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Marine Engineering at National Maritime College of Ireland

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3 Years
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The function of the Marine Engineer is to operate and maintain the engines, boilers, generators and other systems of ships. Most of the mechanical equipment aboard ship is operated and maintained by Marine Engineers. This course aims to provide a sound knowledge base of Marine Engineering.

As well as lectures, training is provided in marine, electrical, welding and mechanical workshops, supplemented with practical work in the College engine room and simulation exercises in the machinery and cargo-handling simulation suites.

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From College Website...
CR095 - Marine Engineering at National Maritime College of Ireland
Cork Institute of Technology

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CR095 - Marine Engineering at National Maritime College of Ireland
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C20139 or 5N1833 or C20174 or C20175 or LCE Maths

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Graduates first become Officer of the Watch on a vessel after graduating and passing relevant examinations. They can advance to Second Engineer or Chief Engineer with further study, examinations, and sea-service. Careers exist on all different type of ocean going vessels: bulk carriers, oil tankers, container ships, cruise ships, and ferry vessels.
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Ship’s Officer (from Junior Ranks to Chief Engineer)
Marine Superintendent
Power Plant Engineers
Marine Consultants/Surveyors

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