Marine Engineering Technology - 5-year Bachelor of Science/Master of Maritime Administration and Logistics

The Department of Marine Engineering Technology in collaboration with the Department of Maritime Administration offers a five-year program that consists of a Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering Technology with a Master of Maritime Administration and Logistics. This program allows Marine Engineering Technology (MARR) majors to enter the graduate program for a Master of Maritime Administration and Logistics at the beginning of their senior year, enabling students to receive their MARR undergraduate degree (B.S.) and a Master of Maritime Administration and Logistics (MMAL) graduate degree in five years.

Students admitted to the 5-year degree program will have completed 92 of the 123 hours of course work required to receive a bachelor's degree. These courses must include the specific prerequisites for a Bachelor of Science degree in Marine Engineering Technology, as well as the required Texas A&M University core curriculum courses.

Marine Engineering Technology majors who are expected to complete all of their prerequisite courses and 92 hours by the fall of their fourth year will be eligible to apply for the 5-year program during their junior year. Applicants to the 5-year program will submit the same materials (including GMAT scores) as other MMAL applicants, and those whose records are judged to be competitive by the mid-January deadline will be admitted. Admission criteria will be the same as for other MMAL students.

Students who choose not to finish the MMAL degree after being admitted to the 5-year program may exit the program at any time. Completed MMAL courses will be applied to their bachelor's degree  as appropriate. Failure to complete the MMAL program will in no way impede their ability to attain a bachelor's degree in Marine Engineering Technology when the requirements for that degree are completed. Those who pursue the joint program will receive both degrees upon completion of the entire 5-year program. Students will not graduate with a bachelor's degree in year four, but rather will earn both their Bachelor of Science and Master of Maritime Administration and Logistics at the end of year five.

Admitted students will be enrolled in Maritime Administration and Logistics graduate courses with an undergraduate classification (U4) during their fourth year and will be re-classified as degree seeking master's students (G7) upon completing 107 credit hours. This will normally occur at the beginning of the spring semester of year four. Students will take 6 fewer undergraduate credit hours. Graduate courses taken in the fifth year program will be counted double, as credit towards their MMAL degree and as substitutes for MARR and free electives required for the bachelor's degree. Students will be required to complete 36 graduate hours. The graduate hours will include 7 core courses (21 credits) in economics, management, operations and logistics with 15 credit hours of electives.

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
MATH 151 Engineering Mathematics I 2 4
MARE 485
Directed Studies
or Directed Studies
 Semester Credit Hours15
ENGR 111 Foundations of Engineering I 1 2
MATH 152 Engineering Mathematics II 4
PHYS 218 Mechanics 4
American history 3
Creative arts 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
ENGR 112 Foundations of Engineering II 1 2
MARE 202 Marine Thermodynamics 1,2 3
MARE 205 Engineering Mechanics I 1,2 3
MARE 242 Manufacturing Methods I 1 2
MARE 243 Manufacturing Methods II 1 1
PHYS 208 Electricity and Optics 2 4
 Semester Credit Hours15
ACCT 229 Introductory Accounting 3
MARE 206 Engineering Mechanics II 1,2 3
MARE 207 Electrical Power I 1,2 3
MARE 211 Steam Propulsion Plants 1 3
MARE 261 Engineering Analysis 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
MARE 209 Mechanics of Materials 1 3
MARE 305 Fluid Mechanics Theory 1 4
MARE 306 Electrical Power II 1 3
MARE 313 Heat Transfer 3
POLS 206 American National Government 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
ACCT 230 Introductory Accounting 3
MARE 309 Marine Construction Materials 1 3
MARE 312 Diesel Propulsion Plants 1 3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
American history 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 (Satisfies MARA 250 Double count) 1 2
ECON 202 Principles of Economics 3
SCMT 303 Statistical Methods 3
Communication 3
 Semester Credit Hours17
MARA 363 The Management Process 3
MARA 623 Economic Issues in Shipping 3
MARE 452 Senior Design Project II 1,4 2
MARA elective 5 3
MARA elective 5 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Fifth Year
MARA 624 Intermodal Transportation Operations 3
MARA 627 Marketing of Transportation Services 3
MARA 636 Managerial Decision Making 3
MARA 641 Financial Management in Marine Transportation 3
MARA elective 5, 6 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
MARA 610 International Strategic Planning and Implementation 3
MARA 664 Production, Operations and Logistics Management 7 3
Language, philosophy and culture 3
MARA elective 5 3
MARA elective 5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours153

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 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 six-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 from another institution below a C in engineering, mathematics and physics will not be accepted by the TAMUG engineering programs toward the degree.