Marine Safety Engineering
Advanced Education Opportunities
Welcome to the CG-5PS Advanced Education Webpage! Here you can find information about the Marine Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and the Electrical Power & Controls Engineering advanced education programs. You can also locate us on Portal.
Members desiring a challenging and rewarding career with a variety of opportunities in positions of increasing responsibility are encouraged to apply. Graduates will be placed in positions of significant responsibility that will directly impact the Marine Safety industry.
The Marine Engineering program offers members a chance to earn degrees in Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering, and other technical disciplines from a number of schools, including MIT, University of Michigan, and Virginia Tech. Officers in this program will have the chance to be at the forefront of new technological advancements taking place in the marine industry, such as green shipping technologies and offshore energy exploration. These positions directly promote the Coast Guard's ability to properly execute its marine safety, security, and stewardship missions.
The Marine Safety Engineering postgraduate program also includes the Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Power & Controls Engineering, Fire Protection Engineering, and Chemical Engineering programs.
The Electrical Power & Controls program offers members a chance to earn a postgraduate degree in Electrical Engineering. Members who are selected will spearhead applications of engineering standards to critical electrical systems on board all classes of commercial vessels, including dynamically positioned offshore oil facilities and vessels with new hybrid technologies. These vessels employ a wide range of electrical generation, distribution, and power management systems; from very basic to complex computer controlled systems, as seen in small land-based electrical substations.
The Fire Protection Engineering program gives members an opportunity to earn a postgraduate degree in Fire Protection Engineering. FPE involves the application of fire science and engineering principles to protect life, property, and the environment from the effects of fire and smoke. This officer will have the opportunity to lead efforts to apply the latest developments in fire science to improve commercial maritime safety with emphasis on the offshore and passenger vessel industries.
The Chemical Engineering program gives members an opportunity to earn a postgraduate degree in Chemical Engineering. Coast Guard Chemical Engineers help ensure the safe handling and transport of bulk and packaged hazardous materials, reviewing vessel and facility vapor control systems, analyzing new chemical cargoes to establish requirements for their safe and environmentally responsible carriage, and conducting vessel plan reviews. Graduates may be called upon to apply their chemical engineering knowledge to assist with casualty investigations and to collaborate with Coast Guard field units and the maritime industry.
The Mechanical Engineering program gives members the opportunity to earn a postgraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering. Officers in this program will have the chance to be at the forefront of new technological advancements taking place in the marine industry, including the offshore industry. These positions directly promote the Coast Guard's ability to properly execute its marine safety, security, and stewardship missions.
The Cyber Safety Engineering program offers members a chance to earn degrees in Cybersecurity, Information Security, and other Computer Science and Computer Engineering disciplines from a number of schools, including the Naval Postgraduate School, Georgia Tech, and Virginia Tech. As cyber threats to America’s Maritime Transportation System continue to grow, Cyber Safety Engineers will develop the policies and regulations required to harden MTS cyber-readiness and minimize threat of network breach shutting down maritime infrastructure. Graduates will be called upon to apply their deep understanding of commercial marine operations and complex cybersecurity topics to develop cyber standards domestically and internationally through the IMO.
The Environmental Engineering program offers members a chance to earn a degree in Environmental Engineering from a variety of schools. There has been a significant domestic and international emphasis on maritime environmental policy and regulation in recent years. With a growing role in regulation development and compliance, the Coast Guard must rely on officers in this program to provide detailed review of a multitude of environmental protection systems designed to address the Vessel Incidental Discharge Act, the IMO Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategy, ballast water management, and other environmental concerns. The Environmental Protection mission of the Coast Guard depends on the skills developed through this program.
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Note: Students may apply to other schools. This list is a sample of some of the schools previously attended.
Prevention Officer Career Guide:
The Operations Ashore Junior Officer Career Guide was published in 2015 by the The Coast Guard Deputy Commandant for Operations(CG-DCO). It provides career guidance for a number of different career paths within Prevention and can assist Officers in planning a career in Prevention which includes postgraduate school.
Marine Safety Engineering Newsletter:
Twice a year, CG-5PS publishes the "Marine Safety Engineering Newsletter". This newsletter provides vital information regarding current projects in CG-5PS and at the Marine Safety Center, glimpses into the Marine Safety Engineering field, and highlights of the Marine Safety Program, including recent graduates of the Advanced Education program.
Use the following points of contact for more information:
Mechanical Engineering / Electrical Power Systems & Controls Engineering
LT Carmine Faul
School: University of Washington
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
LT Carol Yin
School: University of Michigan
LT Ethan Beard
School: Stanford University
Fire Protection Engineering
LT Jon Taylor
School: Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Cyber Safety Engineering
LCDR Matt Faha
School: University of Michigan
LT TJ Ashley
School: John Hopkins
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Last Modified: 26 Jul 2017