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Massachusetts Maritime Academy - ESE Program Outcomes Engineering - ESE Program Outcomes
The overarching goal of the ESE program is to produce a competent and conscientious energy systems engineer who will be prepared to take on a responsible role as a contributing member within an energy industry that will be challenged to meet the future energy needs of a growing population and a highly technical society.

In addition to the individual engineering course and Academy wide Learning Outcomes, the ESE Program Outcomes expected of all ESE graduates include the following skills.  

An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering

An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data

An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability

An ability to function on multidisciplinary teams

An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems

An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility

An ability to communicate effectively

An ability to apply general education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context

A recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning

A knowledge of contemporary issues

An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

As a condition for graduation and program assessment, all students in the ESE Program will be required to take the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam.  This nationwide exam is administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) and is usually taken during the student's final semester of their senior year.  Starting in 2014, the FE exam has been changed to a computer based exam that the student will apply for and schedule on their own.  The six  hour comprehensive multiple choice exam will be taken at an authorized testing center.  The FE exam tests the student's overall applied science and engineering knowledge and is the first step required on the path to a Professional Engineer's (PE) license.  To learn more about the FE and PE exams visit

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