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Course Outline

A 30 hour course designed to give students both the theoretical knowledge and practical hands-on experience of diesel engines. It will enable students to carry out regular servicing of marine diesel engines, and to carry out fault detection and prevention.

This course meets the requirements of the MCA Codes of Practice for the Safety of Large Commercial Sailing and Motor Vessels, the Safety of Small Commercial Motor Vessels and the Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats.

The Course will be run as a combination of theory and practical hands-on sessions working on our varied diesel engines.

Candidates must be over 18 years of age. Having obtained the MCA Approved Engine Course certificate, it offers up the opportunity to legally fill the position of:

Chief engineer on sailing yachts over 24m in length and less than 200gt and 750 Kw within 60 miles from a safe haven

Chief engineer on motor yachts over 24m in length and less than 200gt and l500Kw within 60 miles from a safe haven

Act as the assistant engineer on vessels over 200gt within 60miles from a safe haven (under the Large Yacht code LY(2)

What is involved in the Approved Engine Course (AEC)

The course includes practical sessions as well as all the theory requirements and will cover:

  • Compression Ignition,
  • The principles of two and four stroke engine operation,
  • Construction of engines,
  • The role of air in the combustion process,
  • Fuel systems,
  • Cooling systems,
  • Lubrication systems,
  • Engine electrical systems,
  • Galvanic Action and Cathodic Protection,,
  • Fault finding and rectification,
  • Power transmission,
  • Hull fittings,
  • Safe working practices,
  • Bottled gas installations,
  • Pollution prevention

Examination and Assessment

Continual practical assessments with theory-based examinations will take place throughout the course followed by a written exam.

Tom faherty 24/10/2018

19 Oct.. just completed the MCA approved Engine course and Slinger Banksman course with The Seamanship Centre Team, They have a wealth of knowledge and experience that was shared on the course to make it interesting and easier to understand. Highly Recommended thank you to all at the centre and hope to see you again for further courses..

Steven Durrent 18/10/2018

Attended the AEC course instruction was brilliant. The knowledge that both Andy and Richard included in the course was second to none.
Thanks again guys will be back soon I hope

Aodhán Brown 27/08/2018

Iv did various courses at the seamanship centre, the lecturers Rick and Andy are first class, it is obvious that they are very passionate about what they do, and genuinely care about providing an educational course. They both go above and beyond necessary efforts, in order to help however they can both during the courses and after. I couldn't recommend their service highley enough.

Sheriff 24/08/2018

Should done this coarse years ago ,probably would of saved me thousands in mistakes through the years , Andy helped all the guys at all levels with everything from cooling systems,turbos ,batteries everything it takes to maintain,service and understand your diesel engine and engine room.The seamanship centre has it all and its in a town (Killbegs)of people that just pride themselves on every element of the sea.

eddie 25/04/2018

just finished the marine engine course 10 ot of 10. feel much more confident head n out on the water.

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MCA Approved Marine Engine Course

  • Brand: MCA
  • Product Code: MCA Approved Marine Engine Course
  • Availability: In Stock
  • €590.00

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