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MERS 1000 - Propulsion Plant Simulator Level 1

Marine Engine Room Simulator Part-time Studies Course

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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. Prerequisites: Entry to this course is open to individuals who have the following

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

$965.69 - $968.05 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Fall 2021

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2021 term.

CRN 47147

Mon Dec 06 - Thu Dec 23 3 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Dec 06 - Dec 23 Mon - Fri 08:30 - 15:45 BMC BMC Rm. 142

Instructor

Vadim Mikhailov

Course Outline

Cost

$968.05

Notes

  1. IMPORTANT NOTE: CLASS WILL BE HELD ON CAMPUS IN ROOM 142. Due to Christmas Eve holiday, this course will be 14 days instead of 15, 6 hours to be distributed throughout the course to make up for the one day. 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. 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, December 23rd.

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

In Progress and Full

Winter 2022

Below is one offering of this course for the Winter 2022 term.

CRN 89655

Tue Jan 04 - Mon Jan 24 3 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 04 - Jan 24 Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00 BMC BMC Rm. 142

Instructor

Ireneusz Kuligowski

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim

Cost

$965.69

Notes

  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. 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 Monday, January 24th.

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

Full

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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