They are qualified to work onboard vessels of any type and propulsion power.
They supervise all machinery affecting the safe operation of the ship and are more specifically in charge of the maintenance of the machinery while ensuring the safety of passengers and cargo.
According to their post, they may intervene in all the technical production and distribution fields i.e production of electricity, water, steam, management of combustible materials and waste, sustainable development…
The training consists of well-diversified courses and the following subjects are taught : electrotechnology/electronics, hydraulics, hydraulic reefer holds, pneumatics, automation and all types of propulsion engines : motor, steam, gas, diesel, electric
After seagoing service as a trainee then as an engineer officer, a Chief Engineer certificate will be obtained following the three-year training and will enable the above mentioned officers to operate ships powered by main propulsion machinery of less than 8000kW.
– First year : Mathematics, physics and hydromechanics, construction, description of propulsion plants, ship management, international regulations, marine pollution and prevention, preparing for the TOEIC exam, basic safety training (CFBS) ; stability ; maritime English ; security training ; electricity ; basic workshop training ; strength of materials (RDM) ; communication and officer’s role ; merchant shipping ; automation ; technology ; pumps and piping systems for a total of 776 hours.
– Second year : Thermodynamics ; maintenance and repair of engines ; course on marine diesel engine ; hydraulics ; refrigerating systems ; engine operation ; engine simulator training 1 ; static electrical equipments ; rotary electrical equipments ; electronics of components and captors ; power electronics ; automation ; welding workshop ; lathe training ; technical English and communication in the engine room in English ; tanker training ; technical drawing for a total of 814 hours.
– Third year : Computerized Maintenance Management System ( CMMS) ; technical reports and simulator 3 ; electrotechnics/electronics ; practical knowlegde of the restoration of electric and electronic equipments after repairs ; engine tests and engine failure incidents ; automation ; study of engine diagrams ; commercial and management maritime English ; stability after engine failure ; work regulations and safety ; ship management ; commercial training ; maritime law ; Abstract Syntax Notation (ASN ); steam boiler ; gas turbine ; gas engine ; engine refrigeration ; Bridge room management BRM/Engine room management (ERM) ; Certificate of proficiency in survival craft and life rafts (CAEERS) ; Medical II ; advanced firefighting training (CQALI) ; welding and design workshop for a total of 826 hours.
The engine room Watchkeeping Officer certificate
The certificate is issued after 12 months consisting of a six-month engine room training experience on board a ship which can be done from the beginning of the course and a six-month workshop training throughout the three-year schooling at the French Maritime Academy (ENSM).
The First-Assistant Engineer 8000kW certificate
The First-Assistant Engineer 8000kW certificate is issued after a 12-month navigation period as an engine room Watchkeeping Officer.
The Chief Engineer 8000kW certificate
The Chief Engineer 8000kW certificate is issued after a 36-month navigation period as an engine room Watchkeeping Officer or a 24-month period only if 12 months were done as a Second Engineer.
Degree Watchkeeping Officer / Chief Engineer 8000kW
Possibility of admission to M2 based on application file with « Deck Watchkeeping Officer » and « ship operation » classes
Candidates who have a high school diploma or an equivalent diploma whether they have already started working or not and who meet the required physical conditions can take the competitive exam. The exam consists of four subjects : French, Mathematics, Physics and English.
Depending on the Degrees or Certificates candidates have already obtained, they are entitled to credits on a grading scale in accordance with the provisions of article 7 of the above-mentioned Decree.
Tests take place during the month of May in institutions recognized by Decree and mainly on the premises of the French Maritime Academy ( ENSM) at its schools in Le Havre, Saint-Malo, Nantes and Marseilles but also at the offices of the Maritime Head Office ( Direction des Affaires Maritimes) in the Overseas Departments and Territories (DOM-TOM) and at French cultural centers abroad which have applied for accreditation from the Maritime Head Office (Grande Arche – Paroi Sud – 92055 LA DEFENSE CEDEX).
There is a quota for the number of students admitted.
The three-year program takes place at the French Maritime Academy in Saint-Malo exclusively.
Registration for the academic year 2019-2020 will open in January 2019.
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