Chief Engineer - Uninspected Fishing Vessel
Course 262

The Chief Engineer – Uninspected Fishing Industry Vessel (UFIV) course is a 4-week (22days) theoretical and practical course. This course is designed to be undertaken by individuals who wish to improve their theoretical knowledge and proficiency in engineering subjects, and to complete in lieu of written examination at the USCG for Chief Engineer - UFIV up to 4000HP/3000Kw.

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Course Description

The Chief Engineer – Uninspected Fishing Industry Vessel (UFIV) course is a 4-week (22days) theoretical and practical course. 

This course is designed to be undertaken by individuals who wish to improve their theoretical knowledge and proficiency in engineering subjects, and to complete in lieu of written examination at the USCG for Chief Engineer - UFIV up to 4000HP/3000Kw.

The Chief Engineer - UFIV Course is taught at the well equipped MPT Campus in Fort Lauderdale, by USCG Approved, Experienced, Licensed Engineers who are passionate about sharing their knowledge, experience and skill. Students will be given practical exercises in our full mission Transas Engine Room Simulator where they can apply their theoretical knowledge.

Subjects taught in this course include:

General Subjects

  • Electricity, Electronics and Control Engineering
  • Management
  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

Motor Plants

  • Motor Propulsion
  • Steam Generators

Engineering Safety & Environmental Protection

  • Safety Subjects
  • Emergency Equipment and lifesaving applications

Students who successfully complete the course within 1 year of application will satisfy:

  • The professional examination requirements of 46 CFR l 1.530(b) and 46 CFR 11.903(a)(35) for a national officer endorsement as Chief Engineer - Uninspected Fishing Industry Vessels, Limited to Motor Vessels up to 4000 HP/3000 kW; PROVIDED
  • Applicant holds a Merchant Mariners Credential endorsed as Designated Duty Engineer (DDE) aboard Motor Vessels of 4000 HP/3000 Kw or more; AND
  • Applicant meets the sea service requirements of 46 CFR 11.503(c).


22 day class in Fort Lauderdale

Required Materials

None.