About this course
This course forms part of the new second engineer officer qualification for small vessels less than 9000kW and less than 3,000GT (unlimited area).
Gain enormous benefits from the expertise of our dedicated maritime lecturers. Many are ex-seafarers with either commercial or superyacht experience up to Chief Engineer (Unlimited). We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching based around the framework of being part of Solent University's Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering. This is bolstered by an exceptional overall first time pass rate of 85% (2012 yacht engineering courses).
The course is based on lecturer led learning and revision, followed by an 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.
This certification now covers new and experienced crew who wish to move into the small vessel environment as engineers. A CoC gained through this route will be transferable between the following industries:
- Fishing vessels
- Seismic survey
- Oceanographic research vessels
- Government patrol vessels
Further information about this new pathway can be found in MIN 524.
The course and exam covers engine working principles, turbochargers, engine operation and maintenance, engine safety devices and governors, clutches and gearboxes, fuel supply systems, fuel characteristics and treatment, cooling water systems, engine starting systems, and engine construction.
Course delivery location
This course is delivered from Solent University's main East Park Terrace campus in Southampton city centre. Please refer to your joining instructions for information of where to report to when you arrive.
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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
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.
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Course availability and booking
Monday 14 January 2019
Monday 13 May 2019