Officer cadet training schemes typically last for around three years and are split into five phases which alternate between academic studies, practical experience and safety training at Warsash Maritime Academy and seagoing periods to gain practical shipboard experience.
To enrol on an officer cadet training scheme, candidates apply directly to shipping companies, not through UCAS. This is because officer cadet training is fully sponsored by the shipping company, covering course fees and also providing the means for gaining the mandatory work-based learning on board ship. Cadets will often also receive a small salary or living allowance while they are training.
Upon successful completion of the Marine Electrical and Electronic Engineering programme at Solent University cadets will be eligible to take their MCA oral exam to qualify for the Marine Electro-Technical Officer Certificate of Competency, which allows them to work on any type and size of vessel.
Suitable roles for graduate include:
- Merchant Navy electro-technical officer
- Project management
- Electrical engineering technical assistant
- Field support engineer
- Plant operator/supervisor
- Shore-based ship operations
- Maritime administration
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- Marine Engineering Principles for ETOs
- Engineering Science
- Marine Electrics with work-based learning
- Electrical Power Systems
- Electrical Legislation and Management
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- 36 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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DisciplinesElectrical Engineering General Engineering & Technology Marine Engineering View 60 other Masters in Marine Engineering in United Kingdom
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Numerate subject or National Engineering Award at Level 3.
- GCSE grade 4 or above in at least mathematics, English and science, plus one other (previously grade C).
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Successful applicants will have their course fees paid and be provided a training allowance by the UK sponsoring companies throughout their training.
Living costs for Southampton
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.