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About this course

Unless you have been exempted by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency due to previous industrial experience/qualifications, you must undertake and pass an MNTB Workshop Skills Training programme before you can gain initial certification as Engineer Officer of the Watch (EOOW). 

This programme is normally undertaken as part of one of the EOOW unlimited certification programmes. 

What you'll learn

The training covers all marine engineering workshop skills elements including use and care of hand tools, measuring equipment, drilling machines, centre lathes, vertical milling machines, off-hand grinding machines and welding equipment. The programme then advances to cover maintenance skills, assembly skills and electrical/electronic practice. 

Please see our Covid-19 statement and guidance for those attending maritime training and certification courses and exams at Solent University from week commencing 6 July 2020.

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    Engineer Officer of the Watch Unlimited CoC

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Please contact admissions for course availability and to book.

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Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course.

Online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure that you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email

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Normal office hours are (UK time):

08.30 - 17.00 Monday to Thursday
08.30 - 16.30 Friday