2018 Course Schedule

This one-week course familiarizes deck officers with the fundamental principles of marine power plants to enhance overall shipboard operational safety through effective use and understanding of the propulsion, electric and auxiliary systems, and their inherent design limitations. During the course, students gain basic knowledge of large-bore 2-stroke and 4-stroke diesel engines, high-pressure boilers and steam turbine propulsion, marine gas turbine engines, mechanical thrust reversing equipment, and high voltage power transmission systems.

Note: This course is principally intended for candidates for seeking certification as officers in charge of a navigational watch at the management level.

 

Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: None

USCG Approval: Any applicant who has successfully completed the Operating Principles of Marine Power Plants (MEBAMD-336) course will satisfy the Operate Marine Propulsion Plants training requirements of Table A-II/2 of the STCW as amended for certification as Master or Chief Mate on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC).