How To Become An ETO
(Electro-Technical Officer)

by Seafarer Management Centre Malaysia

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If you’re interested in boarding the ship professionally, then diving into the maritime sector would definitely be a great choice for you! There is a large diversity of career pathways you can take within the maritime sector with each having different chances of getting hired depending on their requirements as well as the candidate’s profile, qualifications, expertise and objectives. With the experience of 7 years being in the industry, Ms Wan Nurul Atikah from Seafarer Management Centre indulged the participants on one of the newest job opportunities for Malaysia’s fresh graduates to grab in the maritime sector which is an electro-technical officer.

The electro-technical department is crucial in every vessel as they are the ones responsible to monitor and maintain all electrical equipment on board – which includes large control systems in the engine room to radios and radars on the bridge. Since the career of an electro-technical officer (ETO) is still new to Malaysia’s maritime sector, Seafarer Management Centre aspires to educate fellow Malaysians regarding ETO by conducting Program Awareness, Candidates Outreach as well as exclusive Training Requirement Advisory. 

Ms Wan Nurul Atikah mentioned about the compulsory training approved by the Ministry of Marine Malaysia, which is the Bridging Electro Technical Course. Most of the facilities are provided in the training centre at Politeknik Ungku Omar, Perak such as on-campus accommodation and training-related facilities. The program requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma holder in Electric & Electronic, Electronical or even Mechatronic Engineering, age between 21-28 years old, male as well as having a fit and healthy well-being. Despite having a quick yet effective 3 months technical courses in Malaysia’s most established and oldest maritime training centre, all ETO candidates are required to undergo several more stages in achieving their main goal which is receiving their very own Certificate of Competency (COC). This certificate can increase their chance of getting promoted to a higher position in their respective companies later on in their career pathway. The speaker further mentioned that a maritime career isn’t for everyone – you have to be driven, adaptable and willing to work in a comprehensive working environment. 

To sum up, being an electro-technical officer (ETO) is simply a cut above version of an electrical officer and it is an exciting and rewarding career indeed. If you are interested in kicking starting your career in the maritime industry as an ETO, you may submit your CV at crewing@smcmalaysia.com.my and do visit Seafarer Management Centre on Facebook  for further inquiries. 

 

Location

Career Development Office
Center For Student Development 

Lower Ground Pocket D

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS 

32610 Seri Iskandar 

Perak Darul Ridzuan

Contact

UTP Career Development Office
05 – 368 8387/8434/8439

Email

careerdevelopment@utp.edu.my

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Location

Career Development Office
Center For Student Development 

Lower Ground Pocket D

Universiti Teknologi PETRONAS 

32610 Seri Iskandar 

Perak Darul Ridzuan

Contact

UTP Career Development Office
05 – 368 8387/8434/8439

Email

careerdevelopment@utp.edu.my