Objective(s) of the study programme:
The aim is to educate an engineer at management level – electro-technical officer of ships, who, by applying the knowledge of technological, economic, social, environmental, and natural sciences, would be able to safely operate the unlimited power ships’ electromechanical, electronic and control equipment of propulsion and auxiliary machinery; to perform the investigation into the service activity and to analyse the outcomes from a professional and economic viewpoint; to perform the control of activity in compliance with national and international general and maritime regulations, IMO conventions, national classification societies, national quality standards, and the requirements for safe navigation.
1. To define the general engineering rules, theories and laws, predicting their modern application in marine engineering
2. To define the electrical engineering rules, theories and laws, predicting their modern application in marine engineering
3. To define the electronic engineering rules, theories and laws, predicting their modern application in marine engineering
4. To plan and carry out applied research or technological processes while gathering, accumulating, systematising and analysing data of electromechanical, electronic and control equipment operation, using the achievements and methods of fundamental and applied scientific research
5. To operate electromechanical, electronic and control equipment when solving problems in the complex and unforeseeable working environment
6. To maintain and repair electromechanical, electronic and control equipment by choosing the ways of problem solving independently, preparing and presenting reports to the persons coordinating activities skilfully
7. To control the technical status of equipment designated for ensuring safety of life at sea and environmental protection in compliance with national and international legislative legal acts
8. To manage the process of rescue people with lifeboats and life rafts pursuing survival in case of emergency situations
9. To provide medical elementary and first aid in case of accidents or illnesses on board
10. To ensure human safety and functionality of vessel in case of accidents and handling their aftermath
11. To comply with fire prevention and firefighting requirements on board and manage special firefighting operations on board
12. To study independently and develop professionally, to perceive the moral responsibility for the results of own professional activity and the impact of its results on the social, economic, cultural development, wellbeing and environment
Activities of teaching and learning:
Student-oriented lectures, seminars, delivery and analysis of presentations, discussions, modelling and analysis of situations, open and closed questions, exercises, simulator training, case studies, imitation of similar-to-real situations, work in small and large groups, discussions and reflection, technical construction and modelling, survey of literature, preparation and presentation of independent work (written work, course projects, surveys, etc.), skills demonstrations, problem-based learning, problem solving, experimental laboratory works in the laboratories of Physics, Electro-technics, Mechatronics, Ship’s Electrical Equipment, Ship’s Power Plants, IT, practical work in the workshop, seagoing training on board.
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Formative, cumulative and summative assessment methods are applied. It is oral and written survey, colloquium, testing, written and oral examination, mind and concepts maps, practical demonstration of skills, review of literature and information sources, paper, review, case study, portfolio approach, problem situation analysis, research work, course work, preparation and presentation of practice diary, public demonstration and presentation of practical, independent works and performance of practical tasks in simulators and laboratories. The final subject evaluation grade consists of cumulative assessment components provided in the study subject programme with their percentage weight determined in the subject description.
Studies are completed by public presentation and defence of Final project as well as qualification exams.
Study subjects (modules), practical training:
The scope of the study programme comprises 210 credits.
1. General college education subjects (20 credits): Professional Language Culture and Academic Literacy; Maritime English; Philosophy of Technologies, Sociology or Political Science (optional);
2. Subjects of the study field (118 credits): Mathematics; Physics; Transport Information Technologies; Applied Chemistry; Engineering Graphics; Thermodynamics; Electric Measurements; Mechanics; Ship’s and Her Power Plant Equipment, Technologies of Electricity; Basics of Power Electronics; Basics of Electronics and Automation; Ship’s Auxiliary Machinery and Cargo Handling Equipment; Ship’s Electricity and Power Transmission Equipment; Ship’s Navigation and Communication Systems; Professional, Civil and Environmental Safety; Ship’s Cargo Handling Equipment; Ship’s Computer Networks; Ensuring Human Safety and Functionality of Vessel (STCW (A-VI/1, 1-4; A-VI/2-1; A-VI/3; A-VI/4-1; A-VI/6-1,2); Ship’s High Voltage Equipment; Maintenance of Ship’s Electric Equipment; Automatic Systems of Ships Power Plants; Ship’s Power Plant Simulator; Ship’s Engine Room Resource Management Training Program (STCW A-III/1, A-III/2, A-VIII/2); Basics of Management and Economics;
3. Practical training: (21 credit): Training of fitting and repair;
4. Optional professional activity trainings (51 credit): Electrical equipment maintenance and repair professional activity training on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3000 KW or more; or the one on ships, powered by main propulsion machinery of up to 3000 kW; or Navy ships’ electrical equipment maintenance and repair professional activity training;
Final professional activity training on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3000 kW or more; Final professional activity training on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of up to 3000 kW; or Final seagoing professional activity training on Navy Ships.
Students can choose the following study courses freely:
1. General college education subject (scope 2 credits): Philosophy of Technologies, Sociology or Political Science
2. Professional activity training (15 credits): Electrical equipment maintenance and repair professional activity training on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3000 KW or more; or the one on ships, powered by main propulsion machinery of up to 3000 kW; or Navy ships’ electrical equipment maintenance and repair professional activity training;
3. Final professional activity training on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of 3000 kW or more; Final professional activity training on ships powered by main propulsion machinery of up to 3000 kW; or Final seagoing professional activity training on Navy Ships.
4. The students who want to acquire an additional diploma for work in the Lithuanian Navy can additionally take the course “Military Training” conducted after the classes and having the scope of 10.5 credits.
Distinctive features of the study programme:
That is the only college study programme in the area of technological sciences, marine engineering study field in the country, and the completion of which results in higher college education, the qualification of electro technical engineer and the certificate of competence for electro-technical officer.
Special courses required for acquiring the professional Certificate of Competence are integrated into the study programme. The courses are prepared according to the requirements of international legal acts, intended for training and certification of seafarers and maritime sector specialists and are approved by the Lithuanian Maritime Safety Administration. After the completion of these additional training programmes the following special certificates are issued: “Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities” (STCW A-VI/1, 1-4); “Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats” (A-VI/2-1); “Advanced Firefighting” (A-VI/3); “First Medical Aid” (STCW A-VI/4-1); “Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties” (A-VI/6-1,2); Engine Room Resource Management Training Program (A-III/1, A-III/2, A-VIII/2). The graduates, who accumulate the required duration of seagoing training, are issued the Certificate of Competence of Electro-Technical Officer in the Lithuanian Maritime Safety Administration.
Successful graduates from the naval training courses are granted the rank of reserve officers with the Navy lieutenant qualification. That provides broader career opportunities.