About this course
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: All students attending on-campus courses at Warsash Maritime School must take a Covid-19 test before starting their training. For more information about Covid-19 testing, please read our guidance document.
This course forms part of the chief engineer officer qualification for small vessels (less than 9000kW and less than 3,000GT) with an unlimited area.
This certification is for new and experienced crew who wish to move into the small vessel environment as engineers. A Certificate of Competency gained through this route will be transferable between the following industries:
- Fishing vessels
- Seismic survey
- Oceanographic research vessels
- Government patrol vessels
Further information about this new pathway can be found in MIN 524.
You’ll be taught by our expert team of dedicated maritime lecturers, many of whom are ex-seafarers with either commercial or superyacht experience up to Chief Engineer (Unlimited) status.
This course is delivered in person at our East Park Terrace campus. There is an online delivery available - please see the course page for information and booking links.
What you'll study
This course covers pumps and hydraulics, high pressure air compressor and air systems, electrical plant, ship construction and dry-docking, alternative fuels, refrigeration and air conditioning, plant and lifting plant.
This course is based on lecturer led learning and revision, followed by an exam on the afternoon of the final day. A full set of study notes is provided on application and six weeks’ preparatory study must be undertaken before starting the course.
On application, you will receive a website link and an access code - this will give you access to our teaching packs. These include course notes, past questions and other teaching materials which can be downloaded as a pdf for easy reading on laptops and mobile devices.
We strongly recommend you undertake at least six weeks' pre-study of our teaching packs before starting your course. Your week with us is essentially a revision week before the exam on the Friday.
Registering for small vessel engineer training
Those who wish to gain a small vessel engineering CoC must be officially registered by an approved maritime training provider and be in possession of an LIA/TRB and registration letter, as per MIN 594/524 and associated MSNs 1857, 1859 and 1865, as applicable.
See our small vessel engineer officer progression chart for more information about this pathway.
Next available date
Yacht / small vessel chief engineer
Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course.
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