The mission of the degree program is to give education and training to cadets to enable them to pursue a career as a navigating officer at sea. The degree includes the required academic component for the certificates of competency up to Master’s level. These certificates will be issued by the Federal Transport Authority once the cadets have sufficient seagoing experience.
Accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (CAA) UAE. This program provides students with the necessary education and training to become a navigating (deck) officer onboard ships. It covers the academic components required by the Standards of Training, Certification and Watch Keeping for Seafarers (STCW) international convention of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) up to Master’s level.
The program also includes practical seagoing service with guided study, and provided sufficient sea service is obtained by the end of the third year. Students can apply to the Federal Transport Authority for the Certificate of Competency as Officer of the Watch. In order to obtain higher level Certificates of Competency, students will be required to complete the degree program in full and, undertake further seagoing service and apply to the Federal Transport Authority.
Program Student Outcomes
Upon graduation, a HCT graduate in Bachelor of Applied Science in Marine Transport should have the ability to:
a. Demonstrate the competency to undertake the tasks, duties and responsibilities of a ship’s master
b. Demonstrate a knowledge base in relevant marine related topics suitable for a career as a marine professional
c. Effectively lead, work and communicate in a team
d. Expand knowledge and capabilities through continuing education or other lifelong learning experiences
Students seeking the Bachelor of Applied Science in Marine Transport must successfully complete the following requirements:
1. Minimum of 160 credits which are divided as follows:
a. Marine Transport Core Courses: 97 credits.
b. Seagoing Service Core Courses: 30 credits.
c. General Studies: 33 credits
2. Minimum CGPA of 2.00.