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 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 and dry-docking.
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.
This course is based on lecturer led learning and revision, followed by an exam 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 before starting the course.
On application, you will receive a website link and an access code - this will give you access to our teaching packs. These include course notes, past questions and other teaching materials which can be downloaded as a pdf for easy reading on laptops and mobile devices.
We strongly recommend you undertake at least six weeks' pre-study of our teaching packs before starting the course. Your week with us is essentially a revision week before the exam on the Friday.
Course start dates
11 November 2019
24 February 2020
15 June 2020
Book this course online on the Warsash Maritime Academy website
Course delivery location - Southampton
This course is delivered from Solent University's main East Park Terrace campus in Southampton city centre. Please refer to your joining instructions for information on where report to when you arrive.
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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
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 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 email@example.com.
Your joining instructions will tell you which campus your training will take place at - please read carefully and take note.