Marine Engineering Processes and Operations


Programme Overview Programme Overview

This programme is designed to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and
competence to work as an engineering operative on a small fishing vessel. The
learner will gain knowledge about the machinery and equipment typically found
on a fishing vessel. They will also gain skills in the operation and maintenance of
such machinery and equipment.
Topics covered include:

Programme Information Programme Information

Who is the Programme for

The programme is open to individuals who wish to enhance their knowledge
and skills in Marine Engineering Processes and Operations.
It will be of particular interest to operators of small fishing vessels and those wishing to gain employment in the sector.


Next Programme Dates

NFCI Castletownbere, Co. Cork



National Fisheries College of Ireland (NFCI)
Co. Cork
P75 EW24


National Fisheries College of Ireland (NFCI)
Co. Donegal
F93 PX32


Duration and Timeline

Three weeks (full time) -15 consecutive days


Training Methodology

This is a highly interactive classroom/workshop-based course with a
combination of:



On successful completion of this programme, the learner will receive a QQI
Level 5, 15 credit minor award in Marine Engineering Processes and Operations


Entry Requirements


Progression and Employment Opportunities



Learner’s progress will be checked during the course through a combination of
formative written and practical assessments to reinforce understanding and
The final assessment consists of:

Written Examination – 60%

Skills demonstration(practical Assessments) – 40%






For more information see the BIM Seafood Training Scheme here

How to Apply How to Apply


Download the Training Programme Application form

Download the training application form here and send to the NFCI (Donegal or Cork)


For more information contact

National Fisheries College of Ireland (Cork)

Castletownbere, Co Cork

National Fisheries College of Ireland (Donegal)

Greencastle, Co Donegal