Combined 2nd Engineer and Chief Engineer Officer Programme


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

These qualifications have International recognition and are also highly regarded by employers of shipping organisations. They are also an asset for those wishing to work shore side and assume executive and managerial responsibilities.

This training programme is designed and specifically tailored to offer the essential specialised knowledge, skills and competence and hence to prepare prospective officers to progress from either:

  • EOOW Certificate of Competency (CoC) to 2nd Engineer CoC, or
  • 2nd Engineer CoC to Chief Engineer CoC

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

  • The programme builds on students’ existing engineering knowledge with the aim to equip them with further specialised knowledge and competence needed for the progression to the higher levels for professional qualification at managerial level applicable and relevant to sea-going and shore-side employments.
  • The programme aims to equip students with theoretical and practical knowledge on managerial principles of Marine (motor and/or steam) Engineering Knowledge and General Engineering Knowledge.
  • At the end of the fully completed course and after obtaining the necessary sea-going service the student should be prepared for the final oral examination which will lead to the required senior license.