Ship mechanical specialty is one of the profile areas of training of naval specialists. The existence and further development of the specialty is due to the constant shortage on the world market of highly qualified marine engineers. The need and expediency of further training of specialists in this specialty is due to the current development needs not only of Ukraine but also of a number of foreign countries. The current system of maritime education, which is implemented by maritime schools, is closely linked to the maritime and river fleet, which provides its need for training, retraining and advanced training of maritime transport professionals. Only the appropriate level of training, creating a systematic approach to the improvement and effectiveness of teaching.
Specialist with this "Master" is the direct organizer of the production process of mechanical maintenance and operation of SEU at specified modes, control and regulation systems of electrical equipment, auxiliary devices, steering and deck mechanisms, refrigeration units and process equipment, ship systems. The master must be able to organize and perform work on the assessment of technical condition, prevention and repair of ship mechanisms.
The purpose of education in specialization 217 "Operation of ship power plants" is to train professionals capable of solving practical and scientific problems in the maritime field.