Institute of Maritime Upgrading Studies Alexandria
This chief engineer program aims to meet the mandatory requirements related to knowledge, understanding and proficiency of the STCW 78 as amended and flag state obligations. It is particularly meant to satisfy the specific requirements stated in STCW Code. These involve providing program recipients with proficient knowledge and expertise regarding the management of all operations concerning propulsion plant machinery. Planning, scheduling of operations, conducting surveillance as well as performance of assessment and maintenance procedures are all essential theoretical and practical knowledge provided by the introduced program content. Moreover, the program covers the critical theoretical knowledge regarding the management operations of electrical and electronic control equipment and it also gets the trainees familiar with furnished practical expertise in regard to managing troubleshooting and maintenance of electrical and electronic equipment and systems, so that their operating condition may be maintained and enhanced.
Candidates applying to sit for the Chief engineer certificate of Competency examination shall meet the following requirements according to ministerial decree 221/2013:
Be holding 2nd engineer certificate of competency.
Meet the medical fitness requirements for the certificate.
Have an approved seagoing service of not less than 18 months as an officer in charge of an engineering watch on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 750 kW or more on ocean going voyages after the date of holding the 2nd engineer certificate of competency. The required seagoing service shall be associated with the operation of diesel, steam, and gas turbine engines.
Have completed the required upgrading training course in a recognized maritime institution.
Have completed the required mandatory training courses in the recognized maritime institution in accordance with article 22 of the ministerial decree 221/2013.
In case of completing the seagoing service on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of less than 3000 kW, a limited propulsion power certificate of competency will be issued after meeting the other requirements for certification.
The limitation will only be removed after fulfilling the seagoing service requirements of ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3000 kW or more and passing an oral exam.
Tests & Prerequisites
Obtaining an approved seagoing service of not less than 18 months as a second marine engineer in charge of an engineering watch on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3000 kW after the date of holding the 2nd engineer certificate of competency.