Small Vessel Chief Engineer - Statutory and Operational Requirements

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.

Course content

This course covers international conventions (SOLAS / ISM / ISPS / STCW / MARPOL), international labour organisation, Load Line, maritime & coastguard agency, classification societies, planned maintenance systems, voyage planning, emergencies, surveys & dry-docking

Course start dates

12 November 2018
25 February 2019
3 June 2019

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. 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.

Course delivery location

From September 2018, this course will be delivered from Solent University's main East Park Terrace campus in Southampton city centre. Please refer to your joining instructions for information of where to report to when you arrive. 

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Getting to Solent University

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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