2018 Course Schedule

This four-week course is designed to provide an introduction to, and an understanding of, gas turbine propulsion systems as used in the marine field. Areas of study will include, but are not limited to: system terminology, thermodynamics, construction and installation designs, monitoring and control instrumentation, and propulsion configurations.

Specialized course work on specific engines such as the General Electric LM2500, Allison/Rolls-Royce 501K, and the Pratt-Whitney JT-4A provide the student with an overview of various propulsion systems found in the industry today. Fuel oil preparation, reduction gears, propeller systems (including controllable pitch designs), turbine controls, and total plant operation will also be included.


Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: Students should bring work clothes appropriate for working in a gas turbine lab environment. Safety shoes are recommended. Eye protection will be made available.

USCG Approval: Any applicant, who has successfully completed the Gas Turbine Engineering (MEBAMD-209) course and presents our Certificate of Training, within five years of completion, may have their Engineering endorsement amended for Gas Turbine propulsion in accordance:

  1. For applicants who began their service and/or training prior to March 24, 2014 and do not request to be evaluated under the current regulation:
      1. Meet the Course Completion requirements for a gas turbine endorsement in accordance with NVIC 02-01; AND
      2. Must provide evidence of sea service and/or experience in accordance with guidance published in NVIC 02-01.

  2. For applicants who began their service and/or training after March 24, 2014:
      1. Satisfy the training course requirement of 46 CFR 11.502(b)(4) and may be issued a Gas Turbine endorsement without additional sea service PROVIDED they have passed the appropriate USCG issued Increase-in-Scope examination for Gas Turbine. This course may be used for only one application towards an Increase-in-Scope for a Gas Turbine endorsement and may not be used in any subsequent applications.

  3. Be considered to have successfully demonstrated the competence for the STCW Code, as amended for Gas Turbine propulsion plants.
  4. This course may be used in conjunction with a Raise of Grade provided all other requirements for the Raise of Grade have been met.