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BMTMaritime Management/Sea Captain

Tuition fee €9,500 per year
Registration fee €100 one-time

Edunation charges a one-time service fee of 100 EUR. Included in the fee are Edunation’s customer service and support services during and after admission.

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Satakunta University of Applied Sciences offers one of the most exciting and diverse career paths in maritime industry. The program is for anyone who aspires to become a member of a seafaring crew through completing the required certificates of proficiency. Maritime academies in Scandinavia have a long reputation for delivering an outstanding curriculum, which prepares students for finding their own niche in the field.

Programme structure

Maritime studies in SAMK comply with the standards set for the contents of the training by the international conventions (STCW). During your studies you have an opportunity to apply for an exchange program and earn credits while studying abroad in any of the partner schools of SAMK. Onboard training can also be completed partly or entirely abroad.

While proceeding in your studies, you gradually learn to work in a challenging environment and to make quick decisions. You will also get used to the special demands of life at sea, such as being able to adapt to different situations, to take responsibility and to be flexible.

The main modules of your studies include:

Navigation and Ship Handling
Shipping Technology and Shipping Economics
Seamanship and Leadership Skills
Ship Service and Maintenance and Ship Building
Ship Engines and Technical Systems
Maritime Law and Legislation
Ship Safety and Emergency Management
By the end of your study years in SAMK, you will need to deliver a bachelor’s thesis which demonstrates your ability to apply your knowledge and skills in practical expert duties related to the professional studies.

Career opportunities

Seafarers with a Scandinavian degree in Maritime studies are in high demand, especially for management level positions. Depending on their work experience they often work as officers, chief officers or Masters on board the ships.

Later in their career many seafarers seek employment on shore. Typical land-based careers include work at port organizations or in stevedoring companies, in shore organizations of shipping companies or in chartering agencies. Moreover, other suitable jobs are working as a maritime inspector, maritime expert or as a pilot.

Apply now! Fall semester 2020/21
Application start
Jan 1, 2020
Application deadline
Jan 21, 2020 23:59
Europe/Helsinki time
Studies commence
Aug 24, 2020

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States