WHY ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT IN THE MARITIME AND PORT DOMAIN
The maritime sector is a key factor of modern society, for social and economic development, and represents a potential source of excellent career opportunities for those who are presently involved in activities and companies connected to the worldwide maritime field.
Master’s studies represent the second level of university studies and they ensure the consolidation of the Bachelor’s studies in the field of navigation and naval transport, the development of scientific research competences related to management, exploitation, maintenance integrated systems, and investment efficiency in maritime transport and port activities. The study program in Engineering and Management in the Maritime and Port Domain is dedicated to those who wish to pursue a career in the maritime and port field or in the related sectors, by providing the opportunity to gain managerial level competences, aligned with the current and expected market demands.
The study program in Engineering and Management in the Maritime and Port Domain has a 1.5-year duration. The graduates will be highly trained experts (both theoretically and practically) with high technical skills, who meet the demands of the European and global maritime market. The study program provides the necessary framework for the integration in the economic field of navigation and transport economics higher education.
The Master’s study programs are designed in such a way as to meet all demands of naval and port engineering, as well as partially meet the demands of various related fields (industrial engineering, mechanical engineering, engineering and management).
The study program fulfils the performance criteria of the European education system.
Graduates will gain scientific, engineering and managerial knowledge, as well as practical skills in the fields of naval transport and river, maritime and offshore ship construction industry.
WHAT WILL YOU STUDY
The inter-disciplinary curriculum is aligned with the STCW international standards (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping), based on the IMO (International Maritime Organization) model course 7.03 and is certified by the Romanian Naval Authority (ANR), thus contributing to the provision of the technical and managerial skills for a successful career.
- Strategic transport management
- Maritime management information systems
- Integrated systems of maritime transport management
- Value analysis and value engineering
- Investment efficiency in maritime transports
- Research methodology
- Advanced techniques in cargo operation and storage
- Risk assessment and treatment
- Marine accidents investigation
The engineering diploma, the Master’s degree and the CoC are internationally recognised, thus giving students the chance to be hired anywhere around the world
Students who carry out their onboard internship during the years of study may study online by logging in on the virtual campus platform. They will also benefit from an open session and will be able to reschedule and take their examS upon their return
The Master’s degree is a preliminary step towards enrolment to doctoral studies
All graduates may choose between pursuing a career at sea or onshore
The ICT field is gaining more and more ground and the maritime sector is keeping up with this trend. You will work on the most modern navigation simulators
Knowledge on industrial and managerial logistics; understanding and active participation in process optimization in the maritime industry;
- Understanding and use of financial-accountability, marketing-sales and research development systems, in order to enhance inter-department cooperation.
- Ability to communicate with experts from various fields, related to the fields of marine engineering and navigation
- Financial and economic substantiation of offer developing solutions in transports
Graduates of the Master’s program in Engineering and Management in the Maritime and Port Domain may hold positions as per their training in the maritime industry:
- Port inspector
- Technical Superintendent in the maritime oil and gas industry
- Maritime agent
- Marine superintendent
- Operations manager
- Crewing officer
- Fleet operations manager
- Graduates have real opportunities to find jobs and evolve professionally, even at a managerial level, both in Romania and abroad. Due to their technical, engineering and complementary training, which is nationally and internationally recognized, they may also work in maritime related fields, including onboard special vessels.
- The appropriation of the specific competences qualifies graduates to obtain excellent professional opportunities and financial satisfaction, far beyond the chances typically expected by graduates of other specializations in Romania.
Chief Officer, Allure of the Seas
I graduated from CMU in 2006 and, upon completion of my cadetship period, I got a contract as 3rd officer on a container ship. Then, I had the chance to work on passenger ships. I started with Norwegian Cruise Line NCL, where I came to better understand what such a working environment and inter-departmental relations really mean. After one voyage as 2nd officer with NCL, I managed to join the Royal Caribbean Team, and I am still with them, after more than 10 years.
It hasn’t been easy because Romanians didn’t frequently work on passenger ships. I was the first Romanian officer to work with NCL and among the first with Royal Caribbean. I learned some beautiful lessons, some of them easier, some of them more difficult … but, most importantly, I learned that patience and a good cooperation with your peers and superiors are the key to success! Slowly but surely I was promoted and now I finally am Chief Officer Safety, which means I get to work with all departments, I provide training for all 860 crew members and I am responsible with onboard safety.
During 2014 – 2015 I was 1st officer on Allure of the Seas, which was, at the time, the largest passenger ship in the world. In 2008 I attended the training of 2300 people who were members of the Symphony of the Seas crew, which currently is … the largest passenger ship in the world!
Marine Superintendent, UK
After graduating the Faculty of Navigation, I started my cadetship with Maersk Tankers, as 3rd and 2nd officer. I continued to work for Maersk Tankers, as 3rd and 2nd officer, on chemical and oil tankers until 2018, when I decided to pursue a career onshore. I worked as Vessel Operator, for the merchant marine, for the chemical tanks of Ace Tankers in Amsterdam and I recently started on a new path, namely I started working as Assistant Marine Superintendent for K Line LNG UK in London.
Personally, I have always wanted to travel and see the world, and pursuing an officer career turned out to be the best decision in that respect. Although there have been obstacles along the way, such as being a woman in a male-dominated field, I managed to break through and fulfil my dream. Although the financial aspect represents a big plus, it is equally important to find some other attraction points. In order to succeed in this field one needs passion and I recommend to all current and future students to also see the positive aspects of sailing and to enjoy every sunrise and every sunset at sea.
Chief Deck Officer
I graduated from CMU in 2012 and, starting with 2014, I work on passenger ships. I started out as 3rd officer in 2014, 2nd officer in 2015 and 1st officer in 2016. Since January 2019 I am Chief Officer Deck. The beginning is never easy, but the strength and the experiences accumulate over time. The most important thing is to have a good foundation. If the foundation is shaky, nothing strong could ever be built on it, but is it is solid enough, the sky is the limit. My most sincere thanks go to my professors who, during the four years of studies, have helped me build a solid foundation.
If I could change something from my study years? I would read more books and “bother” my professors with more questions (I’m sure they wouldn’t mind). When you’re a student things are easy: you attend the lecture and them sit for the exam, but on the job thing are different: first you get tested, then you learn!
Chief Officer, Maersk Romania
In 2009, when I was a IIIrd year student at the Faculty of Navigation and Naval Transport, I carried out my onboard training on an oil tank. Upon graduation, starting with 2011, I worked as 3rd officer until 2015, when I had the opportunity to get promoted as oil tanker Chief Officer. Since 2017 I am captain on an offshore F.C.B. type of vessel, specialised in crew transfer and towage, for a Swiss company named Offshore Angola.
I am grateful that God guided my steps towards CMU, where I met wonderful colleagues, 100% dedicated professors who got involved in my academic and professional growth! I highly recommend the Faculty of Navigation and Naval Transport – Navigation major – not just because it is what is called a “lucrative job”, but also in order to build a career of a lifetime and benefit from multiple opportunities.
And YES – I succeeded in my professional, social and personal life also because of Constanta Maritime University. If you have strong will and belief, you can make it! Good luck to all CMU students!
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