FdEng Marine Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Warsash Maritime Academy offers a full marine electro-technical officer (METO) cadet programme by a foundation degree route, leading ultimately to the award of:
Foundation Degree (FdEng) in Marine Electrical and Electronic Engineering
UK MCA METO Certificate of Competency (STCW A-III/6 OOW)
A GMDSS radio maintenance certificate and an electronic navigation equipment maintenance (ENEM) certificate.
The programme also offers a direct top-up pathway to BEng (Hons) Marine Engineering and Management
The scheme consists of five phases (usually over three years): three spent at Warsash for academic delivery and two at sea gaining practical experience. The education and training programme consists of four distinct but complementary elements.
Academic education at Warsash in conjunction with work-based learning on board ship
Engineering workshop skills training at Warsash to MNTB-approved standard
Practical training on board ship, including completion of an MNTB Training Record Book. This enables officer cadets to develop the professional competency needed for initial certification by the MCA
In addition to the academic studies, the MCA requires officer cadets to take a number of safety and survival courses during their cadetship. These include:
Personal Survival Techniques
Personal Social and Safety Responsibilities
Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
Elementary First Aid
Proficiency in Medical First Aid
Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats
Advanced Fire Fighting
GMDSS Radio Maintenance and ENEM
Human Element, Leadership and Management - Operational Level (HELM(O))
High Voltage (Operational Level)
Foundation Degree (FdEng) in Marine Electro-Technical Engineering and MCA Certificate of Competency.
A) Sponsorship from a shipping company to gain sea service.
B) Holds the minimum academic entry qualifications:
A minimum of 120 UCAS tariff points, including a numerate subject.
Plus Minimum of four GCSEs Grade C or above including the following subjects: Mathematics (preferably Higher Tier), English, Science (with Physical Science content).
C) A valid personal medical fitness certificate recognised by the MCA.
Modes of study
Continual and examination.
Practical and study.