High Voltage (Management)


Course Code: MX1EC404


Maritime and Nautical

Next course dates

Start DateLocationDuration / Fee
13/02/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week/ £1,190Enquire  
05/06/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week/ £1,190Enquire  
04/09/2023Fleetwood Nautical Campus1 Week/ £1,190Enquire  

Course Overview

This course has been developed to deliver education and training covering marine high voltage power systems to meet specific parts of the regulatory requirements of Table A-III/2 (management level) of the Annex to the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended, hereafter referred to as STCW.

This course is a mandatory requirement for STCW Regulation III/2 – Chief Engineer officers and Second engineer officers on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3,000 kW propulsion power or more.

The aim of this course is to provide seafarers with the necessary knowledge, understanding and proficiency to safely control and manage marine high voltage power systems in accordance with international Maritime Organisation (IMO) regulations using practical demonstration and simulation.

By successfully completing this course, the students on this programme will gain competence to manage high voltage installation, trouble shooting and restoration of electrical equipment to operating condition.

Entry Requirements

In order to access this course, students must,

  1. Have prior electrical or electro-technical experience in a shipboard environment
  2. Have completed 12 months sea time as Engineer Officer of the Watch (EOOW)

Career Options and Progression

This course is part of the certificate of competency requirement for second and chief engineers on board merchant ships of power of 3000kW or more.

There is no progression route articulated from this course.

Without this course, there may be a negative endorsement on the CoC.

Assessment Methods

This course has a continuous assessment regime to test the following outcomes throughout the duration of the course:

  • Understand the high voltage system and the maintenance of distribution capability
  • Manage high voltage operations on board a ship
  • Trouble shoot faults within a high voltage system and reconfigure the system to maintain supply

Continuous assessment will focus on the students' knowledge of power distribution systems, trouble shooting and fault finding and efficient management of electrical power on board a ship.

Teaching and Learning Methods

The teaching and learning on this course are managed by means of presentations and practical sessions. For practical sessions, the students to lecturer ratio is 10:1.

Practical sessions are carried out in the electrical high voltage lab, engine room simulator and marine engineering centre at Fleetwood Nautical Campus of Blackpool and The Fylde College.

This is a 35 hour per week course usually spanning from Monday to Friday 0900 - 1700 with a one hour lunch break.


Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

There are no additional costs involved in this course.

Expert Tutors

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Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Accrediting Institution: N/A

Awarding Body: NONE

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