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Marine Electrotechnology (National Maritime College of Ireland)

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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3 Years
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The programme shares its first two semesters with the CR 095 BEng in Marine Engineering. Having completed Year 1, Marine Electrotechnology students begin specialist electrical and electronic training. As well as lectures, training is provided in a variety of workshops and laboratories. This practical work is given to enhance the students’ learning experience. Practical knowledge of fundamental theory is gained in electrical, electronic, communications, and control laboratories. A broad understanding of ships and ships’ systems is delivered in electrical workshops and in the College’s own engine room.

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CR805 - Marine Electrotechnology (National Maritime College of Ireland)
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CR805 - Marine Electrotechnology (National Maritime College of Ireland)
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C20139 or 5N1833 or C20174 or C20175 or LCE Maths

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Successful completion of the Degree in Marine Electro Technology will enable the graduate to seek a position of Electro Technical Officer on board an appropriate merchant navy vessel. An Electro Technical Officer (ETO) operates, maintains and calibrates all electrical, electronic and control equipment. The ETO’s role is not restricted to the engine room and may also work on complex systems located throughout any vessel.

Electro Technical Officers of a high standard are particularly sought after within the cruise line industry. There are also a number of opportunities ashore in a wide variety of fields including marine electronic maintenance and aviation instrumentation maintenance industries. Starting salary after graduation (general guideline only): €25,000 - €35,000.

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