Engine Cadet Programme

City of Glasgow College


Riverside Campus


If you are interested in a career as a Deck Officer of the Watch, this course is ideal. This 3-year programme provides the necessary training and qualifications for employment. There are a number of elements to the programme and also a compulsory sea time requirement. The programme is structured into 5 phases - three at college and two at sea.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 including English, Maths and a physical science subject; or Access to Maritime and STEM. 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

August, January



Study Method

Full time

Course Length

3 years


Nautical Studies and Marine Engineering

SCQF Level


Career Sectors

Air Transport


Rail Transport

Road Transport

Sea Transport