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Advanced Onboard Training Course for Mercantile Marine

Diploma Policy

1. Kinds of human resources to aim for (Individuality, distinguishing characteristics, appealing characteristics)

On the Advanced Onboard Training Course for Mercantile Marine, we aim to train human resources that will successfully learn the expert knowledge and skills regarding ship operation required as a seaman third class (navigation or engineer officer), and will possess the practical abilities that allow them to be immediately effective in the maritime field.

2. Goals for the competencies and core qualities that students should acquire

(1) Both specialist and extensive knowledge of maritime and marine fields, and the ability to use this to solve problems

(2) Communication skills and leadership supported by the wide ranging education and international perspective necessary for an engineer

(3) The physical and mental strength necessary to endure long voyages

3. Requirements for recognition of graduation

Graduation is certified and a graduation certificate is awarded to students who have completed the six-month Advanced Onboard Training Course, completed all practical subjects set in accordance with the educational purposes of the Advanced Onboard Training Course for Mercantile Marine, and satisfied or exceeded the standard set for required grades.

Curriculum Policy

1. Policies for organizing curricula

The curriculum for the Advanced Onboard Training Course for Mercantile Marine is organized so as to ensure thorough acquisition of the knowledge and skills required by domestic law and international treaties for receipt of qualification as a maritime officer

. In addition, through a training voyage, we cultivate the cooperation, sense of responsibility, proactiveness and international-mindedness that is necessary in seafarers.

2. Policy for implementing curricula

  • Through navigation watches, it is ensured that students are able to take relevant responsibility and perform watch duties as third officers and engineers; this is achieved by repeated performance of watches in actual sea areas, allowing acquisition of the skills necessary for safe and efficient operation in various navigation environments.
  • Through onboard lectures, the knowledge learned in the university classroom curriculum is developed into practical knowledge that accords with actual ship operation situations.
  • In practical training, practical handling skills and the essentials of maintenance are acquired through use of the actual equipment on the training ship, and operation skills in advanced complex environments are mastered using a ship-handling simulator and engine simulator.

Admission Policy

1. Interests/drive required of the students we accept

Acceptance onto the Advanced Onboard Training Course for Mercantile Marine is available to students who have completed the prescribed courses, obtained relevant credits and graduated from the Undergraduate Course of Maritime Systems Engineering or the Engine System Course in the Undergraduate Course of Marine Electronics and Mechanical Engineering in the School of Marine Technology at Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology. We require students who have a strong interest--necessary for ship operation--in ships, ship engines, the natural environment and engineering, possess the cooperative qualities to form, maintain and manage an advanced ship operation team, and can demonstrate leadership.

2. Learning achievements required of students we accept

(Knowledge/skills)

(1) Has the broad-ranging basic academic skills regarding navigation and engines that are necessary for acquisition of a seaman third class and advanced seaman license.

(The ability to think/judge/express oneself, etc.)

(2) The ability to think logically and make prompt and accurate judgments supported by knowledge and experience

(3) Can demonstrate leadership in a global environment, and has the powers of guidance and expression that are necessary for communication.

(An attitude of learning in collaboration with a variety of people while playing a primary role)

(4) The ability to resolve difficult issues through collaboration with a wide variety of people

3. Evaluation method for selecting students for admission

Places on the Advanced Onboard Training Course for Mercantile Marine will be decided through deliberation by the Courses, with selection depending on school grades, etc. and being made in this order: 4th year students, students currently enrolled on graduate schools following graduation, alumni.

4. Method of selection

Those who have entrance qualification or are expected to do so will be eligible for selection made according to academic achievements.

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