Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA)

Program Title:

Bachelor of Marine Engineering Technology (MET)

Other Facts:

Effective Date: 9 June 2023

Renewal Date: 15 June 2028

Program Chair

Akram Zeid
Head of Marine Engineering Department

Program Aim

The program aims to provide the students with the knowledge, understanding, and skills necessary to prepare engineering graduates who meet the entry requirements for the Watchkeeper Certificate of Competency (3rd engineer certificate). The Marine Engineering program is committed to be an instrument of positive change in the maritime industry for the ultimate benefit of society. For all those who undertake education and training at the program, the marine engineering program shall facilitate the acquisition of the right learning, the right skills, and the right attitude thereby promoting in them a passion for the profession.

Program Description

The college provides diverse educational programs so that all graduates may have a proper place in the world maritime industry. All maritime educational and training programs have been designed to meet the standards set by SMA and to satisfy the requirements of the STCW 78 as amended, in addition to the IMO model courses, which meet the conditions for the Certificates of Competency (COC), and set to satisfy the different needs of individuals, organizations, and institutions in the maritime industry.  Improving the educational, training, and personal skills of students, together with enhancing students’ sportive and social activities to meet the maritime industry demand. The program qualifies students for a variety of maritime business careers, giving a special advantage to those wishing to enter the Marine Engineering field.

Program Objectives

1. Provide a strong foundation in basic and advanced knowledge related to the marine engineering field.

2. Qualify students to pursue their professional careers or advanced studies by gaining the skills that enhance their ability to communicate effectively using transferable and soft skills.

3. Support the maritime sector with successful marine engineers to carry out the engineering watch at sea and maintain systems based on engineering fundamentals and modern technological tools.

4. Prepare students for the assessment and certification as Officer-in-Charge of an Engineering Watch (OICEW) in a manned engine room or designated duty engineer officer in a periodically unmanned engine room.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

(K1) Discuss principles of mathematics, science, maritime language, engineering fundamentals and engineering specialization, and technical reports in the field of marine engineering.

(K2)  Identify relevant codes, catalogues, manufacturer’s specifications, checklists, and handbooks. (S1)  Investigate marine engineering problems to develop practical solutions using basic principles of

mathematics, natural sciences, and engineering sciences.

(S2) Examine standard tests, measurements, calculations, and experiments and analyze and interpret the results to improve processes and Design solutions.

(S3) Apply appropriate techniques, resources, installation drawings, assembly drawings and detail drawings, and modern engineering IT tools.

(S4)  Apply written, oral, and graphical communication in both technical and non-technical environments, using technical literature and report, extracting information through literature surveys and experiments, applying appropriate research methodologies and making effective presentations.

(C1)  Manage safely the watchkeeping duties of an officer in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine room or designated duty engineer in a periodically unmanned engine room, both at sea and in port.

(C2) Manage effectively the main engine operation, auxiliary machinery and associated control system and automation.

(C3)  Perform all work in accordance with legislation, regulation, policies, and practices related to health and safety, accessibility, human rights, and environmental management.

Entry Requirements

Required Documents:

  • General Secondary School Certificate/ Transcript or its equivalent approved by the UAE Ministry of Education.
  • Copy of a valid Emirati ID and/ or a passport for both the applicant and the guardian.
  • A copy of a valid Resident Identity Card for non-local applicants.
  • Family book for the local applicant and birth certificate for non-local applicant.
  • Four Passport-size photographs.
  • National Service Certificate for the local male applicates (exemption or postponement).
  • Certificate of Good Conduct.
  • Certificate of proficiency in English (IELTS or TOEFL or EmSAT).
  • Payment receipt for the non-refundable admission fees.

English Language Certificate Requirements:

  • EmSAT: 1100
  • IELTS: 5
  • TOEFL Institutional: 500
  • TOEFL IBT: 61

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Account: 0012070039001

IBAN: AE470410000012070039001


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Completion Requirement:

Students are required to complete 137 credits distributed as follows:

1. 21 credit hours as university requirements.

2. 30 credit hours as college requirements.

3. 86 credit hours as program requirements

University Requirement (General Education)

21 credit hours as university requirements

Mandatory Courses
  • GED 100 Introduction to research methodology Credit Hours: 3
  • GED 101 Physics for Engineers Credit Hours: 3
  • GED 102 General Mathematics Credit Hours: 3
  • GED 103 General Maritime English I Credit Hours: 3
  • GED 104 Advanced Mathematics Credit Hours: 3
  • GED 105 General Maritime English II Credit Hours: 3
  • GED 106 Innovation & Entrepreneurship Credit Hours: 3

College Requirement

30 credit hours as college requirements. 

