Improvement of Student’s Engine Room knowledge and operational skills during Simulator training

9th International Scientific Conference Technics and Informatics in Education – TIE 2022 (2022) стр. 116-120

АУТОР(И): Ante Čalić, Ladislav Stazić, Igor Pavlović

Download Full Pdf 

DOI: 10.46793/TIE22.116C


One of the most important tools for maritime student education is the use of simulators, which provide practical instruction under controlled conditions. This article analyzes the behavior of Marine Engineering students at the Faculty of Maritime Studies in Split and their progress in knowledge and practice achieved through training in the Kongsberg Engine Room Simulator. The research was conducted by the instructors of the Kongsberg training simulator with the students of the third (last) year of the undergraduate study of Maritime Engineering. The progress was observed during the last semester of their studies on the practical problem of manual parallel connection of diesel generators. The obtained results clearly show that the training on the simulator helped the students to combine the learned theory from several subjects into one complex and that this happens gradually during the training.


simulator training; STCW; Kongsberg; engine officer; synchronization


  • [1] International Maritime Organization (2018). STCW convention, available at:, (accessed on May 25th 2022),
  • [2] Kongsberg K-Sim (2022), available at: on May 25th 2022),
  • [3] Mangga, C., Tibo-oc, P., & Montaño, R. (2021). Impact of engine room simulator as a tool for training and assessing BSMARE students’ performance in engine watchkeeping. Pedagogika, 93(S6), 88-100. doi: 10.53656/ped21-6s.07eng
  • [4] Hjelmervik, K., Nazir, S., & Myhrvold, A. (2018). Simulator training for maritime complex tasks: an experimental study. WMU Journal of Maritime Affairs, 17(1), 17-30. doi: 10.1007/s13437-017-0133-0
  • [5] Wyszkowski, J., & Mindykowski, J. (2016). Electrical, Electronic and Control Engineering–New Mandatory Standards of Competence for Engineer Officers, Regarding Provisions of the Manila Amendments to the STCW Code. Human Resources and Crew Resource Management (pp. 65-70). CRC Press.
  • [6] Strang, W. M., Mozina, C. J., Beckwith, B., Beckwith, T. R., Chhak, S., Fennell, E. C., … & Waudby, W. P. (1996). Generator synchronizing industry survey results. IEEE Transactions on Power Delivery, 11(1), 174-183. doi: 10.1109/61.484014
  • [7] Vučetić, D. (2012). Brodski električni sustavi. University in Rijeka, Maritime Faculty, Rijeka. (in Croatian)
  • [8] Øhra, M. (1988). Pedagogical Aspects of Simulator Training. In International Users Conference, Newcastle Maritime Simulators & Training System Kongsberg Norcontroll System AS.
  • [9]Harald, K. (2008). Improving PedagogicalValue of Engine Room Simulators throughAdvances in e-Learning, Instructor Control andLicence Management. Marine Engineering,43(3), 349-354. doi: 10.5988/jime.43.3_349
  • [10] Bratić, K., Vidović, F., & Stazić, L. (2020). Useof Merlin System and Recorded Instructions inEngine Room Simulator Training. InInternational Scientific Conference Technicsand Informatics in Education (pp. 282-285).
  • [11] Bergamo, P. A. D. S., Streng, E. S., deCarvalho, M. A., Rosenkranz, J., & Ghorbani, Y.
    (2022). Simulation-based training and learning: A review on technology-enhanced education for the minerals industry. Minerals Engineering, 175, 107272. doi: 10.1016/j.mineng.2021.107272
  • [12] Hauschild, J., Rivera, J. C., Johnson, A. E., Burns, T.C., & Roach, C. J. (2021). ShoulderArthroscopy Simulator Training ImprovesSurgical Procedure Performance: A ControlledLaboratory Study. Orthopaedic Journal ofSports Medicine, 9(5). doi:10.1177/23259671211003873