Certificate in Marine Engineering Assistant (MEA)

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In accordance with Part A Section A-I11/4 of the Standard of Training Certification and Watch keeping (STCW Code) for seafarers as amended which established the mandatory minimum requirements for officers in charge of the an engineering  watch or intended to be assigned or assigned to ship board duties on board a seagoing vessel/ship other than passenger ship at the support level.

What kind of People takes the MEA Program?
Persons/people who work or intends to work in the maritime and/or oil & gas sector or industries especially those who are employed to work on board a marine vessel/ship. Officers and/or ratings who in charge of an engineering watch and also those designated with the duty of an engineering watch in a periodically unmanned engine room on a seagoing ship powered by main propulsion machinery of 750KW  or more Propulsion power. 

What will I gain from this qualification?  
Upon satisfactory completion trainees or graduants will be able to demonstrate the standard of competence required to undertake at the operational level the duty of an engineering watch, they will be able to carry out maintenance and repair at the operational level on propulsion machinery of more than 750kw and also care for personnel on board a ship at the operational and support level.

What does the course cover? 
The course is divided into two semesters of three (3) months per semester

First Semester: First semester is an introductory class of two months and an observation of one month. The course covers fresher with no sea term experience who have no sea term experience but intends to develop their career within the maritime sector. It covers Basic Science, Marine Safety, Seamanship, Marine Pollution, Mathematics, Engine Operation & Maintenance, Introduction to Naval Architecture and use of English.

Second Semester: consist of a semester of a semester of three months and this course is required for those with at least have an approved seagoing service/experience of not less than 12 months. The course covers Auxiliary Machinery, Lubrication (Fuel/oil) properties, Engine Operation, Engine Maintenance, Workshop practice, Repair of Engines.

Course delivery:
Using a combination of experienced lecturers/instructors, classroom syndicate exercises interactive activities and practical demonstrations.                                                             

Entry qualification
 Candidates must possess a five (5) credit pass and must be no less than 18years of age while those registering for the MEA program are required to have at least no less than 18months seat term experience

Course Duration: 
Two semesters for introductory and a semester for those with sea term experience.     


Career Development. 
The course will provide specialist knowledge and opportunity for those seeking to become an officer and it is a requirement for obtaining the particular certificate of competency (COC) as a marine engineering assistant and second engineer     

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