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Bachelor of Applied Science in Marine Engineering Technology

The Faculty of Engineering Technology and Science mission is to provide world class engineering programs empowering graduates with the desire for learning, discovery and innovation, and provide highly competent technologists and engineers to meet present and future industry needs nationally and globally. The reputation and academic integrity of Engineering Technology and Science programs at HCT.

The Faculty of Engineering Technology and Science graduates are effective in the design and practical application of engineering technology solutions. As students, they are taught to lead successfully, work efficiently, and communicate effectively in a team. Their experience during the engineering undergraduate program will instill ethical values and professional standards, therefore, helping them expand their knowledge and competencies through continuing education and other lifelong learning experiences. Thus, making them significant members of the community by contributing their skills and knowledge either locally or internationally. Employment prospects for HCT Engineering Technology and Science graduates are very strong and cover many local and international industrial sectors including Aviation, Computing, Construction, Consulting, Defense, Energy, Governance, Health care, Infrastructure support and maintenance, Manufacturing, Oil and gas and Telecommunications.

Dr. Dieter W. Joenssen
Executive Dean

Program Description

This program educates students in the field of Marine Engineering Technology, to prepare them to work in a wide range of maritime related industries in the UAE including: the offshore industry; shipyards; classifications societies; ship design consultancies; ship owners, and ports.

Program Goals

The aim of the program is to produce merchant engineering officers of character and vision. The internationally recognized curriculum is designed to ensure that each graduate enters the UAE merchant navy profession as an engineering officer with the unique combination of education and professional skills required by a engineering officer leading up to shipÕs chief engineer.

In addition to the generic graduate outcomes related to graduates of the Higher Colleges of Technology, cadets, upon completion of the program, will be able to:

¥ Demonstrate a knowledge base in marine engineering and technology, suitable for a career as an engineering officer.
¥ Employ the necessary communication and engineering skills to safely operate merchant vessels.
¥ Show appropriate officer-like qualities of discipline, leadership, management and teamwork.
¥ Manage and reflect on their own work, lifelong-learning and professional development. 

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, a HCT graduate in Bachelor of Applied Science in Marine Engineering Technology should have the ability to:

  1. Demonstrate the competency to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities of a shipÕs chief engineer
  2. Demonstrate a knowledge base in relevant marine related topics suitable for a career as a marine professional
  3. Effectively lead, work and communicate in a team
  4. Expand knowledge and capabilities through continuing education or other lifelong learning experiences.