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Officer in Charge of Engineering Watch - Unlimited - STCW Reg III/1

On successful completion of the course & oral examination, candidates will be able to work as an Engineer on Vessels of Unlimited Tonnage - STCW Reg III/1.


Course Aim: 

This course provides knowledge and understanding required for trainees to become competent to carry out safely the watchkeeping duties of an officer in charge of an engineering watch in a manned engine-room or designated duty engineer in a periodically unmanned engine-room, both at sea and in port.  


Entry Requirements

  • 16yrs - holding a School Leaving Certificate
  • Medical Fitness Certificate for Service at Sea
  • O'Level Qualification with a minimum Level 3 result in Mathematics and Physics is required.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • A good level in Chemistry is preferred.

Course Structure


This course comprises four functions at the Operational Level.

Function 1: Marine engineering

  • maintaining a safe engineering watch
  • use English in written and oral form
  • use internal communication systems
  • operate main and auxiliary machinery and associated control systems
  • operate fuel, lubrication, ballast and other pumping systems and associated control systems


Function 2: Electrical, electronic and control engineering

  • the safety requirements for working on electrical tasks
  • the ship's electrical engineering and electronics
  • control engineering
  • power distribution systems

Function 3: Maintenance and repair

  • the use of hand and machine tools and measuring instruments
  • marine engineering maintenance

Function 4: Controlling the operation of the ship and care for the persons on board

  • compliance with pollution-prevention requirements
  • maintaining the seaworthiness of the ship, including:
  • ship stability
  • ship construction
  • prevention, control and fighting of fires on board ship
  • operation of life-saving appliances
  • provision of medical first aid on board ship
  • monitoring compliance with legislative requirements
  • Application of Leadership and Team-working skills
  • Contribute to safety of personnel and ship

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