The training fulfils the requirements set in The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW-convention). The programme is offered in English.
The studies consist of:
The core studies cover the duties of engine officers.
Which are made up of the following subjects:
A large part of the education is realized through the schools’ simulator and workshops.
The studies are divided into three levels
Support Level (Watchman Engineer)
After completing support level including practical training (after approximately one year) you can apply for the certificate of competence for Watchman Engineer and after that it is possible to complete the rest of your practical training as a paid crew member.
Operational Level (Watch Officer Engineer)
After completing operational level including guided practical training (after an additional two years) you can apply for the certificate of competence for Watch Officer Engine.
Management Level (Chief Engineer)
To be able to apply for a certificate of competence as Chief Engineer a student must complete their degree (Bachelor of Marine Engineering) and gain work experience as Engine Officer on ships. The certificate of competence (Chief Engineers License) is issued by the Finnish Transport Safety Agency (Traficom).
The Bachelor’s thesis comprises 15 credits. It often acts as a link between studies and career and provides students with an opportunity to apply theoretical models to practical problems. The thesis becomes part of the student’s competence profile. The thesis can consist of internal and /or external commissions, joint projects or other projects related to working life. Examples are: