Angus Hamilton 3rd Engineer (age -25)
Angus has been contracted to NERC on a fixed term contract since July 2015. He is soon to start work on The Discovery.
Angus’ job is wide ranging and varied. He could be fixing the toilets or maintaining the engines – Angus enjoys that the job is not monotonous or boring. Angus also like the fact that he travels the world as he works. Angus works under the direction of the 2nd Engineer. Angus became interested in Marine Engineering whilst travelling on the ferry to the Isle of Bute and thought it was something he’d like to do.
Angus is from Scotland so took Highers rather than A Levels. His Highers are in: Physics, Geography, English and Music.
He has a Scottish Professional Diploma in Marine Engineering. Angus says a desire to be accepted on the course made him work hard for his Higher examinations. He speaks mostly of his course which included amongst other units: Maths, Engineering, Technical Drawing, Electricals, Thermal Dynamics, Applied Mechanics and Naval Architecture. The course had a practical and theory aspect. Angus also had to build up ‘seatime’ to gain his current position.
Your hard work pays off in the end.
Angus has given me a list of some of his Diploma Units as he thought that students may be interested to know what can be covered in Marine Engineering:
Pneumatics and Hydraulics
Leadership and Management
Advanced Auxiliary Machinery Watchkeeping
Naval Architecture and Construction
Operation and Adjustment of Marine Electronic Systems
Operation and Adjustment of Marine Diesel Systems
Applied Industrial Plant Maintenance
Business Awareness and Continuing Professional Development
Electrical Marine Principals
Electrical Motor Drive Systems
Heat Transfer and Fluid Mechanics
Maths for Engineering 1,2 and 3
3-phase Electrical Systems