Engineer Officer Cadet Foundation Training Course

The Engineering Officer Cadet Foundation training program at CINEC is a 06 months program and is approved by the Ministry of Ports and Shipping. Prospective candidates who have satisfied the educational requirements at GCE (O/L) examination but not obtained the minimum requirements for the Engineer Officer Cadet Training Course at GCE (A/L) examination could follow the foundation course of 6 months duration. This has been tailored to bridge the gap but it is mandatory for the candidate to have sat for the GCE (A/L) examination in Maths stream , Biology stream or Technology stream

Course Type

Full Time

Course Commencement Dates

March 2021


06 Months

Course Modules

Engineer Officer Cadets Foundation Course


Engineering Drawing






Applied Mechanical Science




Introduction to Shipping


Industrial Chemistry



Entry Requirements

    • 6 Passes at the GCE (O/L) Examination (Sri Lanka/London) including minimum of Credit passes for Maths, Science and English + Sat for the GCE (A/L) Examination (Sri Lanka/London) in Maths Stream , Biology Stream or Technology streamandAge should be below 21 years and above 18 years

      *The recruitment of cadets is done after series of interviews, psychometric test, medical examination and a physical endurance test

Job Opportunities

The Marine Engineering subject area provides career opportunities in a broad spectrum of industrial activities; such as,

  • Marine Chief Engineers
  • Marine Third Engineers
  • Shipping Managers
  • Harbor Masters
  • Maintenance Engineers
  • Marine Superintendents
  • Working as Engineers in Diesel Power Plants
  • Working as Engineers in Large Factories
  • Working as Engineers in Ship Repair Yards
  • Working as Engineers in 5-Star hotels
  • Lecturers, Demonstrators as Maritime Colleges and Universities.
  • Marine Second Engineers
  • Marine Fourth Engineers
  • Maritime Educators
  • Port State Controllers
  • Ship Surveyors
  • Shipping Administrators