This is the fourth level up from the primary level in the Marine Engineering Certificate course which include contents of marine plants up to 750 kW. It is designed to fulfil the level of competence required to operate marine propulsion plants up to 750 kW. The course provide opportunities for learners to develop their knowledge, skills and attitudes in order to improve the effectiveness as Marine Engineers. In addition, it provide learners with a broad range of technical expertise and associated management skills in the field of Marine Engineering to the level of Class III specified in the SPMC code.
It is recognised by the Maritime Industries as satisfying the requirements for employment as a qualification. This course has been developed in accordance with the standards as enforced by the STCW standards and the SPMC Maritime Competency Standards.
The course comprises of Eight Modules. These modules are in line with the South Pacific Maritime and STCW 95 code. The modules in this course are designed to be taught off-the-job, however, it is expected that candidates will have on-the-job seagoing experience covering a portion of the learning outcomes. The course is designed to meet the requirements of maritime trainees across diverse industry sectors, defined by vessel type and trade.
- Be not less than 18 years of age
- Meet the requirements of medical fitness including eye sight and hearing
- Must have good aptitude in Mathematics and Science
- Not less than a 12 months approved service as a Watchkeeping Engineer whilst holding a Certificate of Competency as a Class IV Engineer
- Not less than 12 months at sea as a Watchkeeping engineer on completion of 3 years workshop service acceptable to the Authority
- Valid Engineer Class IV certificate of competence and valid Advance safety Certificate with 12 month sea time on vessel up to 750KW
- Have completed approved education and training of at least 36 months which includes 6 months on board training (on vessel more than 5000 KW propulsion power machinery) which include on board training documented in an approved training record book.
Prerequisite Certificate: Safety Certificates/Class IV Certificate of Competency
Course Code: DCME (III)
Course Name: Certificate in Marine Engineering – Class III (3) Engineer
Duration: 18 weeks
Core Units: 8 Units
Total Credit Points: 40
|Unit Code||Unit Name||Pre-requisite||Semester Offered||Credit Points|
|ME341||Applied Mechanics II||Class 4 Engineer plus 12 months sea time on vessel of up to 750 KW.||5|
|To provide the learner an advance approach in solving mechanical problems that is relevant in marine engineering environment.|
|ME342||Thermodynamics (Heat & Heat Engines) II||Class 4 Engineer plus 12 months sea time on vessel of up to 750 KW.||5|
|To provide the learner further scientific approach to heat engines to include Boiler operation and maintenance|
|ME343||Engineering Drawing III||Class 4 Engineer plus 12 months sea time on vessel of up to 750 KW.||3|
|To provide the learner advance skills in solving engineering problems and designs graphically.|
|ME344||Electro Technology II||Class 4 Engineer plus 12 months sea time on vessel of up to 750 KW.||4|
|To provide the learner advance approach in solving complex electrical and electronic problems.|
|ME345||Naval Architecture and Ship Construction II||Class 4 Engineer plus 12 months sea time on vessel of up to 750 KW.||4|
|To provide the learner advance skills and knowledge of Ship construction and Naval Architecture|
|ME346||Engineering Knowledge - General II||Class 4 Engineer plus 12 months sea time on vessel of up to 750 KW.||8|
|To provide the learner the advance knowledge and skills in watch operation and duties of a second engineer.|
|ME347||Engineering Knowledge - Motor II||Class 4 Engineer plus 12 months sea time on vessel of up to 750 KW.||8|
|To provide the learner advance skills and knowledge of the safe operations and maintenance of marine engines and propulsion system and its auxiliary systems.|
|ME348||Vessel Administration||Class 4 Engineer plus 12 months sea time on vessel of up to 750 KW.||3|
|To provide the learner the basic skills in ship management.|