Experienced Electrician to ETO

For the first time in Romania, SOUTH TYNESIDE COLLEGE offers a conversion course from Experienced Electrician (ETR) to ETO [EETO Course]

Who is eligible?

You are eligible for this course if you are an ETR (Electrotechnical Rating), or you worked in a similar capacity, on board of ships for at least 12 months. If you have 12 months’ onboard experience with different duties, you have to address an enquiry at: Engineering@mcga.gov.uk  or  exams@mcga.gov.uk before starting the first part of the course in RNC in Romania

What is the course structure?

This course has the following structure:

  • In Romania (in RNC): 3 weeks distance learning plus 6 weeks daily presence. No assessments will be held in RNC
  • In the UK (in STC):
    • High Voltage course (1 week)
    • SQA Electrotechnology assessment
    • AMERC Electronics assessment
    • MCA certification examination

What certificate is awarded?

Successful graduates will be awarded the ETO Certificate of Competency, issued by the UK MARITIME AND COASTGUARD AGENCY (MCA)

How much is the course?

Tuition fees in RNC  (Constanța, România) training program is  2500 euro divided as follows:

  • 3 weeks Distance Learning Electro-Technology part I – 500 euro
  • 3 weeks: Electro-Technology part II – 1000 euro
  • 3 weeks : Electronic Principles – 1000 euro

Costs in  South Tyneside College :

  • MNTB Officer Competency Record Book for ETOs – £70 –mandatory
  • Practical AMERC ENEM course UK -STC (3 weeks, cost £3100) – optional
  • Practical AMERC GMDSS Radio Maintenance UK -STC (3 weeks, cost £3100) – optional
  • Practical MCA approved High Voltage course UK -STC (1 week, cost £1150) – mandatory
  • MCA oral examination, cost £220 – mandatory
  • The accommodation cost is £19.25 per night, which includes a £7.90 food allowance – which is a 2 meal provision.

The total estimated cost of the EETO course is 4000 Euro.

What shall I study?

Preparation work for the SQA Chief Engineer Electro-technology exam

  • DC Theory
  • DC Switching Transients
  • Single Phase Series AC Circuits
  • Three Phase Systems
  • Three Phase Induction Motor
  • Three Phase Synchronous Motors
  • Three Phase Synchronous Generators
  • Transformers
  • Zener Diodes
  • Electronics

Preparation work for the AMERC Electronic principles exam

  • Logic :  Combinational   & Sequential
  • Counters, Memory devices
  • Revision of Ohms Law, Resistors in Series, Parallel, Kirchoffs law
  • Potential Divider
  • Capacitors and Inductors
  • Semiconductors – PN Junction, Diode
  • Power Supplies, Rectification
  • Zener Diodes
  • Transistors –  Operation as a Switch, as an Amplifier
  • Decibels
  • Operational Amplifiers
  • A-D & D-A Converters
  • Oscillators (IC circuit)
  • Loading effect of Meters
  • Batteries (Secondary Cells)
  • Measurement Devices (use of Oscilloscopes, meters)
  • Transformers (Matching ;  Max Power Transfer)
  • Single phase AC (revision)
  • 3 Phase AC (covered in HND Electrical)
  • High Voltage (Safety) EM radiation

What exams do I have to pass?

There will be no assessment in Romanian Nautical College. Consequently, all assessments are to be held in South Tyneside College, as follows:

  • in STC: SQA Chief Engineer Electro-technology written examination – 4 times per year – on a set date. The examination are normally held in October, December, March/April and July.
  • in STC: AMERC Electronic principles written examination – arranged by STC
  • MCA – ETO oral examination- will be arranged 4 weeks in advance

What is the schedule of High Voltage course in STC?

July 2018

  • 09th to 13th July –High Voltage
  • 17th July – AMERC
  • 19th July – SQA

— If you have an MCA approved High Voltage (HV) certificate, you don’t have to attend the HV course in the UK! Check this by downloading the list of High Voltage Management – MCA Approved Training Providers

— To apply for High Voltage course in South Tyneside College click  HERE

When is the next course?

Next available courses in Romanian Nautical College (Constanța) are:

  • 28 May – 06 July 2018
  • 22 October – 30 November 2018

The schedule of the course in STC is the following:

Composition of classes: minimum 3 – maximum 12 students in a class.

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