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4-Year Programme in Marine Engineering | Secure Your Spot Today!

The Marine Engineering programme at CyMA aims in training individuals towards becoming Engineering Officers on commercial ships, based on the standards of the STCW International Convention (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers).

Upon completion of the 4 years of study, which also includes one year training on board, the graduates will obtain the Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch Competence, and thus have the opportunity to be promoted to Second Engineer and Chief Engineer.

Engine Officers, under the orders of the Chief Engineer, are responsible for the proper running, maintenance and repair, where needed, of the mechanical and electrical installations of the ship, something that requires skillful and knowledgeable individuals, who will be constantly looking into their professional development and always being informed about all of the new technological advancements.

The Chief Engineer is responsible for the management of the Engine Room as well as the operation and maintenance of all mechanical and electrical installations on the ship.

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General Objectives

  1. Prepare students to become successful professional engineers in the demanding field of Marine engineering;
  2. Provide graduates the necessary knowledge and technical skills to excel in the marine engineering industry as officers in charge of an engineering watch and then promote into Second Engineer & Chief Engineer;
  3. Provide students with the fundamental principles of science and engineering in order to cope successfully with the technological challenges of the marine engineering industry;
  4. Cultivate analytical skills, problem solving tactics, and critical thinking;
  5. Promote engineering ethics, job responsibility, and moral practices;
  6. Carry out safely the watch keeping duties of an officer in charge of an engineering watch, both at sea and in port;
  7. Create awareness of social, environmental, and global concerns;
  8. Promote life-long learning and continuous education through technical training and advanced degrees;
  9. Cover the minimum International Maritime Organization (IMO) standard of competence for officer in charge of an engineering watch (STCW 2010 Convention Chapter III, Section AIII/1. IMO model course 7.04 Functions 1, 2, 3 & 4);
  10. Develop skills for effective communication with co-workers, Chief Engineers, and the public on topics related to technical concepts, risks, and recommendations.

Specific Objectives

  1. Equip students with fundamental knowledge, analytical skills, engineering tools, simulator and laboratory experience in order to cope successfully in the technologically challenging field of marine engineering;
  2. Facilitate learning and training in the field of marine engineering which are directly linked to industry and current state-of-the-art technology;
  3. Provide the theoretical and computational skills necessary for the solution of both theoretical and practical engineering problems in the field of marine engineering;
  4. Provide practical and experimental hands-on and one year on-board experience that allows the students to link directly to fundamental knowledge and theory;
  5. Prepare students to work alone or in groups in order to provide engineering solutions;
  6. Prepare students to design/implement systems and processes towards the solution of marine engineering problems;
  7. Develop communications skills including the abilities to write technical reports;
  8. Provide students the opportunity to develop specialized knowledge and technical competence in their field of expertise in order to become successful professional marine engineers;
  9. Obtain certain knowledge related to: Marine Engineering; Electrical, Electronic and Control Engineering; Maintenance and Repair; Controlling the Operation of the Ship and Care of Persons on Board, all at the Operational level based on the IMO STCW (Standards of Trainings, Certifications and Watchkeeping AIII/1) competency.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, the students are expected to:

  1. Have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the processes and technologies involved in the field of marine engineering;
  2. Use mathematics, basic science, and engineering techniques to analyze and solve problems related to marine engineering;
  3. Do mechanical workshops for specialized marine engineering functions;
  4. Have a broad knowledge in maritime law, in order to understand the impact of the law in the area of marine engineering;
  5. Be responsible for the proper running, maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical installations of the ship;
  6. Learn definitions and specialized terminology of maritime English;
  7. Use marine engineering knowledge and tools to design a structure, a device, or process that meets specific needs within constraints of social, economic, environmental, ethical, sustainability, and safety origin;
  8. Have in-depth knowledge of engineering concepts and technical requirements and constraints associated with marine engineering design;
  9. Use available measurement data and computer software to reconstruct components of various structures under testing and evaluation;
  10. Learn to use the Engine Room Simulator and familiarize with the concepts of refrigeration, piping systems, marine boiler, marine main machinery systems and ERM;
  11. Have broad knowledge of ship types, architecture and construction;
  12. Communicate effectively with others using oral or written skills;
  13. Know the importance and benefits of life-long learning in the engineering profession.


