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Posted: Wednesday, February 5, 2014 9:29 PM
Joined: 05/02/2014
Posts: 2

hi all,


i spent 4 years in the royal navy as an etme gaining OPS before i left in 2011,


since then i have worked as an electromechanical engineer on buildings in london which i find absoloutly mind numbingly boring!


im looking at getting back into the marine engineering sector but have a question,


what level of engineer would i be closest to?





Posted: Monday, February 10, 2014 2:25 PM


Anyone who wishes to enter a career in maritime engineering will require the mandatory STCW Basic Safety Training, ENG 1 and MCA Approved Engine Course. See below for a brief description on the course.

MCA Approved Engine Course

This 4 day course is the required qualification should you wish to become second engineer on a boat over 30 meters, or would prove invaluable if you are captaining a boat of a slightly smaller size.

This course includes extensive practical training as well as theory elements :-


  •          Compression ignition 
  •          Fuel systems 
  •          Cooling systems 
  •          Engine Electrical Systems
  •          Power Transmission
  •          Hull Fittings
  •          Code of Safe Working Practices 
  •          Pollution Legislation 
  •          Bottled LPG Installation 

However if you already hold equivalent experience or qualifications the route to higher level courses maybe shortened if you apply for a letter of initial assessment via the MCA. 

You can visit our website for more information

Hope this helps!