Course

Navigation
(in English)

 Faculty of Navigation
Faculty: Faculty of Navigation
Type of studies: studia II stopnia
Language: angielski,
Duration: 1,5 roku (3 semestry)
Mode of study: Full-time studies
Degree: magister
Timeframe: 04.05.2021 - 22.09.2021.

 Dates of enrolment: 04.05.2021 - 22.09.2021.

Enrolment limits: none (every candidate who meets the admission requirements will be enrolled on the University)

Specialty

  1. Maritime Transport

Description:

Marine navigation graduate courses are conducted by a highly skilled and experienced team of dedicated lecturers, with the help of the latest available technology used to train top-class engineers. Our students have access to modern equipped laboratories, training rooms, ship's bridge simulators and training and research vessel.

Our facilities and courses meet international standards requirements. The graduates can apply for a job worldwide as our diplomas and degrees are recognized internationally.

Navigation courses provided by our University prepare the graduates for a wide spectrum of career opportunities in the global maritime economy.

The hands-on experience gained in the most heavily funded and fast-growing high-tech sector allows our students and graduates to acquire and develop a specific set of skills and knowledge to respond and adapt quickly to changes in the job market.

Before the satellite systems came into widespread use on land, sailors used them in their work on ships. The first prototypes of computers were utilized in science to calculate predictions of astronomical tides, which navigators analyse on a daily basis. Wind farms producing renewable energy - this is already an everyday part of a navigator's job. Your colleagues will lay fibre optic cables in the cities’ networks, you will use them to connect the continents. You will get to know the powerful force of the ocean and sea, you will visit many countries, and you will get used to working in international teams, among people of different cultures and languages. Spread your wings, rise to a challenge, and follow your dreams with us, or you can choose a stable, straightforward career path with "feet on the ground". All these intentions are achievable on one condition - choose the right course of study - choose Navigation.

Why is it worth it?

Navigation course opens the door to an ever-changing international job market with a choice of multiple regions, companies, and the terms of contracts.

Most graduates, within 12 months of completing the course, develop a fast-track career advancement

By choosing to study Navigation at MUS, you will develop a career at sea or on land, in the maritime economy or any other field - the possibilities are endless.

Your future work will be demanding, but also, it will be a life challenge that would give a lot of satisfaction, and above all - a well-paid job. This kind of work shapes characters, the ability to adapt quickly to change and the need for continuous self-education.

Our graduates gain a valuable diploma from a recognized maritime university committed to keeping up to the highest international standards.

Highly skilled and experienced maritime staff among our dedicated lecturers provides a practical approach to the knowledge

You can study in an exciting, friendly city, at the university with over 70 years of history and living in the best campus in the city - university buildings, dormitories, library, reading rooms, swimming pool, clubs, theatres, cinema, parks and shopping centres - all at your fingertips, within a short – one and a half of kilometre - walking distance. From Szczecin, through Berlin (just 2h away by bus) and the nearby port of Świnoujście, you can easily get to the other European destinations by air, or by sea.

Work

Navigation graduates can take up a job in the maritime sectors and find employment opportunities in other industries in today's job market.

In particular, they can work as:

seafarers of the operational and management level (officers and captains, master mariners) on merchant ships in international, domestic and inland navigation

Seafarers and employees of the offshore sector, including mining and renewable energy resources services (offshore wind farms)

in the maritime services sector: towing, waterways and marine ports construction and maintenance

officers and captains of the modern sea fishing fleet and mariculture staff

officers, captains and masters mariners of the passenger fleet (ferries, sea and ocean-going passenger ships, cruise ships, as well as all types of commercial yachts) employees of hydrographic services, border guards, maritime SAR (Search and Rescue) service

maritime pilots, coastal inspection stations and vessel traffic management staff

after gaining relevant maritime experience, as technical consultants, experts on cargo operations

insurance companies’ inspectors, maritime classification and certification services employees

experts in ship equipment

Our graduates also find employment in state and local government administration and as shipping company executives or maritime recruitment agencies

Degree Programme

The three-semester MSc degree course is aimed at graduates (engineers) in Navigation or related fields: Transport, Geodesy and Cartography - after basic navigation knowledge verification.

The degree programme content is an enrichment of the background knowledge delivered to the students during the Navigation undergraduate course.

The presented programme covers a total of 24 subjects with 940 teaching hours, including:

basic subjects - 250

major subjects - 600

optional subjects – 90

All subjects included in the study plan are assessed for credit except university lectures, which, in each semester, an exam is scheduled for. Credits are given by the tutor based on the evaluations of tests, reports, projects presented and other assignments.

The graduate Navigation course aims to provide students with a broad knowledge base in navigation and other related sciences, allowing flexibility in their career choice.

University graduation provides the knowledge needed for further professional and academic development. This knowledge combined with the necessary skills provides successful career opportunities in the maritime, transport and construction sectors. Acquired professional competencies allow the graduates: to pursue a scientific path in the field of navigation and navigation technologies, to engage in the research process and foster analytical thinking skills. The MUS education process also aims to develop skills in estimating the safety of navigation on waters, the principles of designing the navigational infrastructure elements, technical know-how of simulation tools for floating objects and navigational systems.

