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).
The core studies cover the duties of deck officers.
A large part of the education is realized through the schools' simulator and workshops.
The studies consit of (this part is under construction)
Support Level (Watchman Engineer)
Operational Level (Watch Officer Engineer)
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 (Trafi).
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:
For more information, please contact:
Head of Degree Programme, Per-Olof Karlsson, Aboa Mare, tel. +358 44 762 3402, -