A course proposal for the training of marine engineering students about alternative fuels, related systems, and operation

Zincir B., Deniz C.

19th Annual General Assembly of the International Association of Maritime Universities, AGA IAMU 2018, Barcelona, Spain, 17 - 19 October 2018, pp.37-45 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Barcelona
  • Country: Spain
  • Page Numbers: pp.37-45
  • Keywords: Alternative Fuel, Course Proposal, Engine Officer
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© The Authors.Sea trade is an important element of international trade. There are huge number of ships at worldwide, and they emit huge amount of emissions accordingly. Stricter emission regulations are entered into force, and will be entered into force in the future by the International Maritime Organization and EU to control and reduce these emissions. To comply with these regulations, alternative fuels are in use. The alternative fuelled ship number is in increase. Despite the alternative fuel usage at maritime industry increases, there are not any alternative fuel courses at the maritime universities to educate the marine engineering students. In this study, a new course about the alternative fuels, their related systems, and operation is proposed for the training of the marine engineering students. Competences at the STCW amendments for the persons who work on alternative fuelled ships are taken into account while preparing the course topics. Each topic is paired with basic and advanced training competences of the STCW amendments, and compliance with the STCW is provided. Lastly, the course topics and sub-topics are explained for the guidance to prepare the alternative fuel course.