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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.

Ciaran O'Connor 21/02/2019

Just completed the Approved Engine Course.
The instructors have an excellent way of imparting their wealth of knowledge.
Would highly recommend their courses. Very professional and friendly throughout.

Paul Rogers 17/02/2019

Done the AEC there last week, Could not recommend the seamanship centre enough, will always go there if possible.

Egons Šmits 14/02/2019

Course is 100% worth of it, classes well equipped for practicals, both lecturers ,Richard and Andy are not only teachers both proper seafarers so there was not just schooly stuff but real life hints too, thks a lot .
And Killybegs is nice place to stay during your course ,too.

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

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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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