Nautical Sciences

Structure study

In the past, all our masters in nautical sciences became captains. That's still the smartest choice after your master's degree – at least for a while. As a captain of thirty years, you run your own company, but at sea, without a helpline. That is a unique experience. No sea legs? Then you don't have to sail. The time of the obligatory 'long circumnavigation' is long gone. And the opportunities for Nautical Scientists ashore are also phenomenal.

1st Bachelor

In your first year, you lay the foundation for the rest of your studies. In addition to a first acquaintance with navigation, you will receive a good portion of mathematics and physics. There is immediate attention to practice. In this way you obtain all the necessary safety certificates in your first year to be allowed on board a ship. Last but not least, in your first year you will go on a sea internship on the DAR Młodzieży for a month. IMPORTANT! Note that our Bachelor and Master programmes Nautical Sciences and Marine Engineering are taught in Dutch or French, not in English. You'll need a language level B2 in either Dutch or French to study the full programme at Antwerp Maritime Academy.

Courses 1st Bachelor

Navigation 1 8 SP
Regulation of maritime traffic 1 4 SP
Meteorology 1  3 SP
Safety technology1 3 SP
Technique of the ship 1 5 SP
SP stability 1 3 SP
Theoretical electricity 3 SP
Ship-building 1 3 SP
Mathematics and physics part 1 10 SP
General economics 3 SP
Maritime English 1 7 SP
Psychology: Human aspects in the nautical 3 SP
Intership on board 5 SP

Optional courses

Optional courses:

  • Maritime English
  • French Maritime

Discover how the courses from the different years build on each other

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