Marine Technology

Engineering and Arquitecture

General information

  • 240 ECTS
  • 4 years
  • Transversal objectives: encompassing the dimension of the intellectual and moral development of the student
  • Specific objectives: those established in the degree profile
  • Common objectives: common to three sailing degrees
  • Basic objectives: common subjects of Engineering and Architecture
  • Transitory Provision Four of R.D. 1393/2007 establishes that the general guidelines are applicable to both the academic degrees (Graduate in Naval Engineering) and the professional qualification (Merchant Navy Engineering Officer). The academic aims are divided into four:
  • The main aim of the degree is to provide the knowledge and basic technologies that a Merchant Navy Engineering Officer requires for performing his or her duties professionally
    General Skills
    • Knowledge of basic and technological subjects that enable them to learn new methods and theories and which provide them with greater versatility to adapt to new situations
    • Ability to communicate; organised presentation of ideas, both orally and in writing, based on respect for fundamental rights and equality; promoting human rights and the values of a culture of peace and democracy
    • Ability to work in a group in a multilingual and multi-disciplinary environment, based on respect for fundamental rights and equality and on guaranteeing universal access
    • Problem-solving ability and understanding (basic training)
    • Knowledge, use and application in situ of different principles and systems (maritime training)
    • Knowledge and ability to apply and calculate (specific training)

    Specific Skills
    • Application of transport techniques, storage and handling of all kinds of goods, taking into account optimisation and safety on-board
    • Operation, maintenance and repair of engines and auxiliary and steering equipment
    • Ability to protect the marine environment and apply environmentally sustainability criteria to maritime transport and the different techniques for preventing pollution of the marine environment
    • Production, distribution and control of the ship’s power generation system and its ancillary services
    • The operation of fire-fighting systems, survival and abandon ship procedures, food conservation in shipping, pumping systems, air conditioning, ventilation, cooling and combustion
    • Optimisation of energy production systems for the ship’s heating and auxiliary machinery
    • Machining, assembly and measurements of mechanical systems
    • Knowledge of the development, application, inspection and modification of shipbuilding projects
    • Ability to act as an officer on civilian vessels without any kind of limit and to captain civilian vessels up to 5,000 GT, once the Maritime Administration requirements have been met
    • Determine the position of the vessel using different methods of navigation
    • Ability to plan and control the meteorological-oceanographic course
    • Keep watch safely
    • Use different navigation devices properly
    • Properly respond to different emergency situations and to a Distress signal at sea
    • Correct use of the standard vocabulary of maritime English I.M.O.
    • Accurately carry out the different ship’s manoeuvers in rescue, mooring or anchoring situations
    • Proper loading, handling and stowage of different cargos
    • Maintain good stability of the ship
    • Ability to maintain the safety and protection of persons on board
    • Monitor compliance with legislative requirements

Any student meeting the entry requirements established in current legislation may apply for a place on the degree in Marine Technology. However, we would recommend applicants to have studied a baccalaureate in Science & Technology. We also recommend students to have studied the following subjects: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, English, and Technical Drawing. Generally speaking, the ideal candidate will possess the following characteristics:
  • An understanding of English, equivalent to that needed for the university entrance (PAU) exams
  • A desire to work as a Merchant Mariner
  • Scientific rigor and method when working
  • A capacity for analysis and logical reasoning
  • An interest in the science and technology used in machinery and industrial systems
  • An interest in the science and technology used in the maritime world
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