Merchant Navy Engineer Officer Cadet Training Programmes.
Outcome: An STCW Engineer Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency, plus one of the following academic awards:
- Foundation Degree (Available in England only).
- Professional Diploma (Available in Scotland only).
- Higher National Certificate or Diploma.
Exemptions: The Foundation Degree/Professional Diploma and HND provide exemptions from all academic subjects at EOOW, Second Engineer and Chief Engineer level and the Engineering Knowledge examination for EOOW.
Minimum Entry Requirements: The minimum entry requirements are 48 UCAS points including a numerate subject plus GCSE at grade C or above in Maths (preferably higher tier, English and Science (with significant Physical Science content).
Framework: 5 alternating college and sea periods as per the following outline (Please note the length of each phase are only approximate guidelines and the exact duration will vary from college to college):
- Phase 1 (At College): 25/30 wks.
- Phase 2 (Sea & Leave): 5 mths.
- Phase 3 (At College): 30/40 wks.
- Phase 4 (Sea & Leave): 7 mths.
- Phase 5 (At College): 20/25 wks.
Industrial Experience/Sea Service: Candidates are required to undertake 12 months Industrial experience, which includes the watchkeeping listed below.
Watchkeeping: A minimum of 6 months.
Start Dates: September each year, with more limited options to commence training in January each year.
Associated Training Record: MNTB Engineer Training Record Book.
Approval: All programmes must be MCA/MNTB approved.
Top-Up to BEng (Hons) Degree (Optional): Candidates who successfully achieve a FdSc are then eligible to top-up the academic award to a BEng (Hons) Degree in Marine Engineering and Management.
Updated: October 2018.