Marine and Ocean Engineering
What is it?
To-Do List for Marine and Ocean Engineers
-Designing and building a variety of ships, ranging from small yachts and fishing boats all the way to submarines and aircraft carriers.
-Designing on-boat systems including
-Propulsion Systems (engines)
-Maintaining the above mentioned systems on boats or structures.
-Designing marine structures such as oil rigs
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, in order to work in this field one must first obtain a bachelor's degree in engineering. After graduation, several years of professional experience is needed before taking the licensure exam to become a professional engineer. Passing this exam is required for all marine engineers who provide services to the public. Also, many engineers can obtain the U.S. coast guards mariner's License.
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