Engineering / C-License

Training for officers in charge of an engineering watch, second engineer officer and
chief engineers on merchant vessels
of any propulsion power.

Propeller

State certified technician

Duration

Designated period (C)

2 years

Download: Lehrplan C (PDF-Datei 60 KB)  New Lehrplan - for the time being (PDF-Datei 315 KB)
Online: Curriclum C
Download: Application form (PDF-Datei 218 KB)

All courses normally commence mid-September every year

Further information

Entry requirements for officer and chief engineer training:

•      Realschulabschluss/Diploma attesting to a level of secondary education (ISCED Level II),
•      Ship mechanic degree or certified training in an area of metalwork and 12 months of seagoing service as technical officer’s assistant (TOA),
•      Ship’s operation assistant/SBTA training and 12 months of seagoing service as technical officer’s assistant (TOA),
•      Navy members with a minimum of 4 years of seagoing service and 3 months of traineeship on a merchant vessel.

Entry requirements for marine engineer 750kW (C750) training:

•      Hauptschulabschluss/Secondary modern school qualification,
•      Ship mechanic degree,
•      Nautical Certificate of Competency (without ship mechanic degree at least 3 months of metalwork or electrical training),
•      Metalwork or electrical training and 6 months of seagoing service on engineering duty.

For further information or individual approval, see Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie - BSH, Hamburg