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Marine Engineering Program Curriculum

Seattle Maritime Academy is offering the Marine Engineering Technology curriculum as a 73–77–credit program.

Students successfully completing this rigorous program will be awarded a certificate in Marine Engineering Technology from Seattle Central. In addition, they will be eligible for a U.S. Merchant Mariners Document endorsed with the following engine room (QMED) ratings: Electrician; Oiler; Pumpman; Refrigerating Engineer; and Junior Engineer. If the student's at–sea internship was on a vessel with steam propulsion, he/she will also be eligible for a “fireman/watertender” QMED rating. Furthermore, graduates receive eight months sea service credit toward a license as Designated Duty Engineer of Steam or Motor Vessels of Not More Than 1,000 Horsepower. This sea service credit is two–thirds of the total required sea service for this license.

The Marine Engineering Technology certificate program also qualifies each graduate for an STCW “ratings forming part of an engine–room watch” endorsement. Students who elect to take the Survival Craft course also satisfy the written and practical Coast Guard examination requirements for Lifeboatman.

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