Through the newly established Hellenic-Arabic Maritime Academy, City Unity College offers the four-year curriculum
BSc in Maritime Transport Technology + COC (Certificate of Competency) 2nd Mate
At the beginning of their fourth year of studies, students choose one of the following specializations:
Marine Safety and Environmental Protection
This stream has been designed for students who will serve in public or private maritime organizations as advisers in maritime safety, occupational health and security as well as marine environmental and management principles issues. This course provides comprehensive understanding of maritime administration issues and expertise in essential management tools required by such senior maritime personnel to implement safety, security and environmental protection standards in maritime administrations or shipping companies.
Shipping and Port Operations
This stream aims at equipping students for a variety of maritime business careers, giving a special advantage to those wishing to enter the Shipping and port business. To this end, it offers a balanced educational program in accordance with the general philosophy of the 21st century, and the dynamic fields of shipping and port business. Students are given a general but solid introduction into the exciting world of shipping and sea ports. Students are faced with the problems of the maritime industry while, at the same time, the endless opportunities for solutions. World shipping and its developments are tackled and comparative studies of different countries are conducted.
Offshore Operations Technology
The global offshore oil and gas industry has been growing by leaps and bounds. Offshore vessels are designed to perform a wide range of tasks associated with the offshore explorations and exploitation of oil and gas. They are the main means of transportation to carry equipment, goods and personnel to offshore platforms that operate deep in oceans.
In this context, the aim of this program is to supply the oil and gas maritime industry with officers who have the qualified knowledge required for enhancing the offshore industry and are capable of carrying out special types of offshore industry jobs by managing, handling, maintaining and supervising special types of vessels that are designed for offshore industry
By completing the specific curriculum, a graduate has the opportunity to work as a 2nd Mate and then after 18 and 36 months of sailing/training on board a ship, respectively, as:
The academic teaching is complemented by practical training that takes place in modern simulators as well during the planned training trips in the 3rd year of study, on merchant navy ships or on the AIDA IV training vessel.