Marine Engineering

Engineering Room

If you are thinking about a career in the Merchant Navy as an Engineering Officer we have a full range of courses to get you started on your career path.  There are different starting points depending on your qualifications and even an Access course if you don't have the required qualifications.  Please note that in order to join the Merchant Navy you must be able to pass an ENG1 medical examination.

  • Access to the Maritime Industry [SCQF 5] - This course is designed for students who have achieved National 4's at school or who would like to pursue a career at sea as an Officer, but do not yet meet the academic requirements for company selection.  This college course will give you the minimum academic requirements to apply for an HNC Cadet Programme through a sponsoring company or training provider.
  • NC Shipping and Maritime Operations [SCQF 6] - This course is designed for students who have achieved National 5's at school or who would like to pursue a career at sea as an Officer.  This course will provide you with the necessary academics and exposure to the industry in order to apply for the SPD Cadet Programme through a sponsoring company or training provider.

Company Sponsored Courses

  • HNC Marine Engineering Cadet Programme [SCQF 7]- This course forms part of the Education & Training requirements to complete the Engine Officer (EOOW) training programme and is aimed at cadets who have achieved National 5's at school or who have completed an appropriate access programme.  Applications for this programme should be made through an appropriate sponsor
  • HND Marine Engineering Cadet Programme [SCQF 8] - This course forms part of the Education & Training requirements to complete the Engine Officer (EOOW) training programme and is aimed at cadets who have achieved good National 5's (B or Above) at school or who have scored highly on an appropriate access programme.  Applications for this programme should be made through an appropriate sponsor
  • SPD Marine Engineering Cadet Programme  [SCQF 9] - This course forms part of the Education & Training requirements to complete the Engine Officer (EOOW) training programme and is aimed at cadets who have achieved Highers at school or who have scored highly on an NC Shipping and Maritime Operations qualification.  Applications for this programme should be made through an appropriate sponsor.  
  • HND Marine Electro-technology [SCQF 8] - This course forms part of the Education & Training requirements to complete the Electro-Technical Officer (ETO) training programme and is aimed at cadets who have achieved Highers at school or who have scored highly on an NC Shipping and Maritime Operations qualification.  Applications for this programme should be made through an appropriate sponsor.  
  • Alternative Route for EOOW - The 'alternative route' is designed for those with relevant Engineering qualifications to apply directly to COGC for an action plan detailing the requirements they must meet to obtain an EOOW certificate of competency.

International partnerships

Please contact maritime@cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk for more information or attend our Merchant Navy Open Day.