Combined 2nd Engineer and Chief Engineer Officer Programme

Introduction

International, National laws and regulations require that all those serving as sea-going Engineer Officers on ships to be licenced.

There are 3 progressive levels of licencing:

  • Engineer Officer of the Watch (EOOW)
  • 2nd Engineer
  • Chief Engineer

The Cyprus Marine Technology Academy (CyMarTA) of Frederick University offers two innovative Professional Training Programmes:

  • EOOW which prepares prospective Marine Engineer Officers to successfully pass the EOOW licence examination.
  • Combined 2nd and Chief Engineer Officer which prepares officers to progress from either EOOW licence to 2nd Engineer Licence or progress from 2nd Engineer licence to Chief Engineer licence.

Both the course underpinning knowledge and the associated practical training are based on the requirements of the Model Courses of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). The programmes meet the requirements of the IMO International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW). They are both approved and accredited by the Cyprus Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM).

These professional training programmes are administrated and supported by the Department of Maritime Transport and Commerce and the Department of Mechanical Engineering.


Programme overview

The overall programme comprises academic lectures coupled with laboratory work at the University, as well as ongoing sea service on-board ships. The emphasis of the course is geared towards the managerial level, with a refresher at the operational level.

Both the course under-pinning knowledge and the associated practical training are based on the requirements of the Model Courses of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

The programme meets the requirements of the IMO International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification & Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW).

The programme is both approved and accredited by the Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) of Cyprus.

Furthermore, the programme is administrated and supported by the Department of Maritime Transport and Commerce (Limassol) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Nicosia) of Frederick University.


Key Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the programme and sea-going training the trainee is:

  • Equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge on managerial principles of Marine (motor and/ or steam) Engineering Knowledge and General Engineering Knowledge.
  • Prepared for the final oral examination which will lead to the required senior licence.