ETO Training Programme - Regional Maritime University



Do you desire to be a professional seafarer? Do you intend working at sea as a professional Electrical/Electronic Engineer? The opportunity is here now!


The Marine Electrical Engineering Officer is one of the most vital positions in the technical hierarchy of a ship. Advancement in technology on board merchant vessels and off-shore installations has called for the upgrading of the competence of ships’ personnel. The need therefore has arisen for qualified Electrical/Electronic personnel to be trained with expertise in the areas of marine communication, electronic navigation, electro-technology, computerization, automation and control systems, to man ships and offshore installations.


The Electrotechnical Officers (ETO) Course is the course mandated by the International Maritime Organization (IMO) under Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) 78 Convention (as amended) to train Electrical Engineers who wish to make seafaring a career. The Regional Maritime University is the only institution that runs the ETO course in this sub-region.



The course has two (2) levels of certification – Electrotechnical Officer 1 (ETO-1) and Officer 2 (ETO-2). Each level is a 1-year (two semester), full-time program. The first semester of each program is for academic courses and the second, for professional courses. On completion, participants shall qualify to be awarded Certificates of Competency (CoC) by the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA).



Prospects of availability of jobs abound all over the world. Companies like Pacific International Lines (PIL), Singapore; American Eagle Tankers (AET), USA; Bernard Schultes (BS), Germany; and a host of others have recently offered employment opportunities to graduates from the RMU.



Holders of the following certificates are eligible for the programme:

  1. Sc. (Electrical/Electronic Engineering)
  2. Higher National Diploma (HND) in Engineering
  3. Other equivalent qualifications (which shall be considered on case by case basis).

All applications will be subjected to pre-qualification assessment by the Ghana Maritime Authority (GMA).


Candidates wishing to apply could visit our school web-site: or procure admission forms [E-Voucher] from GCB Banks, Standard Chartered Banks and Ecobanks all over the country at a cost of GH¢210.00 or $70.00.  Applications could also be made from overseas embassies.


Closing Date of applications is 30 September, 2017.

[a]        The E-Voucher contains the Pin and Serial Number required for completing the online form.

[b]        Access the online form by visiting the University’s online admissions portal at  soon after payment.

[c]        In completing the online form, students will be required to upload their passport size photographs.

[d]        A completed form is not considered until it is SUBMITTED.

[e]        Applicants are advised to check thoroughly all details entered before finally submitting their online applications. A form, once submitted, can be viewed, but cannot be edited.

[f]       Applicants must print out application summary; attach transcripts, certificates and all other relevant documents.  These documents should be sent to the Academic Registrar.

[g]        Candidates are strongly advised to visit Courier Companies in their Countries for assistance towards the return of the application documents [see g].

[h]       The application documents as specified in [g] above should be addressed to:

The Academic Registrar

Regional Maritime University

Post Office Box GP 1115

Accra – Ghana



[a]        Log onto the admission portal :

[b]        Click on International Applications and follow the instructions displayed on the page for the completion of the form.

[c]        Applicants must print out application summary; attach transcripts, certificates and all other relevant documents.  These documents should be sent to the Registrar.

For further information, please contact:                                                                            

Telephone Numbers          : +233 302 714070 / 712343 / 712775 / 719390

Fax Numbers                     : +233 302 714070 / 712047

E-mail Address                  : ,  




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