Engineering deals with the physical components of the ship.
The description here abstracts the functions into interfaces to allow monitoring and control of the component state. Listed are some common properties of all components:

* Efficiency - Degree to which a component converts energy to useful work.
* Damage - Degree to which a component is able to function.

===Power Plant===
The power plant is the component responsible for creating and delivering power to the other components.
It is composed of four main parts:
* Fuel storage
* Fuel conversion
* Power storage
* Power delivery (Power bus)

====Power Generator====
The power generated converts fuel into usable power.
The key properties to a power generator are:
* Fuel Capacity - Maximum amount of fuel that can be accessed.
* Fuel Quantity - Actual amount of fuel that is available for use.
* Fuel Conversion ratio - Determines how much fuel turns into how much power
* Fuel Flow Rate - How much fuel is used in a conversion cycle.
* Conversion Rate - How often fuel is converted
* Convertion Max Rate - Maximum convertion rate
* Needed Power - This property allows the system to scale the amount of fuel converted to the action needed amount of power.
====Power Storage====
In systems it is useful to have a way to create a reserve of power greater than the generator capacity. This helps prevent blackout situations as well as reduces power waste and improves overall power management.
The key properties to a power storage system are:
* Power capacity
* Power Amount

===Movement and Orientation (Engines and thrusters)===

===Environmental Control===