MENG Learning Outcomes

The overarching goal of the MENG program is to produce a competent and conscientious Marine Engineering Officer in accordance with the Standards for Training and Certification of Watchstanders (STCW) and United States Coast Guard (USCG) regulations.

At the end of the MENG Program, graduates should be able to:

  1.  Apply general education knowledge to appreciate the impact of engineering solutions on society as a whole.
  2.  Apply mathematics, science and engineering knowledge to solve engineering problems.
  3.  Gather, analyze and interpret engineering data.
  4.  Communicate effectively in English using written, oral and graphic formats.
  5.  Function effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  6.  Satisfactorily meet all STCW Competencies (listed separately) required to be licensed as a Marine Engineering Officer on board a ship in accordance with USCG regulations.
  7.  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. 

The U.S. Maritime Administration requires that all senior MENG students complete all their academic program requirements and earn their USCG license for a Third Assistant Engineer of Steam, Motor and Gas Turbine vessels any horsepower prior to receiving their MENG degree.