South Shields Marine School offers courses for seafaring marine engineers at Management Level III/2 to cover the following examinable subject areas:
Engineering Knowledge General and
Engineering Knowledge Motor or
- Engineering Knowledge Steam
From the 1st January 2017 the Second and Chief Engineer ‘Engineering Knowledge’ examinations will be combined to form one management level ‘Engineering Knowledge’ examination.
If you pass the management examination before to obtaining your Second Engineer Certificate of Competency you will NOT need to repeat it to gain a Chief Engineer Certificate of Competency.
To study this course, you must have:
EOOW (III/1) or equivalent Certificate of Competency
Second Engineer (III/2) or equivalent Certificate of Competency
The necessary sea service to apply for a Notice of Eligibility for either Second or Chief Engineer.
Full details can be found in sections 3.5 and 3.6 of MCA document MSN1857(M+F) available from the MCA website.
The current method of assessment is by external examination prepared by SQA on behalf of the Maritime & Coastguard Agency. Candidates must pass all elements of the Engineering Knowledge examinations and within three years also pass their MCA Oral Examination*. The candidate will then be awarded the Certificate of Competency. Written examination papers are of three hours duration. * Please note: All candidates must be in possession of an MCA Notice of Eligibility to apply for either the oral or the SQA examinations.
MCA document MSN1857(M+F) available form the MCA website.