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Engineer Officer Cadet Training Program

Officer-in-Charge of an Engineering Watch Training Programme is based on requirements of Regulation III/1, Sec. A-III/1, Table A-III/1 of the IMO STCW 2010 Convention.

The trainees who successfully complete the programme are eligible to appear for the Certificate of Competency Officer-in-Charge of an Engineering Watch Examination conducted by the Maritime Safety Authority,
LEARNING OBJECTIVE
On successful completion of the Program and examination the trainees should possess sufficient knowledge, understanding and proficiency to achieve the following competencies:-

1.1 ENGINEER OFFICER CADET TRAINING PROGRAM-STAGE 1

  • Use appropriate tools for fabrication and repair operations typically performed on ships.
  • Use hand tools and measuring equipment for dismantling, maintenance, repair and re-assembly of shipboard plant and equipment.
  • Use hand tools, electrical and electronic measuring and test equipment for fault finding, maintenance and repair operations.
  • Maintain a safe engineering watch.
  • Use English in written and oral form.
  • Operate main and auxiliary machinery and associated control systems.
  • Operate pumping systems and associated control systems.
  • Operate alternators, generators and control systems.
  • Maintain marine engineering systems, including control systems.
  • Ensure compliance with pollution-prevention requirements
  • Maintain sea-worthiness of the ship.
  • Prevent, control and fight fires on board.
  • Operate life-saving appliances.
  • Apply medical first aid on board ship.
  • Monitor compliance with legislative requirements
  • Extra training in activities for physical strength and mental stability

1.2 ENGINEER OFFICER CADET TRAINING PROGRAM-STAGE 3

  • Watch-keeping
  • Arrival/Departure and standby procedure
  • Maintenance work routine
  • Safety drills
  • Oil Pollution and Prevention drills

1.3 ENGINEER OFFICER CADET TRAINING PROGRAM-STAGE 5

  • Shipyard heavy fitting training
  • Electronics
  • Automation and Control systems
  • Engine room simulator
  • Follow Stage 5 and Watch-keeper course to prepare for EWKO examination

PURPOSE
The purpose of this course is to provide the participant the knowledge, skills and understanding to elevate himself form secondary school leaver to a qualified Watch keeping Marine Engineer.
COURSE DURATION

  • Stage I - 6 months at FMA - 6 months Industrial Attachment
  • Stage II - 9 months supervised Shipboard-board training.
  • Stage III - 3 months at FMA
  • Stage IV - 9 months supervised Shipboard training
  • Stage V - 6 months at FMA

Total Duration 39 months
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ENTRY STANDARDS / LERNER STATUS
Phase I
This course is open for:
Those who comply with the minimum standards and requirements stipulated by the Academy as per Approved course No. MTP/01/ED-201/2014.
(The HoD(ED) reserves the right to waiver the upper limit of the age requirement, in case of a candidate displaying exceptional capabilities.)
Those who comply with the minimum standards and requirements stipulated by the Academy.

  • Shall not be less than 18 years of age and not more than 22 years of age, at the time of closing of applications
  • The minimum educational qualifications shall be
  • Successful at the FSLC Examination with minimum mark of, 50% Mathematics, Physics, and not less than 40% English.
  • Medical certificate from an MSAF approved doctor that includes eye sight and color blindness test results

Phase II
Should have completed phase I
Phase III
Should have completed 09 months sea service in Phase II
COURSE INTAKE LIMITATIONS (PHASE I AND PHASE III)

  • Number of Students not to exceed 30.
  • As per the student number adequate classrooms/ laboratories/ workshops/ other facilities to be provided.
  • Learner / Trainer Ratio – 30:1

Classes @ FMA

9 - 13 January 2017

 Updating Course for Deck Officer -  Management Level

23 - 27 January 2017  Updating Course for Deck Officer -  Operational Level