Aboa Mare offers Bachelor level education (Sea Captain and Marine Engineer) and Master level education (Master of Engineering / Master if Marine Technology, Maritime Management) at Novia University of Applied Sciences.
Novia UAS acts along the Swedish-speaking parts of the Finnish coastline. With over 4 000 students and a staff of about 300, Novia is the largest Swedish-speaking university of applied sciences in Finland. High-class and state-of-the-art degree programs provide students with a proper platform for their future careers.
The education leads to a master mariner competency. The training fulfils the requirements set in the international Convention on the Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW Convention).
The objective of the education is to train competent and versatile captains for the national, European and international traffic. The main tasks of a sea captain include being responsible for and maneuvering a vessel, and transporting cargo in such a way which is safe for both people and the environment. The education also offers bases for functioning in leading positions in land-based organizations within the maritime field
The core studies cover the duties of deck officers. A large part of the education is realized through on-board training and the school’s simulator bridges.
The new programme Master of Marine Technology, Maritime Management has started in the beginning of September 2017. The programme has a special focus on building an overall understanding of the maritime field. The studies include management in general, maritime management and for the maritime industry distinctive financial and logistical features.
After the studies, students will be able to work with leadership and management tasks within different organizations in the maritime sector. The studies provide students with advanced skills in management for different tasks within shipping companies and other related businesses.