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Massachusetts Maritime Academy - ME Learning Outcomes Engineering - ME Learning Outcomes

The overarching goal of the ME Program is to produce a competent and conscientious Marine Engineering Officer.

In addition to the individual engineering course and Academy wide Learning Outcomes, there are two specific Learning Outcomes expected of all ME graduates:

1. Standards for Training and Certification of Watchstanders (STCW) Competence - At the end of the ME Program, graduates should be able to:

     Use appropriate tools for fabrication and repair operations typically performed on ships.
     Use hand tools and measuring equipment for dismantling, maintenance, repair, and reassembly of shipboard plant and equipment.
     Use hand tools, electrical and electronic measuring and test equipment for fault finding, maintenance, and repair operations.
     Maintain a safe engineering watch.
     Operate main and auxiliary machinery and associated control systems.
     Operate pumping systems and associated control systems.
     Operate alternators, generators, and associated control systems.
     Maintain marine engineering systems, including control systems.
     Ensure compliance with pollution-prevention requirements.
     Maintain seaworthiness of the ship.
     Monitor compliance with legislative requirements.

In addition to satisfy STCW, each ME graduate should be able to:

     Use English in written and oral form.
     Prevent, control, and fight fires on board ship.
     Operate life saving appliances.
     Apply medical first aid on board ship.

2. United States Coast Guard (USCG) License -

As required by the U.S. Maritime Administration as a condition for graduation, all senior ME students are required to apply for, be examined for, and receive a Merchant Marine Officer License issued by  the USCG for a Third Assistant Engineer of Steam, Motor and Gas Turbine vessels any horsepower.

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