Marine Engineering Technology : Bachelor of Applied Science

Program Mission

The mission of the degree program is to give education and training to cadets to enable them to pursue a career as a marine engineering officer at sea.The degree program includes the required academic component for the certificates of competency up to Chief Engineer’s level. These certificates will be issued by the Federal Transport Authority once the cadets have sufficient seagoing experience.

Program Description

This program educates students in the field of Marine Engineering Technology, to prepare them to work in a wide range of maritime related industries in the UAE including: the offshore industry; shipyards; classifications societies; ship design consultancies; ship owners, and ports.

Program Goals

The aim of the program is to produce merchant engineering officers of character and vision. The internationally recognized curriculum is designed to ensure that each graduate enters the UAE merchant navy profession as an engineering officer with the unique combination of education and professional skills required by a engineering officer leading up to ship’s chief engineer.

In addition to the generic graduate outcomes related to graduates of the Higher Colleges of Technology, cadets, upon completion of the program, will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a knowledge base in marine engineering and technology, suitable for a career as an engineering officer.
  • Employ the necessary communication and engineering skills to safely operate merchant vessels.
  • Show appropriate officer-like qualities of discipline, leadership, management and teamwork.
  • Manage and reflect on their own work, lifelong-learning and professional development.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, a HCT graduate in Bachelor of Applied Science in Marine Engineering Technology should have the ability to:

  1. Demonstrate the competency to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities of a ship’s chief engineer
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge base in relevant marine related topics suitable for a career as a marine professional
  3. Effectively lead, work and communicate in a team
  4. Expand knowledge and capabilities through continuing education or other lifelong learning experiences.

Completion Requirements

Bachelor of Applied Science in Marine Engineering Technology 

Students must successfully complete a minimum of 169 credits, including:

Program Core Courses100
Sea Time Core Courses30
General Engineering Core Courses6
General Studies course33
Total Credit Hours169
Marine Engineering Core Courses
Required Credits: 100
MAR 1113Fabrication and Repair I3
MAR 1122Introduction to Marine Engineering2
MAR 1132Marine Chemistry2
MAR 2303Mathematics for Marine Engineering3
MAR 2313Marine Engineering Knowledge3
MAR 2403Fluid Mechanics for Marine Engineering3
MAR 2413Applied Marine Mechanics I3
MAR 2423Ship Stability3
MAR 2433Fabrication and Repair II3
MAR 2442Marine Material Technology I2
MAR 3603Applied Marine Mechanics II3
MAR 3613Ship Construction3
MAR 3623Marine Engineering Control I3
MAR 3633Marine Electrical Systems I3
MAR 3643Diesel Engine Maintenance3
MAR 4804Engineering Knowledge - Diesel4
MAR 4814Engineering Knowledge - Steam4
MAR 4823Marine Airconditioning and Refrigeration3
MAR 4223Marine Engineering Control II3
MAR 4843Marine Electrical Systems II3
MAR 5005Leadership for Chief Engineers5
MAR 5014Marine Machinery Operations4
MAR 5024Advanced Ship Regulation and Survey4
MAR 5903Marine Material Technology II3
MAR 5914Ship Design and Technology4
MAR 5924Advanced Marine Engineering Knowledge4
MAR 5934Marine Engineering Project4
MTR 1003Maritime English Communication3
MTR 2003Marine Physical Science3
MTR 2012Shipboard Operational Leadership2
MTR 2102Ship Regulation and Survey2
MTR 2103Ship Operational Safety3
General Engineering Core Courses
Required Credits: 6
EGN 1133Design Thinking in Technology3
MCE 2403Thermodynamics3
Sea Time Core Courses
Required Credits: 30
MAR 1210Marine Engineering Seatime I10
MAR 3510Marine Engineering Seatime II10
MAR 4710Marine Engineering Seatime III10
General Studies
Required Credits: 33
English, Arabic or other Languages
Required Credits: 12
LSC 1103, AES 1013, AES 1033 and LSC 2223
Humanities or Arts
Required Credits: 3
AES 1003
Information Technology and Mathematics
Required Credits: 6
ICT 2013 and LSM 1103
The Natural Sciences
Required Credits: 3
PHY 1103
The Social or Behavioral Sciences
Required Credits: 9
LSS 1003, LSS 1123 and BUS 2403
Description Data
Total Required Credits 169
Maximum Duration of Study 7 years
Minimum Duration of Study 5 years
Cost Recovery Program Yes
Program Code BMAREG
Major Code MET

