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Approved Engine Course

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Approved Engine Course

950 

Duration: 4 Days
Location: Palma Sea School, Paseo Maritimo 38, 07014 Palma de Mallorca

The Approved Engine Course – AEC –  is a 30 hour MCA approved training course run over 4 days.

The AEC is the first step for anyone wanting to pursue an engineering career for those with no formal marine engineering qualifications, or for those boat owners or skippers who wish to deepen their engineering skills.

The objective of the AEC is to provide students with the basic theoretical knowledge and practical hands on experience of diesel engines and systems to enable them to meet the requirements of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) Codes of Practice for: The Safety of Large Commercial Sailing and Motor Vessels, the Safety of Small Commercial Motor Vessels and the Safety of Small Workboats and Pilot Boats.

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Description

The AEC (Approved Engine Course) is a 30 hour MCA approved training course run over 4 days. It is of interest to students who want to have a wider appreciation of basic marine diesel mechanics and electrics, with an understanding of the chief engineer’s responsibilities. The AEC is the first step for anyone wanting to pursue an engineering career for those with no formal marine engineering qualifications, or for boat owners or skippers who wish to deepen their engineering skills.

Course content

  • 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

Pre-course experience / requirements

None

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