Objective and Mission
The mission of the Department of Marine Engineering is to train highly qualified marine engineers, who are equipped with adequate knowledge, skills and hands-on experience required for maintaining, operating and repairing propulsion engines and support systems, auxiliary engines, generators, pumps, boilers and other machinery all of which are necessary to ensure the safe navigation of the ship. To this end, the Department of Marine Engineering offers a variety of courses in a broad spectrum in the line with the criteria set by the International Maritime Organization. Curriculum covers fields as defined in IMO STCW 2010 A-III/1 and A-III/2. The four year undergraduate degree program is designed to address to the requirements of all aspects of the training on engineering. Throughout the four year undergraduate program, the students receive courses on basic engineering, shipbuilding & marine engineering, electrical engineering, control engineering and other related issues.
The most powerful aspects of the marine engineering undergraduate program
Marine engineers with their qualifications that they acquired throughout 4 year undergraduate education on marine engineering are preferred by companies involved in maritime industry. To this end, the undergraduate program offered by the Department of Marine Engineering is academically very rigorous and covers all aspects of training on marine engineering. The academic staff consisting of the most experienced professionals spares no sacrifices and exerts great effort devotedly to cultivate highly qualified and first caliber marine engineers who are highly equipped to involve in the design, operation of shipboard electrical and environmental systems as well as propulsion plants and support systems. Marine engineering is a rapidly growing career field with immense job opportunities. Along with highly qualified staff, its compliance with standards as amended in IMO SCTW 2010 and TEAL training & research ship are the strengths of the Department of Marine Engineering undergraduate program.
Job opportunities (career)
It is one of the rare fields with far possibility of staying unemployed. Students who graduated from our department have the opportunity to work in various positions ranging from fourth engineer to chief engineer respectively. Furthermore, they can work as engineers and take responsibilities in various factories, shipyards, hotels, workshops and all technical fields. Besides, they can take technical responsibilities in shipbuilding related companies and centers.
Graduation requirements for the Department of Marine Engineering
The educational program offered by the Department of Marine Engineering is in full concordance with the standards as amended in (STCW) 2010 A-III/1 and A-III/2 and the relevant regulations set by the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication of Turkey.
Education and training is implemented in compliance with the criteria defined in the “Regulation for Seafarers” that published in 24472 numbered Official Gazette of July 24, 2001 by the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication of Turkey, and “Seafarers Training and Examination Regulation” that affiliated with the “Regulation for Seafarers” which based on the requirements of “1978 International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers” (STCW-1978) and STCW-95 amendments. The undergraduate program comprises eight semesters, where the sixth semester is planned as practical training at workshops and on merchant marine ships. As practical training is an integral part of maritime education and requires hands-on experience at seas alongside with theoretical knowledge, students receive summer internships during their first and second year.
Receiving education throughout five semesters along with a total of 12 month practical training at workshops and on merchant marine ships, at the end of the sixth semester, the students complete the mandatory level described in the STCW 2010 Convention and relevant regulations set by the Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication of Turkey to take responsibility on any seagoing ship as Unlimited Engineer Officer. Upon completing their final year education successfully, students gain skills and professional knowledge stipulated for Unlimited Chief Engineer Officer.
Discipline is at the forefront at the Faculty of Maritime Studies which offers education at international standards. Since uniform is a significant factor that promotes students to follow the rules in discipline and sense of belonging, students are required to wear uniforms during the courses, exams and practical training hours.