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 gain a broad base of knowledge rooted in engineering principles through programs and activities like:
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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 … as leaders in the military, maritime, multi-mission environment of the U.S. Coast Guard.
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 dynamic faculty team led by CDR David Clippinger.
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