Mar­itime Sys­tems & Engi­neer­ing, Logis­tics Man­age­ment, Trans­porta­tion Oper­a­tions, Power Engi­neer­ing & Small Ves­sel Oper­a­tions Edu­ca­tion and Training


Located on the coast of Maine, Maine Mar­itime Acad­emy (MMA) is a career-​oriented, equal oppor­tu­nity, coed­u­ca­tional, pub­lic and mar­itime col­lege of engi­neer­ing, trans­porta­tion, sci­ence and man­age­ment. The aim is to pro­vide qual­ity edu­ca­tion pro­grams which will allow stu­dents to assume lead­er­ship roles and pro­vide skills and knowl­edge needed to suc­ceed in todays com­pet­i­tive global environment.

Aca­d­e­mic depart­ments include, Mar­itime Engi­neer­ing, Thomp­son School of Marine Trans­porta­tion, Naval Sci­ence, Corn­ing School of Ocean Stud­ies, and Loeb-​Sullivan School of Inter­na­tional Busi­ness & Logistics.

Maine Maritime’s impec­ca­ble aca­d­e­mic rep­u­ta­tion evolves con­tin­u­ously to meet today’s needs and tomorrow’s con­cerns. Aca­d­e­mic pro­grams are designed and man­aged by a fac­ulty from diverse aca­d­e­mic back­grounds, from indus­trial posi­tions in engi­neer­ing, ship oper­a­tions, marine sci­ence, mar­itime man­age­ment, and small ves­sel design and oper­a­tion. In addi­tion to their teach­ing assign­ments, fac­ulty mem­bers serve as aca­d­e­mic advi­sors and par­tic­i­pate in a vari­ety of aca­d­e­mic pur­suits such as research and consulting.

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Maine Maritime Programs

BS Degrees (4 years)

The Acad­emy offers the fol­low­ing bac­calau­re­ate degree aca­d­e­mic majors at its Cas­tine campus:

  • Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Studies
  • Inter­na­tional Busi­ness and Logistics
  • Marine Biol­ogy
  • Marine Engi­neer­ing Oper­a­tions*
  • Marine Engi­neer­ing Tech­nol­ogy*
  • Marine Sys­tems Engi­neer­ing* (License Track - 5 years)
  • Marine Sys­tems Engi­neer­ing** (Non-​License Track)
  • Marine Trans­porta­tion Operations
  • Marine Sci­ence
  • Power Engi­neer­ing Operations
  • Power Engi­neer­ing Technology
  • Small Ves­sel Operations

AS Degrees (2 years)

The Acad­emy offers the fol­low­ing asso­ciate degree aca­d­e­mic majors at its Cas­tine campus:

  • Small Craft Design***
  • Small Ves­sel Sys­tems***
  • Small Ves­sel Operations

*These majors lead to a US Coast Guard unlim­ited license and require par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Reg­i­ment of Mid­ship­men. See the cat­a­log sec­tion enti­tled Stu­dent Life for infor­ma­tion on the Regiment.

**Marine Sys­tems Engi­neer­ing (Non-​License Track) requires first-​year stu­dents to par­tic­i­pate in the Reg­i­ment of Mid­ship­men and the first-​year cruise.

***Small Craft Design and Small Ves­sel Sys­tems are offered as Asso­ciate Degree Pro­grams by Maine Mar­itime Acad­emy in asso­ci­a­tion with The Land­ing School of Boat­build­ing and Design in Ken­neb­unkport, Maine. Res­i­dence at Maine Mar­itime Acad­emy is required for the first year at Cas­tine and at The Land­ing School in Ken­neb­unkport for the sec­ond year of the program.

MS Degree (1 year)

LOEB-​SULLIVAN SCHOOL’S Mas­ter of Sci­ence degree is a 36-​credit hour program:

  • Spe­cial­iza­tion: Global Logis­tics and Mar­itime Management
  • Courses are offered in semes­ter for­mat dur­ing the reg­u­lar aca­d­e­mic year and in two dif­fer­ent mod­ules, one in August pre­ced­ing the semes­ters and one in May-​June to con­clude the year.


