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The Marine Engineering programme at CyMA aims in training individuals towards becoming Engineering Officers on commercial ships, based on the standards of the STCW International Convention (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers).

Having completed their studies and their 12-month onboard practical placement as active crew members on merchant marine ships, the 3rd Engineer Officers graduates will acquire:

• The Certificate of Competence (CoC) of the Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch (Section A-III/I) from the Cyprus Maritime Academy

Engine Officer’s Career
• Class ‘C’ Marine Engineer (Upon Graduation) – 3rd Engineer
• Class ‘B’ Marine Engineer – 2nd Engineer
• Class ‘A’ Marine Engineer – Chief Engineer

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Cyprus is one of the largest ship-management centers in Europe and worldwide. More than 200 ship-owing, ship – managing and shipping – related companies are based in Cyprus providing excellent growth prospects and business opportunities in the shipping sector. The continuing growth of the shipping sector resulted to the need of specialized staff, with proper academic and technical skills, ready to take over the challenging positions within the Maritime industry.

The Cyprus Maritime Academy in collaboration with Intercollege and under the auspices of the University of Nicosia, offers Maritime programs designed to provide the necessary academic knowledge, professional skills and competences to Deck and Engine Officers who wish to pursue a career on merchant marine ships.


The aim of the Nautical Science program and the Diploma – Class ‘C’ Marine Engineer is the proper training of Deck and Engine Officers accordingly, in order for them to acquire key positions on merchant marine ships. The training provided is in accordance with the standards of the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) and it is in full compliance with the provisions set out by the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and
Watch-keeping for Seafarers (STCW).

General Objectives

  1. Prepare students to become successful professional engineers in the demanding field of Marine engineering;
  2. Provide graduates the necessary knowledge and technical skills to excel in the marine engineering industry as officers in charge of an engineering watch and then promote into Second Engineer & Chief Engineer;
  3. Provide students with the fundamental principles of science and engineering in order to cope successfully with the technological challenges of the marine engineering industry;
  4. Cultivate analytical skills, problem solving tactics, and critical thinking;
  5. Promote engineering ethics, job responsibility, and moral practices;
  6. Carry out safely the watch keeping duties of an officer in charge of an engineering watch, both at sea and in port;
  7. Create awareness of social, environmental, and global concerns;
  8. Promote life-long learning and continuous education through technical training and advanced degrees;
  9. Cover the minimum International Maritime Organization (IMO) standard of competence for officer in charge of an engineering watch (STCW 2010 Convention Chapter III, Section AIII/1. IMO model course 7.04 Functions 1, 2, 3 & 4);
  10. Develop skills for effective communication with co-workers, Chief Engineers, and the public on topics related to technical concepts, risks, and recommendations.

Specific Objectives

  1. Equip students with fundamental knowledge, analytical skills, engineering tools, simulator and laboratory experience in order to cope successfully in the technologically challenging field of marine engineering;
  2. Facilitate learning and training in the field of marine engineering which are directly linked to industry and current state-of-the-art technology;
  3. Provide the theoretical and computational skills necessary for the solution of both theoretical and practical engineering problems in the field of marine engineering;
  4. Provide practical and experimental hands-on and one year on-board experience that allows the students to link directly to fundamental knowledge and theory;
  5. Prepare students to work alone or in groups in order to provide engineering solutions;
  6. Prepare students to design/implement systems and processes towards the solution of marine engineering problems;
  7. Develop communications skills including the abilities to write technical reports;
  8. Provide students the opportunity to develop specialized knowledge and technical competence in their field of expertise in order to become successful professional marine engineers;
  9. Obtain certain knowledge related to: Marine Engineering; Electrical, Electronic and Control Engineering; Maintenance and Repair; Controlling the Operation of the Ship and Care of Persons on Board, all at the Operational level based on the IMO STCW (Standards of Trainings, Certifications and Watchkeeping AIII/1) competency.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the students are expected to:

  1. Have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the processes and technologies involved in the field of marine engineering;
  2. Use mathematics, basic science, and engineering techniques to analyze and solve problems related to marine engineering;
  3. Do mechanical workshops for specialized marine engineering functions;
  4. Have a broad knowledge in maritime law, in order to understand the impact of the law in the area of marine engineering;
  5. Be responsible for the proper running, maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical installations of the ship;
  6. Learn definitions and specialized terminology of maritime English;
  7. Use marine engineering knowledge and tools to design a structure, a device, or process that meets specific needs within constraints of social, economic, environmental, ethical, sustainability, and safety origin;
  8. Have in-depth knowledge of engineering concepts and technical requirements and constraints associated with marine engineering design;
  9. Use available measurement data and computer software to reconstruct components of various structures under testing and evaluation;
  10. Learn to use the Engine Room Simulator and familiarize with the concepts of refrigeration, piping systems, marine boiler, marine main machinery systems and ERM;
  11. Have broad knowledge of ship types, architecture and construction;
  12. Communicate effectively with others using oral or written skills;
  13. Know the importance and benefits of life-long learning in the engineering profession.


