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MAINE MARITIME ACADEMY/BATH IRON WORKS

Note: The Bath Iron Works Apprentice Program in Ship Design and Ship Production is offered only in Bath, Maine. Not all Student Life Services on the Castine campus are available in Bath, Maine.

The objective of the BIW apprenticeship is to train highly skilled, versatile, and educated mechanics and designers through both classroom instruction and hands-on experience. The program strives to develop proficiency and knowledge in:

  • Engineering principles and problem-solving techniques
  • Organizational, communication, and leadership skills
  • Trade or discipline-based skills and safe work practices

Successful completion of this program leads to the Associate in Science degree.

CURRICULUM BY CONCENTRATION/DEGREE

Ship Design Majors

SHIP DESIGN - Electrical Concentration

Course Number   Course Name  Credits

BIW CS201 

Introduction to Computing 

2

BIW EC102 

Principles of Economics 

3

BIW EG102 

Intro to Marine Engineering 

2

BIW EG120 

Mechanical Drawing I 

3

BIW EG218

Electrical Shop Methods 

1

BIW EG280 

Basic Electricity 

2

BIW EG281 

Electricity II 

3

BIW EG282 

Electricity III 

1

BIW EG283 

Electricity IV 

3

BIW ET280

Fundamentals of Marine Design I 

2

BIW ET282

Design Practices 

2

BIW ET380 

Fundamentals of Marine Design II 

2

BIW ET200 

Basic Electronics 

2

BIW ET207 

Electronics II 

2

BIW ET208 

Electronics III 

3

BIW ET209

Electronics IV

3

BIW HC110 

Business Communications 

3

BIW HC113 

Oral Communication Skills

3

BIW MA230 

Organizational Behavior 

3

BIW MS105 

Mathematics I 

3

BIW MS205 

Mathematics II 

3

BIW NA151 

Ship Building Process 

3

BIW PS103 

Physics I 

3

BIW PS203 

Physics II 

3

BIW OJT 

On the Job Training 

12

SHIP DESIGN - Hull Outfit Concentration

Course Number   Course Name  Credits

BIW CS201 

Introduction to Computing 

2

BIW EC102 

Principles of Economics 

3

BIW EG102 

Intro to Marine Engineering

2

BIW EG120

Mechanical Drawing I 

3

BIW EG250

Mechanical Drawing II 

3

BIW EG216 

Sheet Metal Methods 

1

BIW ET206

Mechanics I 

3

BIW ET306 

Mechanics II 

2

BIW ET230 

Strength of Materials 

3

BIW ET235

Material Properties and Testing I

3

BIW ET280 

Fundamentals of Marine Design I 

2

BIW ET282 

Design Practices

2

BIW ET380 

Fundamentals of Marine Design II

2

BIW HC110

Business Communications 

3

BIW HC113 

Oral Communication Skills 

3

BIW MA230 

Organizational Behavior 

3

BIW MS105 

Mathematics I 

3

BIW MS205 

Mathematics II 

3

BIW NA151 

Ship Building Process

3

BIW PS103

Physics I 

3

BIW PS203 

Physics II 

3

BIW OJT

On the Job Training 

12

SHIP DESIGN - HVAC Concentration

Course Number   Course Name  Credits

BIW CS201 

Introduction to Computing 

2

BIW EC102 

Principles of Economics 

3

BIW EG102

Intro to Marine Engineering 

2

BIW EG120

Mechanical Drawing I 

3

BIW EG250

Mechanical Drawing II

3

BIW EG216 

Sheet Metal Methods 

1

BIW ET206

Mechanics I 

3

BIW ET306 

Mechanics II 

2

BIW ET230 

Strength of Materials

3

BIW ET235

Material Properties and Testing I

3

BIW ET280 

Fundamentals of Marine Design I 

2

BIW ET282 

Design Practices

2

BIW ET380 

Fundamentals of Marine Design II 

2

BIW HC110 

Business Communications 

3

BIW HC113

Oral Communication Skills 

3

BIW MA230 

Organizational Behavior 

3

BIW MS105 

Mathematics I 

3

BIW MS205

Mathematics II 

3

BIW NA151 

Ship Building Process 

3

BIW PS103

Physics I 

3

BIW PS203 

Physics II 

3

BIW OJT 

On the Job Training 

12

SHIP DESIGN - Piping Concentration

Course Number   Course Name  Credits

BIW CS201 

Introduction to Computing 

2

BIW EC102 

Principles of Economics 

3

BIW EG102 

Intro to Marine Engineering 

2

BIW EG120 

Mechanical Drawing I 

3

BIW EG250 

Mechanical Drawing II 

3

BIW EG217 

Pipefitting Methods 

1

BIW ET206

Mechanics I 

3

BIW ET306 

Mechanics II 

2

BIW ET230 

Strength of Materials 

3

BIW ET235

Material Properties and Testing I

3

BIW ET280 

Fundamentals of Marine Design I 

2

BIW ET282 

Design Practices

2

BIW ET380

Fundamentals of Marine Design II

2

BIW HC110 

Business Communications 

3

BIW HC113 

Oral Communication Skills 

3

BIW MA230 

Organizational Behavior 

3

BIW MS105 

Mathematics I 

3

BIW MS205

Mathematics II 

3

BIW NA151

Ship Building Process 

3

BIW PS103

Physics I 

3

BIW PS203 

Physics II 

3

BIW OJT 

On the Job Training 

12

SHIP DESIGN - Structural Concentration

Course Number   Course Name  Credits

BIW CS201 

Introduction to Computing 

2

BIW EC102

Principles of Economics 

3

BIW EG102 

Intro to Marine Engineering 

2

BIW EG120 

Mechanical Drawing I 

3

BIW EG250 

Mechanical Drawing II 

3

BIW ET206

Mechanics I 

3

BIW ET306 

Mechanics II 

2

BIW ET230 

Strength of Materials 

3

BIW ET235

Material Properties and Testing I

3

BIW ET280 

Fundamentals of Marine Design I 

2

BIW ET282 

Design Practices

2

BIW ET380 

Fundamentals of Marine Design II 

2

BIW HC110 

Business Communications

3

BIW HC113 

Oral Communication Skills 

3

BIW MA230 

Organizational Behavior

3

BIW MS105 

Mathematics I 

3

BIW MS205

Mathematics II 

3

BIW NA150 

Mold Lofting 

1

BIW NA151 

Ship Building Process 

3

BIW PS103

Physics I 

3

BIW PS203 

Physics II 

3

BIW OJT

On the Job Training 

12

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