Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation

Program Description

  • The Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation is a higher education degree program that deals with studyt of navigation, cargo handling and stowage, controlling the safe operation and care for persons onboard the ship at the operational level.

Program Education Objectives

  • Provide  and equip students with knowledge, understanding, proficiencies, skills, competences, attittudes and values to qualify and prepare them for assessment and certification as Officer-in-Charge of navigational Watch(OICNW) on seagoing fo 500  gross tonnage or more; and
  • Produce graduates who are qualified tp pursue a professional career or advanced studies in a related maritime field of specialized.

Program outcomes

  • The graduate of the BSMT program shall have acquired the knowledge and competences necessary to perform the following:
  • Demonstrate the ability to perform the competence, at the oeprational level under Section A-II/1 of the STCW Code;
  • Apply knowledge in mathematics, science and technlogy in solving problems related to the profession and the workplace;
  • Work in a multi-cultural and/or multi-disciplinary team;
  • understand professional and ethical responsibilities;
  • Communicate effectively in oral and written English;
  • Understand the impact and implications of various contemporary issues in the global and social context of the profession;
  • Engage in lifelong learning and keep abreast with developments in the

Field of specialization and / or profession;

  • Use appropriate techniques, skills and modem tools in the practice of the profession in order to remain globally competitive; and
  • Conduct research using appropriate research methodologies.

Specific Professions/careers/Occupations or TradesA Graduate of the BSMT program is prepared for careers in, among others:

  • Merchant Marine profession

a) Master Mariner (Captain)

b) Chief Mate

c) 3rd Mate

d) Boatswain

e) Able Bodied Seafarer

f) Ordinary Seafarer

g) Deck cadet

  • Maritime Industry

a) Ship Building and repair

b) Ship operations and Management

c) Port operations and management

d) Ship surveying and inspection

  • Maritime Education and Training
  • Government

a) Philippines

b) Philippine Coast Guard

c) Maritime Industry Authority

Curriculum Description

  • The BSMT program shall consist of a minimum total of 196 credit units for Academic year 2015-2016, 2016-2017 and 2017-2018. The  program consists of the general education component following the CHED general education curriculum –B (GEC B) under CO No. 4 Series of 1997, professional course, shipboard training, Physical Education (PE) and the National Service Training Program (NSTP).As a requirement for the conferment of the BSMT degree, advanced Safety 

  • courses and security courses are included in the curriculum without corresponding units. Provided, however, that students may only be allowed to enroll in advanced safety courses after the required shipboard training.
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