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Marine engineering workshop is the branch of study that deals with the maintenance of the equipment used at sea and on board sea vessels like boats, ships, etc. A marine engineer is a professional who is responsible for the operation, maintenance and repair of all major mechanical and engineered equipment on board a ship.
This qualification is offered in partnership with Durban University of Technology and is specifically aimed at their qualification Diploma Mechanical Engineering (with Marine electives). This qualification addresses Phase 2 namely Workshop Training.
MARINE ENGINEERING - WORKSHOP TRAINING
You must be proficient in English (both spoken and written)
English First or Second Language 4 (HG E. SG D)
Grade 12 / N3 (Maths and Science compulsory - Std or Higher grade level - 60% pass rate)
Grade 10 (N1, N2, N3 with Maths and Science - Std or Higher grade level - 60% pass rate)
Career on board a ship
Training @ University of Technology
Cadets will then join Durnacol Skills Innovation Hub for a period of 10 months for their Workshop Training. During this period we will focus on the assessment requirements cadets need to meet as well as the background knowledge required for successful maritime engineering skills.
Cadets must spend at least 12 months at sea to complete their sea-service. Once they have done that they must pass the SAMSA oral exams.