Graduate Marine Engineer (GME)

The 16 WEEKS Pre Sea Training programme (GME) is provided by Accions School of Maritime and Logistics (ASML) in collaboration with Institute of Maritime and Education Training (IMETA). The entire programme shall meet the requirements of the Maritime New Zealand (MNZ). Graduates and Diploma holders in Mechanical Engineering who want to change their career path to marine engineering are eligible for this GME Programme. It comprises of academics related to marine engineering, shipboard familiarisation along with Marine Workshop training and mandatory standards of training and watch keeping (STCW) and security (DSD) certificate done at school. The course is strictly residential. The candidates become eligible to take up a career at sea, then join the shipping company’s vessels as Trainee Marine Engineer for 09 months on ships with motive engine power more than 750kW, with a minimum of 6 months understudy an engineer officer watch keeping (EOW) where they undergo further practical training and maintain their Training record book (TRB) under DLP to ensure that the entire syllabus is covered and they get to do all assignments as prescribed. After this, he/she goes for his Marine Engineer Class 3 Certificate of Competency (Motor) Examination at Auckland, New Zealand Maritime School, enabling the cadets to become Marine Engineers on board merchant naval ships anywhere in the world.



16 WEEKS Pre Sea Training programme (GME) conducted in Accions School of Maritime and Logistics, Coimbatore, India. Upon completion of the conversion course, Accions School of Maritime and Logistics and IMETA will jointly issue the pre sea course certificate. In addition, the Phase I of this course will also include the modular courses as required by STCW2010 namely:

  • Personal Survival Techniques
  • Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
  • Elementary First Aid and
  • Personal Safety and Social Responsibility.
  • Security Training for Seafarers with Designated security Duties .


Students will complete 9 months shipboard training with motive engine power more than 750kW, with a minimum of 6 months understudy an engineer officer watch keeping (EOW), as Trainee Marine Engineers or other relevant rank worldwide. New Zealand Maritime School approved Training Record Book (TRB) including a set of assignments that they will need to do on board ship and submit as a part of their on board Distance learning programme(DLP). A Distance Learning Program will have to be completed by all the trainees during this stage.


Marine Engineer Class 3 Certificate of Competency (Motor), a 10 month course of study including requisite STCW courses at New Zealand Maritime School leading the trainees to obtain their Marine Engineer Class 3 (Motor) COC issued by Maritime New Zealand, provided they satisfy all the assessment and other criteria. This is an IMO White List certification and accepted globally in the Maritime Industry. Subsequently, they become Certified Engineer officers of Merchant Marine and are free to take up lucrative careers within the Shipping industry world-wide.

The GME programme shall include the teaching of the following subjects:

  • General Engineering Knowledge
  • Ship Construction and Stability
  • Hand and Power Tools
  • Machining & Lathe Work
  • Arc & Gas Welding
  • Overhauling of Auxiliary machinery
  • Overhauling of Engines
  • Basic Electrical training
  • Ship Safety and Environmental Protection
  • B. E. (Mechanical) or Diploma (Mechanical) from AICTE approved Universities / College.
  • Should be fluent in written & spoken English.

Medical Fitness and Eyesight Requirements

Candidates should be physically fit for sea service under standard norms, with eyesight 6/6 in better eye, 6/9 in other eye and with no colour blindness. All candidates should pass a medical examination by an ILO Doctor at the time of course commencement.

Not exceeding 28 years on the date of commencement of training.

Selection Procedure

ASML conducts Aptitude, IQ, Reasoning and Psychometric tests followed by an interview.

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Graduate Marine Engineer (GME)