Lietuvos aukštoji jūreivystės mokykla LAJM: studijos Klaipėdoje - Marine Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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Marine Electrical Enineering

Academic field: Technologies sciences
Awards: Professional Bachelor of Engineering Sciences, Electro-Technical Officer, Engineer 
Type: Undergraduate, full-time
Duration: 3,5 years (210 ECTS)
Study languages: English, Lithuanian, Russian
Direct access to the second cycle university studies (master).

Qualification degree and (or) qualification to be awarded: 
Summary of the Profile of study programme
General Description:Objective(s) of a study programme:
The aim is to educate an engineer at management level – electro-technical officer of ships, who, by applying the knowledge of technological, economic, social, environmental, and natural sciences, would be able to safely operate the unlimited power ships’ electromechanical, electronic and control equipment of propulsion and auxiliary machinery; to perform the investigation into the service activity and to analyse the outcomes from a professional and economic viewpoint; to perform the control of activity in compliance with national and international general and maritime regulations, IMO conventions, national classification societies, national quality standards, and the requirements for safe navigation

Learning outcomes:
1. To know common patterns and general laws of natural sciences and mathematics that are necessary for understanding the fundamentals of the functioning of ship mechanisms and devices.
2. To have fundamental knowledge on the ship power plant operation which is important for practical work.
3. To know the problems of ship navigation and marine cargo logistics as well as the context of their engineering solutions.
4. To apply own knowledge and understanding for the solution of ship power plant problems by selecting appropriate analytical and modelling methods, experimental and industrial equipment.
5. To understand the ship design methodologies and be able to apply them while undertaking the ship mechanisms design works.
6. To find the appropriate professional information for the solution of engineering problems and to carry out the required experiments with the equipment used in marine engineering, to process the results and provide the practical outcomes of these results.
7. To combine theoretical and applied knowledge for the resolving of problems emerging during the operation of ship power plants and select appropriate engineering solutions and means.
8. To understand the principles of ship Engineering department activity organization, to know the basic requirements of labour and fire safety.
9. To solve the problems of Engineering department independently and in a team, to be able to communicate to the engineering community and the wide public, to understand the impact of engineering solutions to the society and environment.
10. To comply with the standards of professional ethics and engineering activity, to perceive the responsibility for the engineering activity results, to understand the importance of lifelong learning and prepare for it.

Activities of teaching and learning:
Lectures, seminars, discussions, analysis of scientific and professional literature, case studies, problem solving, modeling, computerized teaching, individual or team projects, laboratory works, independent work, simulation of similar-to-real situations of work at sea in simulators and demonstration of practical skills, etc.

Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Formative, cumulative and summative assessment methods are applied, such as an oral and written survey, colloquium, testing, mind and concepts maps, review of literature and information sources, case studies, portfolio approach, research work, course work, practice report, preparation and presentation of practical and individual works, demonstration of practical skills in simulators and laboratories, written and oral examination.
Students' achievements are evaluated at excellent, typical and threshold levels by assigning the grades of 10-grade system to certain levels, i.e. excellent (10 and 9), typical (8 and 7), and threshold (6 and 5). The final grade of the subject consists of cumulative assessment components, the percentage of which is determined in the description of the study subject.
Studies are completed with the qualifying exam and public defense of the final thesis.

Study subjects (modules), practical training:
General subjects/modules: Professional Language and Academic Literacy, Maritime English.
Study field subjects/modules:
• Engineering and Computer Drawing,
• Transport Information Technologies;
• Applied Physics,
• Applied Mathematics,
• Maritime English,
• Basics of Mathematics in Engineering
• Applied Chemistry,
• Labour, Civil Safety and Environmental Protection,
• Maritime Law,
• Thermodynamics;
• Maritime fundamentals;
• Electrical Measurement;
• Ship‘s Navigation and Communication Equipment
• Technical Mechanics,
• Machine Parts,
• Ship Auxiliary Machinery and Cargo Handling Systems
• Basics of Power Electronics,
• Basics of Electronics and Automation,
• Ship Theory;
• Troubleshooting Repair and Troubleshooting of Propulsion Machinery,
• Engine Room Resource Management,
• Maintenance of Ship Propulsion Power Units,
• Ship Electrical Machinery,
• Technologies of Electicity,
• Ship Electronics and Automation,
• Ship‘s Electricity and Power Transmission Equipment,
• Ship Power Equipment Maintenance,
• Ship‘s Automation Systems,
• Basics of Management and Economics,
• Maritime Low,
• Automatic Systems of Ship Power Plant,
• Ship‘s High Voltage Equipment,
• Apprenticeships of Material Processing and Repair,
• Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities Training Programme,
• Professional Activity Training of Maintenance and Repair of Ship‘s Electrical Power Plants,
• Final Seagoing Professional Activity Training.
Additional optional subjects/modules:
• Physical Training;
• Naval Lieutenant Training
Optional courses:
• Phylosophy and Ethics;
• Sociology;
• Political science;
• Professional Activity Training of Propulsion Machinery Maintenance and Repair in Shipbuilding and Repair Companies and on Board;
• Professional Activity Training of Propulsion Machinery Maintenance and Repair on Board Navy vesels.
• Final Sea-going Professional Activity Training;
• Professional Sea-going Professional Activity Training on Board Naval Vesels;
• Final Coastal Sailing Professional Activity Training.

Distinctive features of a study programme:
That is the only college study programme in the area of marine engineering study field in the country, and the completion of which results in higher college education, the qualification of electro technical engineer and the certificate of competence for electro-technical officer.
Special courses required for acquiring the professional Certificate of Competence are integrated into the study programme. The courses are prepared according to the requirements of international legal acts, intended for training and certification of seafarers and maritime sector specialists and are approved by the Lithuanian Maritime Safety Administration. After the completion of these additional training programmes the following special certificates are issued: “Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting, Elementary First Aid, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities” (STCW A-VI/1, 1-4); “Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats” (A-VI/2-1); “Advanced Firefighting” (A-VI/3); “First Medical Aid” (STCW A-VI/4-1); “Security Training for Seafarers with Designated Security Duties” (A-VI/6-1,2); Engine Room Resource Management Training Program (A-III/1, A-III/2, A-VIII/2). The graduates, who accumulate the required duration of seagoing training, are issued the Certificate of Competence of Electro-Technical Officer in the Lithuanian Maritime Safety Administration.
Successful graduates from the naval training courses are granted the rank of reserve officers with the Navy lieutenant qualification. That provides broader career opportunities.

Access to professional activity or further study:
Access to professional activity:
The acquired qualification of a marine engineer provides a right to perform the duties of an Electro technical engineer. Having accomplished the seagoing service approved by the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania the person is competent to perform duties of the Electro-technical officer on different types of ships with unlimited propulsion power.
Access to further study:
The graduates are entitled to study in postgraduate study programs pursuant the requirements of the accepting higher education institutions.