Marine Power Plant Operation

Kvalifikacinis laipsnis:

Inžinerijos mokslų profesinis bakalauro laipsnis ir laivų mechaniko inžinieriaus kvalifikacija

Studijų forma:

Nuolatinė, Ištęstinė
1500 absolventų
85% baigusių įsidarbina
1826 dienų studijų
55 dėstomi dalykai

To prepare marine engineers according to the specializations – officers in charge of engineering watch, desiganated duty engineers, or ship and ship power plant repair engineers, who, applying the knowledge of marine engineering, technology, nature and other sciences, would be able to perform duties of the officers on watch in charge of the main propulsion plant of the ship, and of the associated auxiliaries, safely operate or repair power plants of unlimited power, auxiliary mechanisms, refrigeration equipment, to lead the ship’s engine room or repair team, to act in accordance with the conventions of the International Maritime Organization, the requirements of safe shipping, ship and equipment classification societies and quality standards.

Degree: Professional Bachelor of Marine Engineering 

More information in the AIKOS System.

Professors: ship masters, marine engineers, researchers and scientists in the field of marine technology, professional seafarers who base their knowledge on personal experience of working at sea.

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 engineering simulators;
  • studies and practice in strong cooperation with maritime industry.

Room 219
Phone 8 46 397 246
Mobile +370 650 25985
Head of Study Program dr. Valdas Lukauskas
Study Specialist Jūratė Zajauskienė

4 Study period

Full time

4,5-6 Study period

Part time

4 month

Practice on board ships


Upon obtaining a maritime engineer’s degree in marine engineering, graduates can assume the position of third engineer in the ship’s machinery department on board seagoing vessels. After accumulating the required sea service experience as defined by the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania, they can progress to become a second engineer on the ship, and later on, chief engineer, serving on various types of unlimited horsepower vessels. Upon concluding their maritime career, graduates have opportunities to work in shipbuilding and repair companies, the Maritime Department of the Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration, the Klaipėda State Seaport Authority, the inland water transport sector, and similar fields. During their studies, students also have the opportunity to acquire the qualification of a ship’s engine operator.

The study program offers two specializations:

  1. “Operation of Ship Power Plants” – This program aligns with the International Maritime Organization’s STCW conventions and is the only collegiate-level maritime engineering program in the country. Graduates receive a higher vocational education and professional qualification, enabling them to obtain the maritime engineer’s degree diploma issued by the Maritime Department of the Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration;
  2. “Repair of Ships and Ship Power Plants” – Graduates acquire high-level ship repair specialist competencies, opening up opportunities for employment in shipbuilding and repair sectors, both domestically and abroad.

Study Program Objective

The objective of the study program is to prepare maritime engineers – specialists who can lead the ship’s machinery department as ship mechanics or engineers specializing in the repair of ships and ship power plants. These professionals, equipped with knowledge from various fields such as maritime engineering, technology, natural sciences, and others, are capable of safely operating or repairing high-powered ship engines, auxiliary mechanisms, refrigeration equipment, leading the ship’s machinery department or repair team, and adhering to the conventions of the International Maritime Organization, requirements for safe navigation, ship and equipment classification companies, as well as quality standards.

Why Choose This Study Program?

  • This is the only collegiate-level maritime engineering program in the country that complies with the requirements of the International Maritime Organization’s STCW conventions. Upon completion, graduates receive a professional bachelor’s degree in maritime engineering and qualification as a ship electromechanic;
  • For ship electromechanics, whose professional activities are closely related to the implementation of technological innovations, this program provides exceptional competence in fundamental sciences, advanced technologies, and professional proficiency in the English language, all grounded in the results of scientific research and analysis of professional activities;
  • Due to the constantly evolving technological environment, the acquired professional competencies must be continually refined, necessitating ongoing self-learning.
  • The program’s instructors are highly qualified maritime engineering and electrical engineering specialists, mariners, and researchers whose academic work is directly related to the program’s focus and subjects taught;
  • A significant part of the program involves professional practice, which is conducted in ship repair and construction companies, as well as on various types of vessels;
  • There is a wide network of academic exchange partners, allowing students to choose European universities for partial studies, and internships can be completed on ships operated by national and international shipping companies in various regions;
  • Optional courses include Physical Education and Rowing;
  • There is also a program for younger military naval officers, upon completion of which graduates receive the rank of reserve lieutenant and qualification as a combat unit leader.


Students undertake their final professional practice in the fields of port cargo terminals, shipping, ship crew formation, cargo forwarding, ship agency services, maritime business accounting, financial activity analysis, international settlements, taxation, business finance management, inland water tourism, and maritime tourism management.

In their studies, students intensely apply specialized computer programs and electronic simulators, replicating real information systems operating in Klaipėda and other seaports. This approach ensures that students face no difficulties during their practical training or when entering the workforce.

The duration of professional practice is 12 months, conducted during the second and third years of the program. During maritime practice, students acquire practical professional skills while working on various types of maritime vessels (container ships, bulk carriers, tankers, etc.) in various navigation regions worldwide.

The first maritime degree diploma is awarded upon successful completion of the program’s specialization and accumulating 12 months of practical work experience during the course of the studies, with 6 months of this time spent on seagoing vessels.

Students conduct their professional practice in companies with which the program’s instructors maintain close and long-term professional cooperation. After successful professional practice, these companies often offer students the opportunity to continue working within their organization.

Study Environment

Description of Degree Programme

1st Year (60 ECTS)
Core units

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Engineering and Computer Drawing
  • Introduction to Maritime English
  • Lithuanian Language for the Foreigners
  • 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)
  • Science and Technologies of Engineering Materials
  • Ships and Ships Power Plant Equipment
  • Thermodynamics
  • Transport Information Technologies
  • Workshop of Material Processing and Repair Works


  • Philosophy; Politics Science; Sociology.

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


  • Professional Activity Training of  Propulsion Machinery Maintenance and Repair in Shipbuilding and Repair Companies and on Board

3rd Year (60 ECTS)

Core units

  • Professional Language Culture and Academic Literacy
  • Ship Electrical, Control Systems, Watchkeeping and Safety Terminology, Language and Writing Practice
  • Machine Parts
  • Ship Refrigeration Plants
  • Theory of Ship Internal Combustion Engine
  • Advanced Fire Fighting  (STCW A-VI/3) and Medical First Aid (STCW A-VI/4-1) Training Programmes
  •  Marine Steam and Gas Turbine Plants
  • Chemotology
  • Basics of Electronics and Automation
  • Maintenance of Ship Propulsion Power Plant
  • Fundamentals of Management and Economics of Maritime Transport


  • Professional Activity Training of  Propulsion Machinery Maintenance and Repair in Shipbuilding and Repair Companies and on Board
  • Final Seagoing Professional Activity Training/ Final Coastal Sailing Professional Activity Training

4th Year (60 ECTS)

Core units:

  • Automatic Systems of Ship Power Plant
  • Engine Room Simulator (including Engine-room Resource Management)
  • Final Qualifying Examination
  • Maritime Law
  • Professional Bachelor Graduation Thesis
  • Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats other than Fast Rescue Boats Training Programme (STCW A-VI/2-1)
  • Ships‘ Power Equipment and Maintenance


  • Final Seagoing Professional Activity Training/ Final Coastal Sailing Professional Activity Training

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