Course Schedules

The four week Marine Electrical Systems (MES) course is designed for engineers who have a sound understanding of electrical fundamentals and theory, but lack the practical skills and experience needed to maintain and troubleshoot shipboard electrical systems. A variety of teaching techniques will be utilized to support the wide range of topics and enhance the delivery of this uniquely modular course. Modules include: Multi-Location Switching, Soldering, Test Equipment, Galvanic Corrosion, Personal Protective Equipment, Power Generation and Distribution, Circuit Protection, Ground Fault Detection, AC Motors and Controllers, Variable Frequency Drives, Thermocouples, Navigation Lights, Sound Powered Telephones, Stepper Motors, and Industrial Lighting. This is a fast paced and challenging course. Candidates are expected to be self-motivated and resourceful.


Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: The lectures, labs, and testing in the Marine Electrical Systems course are designed for students who have successfully completed a formal Marine Engineering program including courses in physics, chemistry, electricity, and mathematics. MES is not a basic electricity course. Prospective students should be capable of passing the online electrical self-assessment test with a minimum score of 80%. Upon registering for the course, students will receive preparatory material via email.

Electrical Self-Assessment Test