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The degree course in 'Maritime Science and Technology' belongs to the L-28 Degree Class.
It is part of the university educational path that proposes starting from the solid historical and cultural roots of the University in the maritime sector to develop an educational curriculum able to meet the standards of competence specified in sections A-II / 1 and A-III / 1 of the STCW code, as amended by the Manila Convention of 2010 for the training of officers on board merchant ships.
Learning by doing
The aim of the course is to provide graduates with both the scientific basis of the disciplines in question, and the ability to use the techniques, systems, and instruments on board.
Graduates will gain knowledge of the national and international ship owning context through internship activities and partnerships to be carried out over the training program.
The courses will be held at the University of Genova with the training activities on board carried out at the major national and international shipowning companies chosen through the University. Graduates will be qualified for deck or machine officer duties after passing a final practical theoretical exam and then obtaining further IMO certifications as per art. 5 of the DM MIT 26 July 2016.
- Bachelor course
- Duration and credits
- Local admission test
- Available places
- • Deck officer
- EU students
- Non-EU students
- • Engineer officer and electro-technical officer
- EU students
- Non-EU students
What you will learn
Engineer officer and electro-technical officer
The main objective of the Degree Course is to train technicians at the management level of the vessel and technical role in companies in the maritime sector as envisaged by STCW. The STCW is an international convention that defines the minimum standards of competence of the professional figures in the maritime sector. In Italy this convention was implemented by the Ministry of Transport through a law and several decrees.
Two curricula are considered necessary: one oriented to the management of the ship (Deck Officer) and the other oriented to the management of on-board systems (engineer or technical role).
The basic educational activities (45 CFU) and characterizing (45 CFU) at university level are aimed at raising the level cultural and logical mathematical abilities of the students so that they can understand the characterizing formative activities (both university and application theoretical ones). The laboratory and training activities have the objective to provide the training in order to facilitate the achievement of qualification to the profession of merchant marine officer.
The Degree Course provides a training period of 4-6 months aboard the ship. Alternatively, the internship can be carried out in companies in the sector maritime / naval.
The remaining credits are dedicated to related disciplines, to English and the thesis.
Teaching is totally in English, the official language of the maritime sector.
Head of programme
Welcome to the website of the degree program in Maritime Science and Technology! This new course will start this year and is the first Bachelor course at University of Genova to be taught entirely in English.
The degree course in 'Maritime Science and Technology' belongs to the L-28 Degree Class. It is part of the university educational path that proposes starting from the solid historical and cultural roots of the University in the maritime sector to develop an educational curriculum able to meet the standards of competence specified in sections A-II / 1 and A-III / 1 of the STCW code, as amended by the Manila Convention of 2010 for the training of officers on board merchant ships.