training course, thermodynamics, mechanics, materials, controls, mathematics, electrical, naval architecture, maritime law, workshop, drawing, diploma, environment, survival, marine, nautical, engineers

Training Marine Engineers

Home Registrar Newsletter Courses E-book References Shopping Seafaring About
Marine Links Glossary Skills Calculation Tools Ship

training course, competency, license, thermodynamics, mechanics, materials, controls, mathematics, electrical, naval architecture, maritime law, workshop, drawing, diploma, environment, survival, marine, nautical, engineers, marine, engineer, engineering, shipping, ship, boat, equipment, machinery, merchant shipping

   SURVIVAL   SHIPYARD   CADETSHIP

  SAFETY CARTOON

The Training of a Marine Engineer

A person who wants to be a marine engineer must be prepared to spend a long period of time in training. Normally, a young man will enroll with a college which offer a course in marine engineering after completing 'O' levels. The course offered by marine colleges normally consists of a period of full time study and a period of industrial training in shipyards and on board ships.

The subjects usually covered are thermodynamics, mechanics, materials, control, mathematics, electrical, naval architecture, maritime laws, workshop skills, engineering drawing and drafting, etc. 

The course duration may vary with the different colleges. Normally, there will be 2 years of classroom study, followed by 1-1/2 years of practical training. There may be another year of final classroom study after this.

The successful candidate may be awarded a diploma or an equivalent qualification. He will then be able to work full time on board ships as a qualified marine engineer class 4. From then on, based on his working period on board ship of varying sizes, he can be eligible to sit for competency certificates as a class 2 marine engineer. Again after a period of service the holder of a class 2 certificate can sit for the class 1 certificate of competency. The latter certificate of competency will qualify a holder to work as a chief engineer on board ship.

Some of the subjects covered for the certificate of competency exams can be downloaded here:  General Engineering Knowledge, Motor Engineering Knowledge, Naval Architecture, Electro-Technology, Marine Engineer Orals.

There are 3 types of certificate of competency (coc) for different ships. There are home trade certificates, local trade certificates, and foreign-going certificates. These certificates enable the holder to work on ships, which ply home waters, local waters, and international waters respectively.

Much emphasis is given to practical training because the marine environment is very harsh. Any breakdown in machinery, damage to structures, systems has to be rectified by the seamen themselves. Any problems with staff, food, water supplies, fuel oil will have to be handled appropriately. 

"The ship sailing on the ocean is at the mercy of the weather"

2004 Yoon Chee Tuck    Contact me

  Training Job Leisure Skills Engrg Articles Places Links Ships  
Home Registrar Newsletter Courses E-book Articles References Shopping Seafaring About Us
Pleasure Sensations Advertise with Us E-book Design Web Design Survival Soviet Orient Travel Aids Seascape Cartoons
Marine Treasure Chest Navy Forex Trading Contact Us Link to Us Boating Safety Posters Story Telling Products
Search Flag Digital Fun 2002 - 2011 Thomas Yoon   Safety A-ware Offshore Surveys Search Colleges