To provide the worldwide marine industry with a capable, confident and safe engineer officer with skills and knowledge to be In-charge of an Engine Room watch by providing, (Refer to the STCW Code, as amended: Chapter VIII, Section A – VIII/2 Part 4.2 & Section B – VIII/2 Part 4.2. ) principles and guidances when keeping an engineering watch

  • Knowledge in understanding the correct procedure for watchkeeping
  • Knowledge and experience in identifying operational problems and troubleshooting
  • Improving their decision-making capabilities concerning security & effective plant operations
  • Sample actions to be adapted in emergencies to decide on engine operations

Course certificate

Upon successful completion of the engine room simulator course, and the evaluation of all students with a practical evaluation. Candidates who successfully complete and score above the passing mark, will be awarded a certificate.

  • Examination Method and Pass / Fail Criteria
  • Evaluate through the Final examination (Troubleshoot Exercises)

Pass mark: – 70%

A certificate will be issued to the students who successfully achieve the passing criteria certifying that the holder has successfully completed the approved simulator training at an operational level.


A knowledge database for engineering candidates at the operational level to obtain practical hands-on skills in engine room operations and troubleshooting.

This course aims to meet the mandatory minimum requirements for the knowledge, understanding and proficiency specified in STCW Regulation 1978 as amended, Section A-III/1 & A-III/3, Table A-III/1 for the following functions.

  • Function 1 – Marine engineering at the operational level
  • Function 2 – Electrical, electronic and control engineering at the operational level
  • Function 3 – Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the operational level
Entry Standards

Extracted from DGMS guidelines:

  • Shall have a minimum 1 year of sea service or equivalent

Dear Students,

To verify your certificates, please send an email to certificate@msti.lk.

Thank you

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