Contact Hours: 360
A Qualified Member of the Engineering Department (QMED) is the senior most rating in the engine room of a ship. QMED is to the engineering department what the AB is to the Deck Department. The Coast Guard defines a QMED qualified member of the engine department as any person below officer and above the rating of wiper in the engineering department.
QMED Junior Engineer: The duties of QMED Junior Engineer include but not limited to - overall responsibility of engineering systems maintenance and repair work including keeping required records, logs, and reports. Other duties involved such as standing engine room watch at sea or port, standing security /engine watch and, assist in ship fueling operations.
This course is designed to satisfy the professional examination requirements for 46 CFR 12.501(c)(5) for a national rating endorsement as QMED-Junior Engineer. Any candidate successfully completing this course and submitting the Certificate of Training within one year of the completion of training will satisfy the CFR requirements and not be required to take the exam at a Coast Guard Reginal Examination Center.