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Junior Officers Exam

In accordance with IMO Regulation III/1 - OICEW (Officer in charge Of an Engineering Watch), a Cadet must fulfill the following requirements prior to becoming a Junior Officer and receiving his license:

Once the above requirements are met, the Cadet will be eligible to return to EMTI to attend the Junior Officers Exam (JOE) refresher course. The Maritime Academy has established a 4-week program that supports the Cadets in their preparation for becoming an OICEW

The first portion of the refresher course is an intensive 3-week study session which includes lectures, classes, simulator training, self-study, exams and revision of all the tasks and assignments the Cadet completed during his sailing period. During the 3-weeek period the Cadets will under-go preparatory oral exams to simulate the final exam. The refresher course is conducted under the continuous guidance of senior Chief Engineer instructors, 2nd and 3d Engineering Officers and senior ETOs of previous programs

Upon completion of the refresher course, the Cadet will take a "Time Limited" final Engine Room simulator exam, followed by the EMAA written exams in Engineering Knowledge General and Engineering Knowledge Motor. This will be followemd by the EMAA oral exam conducted by an examiner panel. The panel of examiners will consist of Senior Chief Engineers as compiled by the EMAA and consist of all marine engine subjects related to the duties of OICEW. During the exam the Cadet shall demonstrate a superior level of knowledge, confidence, trouble-shooting ability and good technical aptitude

A Cadet that successfully passes the exam will be entitled to receive his OICEW

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