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Defence School of Marine Engineering (DSMarE)

DSMarE Overview

Forming one of the 4 pillars of the Defence College of Technical Training the Defence School of Marine Engineering (DSMarE) is based at HMS SULTAN in Hampshire. The School’s remit is to train personnel from across Defence in all aspects of Marine Engineering.

DSMarE Mission

To deliver professional and highly motivated Marine Engineers and Technicians instilled with Military Ethos

DSMarE Role

DSMarE delivers all professional marine engineering training across the 3 Services. Whilst the majority of the students are from the Royal Navy they also come from the Royal Fleet Auxillary, the Royal Logistic Corps, the Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and a spectrum of international navies.

The school trains approx. 6,500 students per year across 350 different course types. These courses range from Systems Engineering and Management Courses for British and foreign Marine Engineer Officers; through Engineering Technician courses to training in specialist engineering disciplines. The latter includes providing theoretical and practical training in the operation and maintenance of:

  • Electrical systems including electrical power generation
  • Distribution and electrical propulsion equipment
  • Gas turbines
  • Diesel engines
  • Outboard motors
  • Refrigeration and chilled water plants
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Ship structures
  • Stability
  • Environmental compliance
  • Lifting and slinging and Health & Safety issues

Whenever suitable, training is conducted using a blend of training methods including the use of interactive e-courseware, simulation and hands-on ‘live’ practice. Many of the courses delivered by the School are accredited with civilian qualifications ranging from Modern Apprenticeships through to Post Graduate awards.

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