British Marine Electronics Installer

Electronics Installer

An informative one-day course that provides all the skills and knowledge electronic installers need for installation and maintenance of electronics on boats, leading to an industry recognised qualification. Aimed at individuals with at least one year’s experience in electronics.

The Marine Electronics Installer (MEI) certificate is an indication of a working knowledge of NMEA’s Installation Standard, which clarifies and defines competent installation practices. A Marine Electronics Installer has demonstrated this proficiency by passing an examination designed to measure understanding of those principles.

  • Market the training to potential customers as an indication of professional expertise
  • The key electronics manufacturers are supportive of the training and certification.
  • Training and a qualification
  • NMEA 0400 Standard
  • BMEEA are industry leaders consistently updating the training to be internationally relevant.

Suitable for electronics engineers with at least a year’s experience, who are looking to further their knowledge and gaining a qualification in marine electronics.

Topics include ground systems, electrical systems, equipment installation and data communications including extensive information on everything you need to know about marine electronics to carrying out electronics work on boats.

  • Ohm’s Law, Kirchoff’s Law, Vessel Grounding Systems, EMI
  • DSC, VHF Transceivers, Coax Cables, Antennas
  • Data Communications, Equipment Installation, Testing
  • Electrical Distribution, Capacity, Wire Sizing
  • Battery Basics, Capacity, Charging
  • Exam

odbmetbmei.jpg     OWEN DAVIES

     Owen has recently joined the British Marine delivery    
     team for the BMET and MEI courses.

     Owen has been working alongside Richard Broden-
     Cowell at Bournemouth and Poole College within the  
     Marine department and was invited to join to expand  
     the delivery team.

     He has a wealth of experience in the marine industry starting as a cadet he spent 5 years at sea before coming shoreside to work in various engineering roles before taking up his role as a lecturer at Bournemouth and Poole College.

He holds a foundation degree in Marine Engineering, teaching qualification, assessors qualification as well as being an approved trainer by British Marine and NMEA .

He has worked for companies such as Condor Ferries, Marine Scotland and OYS.


richardbcbmetbmei.png     RICHARD BRODEN-COWELL

     Richard Broden-Cowell has a lifetime of experience  
     within the marine electrical industry, much of it as
     Managing Director of Sure Power Marine, or working
     with companies such as Sunseeker International Ltd,
     Discovery Yachts, Le-Purple Marine and Hamble
     Yacht Services, to name but a few.

     He also has many years experience teaching the
                                                              skills of boat electrics, as a college lecturer.

Richard is an approved and certificated lecturer for British Marine, to deliver the BMET, MEI and AMEI courses.  Some of these courses are delivered from his own classroom at The Marine Technology Centre on Bournemouth and Poole College campus.

British Marine Electrics and Electronics Association (BMEEA) has launched an updated version of its Code of Practice. Version 6 of the BMEEA Code of Practice contains important new information covering electric propulsion and photovoltaic systems.

The sixth edition of the Code is a significant update to its predecessor, encompassing the combination of the small craft DC and AC International Standards Organisation (ISO) standards into the single standard ISO 13297:2020.  It also brings the International Standard for Electric Propulsion Systems ISO 16315:2016 into the Code, and offers additional guidance on the installation of photovoltaic (PV) systems.

Due to this update there is a price change to the BMET and MEI Electrical courses. If you have any questions or would like further information, please email Kitty- kjudd(at)

Basic MEI Member Fee | £691 (+VAT £829.20)

Basic MEI Non-Member fee | £1,060 (+VAT £1,272.00)

Both BMET and BMEI Member fee | £1,371.20 (+VAT £1,645.44)

Both BMET and BMEI Non-Member fee | £2,087.60 (+VAT £2,505.12)

Please fill in the Application form here. Once we review and approve your application, we will send you the booking form links for the upcoming courses until you attend.