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Systems Engineering & Management Course (Marine Engineering) SEMC (ME))

Systems Engineering & Management Course (Marine Engineering) SEMC (ME))

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Key information


To provide Graduate Officers with a knowledge of the principals of the design, construction, operation and maintenance of Marine Engineering equipment and systems such that they can undertake the duties of the Deputy Marine Engineering Officer in a small ship or Section Officer in a large ship.

Course details

Construction, maintenance and operations of equipment and associated systems, including:

  • Gas turbines, diesels, transmissions, electrical propulsion systems, ship electrical systems, steering & stabilisers, AC generation & distribution, converted supplies, controls, refrigeration & air conditioning, hydraulics, desalination, compressed air and hull systems

    Craft/Workshop skills appreciation:
  • Fitting & turning
  • Sheet metalwork
  • Pipework
  • Welding & cutting
  • Composites and woodwork
  • Stability, docking/undocking, condition based monitoring, NDE/NDT, nuclear propulsion, signature reduction, engineering administration, ship husbandry and MARPOL
  • Practical switchboard operation and ship duty watch exercises
  • ISSC, Divisional Officers Course, NMT101, CBRNDC5, JOLC


  • Degree in Engineering
  • To be computer literate in Microsoft Word and Excel, or equivalent
  • Minimum of 6 months general sea experience is preferable
  • Minimum of 6 weeks practical experience with service equipment (Marine Engineering) is preferable
  • Proof of educational qualifications will be required on joining. In order to take this course, students must be medically fit and pass the Royal Navy Fitness Test.
  • This course includes external visits which involve travelling expenses.

Exams and Qualifications gained

Formal assessments are conducted throughout the course.

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