2020 Fall Semester Course Schedule

PLEASE NOTE: Due to COVID-19, this course will take place online. More information will be provided to students who are registered into the class.

This course is live video online with your instructor, it is NOT self-paced.  Students will be expected to spend 6-7 hours per day online during specific times which will be set by the instructor.

This three week course has an intended audience of those individuals at the technical-management level with responsibilities for marine maintenance and/or port engineering duties, including for Government contracts.  This course is designed to prepare those individuals currently working as port engineers, or those individuals looking to pursue a port engineer position.

This course of instruction offers the following instructional topics:

  • Engineering
  • Contracting, including for Government Contracts and Shipyard Organizations
  • Preparing for a Maintenance Period
  • Engineering Administration, including for Government Contracts for an Availability Period
  • Fundamentals of Project Management, including for Government Contracts
  • Weld Process/Procedures, and Inspection
  • Dry Docking
  • Propulsion System Alignment
  • Corrosion, Surface Prep, Coatings, and Inspection
  • Contract Closeout, including for Government Contracts
  • Shipyard Safety


Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: Students should bring work clothes appropriate for working in a lab and shipyard environment. Work shoes are mandatory, safety shoes are recommended.


* CMES has partnered with BMT Designers & Planners, Inc. to offer the Port Engineers / Marine Maintenance course.