Bachelor of Engineering, Maritime Technology

The aim of the education is to train competent and versatile chief engineers for domestic, European and international traffic. The main task of a chief engineer include being responsible for leading vessels technical department, and being responsible for vessels technical safety concerning both people and the environment. The education also offers a good base for functioning in leading positions in land-based organisations within the maritime field.

The core studies cover the duties of engine officers. The studies involve mechanical engineering, seamanship, ship technology and electrical engineering. A large part of the education is realised through the schools' simulator and workshops. The training fulfils the requirements set in The International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW-convention).

Career Prospects

Graduates from the degree program in Maritime Engineering are professional and versatile chief engineers, qualified for Finnish, European and International careers. The first self-evident career at sea can be as officers on board any type of vessel. Shore based careers within the maritime industry are underpinned by a sufficient career at sea. The maritime industry offers land based positions within different authorities, shipping companies, brokers, insurance companies, yards, logistics, and so on.

Study Objectives

The aim of the education is to train competent and versatile chief engineers for domestic, European and international traffic. The main task of a chief engineer include being responsible for leading vessels technical department, and being responsible for vessels technical safety concerning both people and the environment. The education also offers a good base for functioning in leading positions in land-based organizations within the maritime field.

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 core studies cover the duties of engine officers.

Content of studies

  • mechanical engineering
  • seamanship
  • ship technology
  • electrical engineering

A large part of the education is realized through the schools' simulator and workshops.

The studies consit of (this part is under construction)

  • Basic studies 
  • Professional studies 
  • Elective studies 
  • Onboard training 
  • Thesis 

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).

Final project
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:

  • reports (e.g. investigations, surveys, analyses and/or evaluations)
  • development work (e.g. development of working methods or activities)
  • product development (e.g. a prototype or a model)
  • a plan, a product or an artistic work (e.g. an event, a collection, an artistic production, a course, design of material such as guides/manuals or handbooks)
  • a portfolio

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For more information, please contact: 

Head of Degree Programme, Kim Roos, Aboa Mare, tel. +358 44 762 3770, -

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Head of Degree Programme, Bachelor of Engineering

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+358 44 762 3770

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