Marine Engineering Learning Outcomes

Graduates successfully completing the Marine Engineering Technology Certificate will:

  1. Satisfy the training requirements of 46 CFR 12.15–7 for QMED (Qualified Member Engineering Department) endorsements provided they present documentary evidence of at least 90 days engine room service while enrolled in the program (30 days on Seattle Maritime Academy&appos;s training vessels plus 60 days during the student at–sea internship).
  2. Satisfy the training requirements of Section A–III/4 and Table A–III/4 of the Seafarers' Training, Certification and Watch keeping (STCW) Code, Specification of Minimum Standard of Competence for Ratings Forming Part an Engineering Watch, provided they also present evidence of having been assessed in the related practical demonstrations, at least 60 days of engine room service (during the student at–sea internship), and having completed basic safety training.
  3. Demonstrate their ability to obtain the unlicensed ratings of oiler, junior engineer, refrigerating engineer, electrician, and pump man without further testing.
  4. Be eligible without further testing for fireman/water tender if their 60–day at–sea student internship is on steam vessels.
  5. Be eligible to examine for Designated Duty Engineer Limited – 1000 Horsepower, provided they can present four months of sea service as QMED.

Contact Information

Seattle Maritime Academy
Seattle Central College
1701 Broadway, Room TR334
Seattle, WA 98122
206.934.2647 206.934.2647

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