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Marine Engineering Program

3 year program - 10 months at sea

Session / YearFallWinterSummerDuring the school year
1 Courses Courses Sea training 1 Marine Emergency Duties training
2 Courses Sea training 2   Marine Emergency Duties training
3 Courses Courses   Marine Emergency Duties training
4 Sea training 3 Courses    

Session dates are as follows:

  • Sea training 1 (Summer) : late May to mid-August;
  • Sea training 2 (Winter) : late December to late May;
  • Sea training (Fall) : mid-August to late December.

sea training objectives

marine engineering sea tRAINING 1

Marine Engineering students complete their first sea training after two sessions of theoretical studies. The first sea training lasts approximately two months and takes place from late May to mid-August.

In the first school year, students acquire knowledge related to the following subjects:

  • Work organization on board ship;
  • Introduction to the Regulations;
  • Marine Safety;
  • Operation of various pumps and valves;
  • Various pumping systems;
  • Operation of steering gear;
  • Operation of auxiliary machinery;
  • Diesel engine construction and operation;
  • Electricity;
  • Welding and milling;
  • Manual work;
  • Engine and auxiliary machine maintenance.

Overall Objective:

The first sea training’s main objective is to enable apprentice officers to confirm their career choice. It is important that they have a chance to understand and participate in the different aspects of work at sea.

Specific Objectives:

  • Familiarize oneself with the occupation of Marine Engineer and life on board;
  • Situate safety and firefighting apparatus;
  • Familiarize oneself with the engine room and its machinery;
  • Participate in the different watches;
  • Situate the elements composing the various pumping systems;
  • Participate in different types of maintenance work.

Marine engineering sea TRAINING 2

Marine Engineering students do their second sea training after three sessions of theoretical studies. The second sea training lasts approximately four to five months and takes place from late December to late May.

In the third session, students have acquired knowledge and honed their skills related to the following subjects:

  • Technical drawing;
  • Shipbuilding;
  • Pumping systems and monitoring units;
  • Electricity;
  • Physics;
  • Welding and milling;
  • Machine operating parameter reading and interpretation;
  • Engine and auxiliary machinery maintenance.

Overall Objective:

The goal of the second sea training is to enable apprentice officers to acquire new knowledge and further their existing skills.

Specific Objectives:

  • Familiarize oneself with the ship;
  • Participate in the different watches;
  • Participate in the different types of maintenance work performed on board ship;
  • Participate in ship operations;
  • Perform certain work without supervision.

marine engineering sea TRAINING 3

Marine Engineering students do their third sea training after five sessions of theoretical studies. The third sea training lasts approximately four to five months and takes place from mid-August to late December.

In the fourth and fifth sessions, students have acquired knowledge related to the following subjects:

  • Steam boiler construction and operation;
  • Steam turbine construction and operation;
  • Stability;
  • Propulsion Plant Simulator, Level 1;
  • Electricity;
  • Physics;
  • Welding and milling;
  • Environment.

Overall Objective:

Like the second sea training, the goal of the third sea training is to acquire new knowledge and further existing skills. It also prepares the apprentice officer to work a watch as a Marine Engineer.

Specific Objectives:

  • Familiarize oneself with the ship;
  • Perform the tasks related to a watch;
  • Participate in the different types of maintenance work performed on board ship;
  • Participate in ship operations;
  • Perform work without supervision.

The apprentice officers you choose for the third sea training may be the next certified officers you hire! Make sure they have a chance to put all the tasks linked to their future job into practice. You have a unique opportunity to prepare the workers of tomorrow!