Engineering Knowledge Level I Exam Guide

The Engineering Knowledge Level I (EKI) examination consists of a written test comprising multiple-choice, descriptive and drawing questions. The examination is of a two hours duration. The Engineering Knowledge Level II exam may be substituted for EK 1 at the applicant’s request.

The exam will test your knowledge of operating various ship systems including, 2-stroke and 4-stroke diesel engines, generators, pumps, fresh water systems, fire detection and extinguishing systems etc. The exam requires you to be able to understand and use the proper engineering terms to describe and explain the operations of the above systems.

To see a full list and description of topics covered by the exam please refer to the exam’s Syllabus (Page 118, Section 7.10).

Unlike other exams, study materials are not permitted.

Recommended Books

Reeds Marine Engineering Series

This series of books is an excellent and thorough guide to marine engineering. Not every volume is applicable to this exam, however. These are available in softcover and are the latest edition.

Volume 1: Mathematics for Engineers
Volume 2: Applied Mechanics for Engineers
Volume 3: Applied Thermodynamics for Engineers
Volume 6: Basic Electrotechnology for Engineers
Volume 7: Advanced Electrotechnology for Engineers
Volume 8: General Engineering Knowledge
Volume 9: Steam Engineering Knowledge for Marine Engineers
Volume 10: Instrumentation and Control Systems
Volume 12: Motor Engineering Knowledge for Marine Engineers

Volume 13: Ship Stability, Powering and Resistance

Engineering Knowledge (Motor) for Marine Engineers Questions & Answers
Ritinkar Zen
Part I and Part II
Written by a marine engineer, for the marine engineer, this book contains a collection of questions and answers for the written paper on Engineering Knowledge (Motor) including cooling, starting and reversing, governor overspeed trip and much more. Very helpful for those preparing for the certificate of competency examination

A Pocket Book of Marine Engineering: Questions and Answers
Available as Softcover and Ebook
The bold headings make it easy to locate a particular topic, and the clear and concise answers are ideal for revision and self-testing purposes. Covers Safety; Materials; Auxiliary machinery; Engine room systems; Ship construction; Steering gear; Shafting; Electrical; Electrical protection; Electrical safety; Instrumentation and control; Diesel engine theory and structure; Fuel systems; Combustion; Librication; Starting and manoeuvring safety; Boilers.

The Diesel Engines: For Ship Propulsion and Power Plants
Kees Kuiken
2nd ed. A two-volume book on diesel engines intended for all who work with diesel engines for maritime propulsion and power generation. Volume I covers history, standard figurations, fuel-delivery systems, lubrication, air supply, speed control, noise, vibration, and main uses. Volume II covers ship propulsion, transmissions, manufacturers, emission issues, fuel calculation, auxiliary systems, reconditioning, maintenance and repairs, casting and forging engine parts, propellers, regulations, and more.

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  1. Which Engineering ticket is this level for?

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