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.

First year

1.Engineering Mathematics 118
2.Marine Environment Protection17
3.Maritime Law17
4.Knowledge and Stability of the Ship18
5.Maritime English Language 127
6.Engineering Mathematics 228
7.Applied Mechanics28
8.Marine Medical27

Second year

9.Application of Information Technologies in Maritime37
10.Seafarer Skills38
11.Terrestrial Navigation38
12.Maritime English Language 237
13.Safety at Sea47
14.Electrical Engineering and Electronics in Maritime48
15.Astronomical Navigation47
16.Cargo Operations48

Third year

17.Ship Classification and Technical Supervision56
18.Ship's Propulsion Power and Devices58
19.Electronic Navigation Systems58
20.German Language 158
20.Russian Language 158
21.Naval Meteorology and Oceanography66
22.Shipping Economics65
23.Maritime English Language 365
24.Marine Damages, Insurance and Maritime Agencies66
25.German Language 268
25.Russian Language 268

Subjects under No. 20 and 25 are elective subjects, student must choose one out of two offered subjects.

Fourth year

26.Watchkeeping and Simulator74
27.Safety and Maintenance of the Ship75
28.Maritime English Language 475
29.Automatic Vessel Control78
29.Maritime Telecommunications 78
30.Passenger transport78
30.Maritime and Crew Management78
31.Maritime Geography85
32.Ship Maneuvering and Handling85
33.Practical Training84
34.Transporting Special Loads88
34.Information Technologies in Maritime88
35.Water Transport Technologies88
35.Material Corrosion and Protection88

Subjects under No. 29, 30, 34 and 35 are elective subjects, student must choose one out of two offered subjects.