Sea Term II: Marine Engineering

Course Description

Provides an opportunity for cadets to obtain sea service and engineering watchstanding experience in a structured shipboard training program which is compliant with Chapter III of STCW and the requirements of 46 CFR. The training uses a building-block approach, bringing the cadet up to an acceptable level of proficiency in each area of required competence. Shipboard training is closely integrated with the shore-based academic curriculum at the Academy which includes a range of simulation and practical lab experiences. All phases of training are conducted by STCW Qualified Instructors and Designated Examiners.

Entrance Requirements

Learning Objectives

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the following STCW elements:

Demonstrate proficiency in the following skills:

Other Objectives


  1. Watch
  2. Workshop Skills
    1. Gear pump Maintenance/Shaft Alignment. (OICEW 8-2C)
    2. Heat Exchangers (OICEW 8-2F)
    3. Valve Overhaul (OICEW 8-2E)
    4. Manifolds/Hydronics Trainer (OICEW 8-2D)
    5. Gauge Glass Maintenance
    6. Operation and Maintenance of a Wilden Pump
  3. Training
    1. Refrigeration
    2. LO Purifier
    3. Main Steam/Feed/Condensate
    4. Makeup Feed/Auxiliary Exhaust
    5. Auxiliary Steam Systems
    6. MSD/Pollution Regulations
    7. Evaporators
    8. Fans and Blowers
    9. Compressed Air
    10. Pump Operations
    11. Grease/Bearings/Lubrication
    12. Bilge Operations

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