AEC – Approved Engine Course

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The Approved Engine Course (AEC) is the entry-level qualification to work aboard commercial yachts. It’s widely recognised as the first step on the ladder for those seeking jobs within the deck and engineering departments on board a superyacht, or those who wish to skipper a smaller yacht.

It’s also the first-level qualification for those wishing to undertake the MCA Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency (MCA OOW CoC). The AEC is a five day course. It provides the practical hands-on training and theoretical knowledge of diesel engines and associated systems to enable you to work on board a superyacht (24 metres and above) as an engineer or dual-deck engineer.

  • The principles of two and four-stroke engine operation
  • The construction of engines
  • The role of air in the combustion process
  • Fuel systems
  • Cooling systems
  • Lubrication systems
  • Engine-electrical systems
  • Power transmission
  • Hull fittings
  • Fault-finding and rectification
  • Safe working practices
  • Bottled gas installations
  • Pollution prevention

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Accommodation on board compulsory

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