1782 | Operating Principles of Marine Propulsion Plants


Price: $1,400.00
Course Number: 1782
Course Length: 40 hours, In-Person
Course Location: Norfolk, Virginia
Minimum Class Size: 2
Maximum Class Size: 8

Required Course Tools:

  • Texas Instruments TI-30Xa Scientific Calculator: $16.00
  • You may bring your laptop computer for this course
Please bring picture ID on first day of class

Call 757-464-8008 For Class Availability

Check-in Time: 7:00 a.m.
Class Starts: 8:00 a.m.

Course Description

Any applicant who has successfully completed our Operating Principles of Marine Propulsion Plants (MIDATL-337) course will satisfy:

  • The Competence of Table A-II/2 – Operate Remote Controls of Propulsion Plant and Engineering Systems and Services of the STCW, as amended 2010, for Masters and Chief Mates on ships of 500 gross tons (ITC), or more, AND the Vessel Power Plants requirements of Table 2 to 46 CFR Table 11.910 for Master/Chief Mate, oceans/near coastal, unlimited tonnage; AND
  • The following specific Tasks from the following National Assessment Guidelines:
    • NVIC 10-14 Master/Chief Mate 3,000 GT or more: Tasks 10.1.A; 10.1.B; 10.1.C; 10.1.D; 10.2.A; 10.2.B; 10.2.C; 10.2.D; 10.2.F; 10.2.G; 10.2.H; 10.2.I; 10.2.J; 10.2.K; 10.3.A; and 10.3.B; AND
    • NVIC 11-14 Master/Chief Mate 500 GT or more and less than 3000 GT: Tasks 10.1.A; 10.1.C; 10.1.D; 10.2.A; 10.2.B; 10.2.C; 10.2.E, 10.2.F; 10.2.G; 10.2.H; 10.2.I, 10.2.J; 10.3.A; and 10.3.B; AND
    • NVIC 13-14 Master or Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch less than 500 GT Limited to Near Coastal Waters: Tasks 5.2.A; 5.2.B; 5.2.C; 5.2.D and 5.2.E.

Applicants who have successfully completed our course need not present completed “Task Control Sheets” for these assessments in application for STCW certification.

We’re now offering USCG-Approved HYBRID Distance Learning for select Deck and Engine Room courses, allowing you to Learn Online and then Test In Person in Norfolk, Virginia.

Course Objective

This course (Operating Principles of Marine Propulsion Plants) aims to meet the mandatory minimum requirements for knowledge, understanding, and proficiency in Table A-II/2 of STCW as amended for the function Navigation at the management level on vessels of 500 or more gross tonnage (ITC) Level. The objective of operating principles of marine power plants course is to provide students with a review of operating principles of marine power plants practices at the management level and in doing so, satisfy company, national, and international regulations for candidates for certification as master or chief mate as follows:

Table A-II/2 Specification of minimum standard of competence for masters and chief mates on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more.

Navigation at the management level

Operate remote controls of propulsion plant and engineering systems and services.

Knowledge, understanding, and proficiency:

  • Operating principles of marine power plants
  • Ships’ auxiliary machinery
  • General knowledge of marine engineering terms

Recommended Study Material:

  • Introduction to Naval Engineering, David A. & Bock, Arthur E. 2nd edition
  • Watchstanding Guide for the Merchant Officer Robert J. Meurn 1990.
  • Merchant Marine Officers Hand Book. William B. Hayler, Editor