Engineer Officer of the Watch (Specialised Route)

Course Type:
STCW ➜ OOW (Engine)
Training School:
Warsash Maritime School
Southampton, United Kingdom

This programme is for those with specialised academic qualifications and/or experienced recognised by the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA). The programme leads to STCW ’95 III/1 Engineer Officer of the Watch (EOOW) certification.

What you'll study

During the final phase with us, you will undertake the required MNTB workshop skills training (unless exempted by the MCA), complete all additional STCW certification courses, and attend tutorials prior to undertaking IAMI EK written exams (on general, steam/motor, and instrumentation and control engineering knowledge) and the MCA oral exam.

Notice of Eligibility (NoE) and oral exams guidance

When you have accrued sufficient sea time to sit an oral exam with the MCA, you are required to apply for a Notice of Eligibility (NoE).

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If you hold engineering qualifications (HNC, HND, or equivalent, or degree) completed in the UK or an EU state, you may apply for an exemption form for the IAMI academic subjects (see MIN 511 for further information). If your qualifications meet the requirements for this programme, you must apply for a Letter of Initial Assessment and an MNTB Training Record Book. You will also need to send us a completed application form and a full copy of your degree and transcript. If your degree was completed outside of the UK, you must send a copy of your NARIC.

Before starting the classroom phase of this programme with us, you must pass the initial four STCW basic safety training courses. You must then complete a minimum of eight months' sea service within 12 months' industrial experience. This must also include six months' engine room watchkeeping duties. You must also hold a medical fitness certificate recognised by the MCA. During the sea service period, you must complete the MNTB Training Record Book to the required standard and complete guided study course material before returning to us.

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Entry Requirements

Letter of Initial Assessment from MCA.

A valid personal medical fitness certificate recognised by the MCA.

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Warsash Maritime School

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St Mary's Campus,
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SO14 5GL
United Kingdom

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