|Higher Rank:||Assistant Chief Engineering Officer|
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Specializing in impulse and warp propulsion, these specialists are often specific to even a single class of ship due to the complexity of warp and impulse systems. The high degree of complexity relating to a single warp core often means that these individuals enter Starfleet after achieving prestige within the scientific community. Hundreds of propulsion specialists work every day on new ship designs for the Starfleet Corps of Engineers, examining every aspect of the hull which will affect its optimal intermix formula and plasma flow.