Merchant Navy ETO Officer Cadet Training Programmes

Electro-Technical Officer in the British Merchant NavyElectro-Technical Officer

Outcome:   An STCW Electro-Technical Officer of the Watch Certificate of Competency, plus the following academic award:

  • Foundation Degree   (This programme is currently only available at South Shields Marine School and Warsash Maritime Academy).

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).

5 alternating college and sea periods as per the following outline:

  • Phase 1 (At College):   30 wks.

  • Phase 2 (Sea & Leave):   5 mths.

  • Phase 3 (At College):   30 wks.

  • Phase 4 (Sea & Leave):   7mths.

  • Phase 5 (At College):   25 wks.

Industrial Experience/Sea Service:   For programmes commencing after 01 July 2013, candidates are required to undertake 12 months Industrial experience which must include a minimum of 6 months Sea Service.

Watchkeeping:   4 months minimum.

Start Dates:   September each year, with more limited options to commence training in January each year.

Associated Training Record:   MNTB ETO Training Record Book.

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:     March 2017.