Home Deck Online Quiz Engineer Online Quiz Download Demos

3rd Assistant Engineer Unlimited

Exam Structure

Motor

Steam

Steam_and_Motor

Increasing_Scope

Sea Service

10.516 Service requirements for third assistant engineer of steam and/or motor vessels.

(a) The minimum service required to qualify an applicant for license as third assistant engineer of steam and/or motor vessels is:

(1) Three years of service in the engineroom of vessels, two years of which must have been as a qualified member of the engine department;

(2) Three years of service as an apprentice to the machinist trade engaged in the construction or repair of marine, locomotive, or stationary engines, together with one year service in the engineroom as oiler, watertender, or junior engineer;

(3) Graduation from:

(i) The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy (engineering curriculum);

(ii) The U.S. Coast Guard Academy and completion of an on-board engineer officer qualification program required by the service;

(iii) The U.S. Naval Academy and completion of an on-board engineer officer qualification program required by the service;

(iv) The engineering class of a Maritime Academy approved by and conducted under the rules prescribed by the Maritime Administrator and listed in part 310 of this title;

(4) Graduation from the marine engineering course of a school of technology accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, together with three months of service in the engine department of steam or motor vessels;

(5) Graduation from the mechanical or electrical engineering course of a school of technology accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, together with six months of service in the engine department of steam or motor vessels;

(6) Satisfactory completion of a three year apprentice engineers training program approved by the Commanding Officer, National Maritime Center; or,

(7) One year of service as chief engineer (limited-near coastal) of steam or motor vessels and completing the appropriate examination described in subpart I of this part.

(b) Experience gained in the deck department on vessels of 100 gross tons or

over can be credited for up to three months of the service requirements under paragraph (a)(1) of this section.

Exam Subjects

Notes: P = Practical Knowledge. T = Theoretical Knowledge.

General Subjects:

Motor

Steam

Prints and Tables

P-T

P-T

Pipes, Fittings, Valves

P-T

P-T

Hydraulics

P-T

P-T

Bilge Systems

P-T

P-T

Sanitary / Sewerage Systems

P-T

P-T

Fresh Water Systems

P-T

P-T

Lubricants

P-T

P-T

Lubrication Systems

P-T

P-T

Automation Systems

P-T

P-T

Control Systems

P-T

P-T

Propellers/Shafting Systems

P-T

P-T

Machine Shop

P-T

P-T

Pumps

P-T

P-T

Compressors

P-T

P-T

Administration

P-T

P-T

Governors

P-T

P-T

Cooling Systems

P-T

P-T

Bearings

P-T

P-T

Instruments

P-T

P-T

Ship Construction and Repair

P-T

P-T

Theory

T

T

Steering Systems

P-T

P-T

Deck Machinery

P-T

P-T

Ventilation Systems

P-T

P-T

Thermodynamics

T

T

Watch Duties

P-T

P-T

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning:

Motor

Steam

Theory

T

T

Air Conditioning Systems

P-T

P-T

Refrigeration Systems

P-T

P-T

Control Systems

P-T

P-T

Safety

P-T

P-T

Casualty Control

P-T

P-T

Electricity:

Motor

Steam

Theory

T

T

General Maintenance

P-T

P-T

Generators

P-T

P-T

Motors

P-T

P-T

Motor Controllers

P-T

P-T

Propulsion Systems

P-T

P-T

Distribution Systems

P-T

P-T

Electronic Systems

P-T

P-T

Batteries

P-T

P-T

Communications

P-T

P-T

Safety

P-T

P-T

Casualty Control

P-T

P-T

Steam Generators:

Motor

Steam

Steam

P

P-T

Main Boilers

NO

P-T

Auxiliary Boilers

P-T

NO

Feedwater Systems

P-T

P-T

Condensate Systems

P-T

P-T

Recovery Systems

P-T

P-T

Fuel

P-T

Fuel Systems

P-T

P-T

Boiler Water

P-T

P-T

Control Systems

P-T

P-T

Automation Systems

P-T

P-T

Safety

P-T

P-T

Casualty Control

P-T

P-T

Steam Engines:

