This course covers mechanics and stability and prepares students to sit the MCA/SQA written exam. General Engineering Science I examination is constituted of the following sections:
- Applied Mechanics:
- strength of materials;
- fluids at rest; and,
- transverse stability.
- geometry; and,
Candidates must achieve a pass mark of a minimum of 40% in each section. Candidates must achieve a minimum of 50% overall to pass the module.
This course is intensive, and candidates are strongly advised to undertake a pre-study before starting the course. All candidates must have completed the following before enrolling in this course:
- Approved Engine Courses (AEC I & II);
- Small Vessel Chief Engineer Auxiliary Equipment Part 1;
- Basic Safety Certificates; and,
- Service as required for issue of Training Record Book.
This is usually a 5-day course delivered either in the classroom direct or online.