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Engine Room Systems and Simulation

Warsash Maritime Academy produced the world’s first merchant navy engine room simulator some 30 years ago. Ever since then, we have demonstrated our commitment to the development and delivery of new courses that meet the ever-changing demands and training requirements of the international shipping industry.

Our full mission engine room simulator was officially opened in October 2012 by Mr Milhar Fuazudeen, Head of Maritime Training and Human Element Maritime Safety Section, within the International Maritime Organisation (IMO). 

This specially designed simulator is the first of its kind in the world. By integrating simulator technology with real vessel control and electrical systems it represents a significant advancement in bringing realism into this highly specialist training area, providing candidates with an environment in which they can develop their technical engineering skills and their non-technical human element, leadership and management skills to exceed the requirements of STCW 2010 Manila Amendments.

The engine room simulator includes a suite of rooms comprising an engine control room, an emergency switchboard room, an HV (11KVA) room containing an HV breaker and control panel and an instructor station. It can also be linked to a bridge simulator to provide a total ship simulation training environment.

Visit the Engine Room Systems and Simulation page for detailed information about the facility.

For detailed course information and availability, please link to the relevant course from the summary list below:

High Voltage - Operational Level

High Voltage - Management Level

Engine Room Resource Management 

Steam Propulsion Plant Operations

Engineering Officer Assessments (pre-employment or pre-promotion)

From 1 June 2019, these courses will be delivered from our new maritime simulation centre at Solent University's main East Park Terrace campus in Southampton city centre. 

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