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Enhanced Support-Level Program

Program Description

1. Program Name

As provided under Sec. 3.6 of this Circular, the title of the enhanced support level programs covered herein shall be Enhanced Support-Level Program for Marine Deck (ESLPMD) and Enhanced Support- Level Program for Marine Engineering (ESLPME), respectively. Consequently, a student who completed such special program and who has complied with all the requirements provided herein shall be conferred a Certificate as having completed the ESLPMD or ESLP ME, accordingly.

2. Nature of the Field of Study

a) The ESLPMD is a two and a half (2.5) year special program addressing the competences required for Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch (RFPNW) and Ratings as Able Seafarer Deck (ABO) as defined in the STCW Convention, Regulations and Codes
b) The ESLPME is a two and a half (2.5) year special program addressing the competences required for Ratings Forming  Part of an Engineering Watch (RFPEW) and Ratings as Able Seafarer Engine (ABE) as defined in the STCW Convention, Regulations and Codes

3. Program Goals

    a.)The ESLPMD aims to:

    1) Produce  graduates  who  are  fully  conversant  with  the basic principles to be observed in keeping a navigational watch as per Table A-11/4 , Table A-11/5 ,Table A-VI/1-1 to 4, Table A-VI/2-1, Table A-VI/6-1 of the STCW Code; and
    2) Provide and  equip  students  with  knowledge, understanding, proficiencies , competencies, attitudes and values to qualify them for Assessment and Certification as:

        2.1 Ratings Forming Part of a Navigational Watch;
        2.2 Ratings as Able Seafarer Deck.

4. Specific Professions/careers/occupations for graduates

  1. A  graduate  of  the  ESLPMD  is  prepared  for  occupation  as, among others:
    a. ) Ordinary Seaman

    b.)
    Ab le-Bodied Seaman
    c.) Boatswain
    d.) Any similar occupation in the Deck Department, as Rating

  2. A graduate of the ESLPME program is prepared for occupation as, among others:
    a.) Wiper
    b.) Oiler
    c.) Motorman
    d.) Fitter
    e.) Any  similar  occupation  in the  Engine  Department,  as Rating

5. Allied Fields

  1. Subjects taken under the ESLPMD program except those that pertains to RFPNW and ABO can be credited for BSMT program, subject to the evaluation of the admitting MHEI.
  2. Subjects taken under the ESLPME program except those that pertains to RFPEW and ABE can be credited for BSMarE program, subject to the evaluation of the admitting HEI.

Program Outcomes

The minimum standards for the ESLPMD and ESLPME are expressed in the
Following minimum set of learning outcomes:

  1. Common to all programs in all types of higher education institutions:
    1. Articulate and discuss the latest developments in the specific field of practice;
    2. Effectively communicate orally and in writing using both English and Filipino;
    3. Work effectively and independently in multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams;
    4. Act  in  recognition  of  professional,   social   and   ethical responsibility;

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