Electronics Engineering Technology, Associate of Science: Marine Transportation Technology Concentration

Program Overview

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.

Program Outcomes

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.

Recommended Certifications

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.

Program Outline

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:

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

31 semester credit hours

CIS106Introduction to Operating Systems

3

CIS150Networking I

3

EET110Electric Circuits I

3

EET111Electric Circuits II

3

EET111LElectric Circuits LAB

1

EET120Semiconductor Devices

3

EET121Electronic Systems Applications

3

EET130Digital Systems I

3

EET230Digital Systems II

3

CIS115Computer Applications

3

One of the following:

CIS121Logic and Design

3

CIS225Networking II

3

Arts and Sciences

22 semester credit hours

COM115Principles of Communication

3

ENG110English Composition

3

ENG120Advanced Composition

3

HUM205Culture and Diversity

3

MTH131College Algebra

3

PHY120Physics

3

PHY120LPhysics LAB

1

PSY105Introduction to Psychology

3

Self Integration

3 semester credit hours

COR090Career Orientation Seminar

0

FOR110Essentials for Success

3

Concentrations

Marine Transportation Technology

13 semester credit hours plus electives

MATT100Marine Safety Training

3

MATT200Able Seaman

3

MATT200LSurvival Craft

1

MATT201100 Ton Master I

3

MATT202100 Ton Master II

3

Various Electives

7

Electives

Electives

BUS122Principles of Business & Management

3

EET192Graphics Communication

3

EET293Hydraulics and Pneumatics Systems

3

MATT202L100 to 200 Ton Master LAB

1

MATT203Fast Rescue Boat and Crowd Management

1

MATT204Apprentice Mate

3

MATT204LApprentice Mate LAB

1

MATT205Tankerman Assist

3