2021 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 who has successfully completed the Diesel Crossover (Endorsement) (MEBAMD-158) course will satisfy:

  • The course requirement of 46 CFR 11.502(b)(4) for adding the Motor endorsement to the level of their current unlimited Steam or Gas Turbine endorsement. OR
  • Receive 60 days sea service credit towards upgrading an unlimited third assistant (Motor) engineer license to an unlimited second assistant (Motor) engineer license. This course cannot be used for recency.
  • The Motor Plants training requirements of 46 CFR 11.329(a)(4)(ix).
  • The Motor 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.B, 4.2.C, 4.3.C, 4.3.F. and 6.1.B.
  • The Motor 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 1.1.A, 1.1.B, 1.1.C, 1.1.D, 3.1.A, and 7.1.A.

This course may be used for only one application towards sea time credit OR Diesel 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.