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Marine Engineering

Marine Engineering English


STCW requirements:

Adequate knowledge of the English language to enable the officer to use engineering publications and to per­form engineering duties


  • Understand main engine and auxiliary engine operation
  • Use publications of main and auxiliary machinery and associated control systems (marine diesel engines; marine boiler; shafting installations, including propeller; other auxiliaries (air compressor purifier, fresh water generator, heat exchanger); steering gear; deck machinery; oily water separators)
  • Correctly interpret machine operating manuals
  • Use publications of fuel, lubrication, bilge, ballast and other pumping systems and associated control systems (pumping and piping systems, oily-water separators)
  • Fluid flow and characteristics of lubricating oil, fuel oil and cooling systems
  • Use publications of preventing, controlling, and fighting fires on board
  • Introduction to ship’s business correspondence; describe mechanical breakdowns and repairs; notify appropriate parties of repairs; establish and explain reasons for breakdowns or faults
  • Use publications of hand tools, machine tools and measuring instruments for fabrication and repair on board
  • Maintain a safe engineering watch; English language associated with keeping a watch and handing over a watch; maintenance and significance of machinery space logs
  • Chief engineer’s standing orders
  • Use publications of personnel and ship safety
  • Give a brief introduction to IMO Conventions and Port State Control
  • Maritime conventions (STCW, MARPOL, SOLAS, MLC)

Goals and competencies

Students will upgrade their communication skills in English, the language of the maritime industry since 1973. Future Officers of an Engineering Watch will learn how to communicate with the officers of the deck department, agents, and shipyard representatives. They will learn how to keep an engineering log, use engineering manuals and reference books, other ship documents and technical publications in general. Future Chief Engineers in particular will learn to understand and write damage reports on machinery failures, repairs, machinery spare parts orders etc.

Special Features:

Implementation of the learning content among others include requirements in accordance with the provisions of the STCW Convention A-III /1, A-III /2 and the recommendations of the "Chief engineer officer and second engineer officer (Model course 7.02)" and "Officer and charge of an engineering watch (model course 7.04) "International Maritime Organization, London, 2014, particularly IMO model course 3.17 2015 Edition, Maritime English.

Basic literature

  1. Jurkovič, Violeta. 2014. English for Marine Engineers. Portorož: FPP.
  2. Buczkowska, Wieslava. 2014. MarEngine English Underway. Enkhuizen: Dokmar.