Marine Engineering

Degree Qualification:

Professional Bachelor of Engineering Sciences in Maritime Engineering

Professional qualification:

Chief Engineer

Study Form:

Permanent, Continuous
1500 graduates
85% graduates find employment
1826 days of studying
55 subjects taught

FOR QUESTIONS REGARDING STUDY PROGRAMMES, PLEASE CONTACT:

Room 219
Phone: +370 46 397 246
Mobile Phone: +370 650 25985
Head of the study program:
dr. Valdas Lukauskas
E-mail: v.lukauskas@lajm.lt

Room 121
Phone: +370 46 397 248
Mobile Phone: +370 600 82058
International study specialist: 
Faustina Miceikienė
E-mail: f.miceikiene@lajm.lt

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Technological innovations in maritime transport are among the most modern in the global transport system, and this study programme is designed to train ship mechanics-engineers who will ensure the successful operation and maintenance of modern ship engines and other energy equipment of various power.

STUDY PROGRAMME SPECIALIZATIONS

Operation of ships’ energy equipment

The study programme of the university of applied sciences in the field of maritime engineering meets the STCW standards of the International Maritime Organization Convention and is the only one in the country where one obtains a higher education of the university of applied sciences and professional qualification upon completion, giving the right to obtain a maritime degree diploma of ship mechanic on duty issued by the Maritime Department of the Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration.

Repairs of ships and ships’ energy equipment

Graduates of the specialization acquire the competence of a highly qualified ship repair specialist, which provides an opportunity for employment in shipbuilding, repairs, and related industries in the country and abroad.

More information in the AIKOS

4 years

Duration of studies

(Full-time studies)

4,5-6 years

Duration of studies

(Part-time studies)

6 months

Duration of internship

The lecturers are ship mechanics, sea engineers, researchers and scientists from the field of mechanical engineering; they are all professional seafarers, who base their knowledge on personal experience of working at sea.

CAREER

After obtaining the maritime degree diploma of a ship mechanic on duty, a graduate can hold the position of the third mechanic of the ship’s engine room while working on seagoing ships; after accumulating the seagoing experience determined by the Ministry of Communication of the Republic of Lithuania, the graduate can take the position of the second mechanic of the ship, and then the position of the chief mechanic on ships with unlimited engine power of various purposes. After completing the professional career of a seafarer, it is possible to work in shipbuilding and repair companies, as well as in the Maritime Department of the Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration, the Klaipėda State Seaport Authority, the industry of inland water transport, etc. During the course of studies, students are given the opportunity to acquire the qualification of boat motorist.

If the Junior Officer Command Training is chosen in parallel, the student will be provided with an opportunity to acquire one more (officer’s) profession and obtain the rank of reserve lieutenant and perform mandatory initial military service in a part-time manner (after completing the course, 9-month initial mandatory military service is credited). Students will be given the opportunity to apply for service in the Lithuanian Armed Forces and pursue an officer’s career.

GOAL OF THE STUDY PROGRAMME

Prepare highly qualified maritime engineer – the ship crew’s leading specialist of the ship’s engine room, a ship mechanic or a ship and ship’s energy equipment repair engineer, regulated by the conventions of the International Maritime Organization, capable of:

– applying knowledge of marine engineering, technology, natural and other sciences;

– Safely operating or repair power plants, auxiliary mechanisms, refrigeration units of ships of unlimited power;

– Leading the ship’s engine room or repair team, operating in accordance with the conventions of the International Maritime Organization, the requirements of safe shipping, ship and equipment classification societies, and quality standards.

INTERNSHIP

Duration of professional internship is 12 months. Of which: 4-month shore internship and 8-month seafaring internship. A seaman’s degree is awarded and a seaman’s degree diploma is issued upon fulfillment of all internship requirements.

SHORE INTERNSHIP

Training internship of locksmithing and repairs in the LMA workshop (1st year);

Internship of technical maintenance and repairs of ships’ electrical equipment completed in shipbuilding and repair companies (during 2nd year)

SEAFARING INTERNSHIP

Seafaring internship is carried out in international crews on various ships of the world and in various sailing regions.

4-month professional seafaring internship (after the 2nd year);

4-month graduation seafaring internship (after the 3rd year)

The minimum duration of seafaring internship at sea is 6 months.

The remaining 2 months of seafaring internship can be completed ashore.

The minimum duration of seafaring internship for qualification acquisition is 4 months. 

However, graduates who want to work on ships are required to complete 6-month seafaring internship. During their studies, students have the opportunity to complete a 6-month seafaring practice, so that after graduation, they will not only acquire the professional qualification of a ship’s electrical engineering mechanic, but can also start working on a ship as an electrical engineering mechanic-engineer.

If a student has completed only 4 months of seafaring practice during their studies, but wishes to start working as an electrical engineering mechanic, they are given the opportunity to go on a 2- month internship within 1 year of graduation. The trainees of the Junior Officer Command Training (JOCT) perform a 2-month internship on the military ships of the Lithuanian Armed Forces. This is incorporated as part of the seafaring internship and counts towards the total duration of the seafaring internship.

WHY CHOOSE THIS STUDY PROGRAMME?

