Academic program Nautical studies was founded with the accordance of the Bologna Accord and The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (or STCW) 1978/95/10, which enables the compatibility of academic programs, mobility of students for transfer and an officer’s pre-qualification. This academic program contains subjects that, after the completion of studies, allow for a career of deck officer which culminates with the position of Master on ships of 3000 gross tonnage and more. This position covers the largest passenger cruisers and cargo ships. Academic program Nautical studies is in sync with the academic programs of faculties in Barcelona, Rijeka and, Great Britain, Finland and Canada as well.
The academic program is based on the scientific areas, such as: natural sciences, electrotechnical sciences, maritime and ship management skills, ecology, economics, law, medicine and, foreign languages (English, German and, Russian). The courses are conducted through lectures, practical labs, exercises (numeric, graphical and, laboratory), as well as through individual work of students in writing papers, mentoring classes and practical training. Each of the scientific fields is planned to meet the goal of education and competence of students after graduation. The courses are conducted by highly skilled professors, while practical trainings are being held by certified maritime and shipping skilled instructors.
Study program: Nautics.
Duration: 4 years (240 ECTS).
Degree: The Engineer of Transport – Nautics.
Number of students per year: 50.
Requirements for admission:
- Completed High school.
- Successfully completed qualifying entrance exam in two subjects, mathematics and geography.
- Admission commission values the applicant’s high school achievement in previous education and the results of entrance exams.
Diploma is recognized abroad in accordance with the principles of STCW convention.
Upon completion of academic program, students will receive the degree of The Engineer of Transport – Nautics. The knowledge and skills gained during studies will allow all our students, successful completion of the license exams at the harbor master office and further professional development, up to the highest officer rank, as the ship captain, for the ship with 3000 kW or more. Obtained degrees are recognized worldwide. The function of the officer and the ship captain are considered as professions with high level of responsibility, ethics, and frequent professional trainings.
Upon completion of the academic program, students will have the knowledge through theoretical and practical education to:
- Equally participate in ship management or any particular department in the field of Nautics;
- Manage the product and service quality;
- Manage the innovation in products and services;
- Facilitate business communication and negotiations;
- Monitor rapidly evolving trends and innovations in all spheres of social-economic life;
- Manage all ship resources in a responsible and ethical way;
- Successfully use modern information technology, quickly adapt to new developments in technology, both on sea and river ships as well as ships for river-sea navigation and ship maintenance;
- Successfully implement The International Convention for the Safety of Ship and Crew and the protection of the living environment (SOLAS, MARPOL,…);
- Develop the long-term company policy and implement the new technologies.
Available occupations for the students of Nautics after graduation are:
- Master on ships of 3000 gross tonnage or more, STCW II/2
- Chief mate on ships of 3000 gross tonnage or more, STCW II/2.
- Master on ships of between 500 and 3,000 gross tonnage, STCW II/2.
- Chief mate on ships of between 500 and 3,000 gross tonnage, STCW II/2.
- Master on ships of between 500 and 3,000 gross tonnage, STCW II/3.
- Officer in charge of a navigational watch on ships of 500 gross tonnage or more, STCW II/1.
- Officer in charge of a navigational watch on ships of less than 500 gross tonnage, STCW II/3.
|1.||Engineering Mathematics 1||1||8|
|2.||Marine Environment Protection||1||7|
|4.||Knowledge and Stability of the Ship||1||8|
|5.||Maritime English Language 1||2||7|
|6.||Engineering Mathematics 2||2||8|
|9.||Application of Information Technologies in Maritime||3||7|
|12.||Maritime English Language 2||3||7|
|13.||Safety at Sea||4||7|
|14.||Electrical Engineering and Electronics in Maritime||4||8|
|17.||Ship Classification and Technical Supervision||5||6|
|18.||Ship's Propulsion Power and Devices||5||8|
|19.||Electronic Navigation Systems||5||8|
|20.||German Language 1||5||8|
|20.||Russian Language 1||5||8|
|21.||Naval Meteorology and Oceanography||6||6|
|23.||Maritime English Language 3||6||5|
|24.||Marine Damages, Insurance and Maritime Agencies||6||6|
|25.||German Language 2||6||8|
|25.||Russian Language 2||6||8|
Subjects under No. 20 and 25 are elective subjects, student must choose one out of two offered subjects.
|26.||Watchkeeping and Simulator||7||4|
|27.||Safety and Maintenance of the Ship||7||5|
|28.||Maritime English Language 4||7||5|
|29.||Automatic Vessel Control||7||8|
|30.||Maritime and Crew Management||7||8|
|32.||Ship Maneuvering and Handling||8||5|
|34.||Transporting Special Loads||8||8|
|34.||Information Technologies in Maritime||8||8|
|35.||Water Transport Technologies||8||8|
|35.||Material Corrosion and Protection||8||8|
Subjects under No. 29, 30, 34 and 35 are elective subjects, student must choose one out of two offered subjects.