Engineering Officers & Ratings Courses
Marine engineering work on board ships include safe operations and monitoring of numerous systems, like:
- mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and control equipment
- sophisticated engine management systems
- maintenance and monitoring of the machinery space
Chapter 3 of the STCW Code for Standards Regarding Engine Department (Certification) address the requirements for engineering officers and ratings. STCW III/1 – 7 address the requirements as follows:
- Officers in Charge of an Engineering Watch in a manned engine-room or as designated duty engineers in a periodically unmanned engine-room
- Chief Engineer officers and Second Engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3,000 kW propulsion power or more.
- Chief Engineer officers and Second Engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of between 750 kW and 3,000 kW propulsion power
- Ratings Forming Part of an Engineering Watch in a manned engine-room or designated to perform duties in a periodically unmanned engine-room
- Able Seafarer Engine in a manned engine-room or designated to perform duties in a periodically unmanned engine-room.
- Electro-Technical Officers
- Electro-Technical Rating
The responsibilities are broadly broken up into two categories:
- Chief Engineer, and
- Second Engineer (First Assistant Engineer)
- DDE (Designated Duty Engineer) or the Engineer Officer of the Watch (EOW- 4th engineer and 3rd Engineer)
- Electro-technical, and
- Ratings who are part of an Engineering Watch and who must understand orders of the certified engineering officers relevant to watchkeeping duties, carry out a watch routine compliant with the duties of an engine room watch, and more.
Table A-III/2 of the STCW Code govern the responsibilities, tasks and duties of management level. Candidates for certification as chief engineer officer and second engineer officer of seagoing ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3,000 kW power or more are required to demonstrate ability to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities listed in column 1 of STCW Table A-III/2.
A designated duty engineer (DDE) is defined by STCW as the engineer in charge of a watch in a periodically unmanned engine room. Under US regulations, the DDE may serve as a Chief Engineer
This is a program required for those seeking a QMED – Junior Engineer endorsement. The course provides cognitive and practical mechanical skills required of engineering plant maintenance
This course provides an Engine Department personnel with the theoretical and practical knowledge and the skills necessary to perform maintenance and repair operations
The QMED04 Fireman-Watertender course is more suitable for a steam propelled vessel. The course includes knowledge of associated machinery and procedures, and a final exam.
This course covers the requirements of the STCW Convention as amended Chapter V, Section A-V/1-1. The course provides the detailed knowledge to support the training outcomes