Engineering Officers

Foundation Degree in Marine Engineering and MCA Certificate of Competency.

Training is of a sandwich type, consisting of alternating college and sea phases.

The overall duration for an engineer officer trainee is around 3 years. The initial qualifications allow you to be proficient in monitoring the engine room of a vessel at sea. In your cadetship and ongoing development you will learn the essentials of engineering knowledge including diesel propulsion, electrics, electronics and many other related topics.

Overall they will give you the knowledge, confidence and self-discipline to be successful at sea or in the industry framework ashore.

Find out more about the Engine Officer Trainee Scheme

Engine Officer Foundation Degree Route

COLLEGE PHASE APPROX DURATION CONTENT
Induction 3 Weeks STCW Basic Training - including Fire Fighting and
First Aid
General Induction to the shipping industry
Phase 1 25 weeks Foundation Degree - Subjects include:
Mathematics
Marine Propulsion System Principles
Marine Legislation and Management Principles
Marine Electrics
Marine Auxiliary Systems Principles
Work Based Investigation
Workshop skills Training
Phase 2 24 Weeks At Sea
Phase 3 30 Weeks Foundation Degree – Subjects include:
Mechanics
Thermodynamics
Ship Construction
Further Mathematics
Instrumentation and Control Principles
Engineering Management
Ship Stability
Engineering Design and Project
Further Mechanics
Further Thermodynamics
Work Based Investigation
Workshop Skills Training
Phase 4 23 Weeks At Sea
Phase 5
(part 1)
14 Weeks Foundation Degree – Subjects include:
Advanced Marine Electrics
Further Thermodynamics
Further Mechanics
Consolidation of Work Based Learning and any outstanding academic assessments prior to the award of: Foundation Degree (FdSC) in Marine Engineering
Phase 5
(part 2)
6 Weeks STCW short courses: Medical First Aid, AFF, PSC & RB Workshop Skills Training
MCA Orals Preparation
Successful completion of MCA Oral examinations leads to award of initial: MCA Certificate of Competency
Completion of Cadetship*


*Independent option to 'Top-Up' to full Honours Degree.

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