- The Upgrading Studies is in charge of qualifying and training deck officers and marine engineers to obtain the specialized marine certificates which qualify them to work on board ships and carriers of all types according to the requirements of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping Convention for Seafarers (STCW95) as amended.

- The Upgrading Studies obtained  ISO 9001 under the supervision of the Norwegian Classification Society: (Det Norske Veritas) (DNV) for applying advanced maritime studies techniques in both the Nautical and Marine Engineering Departments to cope with the tremendous developments of technology in the marine field. 

- The Upgrading Studies utilizes theoretical studies, labs and workshops, in addition to simulators, to promote the candidates’ mastery of all types of practical applications, It merits mentioning that the Programs qualifies deck officers and marine engineers to serve on board specialized ships which require mastery of special practical and scientific techniques.  To this end, the Programs holds special training sessions.