Recommended Sequence of Study

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Credit Hours
EGN 1133 Design Thinking in Technology 3
LSM 1103 Technical Mathematics 3
LSS 1003 Life and Future Skills 3
MAR 1113 Fabrication and Repair I 3
MAR 1122 Introduction to Marine Engineering 2
MAR 1132 Marine Chemistry 2
MTR 1003 Maritime English Communication 3
PHY 1103 Physics I 3
 Credit Hours22
Semester 2
MAR 1210 Marine Engineering Seatime I * 10
 Credit Hours10
Year 2
Semester 3
AES 1013 Arabic Communications 3
LSC 1103 Professional Communication and Reporting 3
MAR 2303 Mathematics for Marine Engineering 3
MAR 2313 Marine Engineering Knowledge 3
MTR 2003 Marine Physical Science 3
MTR 2012 Shipboard Operational Leadership 2
MTR 2102 Ship Regulation and Survey 2
MTR 2103 Ship Operational Safety 3
 Credit Hours22
Semester 4
AES 1033 Islamic Culture 3
MCE 2403 Thermodynamics 3
MAR 2403 Fluid Mechanics for Marine Engineering 3
MAR 2413 Applied Marine Mechanics I 3
MAR 2423 Ship Stability 3
MAR 2433 Fabrication and Repair II 3
MAR 2442 Marine Material Technology I 2
 Credit Hours20
Year 3
Semester 5
MAR 3510 Marine Engineering Seatime II 10
 Credit Hours10
Semester 6
AES 1003 Emirati Studies 3
ICT 2013 Computational Thinking and Coding 3
MAR 3603 Applied Marine Mechanics II 3
MAR 3613 Ship Construction 3
MAR 3623 Marine Engineering Control I 3
MAR 3633 Marine Electrical Systems I 3
MAR 3643 Diesel Engine Maintenance 3
 Credit Hours21
Year 4
Semester 7
MAR 4710 Marine Engineering Seatime III ** 10
 Credit Hours10
Semester 8
LSS 1123 Basic Research Methods 3
MAR 4804 Engineering Knowledge - Diesel 4
MAR 4814 Engineering Knowledge - Steam 4
MAR 4823 Marine Airconditioning and Refrigeration 3
MAR 4223 Marine Engineering Control II 3
MAR 4843 Marine Electrical Systems II 3
 Credit Hours20
Year 5
Semester 9
LSC 2223 Future Skills Capstone 3
MAR 5903 Marine Material Technology II 3
MAR 5914 Ship Design and Technology 4
MAR 5924 Advanced Marine Engineering Knowledge 4
MAR 5934 Marine Engineering Project 4
 Credit Hours18
Semester 10
BUS 2403 Innovation and Entrepreneurship 3
MAR 5005 Leadership for Chief Engineers 5
MAR 5014 Marine Machinery Operations 4
MAR 5024 Advanced Ship Regulation and Survey 4
 Credit Hours16
 Total Credit Hours169

*Students need to take the following STCW Basic Safety Training courses before MAR 1210:

  • Elementary First Aid
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  • Personal Safety & Social Responsibilities
  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Security Awareness Training

**Students need to take the following STCW Basic Safety Training Courses before MAR 4710:

  • Advanced Fire Fighting
  • Medical First Aid
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft & Rescue Boats

Farhan saeed, Master Mariner; PhD (Maritime Operations), Liverpool John Moores University, United Kingdom.

Isikeli Waqa, Chief Engineer; B.Eng. (Ocean Engineering), Australian Maritime College, Australia; MSc (Maritime Education and Training), World Maritime University, Sweden.

Kaushik Samanta, Master Mariner; B.Sc (Nautical Science); MBA in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Bharathiar University, India.

Mohab Abouelkawam, Master Mariner; MSc. (Maritime safety and environmental protection), WMU Sweden; PhD. (Maritime Law) Cardiff University, UK. 

Saud Zanbarkji, Masters High Sea’s, Arab Academy for Science and Technology and Maritime Transport, Egypt.

Syed Ahmed, Master Mariner, PGC in TQFE (Engineering), University of Stirling; B.Sc. (Maritime Studies), Karachi University, Pakistan.