Undergraduate BS study is based on recent scientific discoveries in the field of technical sciences. Students acquire competences of managing, controlling and maintaining ship's engine systems.
The basic objectives of the undergraduate study are:
- regular education of students for highest marine engineer ranks with diesel engine, steam and electrical propulsion plants irrespective of propulsion power,
- maintenance and control of port-transport engine systems and industrial plants.
Furthermore, the competences acquired enable employment in companies dealing with maritime transport technology, shipyards and power engineering plants.
The first two years of undergraduate study programme include the entire IMO Model Course 7.02, which has been prescribed by the International Maritime Organisation and is based on the International Convention on Standardsof Training, Certification and Watch-keeping for Seafarers (STCW) for education of the 2nd engineer and chief engineer on board ships with propulsion power of 3000 kW or more.
To students who have attended courses and passed the relative examinations of the first and second year of undergraduate BS study the Faculty will issue the Certificate. It is issued with the purpose of acquiring certificates of competence and additional competences under the provisions of The Regulation on Requirements for the Award of Ranks and Certification of Seafarers on Board Merchant Ships of the Republic of Croatia. Besides the Certificate, students are issued appropriate Certificates on completed training programmes, which along with a certain practice on board enable taking examinations for highest officer ranks.
After completing three-year undergraduate study the student acquires academic title: university bachelor (baccalaureus/baccalaurea) in marine engineering (univ. bacc. ing. nav. mech.)
The undergraduate study programme is in compliance with the relative study at the Faculty of Maritime Studies in Rijeka and Maritime Department of the University of Dubrovnik, which has enabled mobility of students and teachers.