Course Schedules

This five-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.

PLEASE NOTE: The Gas Turbine course has been expanded from four weeks to five weeks in length due to the extra time it takes to complete all of the USCG required assessments.  The course content has not changed.

 

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 Crossover (Endorsement) (MEBAMD-208) course will satisfy:

  • The course requirement of 46 CFR 11.502(b)(4) for adding the Gas Turbine endorsement to the level of their current unlimited Motor or Steam endorsement. OR
  • Receive 60 days sea service credit towards upgrading an unlimited third assistant (Gas Turbine) engineer license to an unlimited second assistant (Gas Turbine) engineer license to an unlimited second assistant (Gas Turbine) engineer license. This course cannot be used for recency.
  • The Gas Turbine Plants training requirements of 46 CFR 11.329(a)(4)(vii).
  • The Gas Turbine standards of competence required by 46 CFR 11.329(a)(3); Section A-III/1 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 17-14 Ch-2 Tasks 1.1.D, 4.3.B, 4.3.E, and 4.3.H.
  • The Gas Turbine standards of competence required by 46 CFR 11.325(a)(2); Section A-III/2 of the STCW Code, as amended 2010, meeting the National Assessment Guidelines from NVIC 15-14 Ch-1 Tasks 1.3.A, 1.3.B, 1.3.C, 1.3.D, 3.3.A, and 7.1.C.

This course may be used for only one application towards sea time credit OR Gas Turbine endorsement cross-over and may not be used for subsequent raises-in-grade or cross-over applications. The applicant will need to take the Increase in Scope exam for this course at a USCG REC.

Applicants who have successfully completed our course need not present completed "Control Sheets" for these assessments in application for STCW certification.