Engineering Officers & Rating Courses

QMED02 Electrician – Refrigerating Engineer

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Electrician – Refrigerating Engineer

This course is in compliance with the requirements of 46 CFR 12.501(c)(5). The training satisfies the requirements of Table 1 to 46 CFR 12.505(c) for Refrigerating Engineer / Electrician examination modules.

Any applicant who has successfully completed the QMED – Electrician/Refrigerating Engineer course will satisfy the professional examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.501(c)(5) for a national rating endorsement as QMED-Electrician/Refrigerating Engineer.


Course Topics:

Shipboard equipment and systems: Air conditioning, Compressed air, Heating/ventilation, Lubrication, Refrigeration, Steering

Motor propulsion: Air-charge systems, Cooling water systems, Diesel engine principles, Drive systems, Fuel service systems, Intake/exhaust, Lubrication systems, Starting systems, Waste heat/auxiliary boiler

Steam propulsion: Auxiliary turbines, Boiler fundamentals, Combustion principles, Condensate systems, Drive systems, Feedwater systems, Fuel service systems, Maintenance, Safety, Steam fundamentals, Turbine fundamentals

General Engineering Knowledge: Auxiliary machinery, Basic safety procedures, Bearings, Care of equipment-machine parts, Deck machinery, Drawings and tables, Heat exchangers, Hydraulic principles, Instrumentation principles, Lubrication principles, Maintenance procedures, Measuring instruments, Pipes, fittings, and valves, Pollution prevention, Pumps, fans, and blowers, Refrigeration principles, Remote control equipment, Use of hand/power tools

Electrical: A/C circuits, Batteries, Calculations, Communication devices, D/C circuits, Distribution systems, Electronic principles, Generation equipment, Maintenance, Measuring devices, Motor controllers, Motors

Safety: Safety and environmental protection, Communications, Damage control, Elementary first aid, Emergency equipment, Environmental awareness, Fire prevention, Firefighting equipment, Firefighting principles, General safety, Hazardous materials

The Benefits of ECM’s Online Courses:

Pending USCG Approval
  • Flexible course enrollment
  • Interactive online program proctored by industry experts
  • Affordable and convenient with volume license discounts for corporate customers
  • USCG approved certificate of completion issued upon successful program completion and proctored exam at an ECMTS approved site.

Upon registration, courses are conveniently accessible online for candidates to participate at their own pace and on their own schedule.