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Propulsion Plant Simulator Level 1 MERS 1000

Marine Engine Room Simulator Part-time Studies Course

Course details

The Propulsion Plant Simulator Level 1 (PPS1) course is designed to provide knowledge of the safe and efficient operation of the ship’s machinery to watch-keeping engineers. During the course, emphasis will be on safe watch keeping practices; scenarios used in training would be as realistic as possible. Upon successful completion of this course, the student will receive a training certificate, which is a requirement to obtain one of the following certificates of competency or endorsement: (1)Third-Class Engineer, Steamship or Motor Ship, (2) Fourth-Class Engineer, Steamship or Motor Ship, (3) Watch-Keeping Engineer, Motor-Driven Fishing Vessel, (4) Maintenance Supervisor MOU/Self-Elevating.

Prerequisite(s)

  • A student has completed a minimum of 6 months of sea service performing duties related to an engineering position on board a vessel, OR A student is registered with a Marine Engineer Cadet Training Program as defined in TP 8911. Students enrolled in the course are required to produce an ACES Report from Transport Canada confirming course entry prerequisites on Day 1 of the course, and show the ACES Report to the course instructor. Students who DO NOT have an ACES Report will not be allowed to continue in the course and must withdraw.

Credits

5.5

Cost

$984.81

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below are two offerings of MERS 1000 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 49094

Duration

Mon Oct 24 - Thu Nov 10 (2 weeks)

  • 2 weeks
  • CRN 49094
  • $984.81
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 24 - Nov 10 Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00 Marine BMC Rm. 142
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$984.81

Important information
  1. IMPORTANT NOTE: CLASS WILL BE HELD ON CAMPUS IN ROOM 142. Students enrolled in the course are required to produce an ACES Report from Transport Canada confirming course entry prerequisites on Day 1 of the course, and show the ACES Report to the course instructor. Students who DO NOT have an ACES Report will not be allowed to continue in the course and must withdraw. An assessment fee of $120 is included in the tuition fee. For further information refer to the course outline. Please refer to prerequisite section of course webpage for details. Student manual will be provided in class. The Transport Canada assessment will be conducted on the last two days of the course i.e. on day 14 and 15. All candidates requesting PPS Exams should complete and pay for a Transport Canada EXN 3 (Application to be Examined) at least two weeks prior to the examination date. Contact Transport Canada 400 - 800 Burrard Street, Vancouver, office contact number is 604-666-0834. TC EXAM On Thursday, November 10th.
Status

Full

This course offering is full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

CRN 49096

Duration

Mon Nov 21 - Fri Dec 09 (2 weeks)

  • 2 weeks
  • CRN 49096
  • $984.81
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Nov 21 - Dec 09 Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00 Marine BMC Rm. 142
Instructor

TBD

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$984.81

Important information
  1. IMPORTANT NOTE: CLASS WILL BE HELD ON CAMPUS IN ROOM 142. Students enrolled in the course are required to produce an ACES Report from Transport Canada confirming course entry prerequisites on Day 1 of the course, and show the ACES Report to the course instructor. Students who DO NOT have an ACES Report will not be allowed to continue in the course and must withdraw. An assessment fee of $120 is included in the tuition fee. For further information refer to the course outline. Please refer to prerequisite section of course webpage for details. Student manual will be provided in class. The Transport Canada assessment will be conducted on the last two days of the course i.e. on day 14 and 15. All candidates requesting PPS Exams should complete and pay for a Transport Canada EXN 3 (Application to be Examined) at least two weeks prior to the examination date. Contact Transport Canada 400 - 800 Burrard Street, Vancouver, office contact number is 604-666-0834. TC EXAM On Friday, December 9th.
Status

Full

This course offering is full. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate safe watch keeping practices in accordance with the STCW convention and code.
  • Demonstrate watch handover protocols.
  • Start-up main and auxiliary machinery while using checklists.
  • Start-up diesel generator sets and manually synchronize on coming generators and load share.
  • Demonstrate ability to operate main propulsion unit in "Bridge", "Local", and "Emergency" control positions.
  • Demonstrate "Emergency Run", "Shut Down", and "Slow Down" of main engine.
  • Assess, plan, and take necessary action to minimize the effect of machinery breakdown.
  • Demonstrate ability to inform Bridge and Chief Engineer in the event of an engine malfunction that necessitates reduction in speed, or adjustment to the generation of electric power.
  • Carry out emergency and pollution control procedures and make appropriate entries in the oil record book.

Effective as of Winter 2013

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