2020 Course Schedule

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 and presents our certificate:

  • Will satisfy the training course requirements of 46 CFR 11.502(b)(4) for adding Gas Turbine propulsion mode to an existing national engineering officer endorsement. AND
  • Be considered to have demonstrated the STCW Standards of Competence for Gas Turbine the Operational and Management Level TASKS as documented in:
    • NVIC 17-14 OICEW TASK Nos.: 1.1.D, 4.3.B, 4.3.E, and 4.3.H
    • NVIC 15-14 CE/2nd EO TASK Nos.: 1.3.A, 1.3.B, 1.3.C, 1.3.D, 3.3.A, 5.1.C, and 7.1.C.

Applicants shall have the Gas Turbine Endorsement added to their existing national engineering endorsement upon successfully passing the USCG issued Increase-In-Scope examination for Gas Turbine Plants appropriate for their current endorsement.

This course may be used for only one application of an Increase-In-Scope for adding Gas Turbine Propulsion to an existing Engineering Officer endorsement.

Applicants who have successfully completed this course are not required to present completed assessments in application for STCW certification.