Degree in nautical and maritime transport


Program Description



The studies of Nautical Engineering and Maritime Transport have a scientific-technological character and give access to the exercise, on board of ships, of the professions of Pilot and Captain of the Merchant Marine.

The curriculum is designed to enable the student to perform the functions of steering in navigation, safety and prevention of pollution, personnel and all operations that are developed on a ship.

Why study the degree

The STUDY PLAN is designed according to the international regulation that regulates the training of marine professionals, Giving access to a labor market with high demand, With the possibility of exercising its activity anywhere in the world and in very broad sectors of the technological field. There is a HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHER, With majority professional experience in the professional field of the Merchant Marine and other maritime sectors. This ensures a training in direct connection with the reality of the sector, which is reinforced with a Business Practices up to 4 months. The existence of TWO SPECIALTIES, Allows you to orientate your vocation not only towards the Merchant Marine, but also to activities in the maritime sector, where our alumni enjoy high recognition.

It gives access to the Master necessary for the exercise of the profession of Captain.

What is learned

Curriculum subjects ensure the learning of competencies related to the operation, nautical management and commercial exploitation of the ship, including planning and direction of navigation, maneuvering and governing the ship, cargo and security.

Graduates acquire such a wide range of training that they have access to other activities in the maritime sector, such as administration, classification societies and shipping companies, among others.

Structure of the Study

1st Course

  • Mathematics I
  • Graphic expression
  • Physical
  • Naval building
  • Company and Maritime Law
  • Naval Hygiene and Labor Risks
  • Mathematics II
  • Chemistry
  • English I
  • Computing

2nd Course

  • Maritime Economics
  • Navigation I
  • Ship Energy and Auxiliary Systems
  • English II
  • Electricity and electronic
  • Maneuver I
  • Ship Theory I
  • English III
  • Maritime Safety
  • Ship Navigation and Organization

3rd Course

  • Stowage
  • Meteorology and Oceanography
  • Marine and Atmospheric Pollution
  • Navigation II
  • Maneuver II
  • Navigation and communication systems
  • Maritime Inspections
  • Regulation of Approaches, Signals and Buoys and IGS Code
  • Maritime Law I
  • Maritime Radiocommunications
  • Tank Trailers
  • Maritime Business Management
  • International Codes and Conventions
  • Management of Safety, Quality and Maritime Environment
  • Applied Informatics
  • English Applied
  • Sports Management

4th Course

  • Special Transportation
  • Nautical Simulation
  • Maritime Law II
  • Ship Theory II
  • Pollution Management
  • Maritime Administration
  • Operator of Maritime Traffic Services and Rescue Coordination Centers
  • Investigation of Maritime Accidents
  • Project management
  • Maritime Cargo Inspections
  • English Commercial Maritime
  • Management of Nautical Sports Facilities
  • External Practices in Ship
  • Internships in Business
  • End of Grade Work. Ship's Nautical Operation

Professional and academic outputs

  • Maritime administration
  • Shipping Companies
  • Insurers of the sector
  • Port Practitioners
  • Shipyards
  • Customs surveillance
  • Traffic Control
  • Nautical and sport facilities
  • Inspection of ships.
  • Teaching and access to the Master and Doctorate

Recommended profile

The recommended access profile is:

  • The one of the scientific-technological baccalaureate
  • The one of the superior cycles of the branch of Engineering and Architecture, counting in the latter case with a recognition of 30 credits at least.
  • It also contemplates the access of persons over 40 years of age who demonstrate professional or work experience related to the maritime environment and who do not have a degree or other qualification that qualifies them to enter university studies.

Common access requirements

In order to request a place, one of the following access requirements established in art. 2 of RD 1892/2008:

  • To be in possession of the title of Bachillerato, or equivalent, and to pass the Test of Access to the University (PAU)
  • Comply with the requirements for access to the university in the educational systems of member states of the European Union or other states with which Spain has signed international agreements in this area.
  • Have passed the University Access Test for over 25 years, or have it passed, in the University System of Galicia, according to previous regulations.
  • Have passed the university entrance test for those over 45 years.
  • Possess a title of superior technician of professional formation, teachings of plastic arts and design or superior technical technician, or equivalent titles.
  • Possess an official university degree, a degree from correspondents to the previous order of university education (graduate, graduate, engineer, etc.) or equivalent degrees.
  • To be able to access the university according to educational orders prior to that established by Royal Decree 1892/2008, of November 14, not contemplated in the previous sections.
Last updated Mar 2020

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