Semester A

A/A Course Code Course Name Number of ECTS
1 MAME-101 Mathematics I 5
2 MAME-102 Physics 6
3 MAME-103 Industrial Chemistry 4
4 MAME-121 Informatics 2
5 MAME-122 Basic Electro-Technology 5
6 MAME-131 Mechanical workshop I (Safety, Hand tools, Measuring) 2
7 MAME-141 Naval Architecture Principles I 4
8 MAME-142 Elements of Maritime Law 3

Between Semester A & B: CERT-01 – Basic Safety

Semester B

A/A Course Code Course Name Number of ECTS
1 MAME-104 Mathematics II 5
2 MAME-105 Thermodynamics 4
3 MAME-106 Mechanical Science 5
4 MAME-123 Electronics 4
5 MAME-124 Theory of Electric Machines 6
6 MAME-132 Machinery Drawing 3
7 MAME-133 Mechanical Workshop II (Machine Tools) 2

Summer Optional Training Onboard (2 Months)

Semester C

A/A Course Code Course Name Number of ECTS
1 ΜAME-201 Heat Transfer 3
2 ΜAME-211 Piping systems – Pumps & Compressors 6
3 MAME-212 Main Marine Machinery Systems I 6
4 MAME-231 Mechanical Technology 5
5 MAME-232 Mechanical Workshop III (Welding) 5
6 MAME-241 Naval Architecture Principles II 5

Semester D

A/A Course Code Course Name Number of ECTS
1 MAME-290 Practical Training on Board 30

Semester E

A/A Course Code Course Name Number of ECTS
1 MAME-311 Main Marine Machinery Systems II 6
2 ESP-312M Maritime English 3
3 MAME-313 Marine Boiler 5
4 MAME-321 Electrical Installations 5
5 MAME-322 Auto Control Systems 5
6 MAME-323 Sensors and Measurements 3
7 MAME-331 Maintenance and Management of Damages 3

Semester F

A/A Course Code Course Name Number of ECTS
1 MAGC-301 Ship Management 3
2 MAME-314 Main Marine Machinery Systems III 5
3 MAME-315 Auxiliary Machinery of Ships (propeller, steering gear, deck machinery) 5
4 MAME-316 Refrigeration – Air Condition – Heat Exchangers 4
5 MAME-324 Fault Detection Methods 3
6 MAME-325 Digital and Safety Devices 3
7 MAME-341 International Maritime Regulations and Safety of Life and Environment 4
8 MAME-342 Sociology – Human Resources Management, Leadership – Team working 3

Semester G

A/A Course Code Course Name Number of ECTS
1 MAME-290C Practical Training on Board 30

Semester H

A/A Course Code Course Name Number of ECTS
1 MAGC-402 Safety and Risk Management 4
2 MAME-411 Main Marine Machinery Systems IV 5
3 MAME-412 ERM – ERS (Engine Resource Management – Engine Room Simulator) 6
4 MAME-421 Maintenance and Repair of Electrical Installations 5
5 MAME-490 Bachelor Thesis 10

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Must holda High School Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualification with an average grade of 12 out of 20 or its equivalent.A concentration in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry is preferred.

In addition to a strong academic record, we take into account the student’s involvement in extracurricular activities, leadership skills, and other relevant background information.

English Language Certificate in IELTS with a minimum score of 5.5, TOEFL with a minimum score of 500, IGCSE/GCE English Language “O” Level at grade “C” or above, Cambridge First Certificate in English at grade B or above, Cambridge Proficiency Test at grade C or above or successfully pass an examination at the level ENGL-100, English Placement Test of Intercollege.

Personal Interview with the Academy

Medical Fitness Certificate for Service at Sea

Valid Clear Criminal Record

Additional Documents:

  • Clear criminal record certificate
  • 2 recent Passport type photos
  • Identity copy
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