Engineering Department Links
The Starfleet Technical Manual, the bible of STF technology, it's jam packed with wholesome goodness. A must read for any Engineer or would be Designer. Also useful for roleplayers and Gamesmasters. This is where you will find all the specs for any ships and technology that have been approved by the Engineering Department. If you can't find your ship here, maybe it got mothballed.
The Ship's Graveyard, also known as the mothballed specs file. "Where old starship designs go to die." This page is listed only for EDept historical reference. No design listed on this page is supported for NPC or PC use by the EDept.
The Academy Engineering Course at Starfleet Academy offers lots of useful and important information regarding Ship Design and what is "canon" reference material.
The Engineering Department's submissions policies links can be found at the top of this page. This is the place to go if you are thinking of designing a new ship, new piece of technology or upgrading an old design.
Engineering Department History
Welcome to the STF Engineering Department, or ED. The ED is the second oldest Department in STF, after the Personnel Department. Started in 1994, the ED was run under the administration of Mike Ballway for the first 2years of it's life. Since then, a large number of EDirs have come and gone, including STF notables such as Mike Cathcart, Randy McCullick, Owen Townes, and Colin Wyers. However, the purpose of the ED has been a constant in that time: to ensure all ships in STF have decent, usable specs. In it's time, the ED has taken over other small divisions and sections. One of which is the Dockmaster (originally a Proto-ED in 1992), and the Department of Registry. These departments were originally in charge of keeping a list of which ships had which design, and making sure that registries (NCC numbers) weren't redundantly (or inappropriately) used. As these are really technical issues, both duties have been "assimilated" into the ED. The Dockmasters office still exists, but is really only used as the webmaster for the ED. A relatively new issue the ED handles is that of new technologies. Originally, designers could put what they wanted into specs and the technology became official if passed. However, more and more we saw that on occasion such technologies spawned redundancies, or that a ship spec would be held up because of a piece of bad tech. Thus, the ED also approves new tech independantly of ship specs now.