Curriculum Nautical Sciences

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Curriculum Academic Bachelor – STCW Operational Level (Year 1 + 2 + 3)

  • Navigation and means of navigation
    Nautical instruments – Terrestrial navigation – Celestial navigation – Chart work – Regulations – Manoeuvres – Meteorology and oceanography – Radar navigation – ECDIS/AIS – Maritime Resource Management
  • Ship management and shipboard operations
    Seamanship – Cargo handling – Stability – Ship safety – Firefighting – Maritime ecology – GMDSS & SAR –ISPS & ISM– Ship administration and international conventions – Tanker familiarisation – Fast Rescue Boat (optional) – Special ship types: dredging, offshore, roro (optional)
  • Applied sciences
    Electricity – Electronics – Ship construction –Propulsion – Thermodynamics
  • Economy and management
    Economy – Law – Maritime law – Enterprise and maritime economics
  • Exact sciences and computer science
    Mathematics – Chemistry – Physics – Computer science (fac.)
  • Social sciences and languages
    Maritime English – Psychology – Maritime medicine – Maritime French and Dutch (fac.) – Maritime Spanish (optional) – General and intercultural communication (optional)

         + on-board training and Bachelor thesis

 

Curriculum Master – STCW Management Level (Year 4)

The master training is organised in co-operation with Antwerp University, Ghent University and Liège University.

Mandatory subjects – Core Modules

  • Maritime transportation
    Ship's exploitation – Supply Chain Management 1 – Maritime law
  • Maritime technique
    Navigation tide analysis, Voyage Planning, ice navigation, Radar/Arpa simulator) – Regulations (risk analysis) – Manoeuvres – Propulsion – Automation – Inspection, surveying and maintenance
  • Human resources and communication
    Group communication in an intercultural environment – Crisis & Crowd Management

         + Master thesis

Optional subjects related to research topics

  • Safety and health
    Strategic management – Maritime medical urgencies
  • Maritime transportation
    Analysis of shipping markets – Supply Chain Management 2 – Port management and policy – Business economics
  • Problems of marine environment
    Advanced maritime ecology
  • Problems of maritime energy
  • Maritime techniques
    Introduction into hydrography – Special ship types: oil, gas (LNG/LPG) and chemical tankers – Advanced maritime technology, safety and stability – Dynamic Positioning
    Seminar on ship construction, propulsion and automation
  • Human resources and communication
    Information and communication technology – Data analysis

 

For a more detailed overview of the courses

pdfStudy Guide Bachelor in Nautical Sciences

pdfStudy Guide Master in Nautical Sciences