Graduate profile

Graduates receive a diploma with a professional degree: MSc Engineer. They are prepared to contribute in a creative way to: research and implementation teams working on navigation issues; enterprises which design, organise, secure and support the operation of navigation infrastructures; the administration safety departments responsible for communication and transport processes; traffic control or supervision services, operational and management units of transport and traffic enterprises. Graduates have mastered the skills of working with people and leading teams and are prepared to take on research challenges and undertake doctoral studies.

 

Outlook for graduates

Graduates from the Faculty of Navigation leave our University with professional knowledge, skills and competencies in line with the requirements of the international STCW Convention (equivalent to "Nautical Operations" courses in Norway and European Union countries). They can pursue careers in a wide range of maritime industry branches, starting from ashore services, highly specialised merchant fleet, through the fishing industry, passenger and industrial fleet. They also have the opportunities to apply for employment as lecturers and researchers to Polish and foreign universities and maritime centres.

Marine navigation courses are conducted by a highly skilled and experienced team of dedicated lecturers, with the help of the latest available technology used to train top-class engineers. Our students have access to modern equipped laboratories, training rooms, ship's bridge simulators and training and research vessel.

Our facilities and courses meet international standards requirements. The graduates can apply for a job worldwide as our diplomas and degrees are recognized internationally.

Navigation courses provided by our University prepare the graduates for a wide spectrum of career opportunities in the global maritime economy.

The hands-on experience gained in the most heavily funded and fast-growing high-tech sector allows our students and graduates to acquire and develop a specific set of skills and knowledge to respond and adapt quickly to changes in the job market.

Before the satellite systems came into widespread use on land, sailors used them in their work on ships. The first prototypes of computers were utilized in science to calculate predictions of astronomical tides, which navigators analyse on a daily basis. Wind farms producing renewable energy - this is already an everyday part of a navigator's job. Your colleagues will lay fibre optic cables in the cities’ networks, you will use them to connect the continents. You will get to know the powerful force of the ocean and sea, you will visit many countries, and you will get used to working in international teams, among people of different cultures and languages. Spread your wings, rise to a challenge, and follow your dreams with us, or you can choose a stable, straightforward career path with "feet on the ground". All these intentions are achievable on one condition - choose the right course of study - choose Navigation.

Documents
Candidates need to submit the following documents – PDF forms available for download below.:
1. Application form
2. Personal Questionnaire
3. Commitment form
4. A certified copy of the secondary school leaving certificate (1) (original or a copy available for inspection)
5. marine health certificate
6. 2 full-face photographs, 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm (the photographs should be identical, up-to-date, clear, showing a person’s face with no headcover or dark glasses, head in a left half- profile with the whole left ear visible, face evenly lit) photos are also required in digital version (as an attachment during the admission process on the MUS website); If there is a problem with attaching the photo, the MUS Admission Commission will upload it later on.
7. Admission fee receipt
8. ID (for inspection only)
9. A candidate applying for two courses within the Faculty, submits a single application indicating the first choice course and an alternative one
10. The candidate should deliver the documents: in person, by post or by courier
(1) Only persons who hold a secondary school leaving certificate (According to Article 69.2 of the Higher Education Act dated 20.07.2018, Poland) may apply to enrol at the Maritime University of Szczecin

Pliki do pobrania

Application form
Uniform costs commitment form
Marketing survey for all candidates to study with MUS (only for Polish citizens)
personal questionaire
The information clause GDPR
Fees
Admission fee: PLN 85, payment can be made at the University cash desk or directly to the Maritime University of Szczecin account:
Bank Pekao SA VII O/Szczecin
16 1240 1864 1111 0000 2205 5615
Tuition fee:
Polish citizens - 1550 PLN/year
foreigners from outside the European Union - 6000PLN / year
foreigners mentioned in article 324, paragraph 2 of the Higher Education Act (EU citizens, Polish Card holders (pol. Karta Polaka), Permanent Residence Permit holders, the decision of a Polish consul certifying Polish origin, refugees, Temporary Residence Card holders - family reunification, holders of PKPZJPjO certificate with level min. C1, spouse, child or parent of a Polish citizen living in Poland) - 1550 PLN / year
Candidate applying for two courses within one Faculty is charged only one admission fee of PLN 85
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Results:
Enrolment for studies is conducted by the Faculty Admission Commission.
Admission results can be checked on the MUS website and they will be displayed next to the Dean's Office.
Information about being admitted to the MUS will be sent by post.
Candidates who have been refused admission through an administrative decision of the Admission Commission have the right to appeal to the Rector of the Maritime University of Szczecin within 14 days of receiving the decision, through the Admission Commission (applies to Polish citizens).
Candidates who have been refused admission through an administrative decision of the Admission Commission have the right to appeal to the Rector of the Maritime University of Szczecin within 14 days of receiving the decision (applies to foreigners).