Mandatory Courses
  • MET 161 Industrial Chemistry Credit Hours: 2
  • MET 171 Introduction to Programming Credit Hours: 3
  • MET 181 Year I Project Credit Hours: 2
  • MET 231 Ship Construction Credit Hours: 2
  • MET 232 Naval Architecture Credit Hours: 3
  • MET 243 Engine Room Watchkeeping Credit Hours: 2
  • MET 282 Year II Project Credit Hours: 2
  • MET 383 Year III Project Credit Hours: 2
  • MET 484 Final Year Project I Credit Hours: 3
  • MET 485 Final Year Project II Credit Hours: 3
  • S 300 Sea Training Credit Hours: 6
  • P 101 Physical Education I Credit Hours: 0
  • P 102 Physical Education II Credit Hours: 0
  • P 203 Physical Education III Credit Hours: 0
  • P 204 Physical Education IV Credit Hours: 0

Program Requirement (Specialization Courses)

86 credit hours as program requirements. 

Mandatory Courses
  • MET 111 Engineering Drawing Credit Hours: 3
  • MET 112 Engineering Mechanics Credit Hours: 4
  • MET 113 Manufacturing Technology Credit Hours: 3
  • MET 214 Computer Aided Drafting & Modelling Credit Hours: 3
  • MET 215 Manufacturing Processes Credit Hours: 3
  • MET 216 Materials Science Credit Hours: 3
  • MET 221 Electrical Engineering Fundamentals Credit Hours: 3
  • MET 222 Instrumentation & Measurements Credit Hours: 3
  • MET 233 Marine Engineering I Credit Hours: 4
  • MET 241 Thermodynamics Credit Hours: 4
  • MET 242 Marine Diesel Engines I Credit Hours: 4
  • MET 323 Electrical Machines Credit Hours: 3
  • MET 334 Ship Repair Technology Credit Hours: 3
  • MET 335 Marine Engineering II Credit Hours: 4
  • MET 344 Marine Diesel Engines II Credit Hours: 4
  • MET 345 Heat Transfer Credit Hours: 3
  • MET 424 Electrical Power in Ships Credit Hours: 4
  • MET 425 Marine Automation and Control Systems Credit Hours: 4
  • MET 436 Marine Engineering III Credit Hours: 3
  • MET 446 Steam Plant Engineering Credit Hours: 3
  • MET 447 Marine Refrigeration & Air Conditioning Credit Hours: 3
  • MET 448 Marine Diesel Engines III Credit Hours: 3
Electives Courses
  • MET 417 Machine Design Credit Hours: 3
  • MET 426 Marine Renewable Energy Systems Credit Hours: 3
  • MET 437 Ship Design Credit Hours: 3
  • MET 449 Maintenance Planning Credit Hours: 3
  • MET 451 Introduction to Offshore Engineering Credit Hours: 3
  • MET 452 Underwater Technology Credit Hours: 3
  • MET 453 Oil & Gas Production Technology Credit Hours: 3
  • MET 454 Drilling Technology Credit Hours: 3


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  • Neil James Thambi, MARINE CHIEF ENGINEER (UNLIMITED), Maters's, Technical Ship Mangement / Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde, UK    
  • Dr. Hossam M. Eldessouky, Assistant Professor, PhD, Advanced Manufacturing Systems, University of Bath, UK  
  • Akram Zeid, Assistant Professor, PhD, Mechanical and Marine Engineering, University of Nottingham, UK    
  • Ahmed Hamdy Moursy, Head of Maritime Transport Department, Masters Maritime Affairs - Maritime Safety & Environmental Administration, Maritime Safety & Environmental protection, World Maritime University - Sweden    
  • Georgios Katsoulis, Dean, PhD, Electronics Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Greece    
  • Ahmed Ismail, Captain/Master Mariner, master's Science in Maritime Affairs, Maritime Safety & Environmental Administration, World Maritime University, Sweden
  • Hongseok Bae, Assistant Professor, PhD, Naval Architecture, Ocean and Marine Engineering, University of Strathclyde, UK    
  • Tarek Ali Hassan Abou Elela, Assistant Professor, PhD, Marine and Commercial Law- International Transport Law & Multimodal Transport. - Marine Communications. - Seaman ship. - Maritime arbitration. - Marine insurance., Alexandria University, Egypt    
  • Mohamed Abdelfattah Mohamed, Captain Master Mariner, Masters Operation of ship and Maritime Safety, Maritime Safety and Environmental Protection, AASTMT, Egypt    
  • Dr. C. Elavarasi Sasikumar, Assistant Professor, PhD, Electronics Engineering- Communication system Communication System, Antenna, Microwave and Millimeter wave Antenna, Microwave Electronics, Electromagnetic Transmission Line, Pondicherry University, India    
  • Ahmed Salem, Associate Professor, PhD, Ship Design, Construction and Stability, University of Strathclyde, UK    
  • Donald Macleod Paterson, Assistant Professor, PhD, Ship Stability & Risk-based Design, University of Strathclyde, UK    
  • Mauro Francesco, Assistant Professor, PhD Ocean Engineering, Research in hydrodynamics and marine propulsion, University of Rijeka, Croatia

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