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Department of Mechanical Engineering
Commercial Cruise, Co-Ops (Internships) and Careers

Our Mechanical Engineering Students are our most sought after upon graduation.  An ME student can choose to seek a US Coast Guard 3rd Assistant Engineers License or the optional Power Generation Minor.  Those students seeking a US Coast Guard 3rd Assistant Engineers License will participate in two sixty day training cruises aboard the TS Golden Bear and one Commercial Cruise.  Students seeking the Power Generation Minor with participate in one TS Golden Bear Cruise and then two sixty day Cooperative Education Opportunities.


Commercial Cruise (Internship at Sea) Opportunities

All students in the Mechanical Engineering degree seeking a US Coast Guard 3rd Assistants Licenses are required to do a sixty day commercial cruise. Commercial Cruise is completed your sophomore summer after successfully passing the first training ship cruise.  For Commercial Cruise you will sail aboard an actual working Merchant Marine Vessel.  This is your opportunity to get hands on training while experiencing the career path you will be going into.  We’ve got lots of exciting opportunities for you, around the world, on all type of vessel platforms and engine types. For example, ME students in the past have secured Commercial Cruise Billets with the following (not a complete list):

Alaska Marine Highway
Alaska Tanker Company
American Presidents Lines
Chevron Shipping Company
Crowley Maritime
Dredge Operators
Edison Chouest Offshore
Foss Maritime
G&H Towing
Hawaiian Tug & Barge / Young Brothers
Horizon Lines
Hornblower Marine Services
J. Ray McDermott
K-Sea Transportation
Laborde Marine
Maresk Lines Ltd.
Matson Navigation Company
Military Sealift Command
Norwegian Cruise Lines
Ocean Shipholdings
Overseas Shipholding Group
Pasha Hawaii
Polar Tankers
Scripps Institute of Oceanography
Seabulk Tankers
Seacor Marine
Tote
United Maritime Group
US Army Corps of Engineers
United States Shipping
Western Towboat

Please contact the Assistant Director of Sea-Going Career Services / Commercial Cruise Coordinator for more information:
Career Center Commercial Cruise Coordinator: Kuulei Galatioto


Co-Op (Internships on Land) Opportunities

 All students in the Mechanical Engineering degree seeking the Power Plant Minor are required to do two sixty day Co-Ops during their academic career. We’ve got lots of exciting opportunities for you, in a number of different engineering areas. For example, ME students in the past have secured Co-Ops with the following (not a complete list):

AGI Engineering, Inc.
Arcturus Marine Systems
BAE Systems, San Francisco Ship Repair
Cardinal Cogen
Chevron Oronite Company LLC
Constellation Energy
Equity Office
FM Global
Foss Maritime
Guttmann & Blaevoet Consulting Engineers
Halcrow Group
Hansen Rigging
Hornblower Cruises & Events
The J. David Gladstone Institutes
 
Genentech, Inc.
Northrop Grumman
Oakley, IncPearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
Port of Los Angeles
Price Pump
R.F. MacDonald Co.
Siemens
Southland Industries
UCSF/SFGH Orthopedic Trauma Institute
USS-POSCO Industries
Valero Refining Company
Western Allied Mechanical
Worley Parsons Group 

Please contact the Assistant Director of Shore-Side Career Services / Co-Op Coordinator for more information:
Career Center Co-Op Coordinator: Christina Harrison     

 
 Career Opportunities

Mechanical Engineering graduates go on to exciting careers in a number of maritime and engineering related areas such as 3rd Assistant Engineer, Stationary Engineer, Quality Assurance, Design, Power Plant Operations, Manufacturing, and Building Maintenance to name a few.  For example, some of our recent Mechanical Engineering graduates currently work for:

Able Engineering Services
ABM Engineering
ACCO Engineered Systems
Altec Industries
American Maritime Officers Union
Bahamas Maritime Authority
Chevron Global Manufacturing
Chevron Shipping Company
Commonwealth Utilities Corp.
Constellation Energy
Covanta Energy
Crockett Cogeneration
Crowley Maritime
Equity Office Properties
EYP Mission Critical Facilities
FM Global
Four Seasons Marine Services

Genentech, Inc.
General Dynamics NASSCO
General Electric
Hornblower Marine Services
Kennerley-Spratling, Inc.
Maersk Line Ltd.
Majestic America Line
Marine Engineers Beneficiary Association
Marine Technical Services, Inc.
Military Sealift Command
MK2 Engineering
Navy Facilities Engineering Command
Navy Warfare Officer Program
Northrop Grumman
Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard
Prenumbra, Inc.