Year 1 Semester A

A/A Course Code Course Name Hours/semester
1 CCEW-100 Principles of Engineering Systems 50
2 CCEW-101 Engineering Mathematics (I) 50
3 CCEW-102 Applied Marine Thermodynamics (I) 45
4 CCEW-103 Engineering Dynamics and Mechanics of Machines 60
5 CCEW-104 Marine Chemistry and Fuel Systems 45
6 CCEW-105 Computer Applications 20
7 CCEW-115 Communicative Maritime English 20
8 CCEW-120 Internal Combustion Engines (I) – Engine Cycles 55
9 CCEW-125 Fundamentals of Marine Electrotechnology 55
10 CCEW-130 Basic Electronic Principles 45
11 CCEW-135 Electrical Tools and Instrumentation – Control Systems and Transducers 50

Year 1 Semester B

A/A Course Code Course Name Hours/semester
1 CCEW-141 Engineering Mathematics (II) 50
2 CCEW-142 Applied Marine Thermodynamics (II) 45
3 CCEW-145 Internal Combustion Engines (II)- Types and Operation 55
4 CCEW-150 Naval Power Plant Operation – Steam and Gas turbines 55
5 CCEW-155 Naval Power Plant Generation- Motors and Generators 60
6 CCEW-160 Marine Boilers 40
7 CCEW-165 Marine Electrical Maintenance 65
8 CCEW-170 Marine Hydraulic and Lubrication Systems 40
9 CCEW-175 Machine Tools – Power and Lathe Operation 65
10 CCEW-180 Machine Maintenance and Repair (Pumps and Compressors) 58

Year 1 Summer

A/A Course Code Course Name Hours/semester
1 CCEW-190 Seamanship – Basic Safety and Survival at Sea (BSM) 48
2 CCEW-195 Naval Communication Systems 5
3 Sea Service Induction Week (CyMA) 30

Year 2 Semester C

A/A Course Code Course Name Hours/semester
1 CCEW-200 Sea Service – July – December – 6 months 6 months

Year 2 Semester D

A/A Course Code Course Name Hours/semester
1 CCEW-210 Ship Steering Systems and Controls 60
2 CCEW-215 Marine Air Conditioning and Refrigeration 45
3 CCEW-220 Deck Machinery, Pumps and Piping Systems 50
4 CCEW-225 Engine Room Management and Safe Engineering Watch (ERM) 40
5 CCEW-230 Welding and Fabrication Techniques 70
6 CCEW-235 Machine Maintenance and Repair (Diesel Engines and Auxiliary equipment) 60
7 CCEW-240 Machinery Drawing and Design Considerations 50
8 CCEW-245 Marine Control Systems and Automation 65
9 CCEW-250 Naval Power Plant Distribution 36
10 CCEW-255 Material Science and Applications 50
11 CCEW-260 Marine Life-Saving Procedures and Appliances 25
11 CCEW-265 Medical First Aid on Board Ship 20

Year 3 Semester E

A/A Course Code Course Name Hours/semester
1 CCEW-300 Sea Service – July – December – 6 months

Year 3 Semester F

A/A Course Code Course Name Hours/semester
1 CCEW-310 Heat Exchangers and Ancillary Equipment 55
2 CCEW-315 Machine Room (Fault Detection and Preventive Maintenance) 70
3 CCEW-320 Plant Machinery Shut-Down and Emergency Procedures 36
4 CCEW-325 Machine Maintenance and Repair (Boiler and Refrigeration equipment) 50
5 CCEW-330 Marine Environmental Engineering 27
6 CCEW-335 Ship Stability and Control 44
7 CCEW-340 Ship Structure and Construction 63
8 CCEW-345 Ship Fire Prevention and Control 25
9 CCEW-350 Maritime Law 31
10 CCEW-355 Seafarer Personal Development Skills 20

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Must hold a High School Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualification with an average grade of 12 out of 20 or its equivalent. A concentration in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry is preferred.

In addition to a strong academic record, we take into account the student’s involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership skills, and other relevant background information.

English Language Certificate in IELTS with a minimum score of 5.5, TOEFL with a minimum score of 500, IGCSE/GCE English Language “O” Level at grade “C” or above, Cambridge First Certificate in English at grade B or above, Cambridge Proficiency Test at grade C or above or successfully pass an examination at the level ENGL-100, English Placement Test of Intercollege.

Personal Interview with the Academy

Medical Fitness Certificate for Service at Sea

Valid Clear Criminal Record

Additional Documents:

  • 2 recent Passport type photos
  • Identity copy
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