DP Induction for Engineers

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Participants completing this course will gain the requisite theoretical knowledge and some practical skills experience to support the tasks, duties and responsibilities of either a Marine Engineer or Electro technical officer on a Dynamic Positioning (DP) vessel.


The course is aimed at Marine Engineers and Electro Technical Officers should be sailing on, or be scheduled to be sailing on a DP class vessel and have a minimum qualification of an STCW III/1 or III/2 or III/3 or I/6 Certificate of competence.


  • DP principles / component parts
  • Operations using DP
  • DP redundancy
  • DP rules and guidelines
  • Company DP policy and procedures
  • FMEA's, Proving trials & Annual DP trials
  • Position reference systems
  • DP vessel and environment sensors
  • Power development systems commonly used in DP vessels
  • Best practice E/R watch keeping during DP operations

Course Pre-requisites

Course participants should hold, as a minimum qualification, a STCW III/1 or III/2 or III/3 or I/6 Certificate of competency.

Language, Literacy and Numeracy Requirements

This unit requires the ability to read and interpret typical product specifications, job sheets, procedures, material labels and safety information as provided to operators. Writing is required to the level of completing workplace forms. The course is delivered in English.

Assessment & Competency Achievement

There is no formal assessment carried out at the completion of the course. 100% attendance and participation in the course is required. Participants will be awarded a Certificate of Training on completion of the course.

Course Duration

4 days

  • Day 1 - 8:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Day 2 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Day 3 - 8:30am to 4:30pm
  • Day 4 - 8:30am to 3:00pm

Course Availability

To check for upcoming course dates, course availability and to enrol on this course, please go
to our Training Management Portal.

Number of Participants

Minimum 2 participants

Maximum 8 participants

Terms and Conditions of Enrolment

Course participants are required to agree with the Term and Conditions of enrolment. These terms and conditions are available at www.farstadsimulation-tms.com or on request from Farstad Shipping Offshore Simulation Centre staff.