If I were to guess I'd say it's an attack like from Beams or cannons as opposed to something like a Shockwave that is undirected and just hits a whole area.
STO is about my Liberated Borg Federation Captain with his Breen 1st Officer, Jem'Hadar Tactical Officer, Liberated Borg Engineering Officer, Android Ops Officer, Photonic Science Officer, Gorn Science Officer, and Reman Medical Officer jumping into their Jem'Hadar Carrier and flying off to do missions for the new Romulan Empire. But for some players allowing a T5 Connie to be used breaks the canon in the game.
Thanks for the info. I was afraid it only meant damage using that engineering skill that's called Directed-something-something. But if it'll be all regular beam weapon attacks that makes it an awesome passive to have.