The Academy’s Mechanical Engineering program prepares cadets to apply scientific principles in the design and analysis of mechanical and energy conversion systems. The program provides a solid foundation for service as a Coast Guard Officer, part of a professional engineering practice or further study in a related field.
As a Mechanical Engineering major at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, you will apply scientific principles in the design and analysis of mechanical and energy conversion systems.
By the time you graduate, you will be challenged with design problems that will give you opportunities for developing creativity in solving real-world problems. Each cadet participates in a hands-on capstone design project in which teams of students use their acquired knowledge to design, build and test a practical device.
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Graduates of the program can go on to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering; design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data; design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability; and understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
The Academy’s Mechanical Engineering program is accredited by ABET (www.abet.org), the premier U.S. engineering accreditation agency, which accredits over 3,100 programs in more than 20 countries. The program is delivered by a team of dynamic and dedicated faculty.
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