Lietuvos aukštoji jūreivystės mokykla LAJM: studijos Klaipėdoje - Marine Navigation


Marine Navigation

Academic field: Marine technologies, technologies sciences
Awards: Professional Bachelor of Marine Technologies 
Type: Undergraduate, full-time
Duration: 4 years (240 ECTS)
Study languages: English, Lithuanian Russian
Direct access to the second cycle university studies (master).

Who is this study programme for?

  • Who wish to work on board of various ocean going or inland water ships within the global maritime industry;
  • Who wish to gain a broad technologies and engineering knowledge specialising in shipping;
  • Who wish to have gone on to employ a wide range of international companies.

 Advantages of studies in LMA:

  • higher education high quality studies in Europe;
  • worldwide benchmarked marine study programme;
  • prestige and quality of Lithuanian Maritime Academy;
  • study mobility in more then 30 universities in Europe in frame of Erasmus+ programme;
  • training using modern navigation 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, fieldtrips are organised, research and practice are provided.

The programme including 12 months of practice on board of ships.

Marine Navigation 

1st Year (60 ECTS)
Core units
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Introduction to Maritime English
  • Lithuanian language for foreigners
  • Navigational Mathematics
  • Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities training programme (STCW A-VI/1), Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties training course programme (STCW A-VI/6-1,2)
  • Ship Construction
  • Ship Handling and Manoeuvring
  • Ship’s Electrical and Electronical Equipment
  • Ship’s Power Plants
  • Shipboard equipment
  • Transportation Engineering and Information Technologies


  • Philosophy; Politics Science; Sociology;
  • Second Foreign Language (Russian, Spanish, German)

2nd Year (60 ECTS)

Core units

  • Advanced Fire Fighting  (STCW A-VI/3) and Medical First Aid (STCW A-VI/4-1) training programmes
  • Bridge Navigation Aids
  • Fundamentals of Management and Human Resources Management
  • Labour, Civil Safety and Environmental Protection
  • Marine Navigation and Determination of Position
  • Navigational Meteorology
  • Pilot, Ship Handling and Meteorology Terminology and Language Practice
  • Ship Compasses
  • Ship Handling in Emergency Situations
  • Ship Theory
  • Watchkeeping, Emergency Response and Communications Terminology and Language Practice


  • Seagoing Training of Professional Activity/ Coastal Sailing Practice of Professional Activity

3rd Year (60 ECTS)

Core units

Navigational Aids and Cargo Handling Terminology and Ship Correspondence

  • Technology of Cargo Carriage by Sea
  • Maritime Law
  • Ship Handling in All Conditions
  • Forecasting Oceanographic Conditions
  • Planning and Conducting Voyage, Determination of Position
  • Celestial Navigation
  • General Operator for Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GOC for GMDSS)
  • Automatic Radar Plotting and Positioning Systems (ARPA)


  • Seagoing Training of Professional Activity/ Coastal Sailing Practice of Professional Activity

4th Year (60 ECTS)

Core units:

  • Bridge Resource Management
  • Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS)
  • Final qualifying examination
  • Fundamentals of Marine Transport Economics
  • Professional Bachelor Graduation Thesis
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats training programme (STCW A-VI/2-1)


  • Final Seagoing Training/ Final Coastal Sailing Practice