Minimum Age: Not prescribed.
Prerequisite Certificate: Engineer Watchkeeper.

Required Sea Service:
(a) Must have completed at least 12 months approved seagoing service on ships powered by main engine of 750 kW or more propulsion power in charge of an engine-room watch on ships using propulsion of the kind to which the certificate relates whilst holding a Certificate of Competency as Engineer Watchkeeper.

Course of Study
Must have satisfactorily completed an appropriate course of study that at least meets the standards specified in Table A-III/3 of the STCW Code’78, as amended and includes management training and knowledge of the International Safety Management Code and relevant simulator training and assessment.
Hold the following current Certificates:
(a) valid Certificate of Medical Fitness for service in the engine department;
(b) valid eye sight and color test certificate;
(c) Certificate of Proficiency in survival craft and rescue boats other than fast rescue boats. Section A-VI/2-1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(d) Medical First Aid at Sea. Section A-VI/4-1 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(e) Advanced Firefighting and Control. Section A-VI/3 of the STCW Code’78, as amended;
(f) Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities. Section A- VI/1-4 of the STCW Code’78, as amended; and
(g) Engine Resource Management Certificate.
(h) Security Awareness Training. Section A-VI/6 of the STCW Code’78, as amended.

Must have passed a written, practical and an oral examination in appropriate operational knowledge conducted by a governing body marine engineer Examiner.


FMA is now accepting applications for 2019 for programmes:

- Diploma in Marine Engineering (Semester)
- Diploma in Nautical Science (Semester)
- Certificate IV in Ship Building (Quarter)