This program aims to educate and train students in order to successfully fulfill their economic, organizational and management activities within the range of one’s duties in the role of Deck Officer in complicated and often extreme situations with multinational crews.  The program ensures graduates with a wide range of competencies including, but not limited to:

  • Critical thinking and space orientation
  • Quick and objective appraisal of the situation and taking timely and effective actions
  • Leadership and teamwork
  • Understanding of ship crew responsibilities and duties
  • Understanding of ship construction theory and practice
  • Knowledge and Skills in Social, Economic and Law Subjects
  • High Intelligence and Knowledge in Humanitarian Subjects, including inter alia: culture, ethics, skills for self-training, ability in acquiring new developments of the shipping industry.
  • Training in Fundamental Engineering
  • Mastery of fundamental sea competencies and skills (sailing, rowing and steering; first medical aids)

Fundamental personal qualities: discipline, honesty, objectivity, organization, independence and initiative, responsibility, sustainability in physical and mental stress, adaptability and professionalism.

No

Subjects

Academic hours

Credits

Total

Lectures

Labs, seminars

 

I. COMPULSORY SUBJECTS  

 

 

 

 

 

А. Fundamental and Engineering Subjects

 

 

 

 

1

Mathematics  Part I

60

30

30

5

2

Introduction to Maritime Law

30

30

 

2

3

Information Technologies

60

15

45

5

4

Mathematics Part II

75

45

30

6

5

Physics

60

45

15

5

6

Mechanical Engineering

45

30

15

4

7

Electrical Engineering

60

45

15

5

8

Radio Electronics

..75

60

15

6

9

Industrial Chemistry

30

30

 

2

 

Total  

495

330

165

 

 

B. Function I. Navigation

 

 

 

 

10

English Language

420

140

280

32

11

Seamanship Practice

45

30

15

3

12

Geodesy, Cartography and Sailing

45

30

15

3

13

Meteorolgy and Oceanography

60

45

15

4

14

Basics of Navigation

60

30

30

5

15

Astronavigation

45

15

30

4

16

Ship Radar Systems

45

30

15

4

17

Technical Means of Navigation Part I

75

45

30

6

18

Technical Means of Navigation Part II

45

30

15

4

19

Maritime Communications

60

45

15

5

20

International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea

60

45

15

5

21

Ship Position Fixing

75

45

30

6

22

Manoeuvring and Radar Navigation

105

30

75

8

23

Ship Manoeuvring and Handling

90

60

30

7

24

Navigation in Special Conditions

75

45

30

6

25

Bridge Team Management

45

15

30

4

26

Ship Seaworthiness

45

30

15

4

 

Total  

1395

710

685

 

 

C. Function II. Cargo Handling Operations

 

 

 

 

27

Fleet Organization and Management

30

30

0

3

28

Ship Maintenance and Repair

45

30

15

3

29

Cargo Handling and Stowage

120

90

30

9

30

Commercial Fleet Management

45

30

15

4

 

Total  

240

180

60

 

 

D. Function III. Safety of Llfe at Sea and Care of Persons on Board

 

 

 

 

31

Basic Safety Training

70

45

25

5

31.1

Proficiency in Personal Survival Techniques

 

 

 

 

31.2

Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting

 

 

 

 

31.3

Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities

 

 

 

 

31.4

Elementary First Aid

 

 

 

 

31.5

Proficiency in Security Awareness

 

 

 

 

32

Ship Theory and Construction

90

60

30

7

33

Environmental Protection

15

15

 

1

34

Ship Service Regulations and Safety on Board

30

30

 

2

35

Safety of Shipping (ISPS Code)

15

15

 

1

36

Maritime Law

45

45

 

4

 

Total  

265

210

55

 

 

E. Other Compulsory Subjects

 

 

 

 

37

Physical Education and Sport

60

 

30

2

38

Ports

30

30

 

3

39

Ship Power Plants

45

30

15

3

 

Total  

135

60

45

 

 

Compulsory subjects in total

2530

1490

1010

 

 

II. ELECTIVE SUBJECTS

 

 

 

 

40.1

Organizational Behaviour

45

45

 

3

40.2

Psychology of Crew Management

 

 

 

 

41.1

Introduction to Microeconomics

45

45

 

3

41.2

Principles of Economics

 

 

 

 

42.1

Company Management

45

30

15

3

42.2

Company Identity and Branding

 

 

 

 

43.1

Decision Making Theory

30

30

 

3

43.2

Techniques of Choice and Management Techniques

 

 

 

 

43.3

Risk Analysis and Risk Management in Shipping

 

 

 

 

 

Elective subjects in total    

165

150

15

 

 

III. ADDITIONAL SUBJECTS

 

 

 

 

44

English

60

15

45

6

45

Engineering Graphics

30

15

15

3

46

Handling of Sailing Ships

15

 

15

1

47

Physical Training and Sport

180

 

180

6

 

Additional subjects in total  

285

30

255

 

48

Intensive Course in English (SE)

30

 

30

2

 

TOTAL IN THE CURRICULUM

3010

1670

1310

 

           

 

State Exams

       

 

1. Navigation

     

10

 

2. Cargo Handling Operations

     

10

 

3. Safety of Life at Sea and Care for Persons on Board

     

10

 

4. English Language

     

10

 

Румен 09.04.2013 г.

Credits in total

281

Four years full-time, with the first two (2) years at New York College, Athens and the remaining two (2) years at NVNA, Varna.

After the onboard training period graduates are able to work as:

  • Watchkeeping Officers on board ships over 500 gt in all regions of sailing
  • Watchkeeping Officers  on board ships up to 500 gt in coastal waters
  • Watchkeeping Officer on board ships up to 500 gt in regional sailing

After some time of practice at sea, determined in STCW:

  • Chief Officers on board ships from 500 up to 3000 gt,
  • Chief Officer on board ships over 3000 gt ,
  • Master of ships up to 500 gt in costal and regional sailing.

Following the completion of an additional short-term specific qualification:

  • Managers in the sector of water transport and maritime administration
  • Senior management positions in maritime-related sectors such as shipping companies, shipbuilding, shipyards, logistics, transportation, classification societies, and insurance.  They offer alternative employment and substantial prospects possibilities, depending on the will and aspiration of each graduate.
  • High School Certificate
  • A minimum of English
  • Language at B2 (IELTS 6.00)
  • Official Certificate for mental and physical  health including meeting eyesight standards
  • Successful Interview with Program Director

The program is in accordance with the STCW Requirements [Manila Amendments] and students upon successful graduation and appropriate completion of the cadetship practice are eligible to sit for the exam at Bulgarian Maritime Administration in order to obtain the STCW Competency.