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Electro-Technical Officer Updating

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Course Objective

This Electro-Technical Officers course covers the mandatory competences and required knowledge, understanding and proficiencies prescribed in Table A-III/6, Section A-III/6 of the STCW Code. This course is designed to enable the trainees to meet and successfully demonstrate the competences required for Electro-Technical Officer.

Content of the Course

  • Electro-Technology and Electrical Machines Theory
  • Fundamentals of Electronics and Power Electronics
  • Electrical and Electronic Diagrams
  • Electrical Drives
  • Electrical and Electronic Systems Operating in Flammable Areas
  • Electro-Pneumatic Control Systems
  • Safe Maintenance and Repair Procedures of Electro-Pneumatic Systems
  • Electro-Hydraulic Control Systems
  • Safe Maintenance and Repair Procedures of Electro-Hydraulic Systems
  • Fundamentals of Instrumentation, Process Control, Alarm and Monitoring System Onboard Ships
  • Process Control
  • Instrumentation and Control Diagrams
  • Safe Maintenance and Repair Procedures of Instrumentation, Process Control, Alarm and Monitoring Systems
  • Fundamentals of Automation, Automatic Control Systems and Technology
  • Computers and Data Networks
  • Automation and Automatic Control Systems Onboard Ships
  • Safe Maintenance and Repair Procedures of Automation and Automatic Control Systems
  • Electrical Power Distribution Boards and Electrical Equipment
  • Functions, Configurations and Performance Tests
  • High Voltage Technology
  • Hazards, Precautions and Safety Procedures Required for the Operation of Power Systems above 1,000 volts
  • Electrical Propulsion, Electric Motors and Control Systems
  • Operation and Maintenance of High Voltage Systems

Entry Standard

  1. not less than 12 months of the required aggregate seagoing service must be gained within January 01, 2012 and January 01, 2017;
  2. involves the performance of tasks, duties and responsibilities relevant to the capacity as Electro-Technical Officer in the engine department of a seagoing ship of 750 kW propulsion power or more as evidenced by the following:
    • Seagoing service record with company seal
    • Photocopy of the SIRB’s first page and all pages with record of sea service indicating any of the following ranks:
      • Electro-Technical Officer; or Chief Electrician; or Senior Electrician; or Electrician; or Electrical Officer; or Electrical Engineer; or Electronics Engineer; or Electro-Engineer; or Instrumentation Engineer; or Other relevant capacity or position supported by:
        • Certified true copy of the duties and responsibilities or job description specified in the company’s Quality Management System Manual and
        • Crew list with company seal.
  3. valid medical certificate (for sea service duty) issued by DOH accredited medical clinics.


43 days including assessments for the course

Course Approval:

Full course approval pursuant to MARINA Circular No. 2013-01, and STCW Circular No. 2018-02

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