Marine Electro-Technical Officer – Operational (Unlimited)

A three-year Marine Electro-Technical Officer (METO) – Operational (Unlimited) programme is offered to Officer Cadets following a Foundation Degree route, which leads 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 the Academy for academic delivery and two at sea gaining practical experience. The education and training programme consists of four distinct but complementary elements.

  • Academic education in conjunction with work-based learning on board ship
  • Engineering workshop skills training 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.

For further information, please see Officer Cadet Training and also review the Maritime Career Progression Charts for METO certification.

Course Availability & Fees

Please contact the Admissions and Recruitment team for further information:

Tel: +44 (0)23 8201 5015