education requirements


expected salary range

$83K to $193K

training area


For the hands-on brainiac who loves adventure.

Conceives and designs machines and systems for propulsion, environmental protection and other onboard applications. Also oversees the installation of all that and teaches the ship’s crew how to use and maintain it. In other words, you’re the person who makes the big, floating thing move in a forward direction (whether you’re on it or not).

Here’s what you need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

Here’s what you get it:

Course/Program Provider/Location Degree Certification Length
UAA – BS Mechanical Engineering UAA – Anchorage BS No 4-5 years
UAF – BS Mechanical Engineering UAF – Fairbanks BS No 4-5 years
UAA – MS Mechanical Engineering UAA – Anchorage MS No 2-4 years
UAF – MS Mechanical Engineering UAF – Fairbanks MS No 2-4 years
UAF – Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering UAF – Fairbanks Ph.D. No 2-4 years