The Engine course subjects lead the apprentice through the ranks of Engine officers corresponding to those of the deck professions up to the rank of Chief Engineer – the officer in charge of the propulsion and all the ship’s energy systems. The giant engine room is operated on modern ships using computerized control and operation systems.
The route for the Electric Engineering Officer is a new route, following the requirement of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) from 2010. The role of the Electrical Officer is to maintain the operation, safety and proper maintenance of all the electrical, electronic and control systems on the ship. On each vessel there is one Electrical officer directly subordinate to the Chief Engineer.