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HND Marine Electro-Technology HND

(SCQF level 8)

Nautical Studies & Marine Engineering, Faculty of Nautical

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Mode of Study

Full-time

Start Date

8th Jan 2018, 1 year

8th Jan 2018, 1 year

Location

Riverside Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome

Overview

This is a three-year programme of training & education aimed at providing the necessary qualifications for employment as a Marine Electro-Technical Officer (ETO) on board ships. Cadets successfully completing this programme will have gained Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s ETO Certificate of Competency. 
 
The programme is comprised of 5 phases:
  • Phase 1 at College – you will complete academic subjects from the SQA’s HND Marine Electro-Technology qualification, compulsory STCW training, part of ETO Workshop Skills and Phase 1 Engine Room Ready training.
  • Phase 2 at Sea – you will start your MNTB Training Record Book (TRB) in addition to a work-based learning course and a Distance Learning Maths.
  • Phase 3 at College - you will complete academic subjects from the SQA’s HND Marine Electro-Technology qualification, compulsory STCW training, ETO Workshop Skills and Engine Room Ready training.
  • Phase 4 at Sea - you will complete your MNTB’s TRB.
  • Phase 5 at College – you will complete HND ETO qualification in addition to preparing for your MCA Oral Examination and your final STCW training.

See the Course Brochure for more information.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

To gain entry to the course you should have any of the following combinations of qualifications:
  • Four National 5 qualifications including Maths, English and a Science based subject or English equivalent; plus two Highers one of which must be Maths/Physical Science subject or English equivalent; or
  • NC Shipping and Maritime Operations (SCQF level 6) with optional Engineering Units.
  • Alternative qualifications will be considered on an individual basis in conjunction with the sponsoring company or training provider

Students must have a sponsoring company in order to fulfill the sea time requirement of this programme.  Initial applications for this course should be submitted to a training provider or company, please follow the link Careers at Sea for more information.

What you study

During this programme, cadets will study the following subjects:
  • Maths.
  • Electro-technology.
  • Electronics.
  • Programmable Logic Controllers.
  • Electrical Safety.
  • Local Area Networks.
  • Propulsion.
  • Marine Management.
  • Marine Navigation Systems.
  • Radio Communications.
  • Graded Units.
Cadets will also complete Marine ETO Workshop Skills and Engine Room Ready programmes which aim to develop practical understanding and skills required in the engine room to help aid their transition from college to sea.
 
In order to achieve your first ETO Certificate of Competency, you will also complete mandatory STCW training programmes including:
  • First Aid.
  • Firefighting.
  • Sea Survival.
  • Tanker Familiarisation.
  • Rescue Craft.
  • Personal Survival Techniques.

Teaching

How the course is taught

This course has two distinct elements – at sea and at college. 

During the college phase, cadets will spend approximately 3 days a week in the classroom and 2 days a week in the marine workshop.  Cadets will also have the opportunity to learn in our engine room simulators in addition to completing a number of STCW short courses at locations in and around Glasgow.

At sea, cadets will work closely with ship’s crew in order to understudy the Engineering Officer of the Watch, in order to learn their roles and responsibilities, in addition to completing MNTB’s TRB.

Assessment methods

During the HND programme, cadets will be assessed using a variety of methods including:
•    Oral Presentations.
•    Portfolios and reports.
•    Written examinations.
•    Simulation exercises.
•    Competency based assessments.

Additional Information

Materials

Materials will be made available to cadets through our virtual learning environment.

Dress code

As a sponsored cadet you will be expected to wear your company uniform every day into college.

  • Mode of Study:
    Full-time
  • Start Date:
    8th Jan 2018
    End Date:
    28th Sep 2018
  • Location:
    Riverside Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome