Bachelor of Marine Navigation Batumi Navigation Teaching University
Program objectives: Training of highly-skilled, fieldwork-oriented expert - Ship's navigator able to meet competition requirements existing in Georgian and international educational and labour markets, who understand the specificity of the profession and obligations to be fulfilled, has theoretical knowledge and practical skills, required for the professional activity, able to fulfill obligations and liabilities of Ship's navigator in accordance with the requirements of STCW Convention (ship navigation, planning, execution and management of cargo loading and unloading and cargo handling operations, provision of navigation safety and protection of marine environment, deck maintenance control and management, usage of rescue and fire-fighting equipment, control of ship repairing works, if required, taking of measures for shipboard damage control and rescue operations etc.), evaluate and analyze situation/data/information using relevant methods, understand cause-effect relationship of a problem and make corresponding decisions, communicate in Georgian and English in writing and verbally using industry-specific terms, use information and communication technologies and special software etc. Moreover, the program aimed at the formation of competencies, based on which alumni will continue studying at the next level of higher education (Master's degree program), realize his abilities in public or professional activity. Advance in rank - gradually obtain next rank of the navigator of commanding staff of ocean-going and trade ship based on the recognized term of service on a ship and corresponding training and hold the position from captain's mate through shipmaster.
Field competencies of alumni (field knowledge and skills):
Provision of navigation (Area of competence: Planning and performance of ship's runs, determination of location, response to alarm signals, coordination of search and rescue operations, provision and organization of safe navigation and its procedures, provision of safe navigation using information received from radar, ARPA systems and navigation devices, usage of ECDIS navigation for provision of safety, forecasting of weather and oceanographic conditions, response to emergencies arose during navigation and taking of corresponding measures, ship manoeuvring and handling in any conditions, receipt, and transmission of information using internship object and radio-communication signals, usage of Standard Marine Communication Phrases of International Maritime Organization (IMO) in English, in written and verbal form, operation of the drive mechanism and remote control systems of engine room devices and services);
Cargo handling and stowage (Area of competence: Planning, provision, monitoring of safe loading, stowage and securing of cargo, observance of safety regulations during the voyage and cargo unloading, an inspection of defects and damages in the cargo compartment, hatch cover, and ballast tanks and reporting, provision of transportation of dangerous cargo);
Handling of ship operation and care of persons on board (Area of competence: Management and maintenance of vessel convenience, stability, anchorage and mooring, load on the ship hull, the fulfilment of requirements relating to the pollution prevention, compliance with legal requirements, monitoring and control of measures for the provision of safety at sea, protection of the marine environment, fire prevention onboard, provision, management and control of measures for fire-fighting, the safety of crew and passengers, keeping of operability of rescue equipment, fire-fighting, and other safety systems, development of plans of actions in emergencies and plans of damage control, the skill of manager, supervisor, team-work, application of medical aids at the ship, delivery of health care).