Engine Room Resource Management

About this course

  The main tenets of resource management relate to the non-technical skills associated with the social interaction between team members, situation awareness and the decision-making. This is a high fidelity, complex, simulated working environment. The course covers:

  • The systems approach
  • Safety of operations
  • Environmental issues
  • Co-operation and teamwork
  • Situational awareness management
  • Decision-making
  • Human factors and human error
  • Crisis management and human behaviour
  • Leadership and workload management
  • Risk assessment and risk management
  • Identification of and breaking error chains
  • Efficient use of resources and delegation
  • Communications
  • Planning and prioritising
  • Identification of cause of problem and timely correct response
  • Methodical and logical approach to fault diagnosis and problem solving
  • Identification and justification of 'assumptions'
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Contingency planning


Note: In May 2005, the IMO Maritime Safety Committee approved STCW.6/Circ.7 on Amendments to part B of the STCW Code, to provide guidance on engine-room resource management. The learning objectives of the engine room resource management course delivered at Warsash cover all of the requirements of STCW amendments. The course syllabus/material is relevant, current and appropriate and reflects industry best practice.

Student testimonial

“The new engine room simulator is a very welcome enhancement to a course which for several years has only seen positive feedback from our team members.”

Rick Harper, Director Safety, Training and Development
Norwegian Cruise Line

This course is company-specific and can be booked on demand. It will accommodate a maximum of four and a minimum of three officers from the same company. The course works best with a team of varied ranks and we recommend a complete engine room team of Chief Engineer, first/second engineer, second/third engineer and third/fourth engineer.

How to book

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

Telephone: +44 (0)23 8201 5004 
Email: wma.training@solent.ac.uk

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 wma.training@solent.ac.uk.

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