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Basic Nautical Studies Departement


A basic science programme in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English language, and introduction to computer, with a nautical science programme in Navigation, Seamanship, Meteorology, Navigational Instrument and Electronic Navigation Systems, Ship Construction,  Stability and Cargo Handling with Laboratory Experience and Practical Training such as Seamanship, Communications, Navigation, Practical Electronic Navigation Systems in addition to Practical Marine Engineering.

In view of the type of work on board ships and considering the preparation of students in order to be capable of carrying out their functions properly and efficiently in the future, marine cadets wear a uniform during the first phase (4 semesters) of their study. They are supervised by the students' commandant as regards their daily routine and leadership training according to a set program that builds up their leadership personalities. In addition, Physical Education is one of the tools used in preparing navigation officers through a set of programmes of physical fitness that comprises sports reveille, cross country marathons and swimming in order to build up their bodies.

The third year of study is a training period at sea. During the fourth year, students join courses in areas of particular interest such as Marine Transport & Management, Business and Law, Marine Surveys, Hydrographic Survey, Programming & Data Structures, Marine Information System and IMO Conventions.

The programme has been planned to meet the requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers, 1978 and its amendments of July 1995 (STCW 95 Convention) and the IMO Model Courses.

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