The UK accredited HND Nautical Science – Deck Officer Programme has the following structure:
– The first year of theoretical studies in Romanian Nautical College (RNC), Constanta, Romania
– The second year of theoretical studies in South Shields Marine School – South Tyneside College (STC), South Shields, the United Kingdom
– Additional 15 months of sea going voyages, which are guaranteed by the contract signed between student and RNC.
Download the structure of HND Nautical Science, class 2018 here
-You obtain a British Higher National Diploma;
-You obtain a British Officer’s License for Merchant Navy, certified by the UK Maritime and Coastguard Agency, which helps you to find a job much easier, all over the world!
-England is the ”leading nation” in the international shipping industry, you will benefit of the huge chance to recruit a job while you are still a student in the UK.
-You will get the most serious and robust education system in the world, in a full English Language teaching environment, following the Curricula approved by South Tyneside College, the longest and most prestigious naval college in England; thus, you will study STC manuals, your instructors are Captains and Chief Engineers approved by STC.
-The programme includes 2 years of theoretical studies plus 15 months of sea going voyages, on board of international ships.
-As a Deck Officer, your first salary will be minimum 3000 euro.
-You will join the elite of the international shipping, formally and informally recognized, you will experience a real adventure, you will build a special social status.
-a ”Higher National Diploma (HND)” issued by the UK Department of Education, through the Scottish Qualification Authority.
-a ”Deck Officer Of the Watch (DOOW) Certificate of Competency (CoC)”, issued by the UK Department of Transport through the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.
The Deck Officer Of the Watch (DOOW) CoC will help you to find a job on board of merchant ships on the UK and the international market. The CoC is unlimited, you may join any ship, of any type, size, power or flag, and may navigate on any ocean, with no restriction. The first salary is normally 2500 euro or above. Download the format of the UK Officer CoC by clicking HERE
Moreover, the HND Nautical Science Diploma will help you when you decide to take a job onshore: land shipping infrastructure, offices of shipping companies, chartering, manning or crewing business, logistics and shipyard companies, as a Nautical Superintendent or Instructor, everywhere in the World!
CoC 1: ”Deck Officer of the Watch – DOOW”. To obtain this CoC, you must:
CoC 2: ”Chief Mate”. To obtain this CoC, you must:
CoC 2: ”Master Mariner”. To obtain this CoC, you must:
For the 2018-2019 Academic Year, total costs per student are:
A) Tuition Fee for the first year in Romanian Nautical College is 4000 de euro. In return, RNC is bind to provide you the following:
-free books, notes, manuals, instruments, charts;
-15 months of sea voyages on board of international ships.
B) Tuition Fee for the Year 2 in South Tyneside College is 4750 £ (which may be adjusted by STC). If you are a citizen of the European Union you may receive an educational loan from the ”UK Student Finance” programme, to cover the tuition fee in year 2. You will return the money in monthly payments after you get the CoC and your annual salary exceeds 21000 £. Find all details about ”Student Finance” Programme HERE.
C) Accommodation: starting 250 euro per room/per month, nine months in year 1 (01 Oct 2018 – 19 June 2019)
Permanent contact at Tel. 004(0) 7 5353 5353 (daily 0800-1600 local time) or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Admission file will comprise:
The last day in Romanian Nautical College is 19th of June 2019. Download the 2018-2019 Academic Calendar here.
Apply online HERE
A detailed information of the academic content of each discipline (unit) you will study during the 1st year can be downloaded below: