working order. An engineer at this level would typically be responsible for the following tasks: