Goal

Upgrade your Watchkeeping deck officer degree (A-II/1) to a Bachelor’s degree in Maritime Management, Captain (A-II/2). The programme can be completed as a full-time or part-time student in 1-2 years.

The objective of the education is to train competent and versatile captains for the national, European and international traffic.

The main tasks of a sea captain include being responsible for and maneuvering a vessel, and transporting cargo in such a way which is safe for both people and the environment.

The education also offers bases for functioning in leading positions in land-based organizations within the maritime field.

The training fulfils the requirements set in the international Convention on the Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW Convention).

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Area of Specialisation and Research Focus

Simulation and Automation

In shipping, some major trends can be distinguished. Maritime traffic is increasing and ships are getting faster while energy consumption has to be minimized. Global climate change, among other things, leads to the opening of new shipping lanes in the polar regions.

The cognitive burden is increasing and the demands in command bridge work are tightened. The crews often become multicultural and smaller.

In order for them to work safely and meet the new expectations, new working routines, new technologies and better tools must be developed.

Particularly important is the knowledge of ice navigation, safe navigation and flexibility at work.

All of these areas can be built up and tested using ship simulators.

MasterSIM: Developing of Remote Operation Simulator & Training Programme for Remote Operators

Bachelor of Maritime Management, Maritime Management, Captain, part-time studies

  • Field of study: Technology and Seafaring
  • Extent: 4,5 years 270 Credits
  • Location: Turku
  • Application period: 4-18 January 2023

Previous Knowledge

You can apply for Bachelor of Maritime Management, Maritime Management, Captain, part-time if you have completed

  • Watchkeeping Deck Officer degree or another comparable STCW approved Watchkeeping Deck Officer degree (i.e. Navy, Coast Guard)

 

Scholarships and Tuition Fees

The studies are free for EU citizens.

Tuition fee-paying (non-EU/EEA) students can apply for a scholarship. Read more about scholarships here.

Tuition fee for non-EU/EEA students is 8000 euro per academic year (Bachelor's). Read more about tuition fee here.

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Degree 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.

These can be, for example:

  • 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

Continuing Education Opportunities

After completing the Bachelor’s Degree it is possible to continue to Masters level studies at Universities or Universities of Applied Sciences.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the degree programme in Maritime Management are professional and versatile master mariners, qualified for Finnish, European, and International careers. The first self-evident career which is 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 authorities, shipping companies, brokers, insurance companies, yards, logistics, and so on.

Internationalisation

Students can participate in international activity by:

  • studying as an exchange student for a semester or an academic year at one of our partner schools around the world
  • completing an internship abroad
  • participating in intensive courses and projects with international students

We aim at strengthening our international profile in the EU primarily in the Nordic and Baltic Sea region. Novia UAS is actively involved in various programs and builds a network of strategic partner institutions and other stakeholders in Europe.

Erasmus Partner Schools

  • Belgium: Antwerp Maritime Academy
  • Croatia: University of Split
  • Latvia: Liepaja Maritime College
  • Lithuania: Lithuanian Maritime Academy
  • Netherlands: Maritiem Instituut Willem Barentsz
  • Spain: University of Cadiz
  • Turkey: Dokuz Eylül Universitetsi
  • Germany: Hochschule Emden/Leer, Jade Hochschule, Bremen City UAS

Nordplus Network Partners

  • Åland: Högskolan på Åland
  • Sweden: Chalmers tekniska högskola
  • Norway: Högskolen i Vestfold

Other Partners

Philippines: GigaMare Training Center

Novia UAS takes active part of the development of continuing education at GigaMare, where Novia UAS is a partner.

Language of Instruction

The programme is offered in English.

Collaboration With Other Actors

The simulation resources of Aboa Mare (Novia) consist of ten simulator bridges, engine room simulators, VTS (Vessel Traffic System) simulator, DP (Dynamic Positioning) –simulator and radio simulator. Aboa Mare can offer training on CONSILIUM, FURUNO, SAM Electronics Wärtsilä NACOS Platinum, SPERRY and TRANSAS Wärtsilä Voyage bridges in its simulator. With Aboa Mares own developed simulator interface Aboa Mare can generate technical faults to the real navigational instruments on the bridges. Aboa Mares staff consists of 40 simulator instructors with a wide range of experience in shipping.

Major shipping companies (for example Viking Line, Tallink Silja and Neste Oil) are training their officers in Aboa Mare's simulators. Aboa Mare also have extensive co-operation with companies in research and other projects, for example ABB, Wärtsilä, Elomatic and Eniram.
Aboa Mare have a long tradition of pilotage training and examination, simulator training in critical situations and today a big effort is put into ice navigation and energy-efficient ship operations.

Aboa Mare is authorized by the Finnish Maritime Administration to deliver STCW maritime education and to arrange pilot exemption exams for the Finnish fairways. We are also audited by IALA to arrange VTS operator training according to the IALA standard and by Nautical Institute to arrange DP training. The quality of our training is guaranteed by the DNV ISO 9001 standard.

Continuing Education Opportunities

After completing the Bachelor’s Degree it is possible to continue to Masters level studies at Universities or Universities of Applied Sciences.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I apply?

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the degree programme in Maritime Management are professional and versatile master mariners, qualified for Finnish, European and International careers. The first self-evident career is 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 authorities, shipping companies, brokers, insurance companies, yards, logistics, and so on.

Head of Degree Programme
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Petteri Niittymäki

Senior Lecturer

Hertig Johans parkgata 21, 20100, ÅBO

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