Small Vessel Chief Engineer - Auxiliary Equipment Part 2

About this course

This course forms part of the New Chief Engineer Officer qualification for Small Vessels less than 9000kW and less than 3,000 GT (Unlimited area).

This course is based on lecturer led learning and revision, followed by the examination on the afternoon of the final day. A full set of study notes is provided on application and six weeks’ preparatory study must be undertaken prior to attending the Academy.

This certification now covers new and experienced crew who wish to move into the small vessel environment as engineers. A CoC gained through this route will be transferable between the following industries:

  • Fishing vessels
  • Superyachts
  • Tugs
  • Workboats
  • Standby
  • Seismic survey
  • Oceanographic research vessels
  • Government patrol vessels

Further information about this new pathway can be found in MIN 524.

Course content

This course covers pumps & hydraulics, high pressure air compressor & air systems, electrical plant, ship construction & dry-docking, alternative fuels, refrigeration & air conditioning plant and lifting plant

Course start dates 

Monday 25 June 2018

Book this course online on the Warsash Maritime Academy website

Further information

See our small vessel engineer FAQs and our engineer officer progression chart for more information.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our teaching as part of Solent University’s Warsash School of Maritime Science and Engineering. This is bolstered by an exceptional overall first-time pass rate of 85%. Gain enormous benefits from the expertise of our dedicated maritime lecturers, many of whom are ex-seafarers with either commercial or superyacht experience up to Chief Engineer (Unlimited) status.

How to book

Please contact the admissions team if you require more information about this course:

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 

Normal office hours are (UK time):
Monday - Thursday: 08.30 - 17.00
Friday 08.30 - 16.30

Please be aware that online bookings will be confirmed with joining information within one working day of the booking being made. Confirmation of payment should be received in the normal way.

Please ensure that you follow the booking process and do not enter payment details more than once, unless you are booking more than one course. If you experience any issues, please email


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