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Navigation and Maritime and River Transport


The maritime sector is a key factor for modern society. This sector plays a key role regarding the social & economic development and it is a potential source of excellent employment & career opportunities for the millions of people currently working in maritime-related activities and companies around the world.

The maritime industry includes the provision of goods and services in the maritime sector, shipyards, shipbuilding, ports, infrastructure, logistics and tourism. According to Koncept Analytics statistics, maritime transport is the dominant branch of the transport sector in terms of size.

The study program Navigation and Maritime and River Transport is addressed to those who want to pursue a career in the maritime and port field or in related sectors.

The program has a duration of 4 years and it is designed to provide graduates with specific and specialized engineering skills, corresponding to the requirements of the international maritime economy. Graduates will thus acquire the level of scientific, engineering and managerial knowledge but also the practical skills appropriate to the current and future needs of the shipping industry, respectively the river, sea and offshore shipbuilding industry.


The interdisciplinary curriculum is aligned with the international standards, STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping), based on the IMO (International Maritime Organization) model course 7.03 and is certified by ANR (RNA) (Romanian Naval Authority) to contribute to providing the technical and managerial skills for a successful career.

  • Terrestrial, astronomical and electronic navigation
  • Seamanship
  • Ship’s stability
  • Marine meteorology
  • Maritime insurance
  • Marine environment protection
  • Inspections and audit onboard ship
  • Watchkeeping team management
  • Naval accidents investigation


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International recognition

The engineering degree and the officer’s certificate are internationally recognized, giving you the opportunity to be hired anywhere around the world.


If during your university studies you carry out your internship on board the ship, we offer you the opportunity to study online on the virtual campus. You will benefit from an open session and you can reschedule and take the exams when you return to the country

Study opportunities abroad

Many of our students choose to study a semester at one of the partner faculties, benefiting from the ERASMUS scholarship


All our graduates can choose between a career at sea or on shore

Modern technology

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

Practice on board

More than 20 crewing companies signed partnerships with the university, giving students the chance to do their internship within multicultural crews. More than 150 students go on a voyage every year

Sailing practice

The first year of faculty will provide the perfect setting for you to learn the sailing skills of manoeuvring sailing boats on the shores of Lake Siutghiol (Headquarters of the Nautical Base of the university)


Graduates of the Navigation and Maritime and River Transport study program may hold the positions of Officer, Chief Officer, Captain or various other positions in the maritime industry, including:

  • Port inspector
  • Technical Superintendent in the Maritime and Oil and Gas Industry
  • Maritime Agent
  • Marine superintendent
  • Operations manager
  • Crewing Officer
  • Fleet operations manager


Mircea Panait

Chief Officer, Allure of the Seas

Georgiana Tudorica

Marine Superintendent, UK

Nina Ehimov

Chief Deck Officer

Victor Vlaciu

Chief Officer, Maersk Romania


We are in the third year of organizing online registration using a 128-bit SSL encryption system.

More information here: https://admitere.cmu-edu.eu


During enrolment period every Monday afternoon between 17.00-18.00 we organize online meetings with our students and graduates. If you want to find out not only the latest news from them but also information about enrolment, we invite you here:



  • E-mail: bcc@cmu-edu.eu
  • Tel: +40241664740
  • 104, Mircea cel Bătrân Street
  • Constanta