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Marine Engineers are the officers of a ship which operate and maintain the propulsion and electrical generation systems onboard a ship. They also can help with the design, build, and repair of these complicated systems. New design is mostly included within the naval architecture or ship design. The merchant and military fleets of the world would not move without Marine Engineers. The field is closely related to mechanical engineering, although the modern engineer requires knowledge (and hands on experience) with electrical, electronic, pneumatic, hydraulic, chemistry, control engineering, naval architecture, process engineering,gas turbines and even nuclear technology on military vessels. The State of Maine, 1892, by Antonio Jacobsen Naval architects design barges, boats, and ships for their clients to be for use in commercial, pleasure, military, or or other applications. ... Men from Francisco de Orellanas expedition building a small brigantine, the San Pedro, to be used in the search for food Shipbuilding is the construction of ships. ... The W16 engine from a Bugatti Veyron Mechanical engineering is a very broad field of engineering that involves the application of physical principles for analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems. ... Transmission lines in Lund, Sweden Electric power, often known as power or electricity, involves the production and delivery of electrical energy in sufficient quantities to operate domestic appliances, office equipment, industrial machinery and provide sufficient energy for both domestic and commercial lighting, heating, cooking and industrial processes. ... The field of electronics is the study and use of systems that operate by controlling the flow of electrons or other electrically charged particles in devices such as thermionic valves and semiconductors. ... Pneumatics, from the Greek πνευματικός (pneumatikos, coming from the wind) is the use of pressurized gases to do work in science and technology. ... Table of Hydraulics and Hydrostatics, from the 1728 Cyclopaedia. ... Multicolored chemicals are frequent hallmarks of chemistry. ... Control engineering is the engineering discipline that focuses on the mathematical modelling systems of a diverse nature, analysing their dynamic behaviour, and using control theory to make a controller that will cause the systems to behave in a desired manner. ... The State of Maine, 1892, by Antonio Jacobsen Naval architects design barges, boats, and ships for their clients to be for use in commercial, pleasure, military, or or other applications. ... “Process engineering is about applying engineering approaches, techniques, and tools to the construction of Process Models. ... The worlds first commercial, oil-free gas turbine is manufactured by Capstone. ...

Marine Engineering staff also deal with the "Hotel" facilities onboard, notably the sewage, lighting, air conditioning and water systems. They deal with bulk fuel transfers, and require training in firefighting and first aid, as well as in dealing with the ship's boats and other nautical tasks- especially with cargo loading/discharging gear and safety systems. However in many cases cargo is transferred by the deck officers and deck workers. Sewage is domestic, municipal, or industrial liquid waste products disposed of via a pipe or similar structure. ... Note: in the broadest sense, air conditioning can refer to any form of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning. ... Firefighter with an axe A firefighter, sometimes still called a fireman though women have increasingly joined firefighting units, is a person who is trained and equipped to put out fires, rescue people and in some areas provide emergency medical services. ...

The original term engineer on a ship meant the people who dealt with the engines ("The black hand gang"), as opposed to the Consulting Engineer concept. Marine Engineers are generally much more hands on, and often get dirty, sweaty and hot doing their jobs. Care and thought is required, however, especially with heavy machinery in a seaway, and in managing the rest of the engine-room crew.

There are 4 classifications of Marine Engineering licences throughout the Coast Guard, those being Chief Engineer, 1st Engineer, 2nd Engineer, and 3rd Engineer.

A common Engineering crew for a ship is:

(1) Chief Engineer

(1-2) 1st Engineer(s)

(1) 2nd Engineer

(2-3) 3rd Engineers

(1-2) QMED (non-licenced qualified man in the engine department)

(4) Oilers (non-licenced unskilled hands)

External links

  • Australia's national centre for maritime education, training and research
  • The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology
  • The Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers, Singapore
  • Canadian Institute of Marine Engineering
  • SUNY Maritime College
  • Maine Maritime Academy, College of Marine Engineering
  • WA Maritime Training Centre, Challenger TAFE Fremantle Australia
  • Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
  • Istanbul Technical University Martime Faculty
  • Escola NĂ¡utica Infante D. Henrique, Portugal
  • Singapore Maritime Academy, Singapore

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