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RIII/1 EOOW - IAMI Exam Route


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Course Details

  • School Warsash
  • Location Southampton
  • All Dates Please contact us for dates and availability
  • Duration 12 month(s)
  • Accommodation Included No

Engineer Officer of the Watch (IAMI Exam Route) - For Experienced Seafarers

A programme for experienced seafarers (ie, senior engine room ratings and other uncertificated personnel) leading to STCW \'95 III/1 engineer officer of the watch (EOOW) certification.

In addition to any other training requirements specified by the UK Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA) in their \'Letter of Initial Assessment\', candidates will undertake International Association of Maritime Institutions (IAMI) Engineering Knowledge (EK) examination, IAMI academic examinations and/or the MCA oral examination, as required. Overseas students must also hold an appropriate English language qualification at IELTS 4.0 or equivalent.

Candidates will undertake guided study courses in preparation for IAMI EK and academic written examinations at the Academy. While the EK course provides general and motor/steam engineering knowledge, the academic course provides underpinning knowledge in a number of key general engineering science subject areas as detailed below.

Whilst accumulating a minimum 30 months\' sea service (including six months\' engine room watchkeeping duties in the last 12 months), candidates complete a Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB) Training Record Book to the required standard. Candidates will then return to the Academy for tutorials, review of the MNTB Training Record Book, IAMI written examinations and MCA oral examinations to gain initial EOOW certification.

If MNTB workshop skills training or assessment is also required (unless exempted by the MCA ), this would be undertaken separately at the Academy. Candidates must also hold STCW certificates in Medical First Aid, Advanced Fire Fighting, and Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats before taking their MCA oral exam. If not already held, these courses can be undertaken at the Academy outside of the main course.

Course content (subject to individual requirements)

Guided study course for a General and Motor/Steam Engineering Knowledge examination.

Guided study course for two academic examinations (four course modules cover mechanics, naval architecture, thermodynamics, and electrics AC and DC). Examination \'A\' covers mechanics, strength of materials and naval architecture, while examination \'B\' covers heat, fluids and electricity.

Academy tutorials for IAMI EK and Academic Written Examinations and review of MNTB Training Record Book prior to MCA Oral Examination.

Training towards

STCW \'95 III/1 Engineer Officer of the Watch.


Minimum 30 months\' sea service (including six months\' engine room watchkeeping duties in the last 12 months).


Examinations and completion of required sea time and MNTB Training Record Book.

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