The Antwerp Maritime Academy is the only college in Belgium to provide training in Nautical Sciences and Marine Engineering.
In the Nautical Sciences department, deck officers are trained.
Deck officers are responsible for the navigation of the ship, the voyage itinerary, maritime communication, cargo handling, etc.
This training prepares the student for a career at sea which can lead ultimately to the level of Captain (Master).
In the Marine Engineering department, engineering officers are trained.
The marine engineer is responsible for the preventive maintenance and repair of all thermal, electric, pneumatic and hydraulic installations aboard the ship, as well as for safety equipment.
This training prepares the student for a career at sea which can lead ultimately to the level of Chief Engineer.
Training and studies in Nautical Sciences lead to a Academic Bachelor’s Degree in Nautical Sciences (obtained after a period of three years) and a Master’s Degree in Nautical Sciences (obtained after an additional period of one year).
Training and studies in Marine Engineering lead to a Professional Bachelor's Degree in Marine Engineering (obtained after a period of three years).
Dutch and French are the two working languages at the Antwerp Maritime Academy. Only in the Master year Nautical Sciences a certain number of courses are taught in English (merely in the second semester of the academic year, from January until June). You will find a list of these courses here.