Approved Engine Course (AEC1)
Designed to teach crew the basics of marine diesel engines, associated systems and important surrounding issues, the MCA Approved Engine Course takes you from an ‘entry level’ knowledge expectation up to a point where you can confidently manage and look after a diesel engine on a maritime vessel.
The course is a good mix of hands on practical learning using our purpose built engineering shed as well as classroom theory tuition. Led by a highly experienced marine engineer, this course is as engaging and interactive as it is informative.
The Approved Engine Course includes both practical and theory sessions covering the following elements of marine diesel engines and their operation:
- Compression Ignition Engine
- Cycle of Operation and Constructional Details
- The Fuel System
- The Role of Air in the Combustion Process
- The Cooling System
- The Lubrication System
- Engine Electrical Systems
- Power Transmission
- Hull Fittings
- Marine Pollution
- Code of Safe Working Practices
- Bottled LPG installations
PPE for the course is supplied as required by us.