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Chief Engineer (Y4) - Marine Diesel Engineering

About this course

This course provides lecturer led learning revision, followed by the exam on the afternoon of the final day. 

A full set of study notes is provided on application and six weeks’ preparatory study must be undertaken prior to attending the Academy.

Course content

The course covers the following:

  • Engine working principles
  • Turbo chargers
  • Engine construction
  • Engine safety devices
  • Engine room layouts
  • Engine auxiliary systems
  • Fuel oil characteristics
  • Distillate fuel oil treatment
  • Lubrication
  • Lubricating oil systems
  • Cooling water systems
  • Heat exchangers
  • Engine starting systems
  • Engine operation and maintenance.

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Please be aware that online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure that you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email


Course information




Two hour written exam.

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