The purpose of the course is to provide theoretical and practical training of ship engineers who are candidates for obtaining of certificates for Engine Officers Management Level: “Chief Engineer Officer over 3000 kW”, “Chief Engineer Officer over 750 kW up to 3000 kW”, “Second Engineer Officer over 3000 kW”, “Second Engineer Officer over 750 kW up to 3000 kW”. The programme has been developed in compliance with the STCW 78 Convention as amended (Reg. III/2 Sec. A - III/2), Ordinance No 6 on the competence of seafarers in the Republic of Bulgaria (art.37 ch.1/g, ch.2/d, ch.4/d, ch.5/d), as amended, Directive 2008/106/ЕU and the corresponding national standard of Executive Agency ‘Maritime Administration’.
The participants should be certified sea going personnel and should hold valid certificates “Watch-keeping Engineer Officer over 750 kW” or higher as stipulated in STCW’78, as amended.
The trainees who have successfully completed this preparative course, receive from BMTC a Certificate for attendance, which is an admission to examination before the E.A. "Maritime Administration" to acquire a higher maritime professional competence. The validity of the above Certificate is five years.
COURSE ARRANGEMENT REQUIREMENTS
The training attendance in this course is mandatory. The course is held in a lecture room for theoretical part and at approved by the ЕА "Maritime Administration" , simulator for the practical exercises. All class hours shown in the Course outline and Teaching syllabus , are training hours of 45 minutes. This course is organized, conducted and documented in accordance with procedures of the QMS of the BMTC. The class hours are planned so , as not to exceed eight hours per day.
Final examination is videorecorded, according to the EAMA requirements.