Overview top

Training as an engineer officer for experienced seafarers and qualified engineers

The link below explains the routes available for experienced personnel which are; experienced seafarers, Graduate engineers, Engineers with an HND/HNC or VQ level3 apprenticeship or relevant Royal Navy qualifications.



The IAMI Science A and B can be studied via distance learning. Click here for details. 



Entry Requirements top

Experienced Seafarer rating to EOOW

You will need to apply to the college for a letter of acceptance onto the rating to EOOW programme as detailed in MSN1857 (M+F).

You need a minimum of 24 months sea service as a watch rating

When applying to the college you will need to send in copies of your sea service testimonial’s for a total of 24 months together with copy of your passport, medical certificate, watch rating certificate and all STCW certificates as listed in MSN1857 which can be accessed via the following link


Alternative Route for Qualified Engineers and Engineering Graduates

You will need to apply to the college for a written action plan as detailed in MIN 511 (M).

When applying to the college you will need to send in copies of your award with its associated transcript.

If subjects such as thermodynamics and control cannot be identified as individual modules but are included in a module such as mechanical sciences then you should also send the syllabus or other document listing the module content.

Details can be found in MIN511 via the link below


Assessment top

You will study:
Term 1

  • Electrical Engineering (theory)
  • Applied Heat
  • Applied Mechanics
  • Naval Architecture
  • Mathematics

Term 2

  • Electrical Engineering (workshop)
  • MNTB Workshop Skills
  • Welding
  • Engineering Knowledge
  • Engineering Drawing

Professional Opportunities top

On successful completion of the course you can progress to senior ranks of Second and Chief Engineering Officer will follow further training.

Further Information top

Please note: You MUST read the supplementary information before you apply.

The South Shields Marine School team (Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Electrical, Naval Architecture, Mathematics, Management, Workshop) are busy making preparations for the start of your programme in September/October 2020.

Covid-19 has challenged the delivery of professional programmes, but here at South Shields Marine School we have developed our emergency professional standards for academic delivery: an effective approach to your programme of study, safe face-to-face teaching. This involves careful timetabling to dedicate each group (bubble) to a single classroom to prevent excessive movement and contact with others. Students will be placed according to the governments minimum safe distance apart. Hand sanitiser and face coverings (masks) will be provided. Start times, coffee break's, lunch and end times will be staggered. Classroom windows will be open to increase fresh air flow.

The Curriculum Leaders remain active and will be meeting you during the first week to say hello, along with all of the lecturing team and our amazing Personal Learning Coach who will guide your learning and and help with your assessments.  

In the coming months before commencing your studies please contact the Faculty Office if we can offer any further guidance before joining us:

Marine Faculty Office details contact email / telephone number:

Judy Burns


e: engine@stc.ac.uk

t: 0191 427 3909

Dates & Fees

Contact us for current course dates and fees.