Engine Cadet Programme

City of Glasgow College


Riverside Campus


This is a three year training programme aimed at providing the necessary training and qualifications for employment as an Engineering Officer of the Watch. There are a number of elements to the programme and also a compulsory sea time requirement.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 including English, Maths and a physical science subject, or NC Shipping and Maritime Operations (SCQF level 6) without optional Engineering Units. Interview.

You must have a sponsoring company in order to fulfil the sea time requirement of this programme.

Progression Routes

This course prepares you for a career at sea in the Merchant Navy and in a number of different sectors such as offshore, cruise ships, oil tankers, LNG and chemical tankers.

Start Date

September, January



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Nautical Studies and Marine Engineering

SCQF Level


Career Sectors

Air Transport


Rail Transport

Road Transport

Sea Transport