Engineering Officers & Rating Courses

QMED03 Oiler

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Oilers are the engine room equivalent of sailors, and are also referred to as wipers. The average annual salary according to the Bureau of labor Statistics is $36,260.

QMED03 Oiler

This course is designed for entry level engine room mariners. This training satisfies the requirements for the General Safety, and Oiler examination modules. This course also complies with the requirements of Standards of Training Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Chapter A-III/5 mandatory minimum standard of competence for ratings as able seafarer engine in a manned engine-room or designated to perform duties in a periodically unmanned engine-room.

Any applicant who successfully completes the QMED03-Oiler course will satisfy the professional examination requirements of 46 CFR 12.501(c)(5) for a national rating endorsement as QMED-Oiler; AND receive 60 days of sea service credit towards the sea service requirements of 46 CFR 12.503(a).


Course Topics:

Shipboard equipment and systems: Ballast, Bilge, Compressed air, Desalination, Fuel oil storage/transfer, Fuel treatment, Lubrication, Potable water, Refrigeration, Sanitary/sewage, 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, Heat exchangers, Instrumentation principles, Lubrication principles, Maintenance procedures, Measuring instruments, Pollution prevention, Properties of fuel, Refrigeration principles, Remote control equipment, Use of hand/power tools, Watch duties

Electrical: Generation equipment, Maintenance, Motors, Safety

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.