This is the only such undergraduate study programme in the field of maritime technology in the country that meets the standards of the International Maritime Organization IMO International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers STCW of 1978 and maritime degree certificate standards. The professional bachelor’s degree in maritime engineering and the qualification of ship mechanic-engineer are awarded upon completion.

A ship mechanic whose professional activity relates to the introduction of technological innovations requires exceptional professional competences in fundamental sciences, high technologies and English, based on the results of scientific research and analysis of professional activity.

An important part of the studies is the professional activity internship, completed in repair ships and ships of various types.

A large network of academic exchange partners, including European universities can be chosen for part-time studies, while the internship can be completed on ships of domestic and international shipping companies sailing in various regions.

ENVIRONMENT OF STUDIES

Studies take place in a modern environment that meets international requirements. There are traditional engaging lectures, seminars, discussions, analysis of scientific and professional literature, and students have access to a modern library filled with the latest scientific and informational publications, along with an internal digital teaching/learning environment and digital resources of the academy.

During lectures, exercises, and seminars, analysis of modern ship management scenarios and cases is carried out, technological solutions to ship management problems are sought, and computer simulation of the ship’s voyage is performed. Computerized training is extremely relevant during the studies, so training of practical skills takes place in electronic navigation simulators, simulating real scenarios of ship control.

Students of LMA maritime studies are required to wear uniforms.

LMA is equipped with sports halls and gyms, which are intended for optional sports, physical education classes, sports competitions, sports and other events in which students of all study programmes participate. They can also spend their free time in these facilities.

SUBJECTS OF STUDY PROGRAMME

1st SEMESTERCREDITS (ECTS)
Applied Mathematics4
Basics of Engineering Science4
Information Technology4
Materials Engineering3
Thermodynamics3
Hydraulics2
Training internship of locksmithing and repairs6
2nd SEMESTERCREDITS (ECTS)
Training internship of locksmithing and repairs6
Applied Chemistry3
Electrical Engineering and Electrical Measurements6
Mathematical Basics of Engineering3
Engineering and Computer Graphics4
Maritime English (Introduction to Maritime English)3
Philosophy and ethics/ Sociology/ Basics of Political Science/ European Culture/ Psychology of Management/ Intercultural Communication/ Development of Seaports and Navigation2
Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Safety and Fire Fighting, Basic First Aid, Personal Safety, and Social Responsibility (STCW, A-VI/1), Ensuring of the Safety of the Ship (STCW A-VI/6-2)3
3rd SEMESTERCREDITS (ECTS)
Basics of Power Electronics3
Engineering Systems of Ships’ Auxiliary Mechanisms4
Electrical and Power Transmission Equipment of Ships3
Occupational, civil, and environmental safety5
Terminology of Marine Electrical Engineering and Electrical Systems and Language Practice3
Internship of Technical Maintenance and Repairs of Ships’ Electrical Equipment12
4th SEMESTERCREDITS (ECTS)
Electronics and Automatics of Ships5
Electrical Technology of Ships6
Automatic Systems of Ship Power Plants3
Professional seafaring internship / Professional coastal boating internship / Professional seafaring internship on military ships / Professional internship of technical service of ships’ electrical equipment12
Maritime English (Terminology of navigation bridge and ship’s radio communication systems and electrical materials and technology, and language practice)4
5th SEMESTERCREDITS (ECTS)
Occupational Language Culture and Academic Literacy3
Engineering Research Methodology3
Management of Maritime Engineering Projects2
Special Fire Fighting (STCW A-VI/3) and First Aid (STCW A-VI/4)3
Renewable Energy Sources3
Professional seafaring internship / Professional coastal boating internship / Professional seafaring internship on military ships / Professional internship of technical service of ships’ electrical equipment12
Marine English (Terminology of automation, control systems, and technical maintenance, and language practice)5
6th SEMESTERCREDITS (ECTS)
Ship Navigation Equipment and Communication Systems2
Ship Computer Networks4
Graduation professional seafaring internship / Graduation professional coastal boating internship / Graduation professional seafaring internship on military ships /
Graduation professional internship of technical service of ships’ electrical equipment
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7th SEMESTERCREDITS (ECTS)
Operation of Ships’ Electrical Equipment5
Maritime Law3
High Voltage Systems and Equipment of Ships3
Work with lifeboats, rafts and rescue boats (other than high-speed lifeboats) (STCW A-VI/2-1)2
Electronic Simulator of Ships’ Energy Equipment and Management of Ship’s Engine Room Resource (STCW A-III/1-3, A-III/6, A-VIII/2)4
Final qualification exam2
Thesis of the Professional Bachelor10

ADVANTAGES OF STUDIES IN LITHUANIAN MARITIME ACADEMY:

• Student leisure area
• Higher education high quality studies in Europe
• Worldwide benchmarked marine and onshore study programmes
• Prestige and quality
• Study mobility in more than 60 higher education institutions and Partners in Europe in frame of Erasmus+ programme
• Training using modern simulators
• Studies and practice in strong cooperation with maritime industry
• The uniqueness of studies is links with global maritime industry – guest Lecturers are invited from various port companies, field trips are organised
• Research and practice are provided

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