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Marine Engineering, B.Eng.

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If you are fascinated by ships and the way they are powered and controlled, consider majoring in Marine Engineering at SUNY Maritime College. In this program, you will learn to design, operate and maintain marine and industrial power plants.


As a Marine Engineering major at SUNY Maritime College, you will also earn your U.S. Coast Guard third assistant engineer, or engine, license. Earning an engine license requires you to belong to the regiment of cadets and sail aboard the Empire State VI during summer sea term. The program is not affiliated with the U.S. military.

An integral part of the Marine Engineering program is the U.S. Coast Guard engine license program. The program qualifies students to work onboard marine vessels and does not require military service.

As you work toward a U.S. Coast Guard engine license, you will learn to power and control a vessel's engine and systems. The theoretical knowledge you learn during the school year will be tested and supplemented during three summer sea terms.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Marine Engineering courses focus on thermal/fluid sciences, math, applied mechanics, electrical engineering and problem solving.

For more information, please visit the program website.

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

We recommend that all applicants take:

  • 4 years of English
  • 4 years of social studies
  • 3 years of mathematics
  • 3 years of science

You should apply as a freshman if you have never attended college before. Here's what to do:

  • Apply online using the SUNY Application or Common Application
  • All academic credentials must have an official seal, stamp or signature of a school or government official, and be submitted in the original language (if not in English, it must be accompanied by an exactly worded and certified translation).
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • 250 word essay or personal statement.
  • Submit your English Proficiency test scores via an official score report for the TOEFL or SAT or ACT or IELTS

Tuition Fee

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    15916 USD/year
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    12362 USD/year
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  • In-State

    14082 USD/year
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
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