Motor

Steam

Main Turbine

NO

P-T

Auxiliary Turbine

P

P-T

Reciprocating Machines

NO

P-T

Governor Systems

P

P-T

Control Systems

P

P-T

Automation Systems

NO

P-T

Lubrication Systems

P

P-T

Drive Systems

NO

P-T

Safety

P

P-T

Casualty Control

P

P-T

Motor:

Motor

Steam

Main Engines

P-T

NO

Auxiliary Engines

P-T

P-T

Starting Systems

P-T

P

Lubrication Systems

P-T

P-T

Fuel

P-T

P-T

Fuel Systems

P-T

P-T

Combustion Systems

P-T

P-T

Intake Systems

P-T

P

Exhaust Systems

P-T

P

Cooling Systems

P-T

P

Supercharging Systems

P-T

P

Drive Systems

P-T

P

Control Systems

P-T

P

Automation Systems

P-T

P

Governors

P-T

P

Turbines

P-T

P

Safety

P-T

P-T

Casualty Control

P-T

P-T

Safety:

Motor

Steam

Fire

P-T

P-T

Fire Prevention

P-T

P-T

Fire Fighting

P-T

P-T

Flooding

P-T

P-T

Dewatering

P-T

P-T

Stability and Trim

P-T

P-T

Damage Control

P-T

P-T

Emergency Equipment and Lifesaving Appliances.

P-T

P-T

General Safety

P-T

P-T

First Aid

P-T

P-T

Dangerous Materials

P-T

P-T

Pollution

P-T

P-T

Inspections and Surveys

P-T

P-T

U.S. Rules and Regulations

P-T

P-T

International Rules and Regulations.

P-T

P-T

 

Exam Structure

SHEET NO. 1-1

License Type           THIRD ASSISTANT ENGINEER    

License Group:         UNLIMITED

License Action:        ORIGINAL

License Condition:    MOTOR

EXAM CODE

53CO

NUMBER OF MODULES: Five (5)

NUMBER

OF

QUESTIONS

MINIMUM

SCORE

531--, Motor Plants, Part I

70

70

532--, Motor Plants, Part II

70

70

534--,Engineering Safety & Environmental Protection

70

70

535--, General Subjects

70

70

536--, Electricity

70

70

 

SHEET NO. 1-2

License Type           THIRD ASSISTANT ENGINEER    

License Group:         UNLIMITED

License Action:        ORIGINAL

License Condition:    STEAM

EXAM CODE

53BO

NUMBER OF MODULES: Five (5)

NUMBER

OF

QUESTIONS

MINIMUM

SCORE

534--, Engineering Safety & Environmental Protection

70

70

535--, General Subjects

70

70

536--, Electricity

70

70

537--, Steam Plants, Part I

70

70

538--, Steam Plants, Part II

70

70

 

SHEET NO. 1-3

License Type           THIRD ASSISTANT ENGINEER    

License Group:         UNLIMITED

License Action:        ORIGINAL

License Condition:    STEAM AND MOTOR

EXAM CODE

53AO

NUMBER OF MODULES: Seven (7)

NUMBER

OF

QUESTIONS

MINIMUM

SCORE

531--, Motor Plants, Part I

70

70

532--, Motor Plants, Part II

70

70

534--, Engineering Safety & Environmental Protection

70

70

535--, General Subjects

70

70

536--, Electricity

70

70

537--, Steam Plants, Part I

70

70

538--, Steam Plants, Part II

70

70

 

SHEET NO. 1-4

License Type           THIRD ASSISTANT ENGINEER   

License Group:         UNLIMITED

License Action:        INCREASING SCOPE

License Condition:    STEAM AND MOTOR

EXAM CODE

53AI & 53BI

NUMBER OF MODULES: Two (2)

NUMBER

OF

QUESTIONS

MINIMUM

SCORE

From Motor Exam Code 53AI

537-- Steam Plants

70

70

538-- Steam Plants Part II

70

70

From Steam Exam Code 53BI

531-- Motor Plants

70

70

532-- Motor Plants Part II

70

70

Remarks: This examination structure sheet is for applicants who wish to increase the scope of their existing steam or motor license by obtaining a motor or steam endorsement respectively. Each applicant is required to be examined with two modules for the propulsion mode they are applying, as listed above.