Marine Engineering Technology - BS

The Marine Engineering Technology (MARR) non-license option program is designed to prepare the student for a career as an engineering technologist in the maritime profession. Students receive an education in applied engineering with a maritime focus, but do not plan to serve at sea.  The MARR curriculum is a thermal power-oriented specialization of a classical Mechanical Engineering Technology program. A thorough preparation in mathematics, science, and basic engineering courses is the foundation for further study in ship propulsion plants and electrical power generation and distribution equipment. Marine Engineering Technology focuses on power cycles, principles, and methods used to convert the energy in fossil fuels into useful power, and the selection and operation of the major components and sup­port systems in the power cycle. Courses in marine engineering are supplemented with studies in naval architecture and maritime appli­cation of electrical engineering fundamentals. The students' education is enhanced through the use of computer simulation of propulsion plants and direct operation of marine machinery aboard the University's training ship.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
CHEM 107 General Chemistry for Engineering Students 3
CHEM 117 General Chemistry for Engineering Students Laboratory 1
ENGL 104 Composition and Rhetoric 3
MARE 100 Marine Engineering Fundamentals 1 3
MARE 242 Manufacturing Methods I 1 2
MATH 151 Engineering Mathematics I 2 4
 Semester Credit Hours16
MARE 111 Methods in Engineering Technology 1 2
MATH 152 Engineering Mathematics II 4
PHYS 218 Mechanics 2 4
American history 3
Creative arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
MARE 112 Graphics for Engineering Technology 1 2
MARE 202 Marine Thermodynamics 1,2 3
MARE 205 Engineering Mechanics I 1,2 3
MARE 243 Manufacturing Methods II 1
PHYS 208 Electricity and Optics 2 4
Communication 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
MARE 206 Engineering Mechanics II 1,2 3
MARE 209 Mechanics of Materials 1 3
MARE 211 Steam Propulsion Plants 3
MARE 261 Engineering Analysis 1 3
American history 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
MARE 207 Electrical Power I 1,2 3
MARE 305 Fluid Mechanics Theory 1 4
MARE 313 Heat Transfer 1 3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Technical elective 1,3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
MARE 306 Electrical Power II 1 3
MARE 309 Marine Construction Materials 1 3
MARE 312 Diesel Propulsion Plants 1 3
MARE 441 Engineering Economics and Project Management 1 3
Language, philosophy and culture 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
MARE 307 Marine Electronics 1 3
MARE 405 Fundamentals of Naval Architecture 1,4 3
MARE 451 Senior Design Project I 1 2
POLS 206 American National Government 3
MARE elective 1,5 3
Free elective 1
 Semester Credit Hours15
MARE 402 Shipboard Automation and Control 1 3
MARE 452 Senior Design Project II 1,4 2
Social and behavioral sciences 3
MARE elective 1,5 3
Technical elective 1,3 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
 Total Semester Credit Hours123

All electives must be chosen in consultation with, and approved by, the student's academic advisor. Unless courses are specifically listed, see University Core Curriculum at for a listing of course options for Communication; Mathematics; Life and Physical Sciences; Language, Philosophy and Culture; Creative Arts; American History; Government and Political Sciences; and Social and Behavioral Sciences. The 6-hour University Core Curriculum requirement for International and Cultural Diversity may be met with courses used to satisfy other degree requirements.

Although they may count for university credit, grades form another institution below a C in engineering, mathematics and physics will not be accepted by the TAMUG engineering technology program toward the degree.

The total hours may be increased if the student is required to take remedial math, remedial English, computer science, foreign language or if the Creative Arts, Language, Philosophy and Culture or social science requirements do not fulfill the International and Cultural Diversity requirement.