For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
MENG Learning Outcomes
The overarching goal of the MENG program is to produce a competent and conscientious Marine Engineering Officer. In addition to the individual engineering courses and Academy wide Learning Outcomes, there are two specific Learning Outcomes expected of all MENG graduates:
I. Standards for Training and Certification of Watchstanders (STCW) Competence - At the end of the MENG 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 and repair shipboard machinery and equipment.
- 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 MENG 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.
II. 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.