Textbooks

These textbooks have been approved by SAMSA for Marine Engineering education, and have been specifically written to cover the IMO/SAMSA code requirements.

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Due to complications and delays with the sourcing of internationally available textbooks, the following SAMSA approved textbooks are available for the forthcoming academic year for South African Marine Engineering students. 

These textbooks and question & answer books have been written to cover the Marine Engineering Syllabus as prescribed by the IMO, and SAMSA codes in South Africa to include the Manila 2010 amendments that were introduced. 

All of the sketches in these books have be drawn in an easily understandable manner, with  the intention of making them easily replicable for student assessment and examination purposes. The books aim to provide information that can be used by students (i.e. drawn sketches), for both level II and level III assessments.

At the end of the books are examination questions for every chapter that have been asked over the past number of years in South Africa.

  ⎈    Officer of the Watch: General & Electrical   

     Marine Engineering Theory: General      Marine Engineering Theory: Electrical  

  ⎈   Marine Engineering Questions & Answers   ⎈  

GENERAL

Chapters: Materials, Fuel & Lubricants, Ship Handling, Power Transmission, Refrigeration, Pumps & Pumping Systems, Safety & Safety Systems, Instrumentation & Control, Watchkeeping, Ship Maintenance & Management, Management.   

ELECTRICAL

Chapters: Electrical Power Generation, Electrical Power Distribution, Motors & Starters, Electrical Circuit Testing, Ancillary Supply Systems, Tanker Systems, High Voltage Systems, Electrical Propulsion Systems. 

MOTOR

Chapters: Basic Principles, Bedplates & Crankshafts, Bearings, Lubrication, Liners, Pistons & Piston Rings, Cylinder heads & Camshafts, Fuel Injection, Turbocharging, Emissions Control, Air Theory, Management, Gas Turbines.   

STEAM

Chapters: Marine Boilers, Marine Boiler Operation, Boiler Water Treatment, Boiler Failures, Feed Systems, Marine Steam Turbines. 

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

GENERAL: Materials, Fuel & Lubricants, Ship Handling, Power Transmission, Refrigeration, Pumps & Pumping Systems, Safety & Safety Systems, Instrumentation & Control, Management. 

MOTOR: Basic Principles, Bedplates & Crankshafts, Bearings, Lubrication, Cylinder Liners, Pistons & Piston Rings, Cylinder Heads & Camshafts, Management, Fuel Injection, Turbocharging, Emissions, Air Theory, Gas Turbines.

STEAM: Boilers, Steam Turbines, Feed Systems.

ELECTRICAL: Power Generation & Distribution, Shipboard Electrical Systems, Electrical Propulsion.


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