A career at sea as an Electro-Technical Officer in the Merchant Navy.

Roles and Responsibilities

ETO
Electro-Technical Officer

Highly advanced electronic control systems are now in widespread use in shipping fleets around the world. These systems require many vessels to employ a specialist Electro-Technical Officer (ETO). Officers wishing to qualify in this field follow a training and qualification process that is specific to the discipline

The ETO programme is currently only offered at South Tyneside College and Warsash Maritime Academy:

Course Structure:
This is a three year, full-time sandwich course.

Entry Requirements:
A minimum of 120 UCAS points (60 points must be in Maths and/or Science based subject). Students must have GCSE Grade A-B or SCE 'S' Level 1-2 in Maths and Science, or be holders of a National Certificate / Diploma in Electrical / Electronic or similar Engineering subjects.

Qualifications achieved:

-   Foundation Degree in Marine Electrical / Electronic

-   STCW Certificate of Competency as Electro-Technical Officer (Operational)

Progression opportunities:
Successful completion of this programme gives entry onto B Eng (Hons) programme.

We currently have three blue chip Member Companies that are looking to recruit a number of Trainee ETO Officers.


Updated:     April 2017.