There is no sub­sti­tute for the prac­ti­cal expe­ri­ence stu­dents gain in coop­er­a­tive edu­ca­tion pro­grams. Whether at the helm or in the engine room of the Academy’s 500-​foot train­ing ship State of Maine, in lab­o­ra­tory or indus­trial set­tings, stu­dents expe­ri­ence the world of work as part of the MMA pro­gram. Each spring the train­ing ves­sel sails on a two-​month cruise to domes­tic and for­eign ports, as first– and third-​year stu­dents enrolled in unlim­ited U.S. Coast Guard license pro­grams apply what they have learned on cam­pus. Sopho­mores are assigned to mer­chant ships in the Cadet Ship­ping Pro­gram for a min­i­mum of 60 days for engine stu­dents and 90 days for deck stu­dents. Stu­dents in other majors also ben­e­fit from sum­mer co-​op expe­ri­ences in Maine and other states, and from sci­ence and tech­ni­cal intern­ships aboard research ves­sels and on land. More features:

  • Cam­pus Loca­tion: 35-​acre MMA cam­pus is located in Penob­scot Bay, Cas­tine. The city is 40 miles from Ban­gor, and close to Aca­dia National Park, Bax­ter State Park, Appalachian Trail and other prime locations.
  • Accred­i­ta­tion & Mem­ber­ships: New Eng­land Asso­ci­a­tion of Schools and Col­leges, Tech­nol­ogy Accred­i­ta­tion Com­mis­sion of ABET, Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion of State Col­leges and Uni­ver­si­ties, Inter­na­tional Asso­ci­a­tion of Mar­itime Universities
  • Under­grad­u­ate Major areas: Engi­neer­ing & Engi­neer­ing Tech­nol­ogy, Trans­porta­tion, Busi­ness & Logis­tics, Sci­ence and Inter­dis­ci­pli­nary Studies
  • Grad­u­ate Major areas: Global Logis­tics and Mar­itime Management
  • ROTC Pro­grams: Reserve Offi­cer Train­ing Corps (ROTC) trains qual­i­fied young men and women to become offi­cers in these ser­vices upon graduation
  • Co-​ops/​Internships: Coop­er­a­tive Courses are part of the train­ing and a grad­u­a­tion require­ment and for most majors. Some spon­sors are large national and multi­na­tional com­pa­nies. Co-​op courses earn aca­d­e­mic cred­its towards obtain­ing a degree and expe­ri­ence may cre­ate employ­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties with spon­sor­ing companies
  • Cadet Ship­ping: Dur­ing the sum­mer after sopho­more year, stu­dents (unlim­ited USCG license stu­dents) are assigned to mer­chant ships as cadets to deepen the under­stand­ing of ship­board procedures
  • Train­ing: exten­sive hands-​on train­ing is an impor­tant part of all majors. Sea expe­ri­ence; Oceano­graphic research ves­sel cruises; Aux­il­lary sail and small ves­sel train­ing; Sim­u­la­tor train­ing on power gen­er­a­tion, ship han­dling and nav­i­ga­tion exer­cises; Expe­ri­ence in busi­ness /​mar­ket­ing /​logis­tics through Stu­dents in Free Enter­prise (SIFE); Boat prepa­ra­tion; Lead­er­ship and man­age­ment train­ing through Reg­i­ment, cam­pus organizations
  • Stu­dent Res­i­dence: 300 rooms (dou­ble occu­pancy) with reg­i­men­tal and tra­di­tional hous­ing, all mod­ern ameni­ties, round the clock secu­rity, cam­pus book store, com­puter cen­ter, din­ing hall, game/​recreation cen­ter, health services your social media marketing partner