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3-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).

Having completed their studies and their 12-month onboard practical placement as active crew members on merchant marine ships, the 3rd Engineer Officers graduates will acquire:

• The Certificate of Competence (CoC) of the Officer in Charge of an Engineering Watch (Section A-III/I) from the Cyprus Maritime Academy

Engine Officer’s Career
• Class ‘C’ Marine Engineer (Upon Graduation) – 3rd Engineer
• Class ‘B’ Marine Engineer – 2nd Engineer
• Class ‘A’ Marine Engineer – Chief Engineer

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Cyprus is one of the largest ship-management centers in Europe and worldwide. More than 200 ship-owing, ship – managing and shipping – related companies are based in Cyprus providing excellent growth prospects and business opportunities in the shipping sector. The continuing growth of the shipping sector resulted to the need of specialized staff, with proper academic and technical skills, ready to take over the challenging positions within the Maritime industry.

The Cyprus Maritime Academy in collaboration with Intercollege and under the auspices of the University of Nicosia, offers Maritime programs designed to provide the necessary academic knowledge, professional skills and competences to Deck and Engine Officers who wish to pursue a career on merchant marine ships.


The aim of the Nautical Science program and the Diploma – Class ‘C’ Marine Engineer is the proper training of Deck and Engine Officers accordingly, in order for them to acquire key positions on merchant marine ships. The training provided is in accordance with the standards of the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) and it is in full compliance with the provisions set out by the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and
Watch-keeping for Seafarers (STCW).

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.

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Must hold a 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:

  • 2 recent Passport type photos
  • Identity copy
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