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Engineer Officer of the Watch (Specialised Route)

About this course

A programme leading to STCW ’95 III/1 Engineer Officer of the Watch (EOOW) Certification for candidates with specialised academic qualifications and/or experience recognised by the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). In addition to any other training requirements specified by the MCA in their Letter of Initial Assessment, candidates will undertake the IAMI Engineering Knowledge (EK) written examination and/or the MCA oral exam. 

Candidates will undertake the requisite MNTB workshop skills training (unless exempted by the MCA), which is taught and assessed to the satisfaction of the MCA in accordance with MNTB standards. Candidates must also pass the initial four STCW safety courses before completing a minimum six months' sea service (including four months' engine room watch keeping duties).

During the sea service period, candidates will complete an MNTB Training Record Book to the required standard and complete guided study course material before returning to the Academy (please note, we are no longer sending these out due to change in the programme to HNC). During the final Academy phase, candidates will complete all additional STCW certification courses and attend tutorials prior to undertaking IAMI EK written examination (on general engineering knowledge and steam/motor engineering knowledge) and the MCA oral examination.

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Summary course information
Course fee guidance notes

Course start dates

18 September 2017
8 January 2018
23 April 2018

Please contact the admissions team for prices and availability.

How to book

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

Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 5015 

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

Course information

Training towards

STCW ’95 III/1 Engineer Officer of the Watch.


Exams, and completion of required sea service and MNTB Training Record Book.

Teaching methods

Guided study and tutorials.


Letter of Initial Assessment from MCA.

A valid personal medical fitness certificate recognised by the MCA.