Combined 2nd Engineer and Chief Engineer Officer Programme

Program Structure

The academic programme comprises the following training blocks:

For candidates studying towards the 2nd Engineer licence:

12 weeks at the University facilities – lectures, laboratories - on the following core areas at managerial level:

  • Marine Engineering (motor and/or steam) Knowledge
  • General Engineering Knowledge

At the end of the University academic period, the student will be taking written examinations, which count towards the 2nd Engineer CoC requirements.

In addition to the requirement to pass written examinations, the student is also required to take an oral examination, normally administrated by SDM examiners.

For the above mentioned oral exam, students will be able to undertake preparatory work towards the end of the course, at the University.

 

For candidates studying towards the Chief Engineer licence:

12 weeks at the University facilities – lectures, laboratories - on the following core areas at advanced managerial level:

  • Marine Engineering (motor and/or steam) Knowledge
  • General Engineering Knowledge

At the end of the University academic period the student will be taking written examinations, which count towards the Chief Engineer CoC requirements.

In addition to the requirement to pass written examinations the student is also required to take an oral examination, normally administrated by SDM examiners.

For the above oral exam, students will be able to undertake preparatory work towards the end of the course, at the University.

Each trainee is required to attend the STCW training short courses and produce valid certificates for:

  • personal survival;
  • fire prevention and fire-fighting;
  • elementary first aid;
  • personal safety and social responsibilities;
  • advanced fire-fighting;
  • medical first aid

Within the training period trainees are now also required to attend the Engine Room Resource Management (ERM) [Management level] short courses (5 days). This will be facilitated by the University.