2020 Course Schedule

The six-week Diesel Engineering course is designed to give the engineer fundamental working knowledge of the theory, construction, operation, and maintenance of main propulsion and auxiliary diesel engines, engine control systems, and related auxiliary equipment. Lab sessions utilize a Sulzer 1RND68 engine trainer, a Sulzer Bridge/Engine Room Control Console, a KMSS MC-90 Slow Speed Diesel Plant Simulator, an ALFAX/ALCAP purifier, and MAR-TEC fuel oil testing cabinets. Guest lectures and practical labs will be given by ABB Turbocharging and Woodward Governor vendors.


Course Capacity: 12 students

Prerequisites: None

Special Requirements: Students should bring an adequate supply of work clothes appropriate for working in a diesel engine lab environment. Safety shoes are recommended. Appropriate personal protection equipment will be made available throughout the course. Students are encouraged to bring their own laptops.

USCG Approval: Any applicant successfully completing the Diesel Crossover (Endorsement) (MEBAMD-158) course within one year of the course completion date will EITHER satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 11.502 and Table A-III/2, Operation and Maintenance of Marine Diesel Engines of the STCW, as amended 2010, toward an original or raise-in-grade of a motor propulsion endorsement to the level and horsepower of their current steam or gas turbine propulsion endorsement; OR receive a onetime 70 day sea service credit toward the upgrade of the applicant's existing motor license. This credit may not be used for recency. This course may only be presented ONCE to satisfy the requirements in ONE of the options above.