Course Driven, Career Focused
Massachusetts Maritime Academy is a top-ranked university with 7 undergraduate degree programs focusing on science, engineering, technology, math, and business. Our unique blend of academics and experiential learning allows students to learn theory, put that theory into practice, and graduate with both the knowledge and experience needed for a successful career.
- Our 14:1 student to faculty ratio and average class size of 20 allows for personalized and direct access to our amazing professors.
- State-of-the-art labs and simulators create an immersive teaching experience that replicates real life scenarios within practice environments.
- Our Training Ship Kennedy departs on a 6 week, hands-on voyage which provides shipboard training
- Internships and co-ops give students the chance to work in their desired field to gain experience and career development.
- Experiential learning courses allow cadets to gain hands-on professional training in public service, or private organizations, in their fields across the United States and abroad.
- Our Regiment of Cadets, the military-style structure and lifestyle students participate in on campus, allows students to continue building their leadership and management skills as part of their campus life.
The Facilities Engineering (FENG) program prepares cadets for careers in facilities engineering, management, and operations. Large facilities, manufacturing plants, office buildings, hospitals, and power plants require safe, economical, compliant, and sustainable operation.
Cadets must pass the Facilities Engineering Qualification Exam (FEQE). If certain electives are taken, cadets are also eligible to take the Massachusetts Stationary Engineer license and the Massachusetts Municipal Wastewater Operator license examinations. Cadets in the FENG major participate in a first-year sea term for immediate exposure to a working power plant system.
Energy Systems Engineering
The Energy Systems Engineering (ESEN) program prepares cadets for careers in engineering planning, design, and installation of technical equipment systems required for power generation and management. The fast-growing energy industry — including conventional and alternative energies — demands graduates with technical problem-solving skills. Our cadets are ready to meet these demands.
Energy Systems students may also pursue an optional USCG Marine Engineer license, by completing a dual major in Marine Engineering (MENG) and sailing on four sea terms.
International Maritime Business
The International Maritime Business (IMBU) program prepares cadets for careers as business professionals serving the complex global supply chain.
Cadets acquire wide-ranging business skills — such as accounting, economics, finance, and negotiations — and maritime industry knowledge — such as admiralty law, port terminal operations, and shipping. These unique skills provide cadets with an edge in the increasingly global marketplace. With 90% of goods traveling by ship at some point in the journey from origin to destination, the industry is in need of professionals with this specific focus.
The Marine Engineering (MENG) program prepares graduates for careers as licensed engineering officers in the United States Merchant Marine as well as engineering positions in associated shoreside industries.
Four sea terms are required and cadets must pass examinations conducted by the United States Coast Guard in order to qualify as a third assistant engineer, steam, motor, and gas turbine, unlimited horsepower. Licensure is dependent upon successful completion of Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) requirements.
The Marine Transportation (MTRA) program prepares cadets for careers as licensed ship deck officers. Cadets build a foundation to transfer into management and operations positions within the intermodal, transportation, and petroleum industries.
Four sea terms are required and graduates must pass examinations conducted by the United States Coast Guard in order to qualify as third mate, steam, and motor vessels of unlimited tonnage on the oceans. Licensure also requires completing Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) requirements.
Emergency Management (EMHS) and disaster- related issues are faced by individuals, families, businesses, and governments worldwide. The Emergency Management program prepares graduates for careers in the private and public sectors, including federal, state, and local government, law enforcement, fire service, and the Military.
Certificate options include Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and Massachusetts Firefighter I and II certification through Barnstable County.
Marine Science, Safety, and Environmental Protection
The Marine Science, Safety, and Environmental Protection (MSSEP) program focuses on environmental safety, marine science, and public health issues. Graduates are prepared for careers that tackle global challenges such as climate change, diminishing natural resources, environmental degradation, ever- increasing safety and environmental regulations, green and sustainable development, and increasing energy demands.