Electronics Engineering Technology, Associate of Science: Marine Transportation Technology Concentration
Marine Technology focuses on modern vessel control systems and how ships navigate through the oceans, rivers, and bays. You can learn fundamentals of navigation and how to ascertain a vessel’s geographic position to ensure the safety of their ship, cargo and/or passengers. This concentration not only offers the opportunity to learn the skills needed to sail and explore the waterways, it also presents you with a career pathway to pursue future education related to the maritime field such as Marine Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering, and Marine Logistics Education.
Most classes are held at ECPI University’s Virginia Beach, VA Campus. The concentration courses and select electives are taught by ECPI at the facilities of Mid-Atlantic Maritime Academy in Virginia Beach, VA.
Students in the Marine Technology program learn about subjects such as fundamentals of navigation and how to ascertain a vessel’s geographic position to ensure the safety of their ship, cargo, and/or passengers. Students also learn about analog and digital electronics, network technologies, how to use test equipment and to troubleshoot computer and network technologies. Students also learn to communicate ideas to their colleagues and customers verbally and in writing.
Students who choose the Marine Technology program can expect to learn about meteorology and oceanography, the ship's operation and security, shipboard and port-side cargo operations, as well as maritime related environmental and regulatory concerns.
Our Marine Technology curriculum focuses on real-world application of electrical engineering principles. You will also study about everyday operations of the vessel including cargo handling, safety of equipment and machinery aboard the ship, and port-side logistics.
The curriculum provides graduates with the education and experience needed for employment in a variety of industries in the private and public sector including marine transportation involving: merchant ships, tugboats, towboats, ferries and barges.
The program focuses on core areas such as:
- System view of the ship's operation and security
- Shipboard and port-side cargo operations
- Maritime related environmental and regulatory concerns
- Meteorology and oceanography
- Analog and digital electronics
- Computer hardware and software, computer programming, and networks
Building upon ECPI's tradition of providing an interactive and "real world" hands-on education in technology, you will:
- Use testing and measuring instruments to acquire data and analyze problems
- Plot and track the geographical position of a vessel
- Demonstrate enforcement of sound safety procedures for vessel security
- Manage vessel logistics
- Identify, analyze and solve technical problems
- Demonstrate an ability to manage engineering technology projects
For additional information about the program outcomes, please see the Student Consumer Information (link to: http://www.ecpi.edu/technology/program/marine-transportation-technology/ ) which provides additional information on the future careers, success, cost, and financing for this program. For information on the University Completion and Graduation Rates, please see Information About the University on the ECPI website (link to: http://www.ecpi.edu/services/about-ecpi-university/ )
In 1.5 years, through our year-round schedule, you can earn an Associate of Applied Science in Electronics Engineering Technology.
About Marine Transportation Technology
Some entry-level job titles for a Marine Technology graduate include Ordinary Seaman, Able Seaman, Boatswain (Bosun), and Operator Uninspected Passenger Vessel.
Graduates of Marine Technology assist with deck operations, vessel steering, and navigation. They can be assigned watch duty, tasked with security patrol and/or lookout for obstructions in the ship’s navigational path.
Some positions may require background checks, drug screening, and/or security clearances, depending on the position and industry.
Some entry-level job titles for a graduate of the Marine Technology concentration include: Seaman, Able Seaman, Merchant Mariner, Boatswain (Bosun), Operator Uninspected Passenger Vessel, Mate 100 Gross Registered Tons, Master 100 Gross Registered Tons, Mate 200 Gross Registered Tons, Master 200 Gross Registered Tons, Apprentice Mate of Towing Vessels, Engineering Technician, Electrical/Computer Engineering Technician, and Tankerman.
Graduates of the A.S. EET degree program may choose to continue their education by pursuing a B.S. degree in EET.
Certifications are not required for completion of this program; however, ECPI encourages student to obtain all appropriate certifications to increase potential job opportunities. ECPI provides students in this program with vouchers which allow the student to take certification exams at a greatly reduced cost. Available certifications for this program include Standards of Training for Watchstanders (STCW), Able Seaman, Lifeboatman, Tankerman Person in Charge, Master of Vessels Not More Than 100 GRT Near Coastal, Master of Vessels Not More Than 200 GRT Near Coastal.
To receive the Associate of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology, the student must earn 76 semester credit hours. The program requires a minimum of five semesters or 18 months of instruction. The program requirements are as follows:
31 semester credit hours
One of the following:
Arts and Sciences
22 semester credit hours
3 semester credit hours
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Marine Transportation Technology
13 semester credit hours plus electives