MESD Students Showcase Term Projects
Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The 2017 graduating class of marine engineering systems design will present their term projects to faculty, staff and classmates at the Fisheries and Marine Institute (MI) on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Marine engineering systems design technologists apply engineering and architectural principles to design engineering systems that operate ships and drilling platforms. This year, twelve students will graduate from the MI program.

“Our students are trained to work in a number of areas and focus on systems such as bilge, ballast, firefighting, fuel oil, lube oil, cooling water, compressed air, heating, ventilation, air conditioning and numerous other system components,” said Tracey O’Keefe, Engineering Instructor and Chair of the MESD Program at MI. “Once they have completed the MESD program and honed their skills, they’re able to choose among many exciting careers, at home or around the world.”

The term presentations provide each of the graduating students with an opportunity to show case their work and demonstrate their communication, design and critical thinking skills.

“As part of their coursework, they learn to design piping and support systems that allow marine vehicles to operate safely and efficiently in harsh marine environments, use the latest marine design software and design and select propulsion systems, from diesel engines and gas turbines to propellers and water jets,” said Ms. O’Keefe. “This year, the students have focused on topics such as cargo unloading, fresh water production, sewage and gas systems as well as batteries in offshore support vessels, just to name a few.”

A career in MESD is versatile, providing training in pipe design, propulsion and structural constraints in an engineering application based learning environment allow graduates the opportunity to adapt their skills in both the marine environment and land-based environments.

Join the 2017 MESD graduating class in Hampton Hall on May 18 beginning at 9:00 a.m. to learn more. For details on MESD, please visit the program page. To learn about the classes’ activities, check them out on Facebook.


MESD 2017 Schedule