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Legal Entity of Public Law Teaching University

Batumi State Maritime Academy

53, Rustaveli Ave., Batumi 6004, Georgia Tel./Fax: (+995422)274850 www.bsma.edu.ge; info@bsma.edu.ge


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Territory – 69,700 km² ; Population in total – 4,661,473 (July 2006 est.); Capital of Georgia – Tbilisi (1,480,000 inhabitants); 4 Sea Ports – Batumi, Supsa, Poti and Kulevi.


A Brief History of MET in Georgia Maritime education has a century history in Georgia:      

The first maritime courses were founded in Poti in 1901; Maritime Industrial Technical Secondary School was functioning in Batumi since 1929; In 1944 Maritime Industrial Technical Secondary School was reorganized into Batumi Maritime College; Batumi Higher Maritime College was founded in 1992; In 1994 by Georgian Government decision the College was reorganized in Batumi State Maritime Academy; On June 25, 2012 BSMA received the current status – LEPL -Teaching University-Batumi State Maritime Academy.


A Brief History of MET in Georgia       

The International Quality Management Standard ISO 9001was implemented at BSMA in 2001; In 2005 the Academy commenced the application of ECTS; In 2005 and 2007 the Academy passed the State Accreditation; In 2006 the Academy became the member of the International Association of the Maritime Universities (IAMU); In 2010 the Academy obtained the Certificates of ISO 9001:2008 and IQNet; In 2010 the Academy became the member of the Association of the Black Sea Maritime Institutions (BSAMI); In 2011 the Academy passed State Authorization and Programmes Accreditation;


A Brief History of MET in Georgia Maritime education in Georgia is regulated by three laws:  Law on Education and Certification of Seafarers (2012);  Law on Higher Education (2005);  Law on Vocational Education (2007).

GOVERNMENT of GEORGIA

Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development

Ministry of Education and Science

Maritime Transport Agency

Law on Education & Certification of Seafarers of Georgia MET

Institutions

Law on Higher Education

Law on Vocational Education


BSMA Faculties and MET Programmes  At present two faculties function at Batumi State Maritime Academy:  Maritime Faculty (MF);  Business and Management Faculty;

 Vocational Training Centre (VTC), and Seafarers Training and Certification Centre (STCC) also functions at BSMA;

 Educational programmes at Maritime Faculty, VTC and STCC are compiled according to the IMO recommended Model courses in compliance with STCW (Manila Amendments) Convention requirements;

 Maritime Faculty offers three Bachelor and three Master educational programmes;

 Vocational Training Centre offers two “3rd level” Vocational programmes.


Maritime Faculty Programmes

Bachelor programmes offered by Maritime Faculty :  Maritime Navigation, 240 ECTS, according to Section A-II/1 and Section A-II/2 of STCW;  Maritime Engineering, 240 ECTS, according to Section A-III/1 and Section A-III/2 of STCW;  Electrical Engineering, 240 ECTS, according to Section A-III/6 and Section A-III/7 of STCW;  Ports and Terminals Handling Equipment Operation (new). Master programmes offered by Maritime Faculty :  Maritime Transport Management, 120 ECTS (new);  Ship Power Plants and Mechanisms, 120 ECTS (new);  Ship and Port Electric Power Systems and Plants, 120 ECTS (new);  Ship, Port and Terminal Electric Power Plants, 120 ECTS (new).


Business and Management Faculty Programmes Bachelor programmes offered by Business and Management Faculty :  Shipping Management and logistics, 240 ECTS;  Ports Management, 240 ECTS;  Tourism – Cruise Tourism Management, 240 ECTS (new). Master programmes offered by Business and Management Faculty :  Logistics and Freight Forwarding, 120 ECTS;  International Business Management, 120 ECTS. Vocational programmes offered by VTC:  Deck Rating, 60 VCTS, support level according to Section A-II/4 of STCW;  Engine-room Rating, 60 VCTS, support level according to Section AIII/4 of STCW.


Students

In total

Status Suspended

MF

845

367

BMF

228

88

In total at Bachelor Programs

1073

455

Master Programs

33

63

Vocational Programs

80

In total at BSMA

1186

Bachelor Programs

518


Academic Staff: 

Professors  Associate Professors  Assistant Professors  Visitor Lecturers Including:  Ship Masters  Chief Mates  Chief Engineers  Electro Technical Officer

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Training of Ships Officers 

After completion of the first three years of educational program, Maritime Academy ensures students with special Shipboard Training (Sea-going practice) on ocean merchant ships in case if they want to choose seaman’s career; Maritime Faculty ensures shipboard training on the vessels of the various well-known shipping companies:     

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Seafarers Training and Certification Centre Nowadays rehabilitation process of Short-term training/retraining courses for seafarers takes place at STCC, the aim of which is to:    

purchase and install appropriate learning technical resources in accordance with IMO requirements; train appropriate teaching staff for training courses implementation; get ready course syllabuses in accordance with IMO Model Courses; organize seafarers training/retraining process in accordance with STCW requirements.


Seafarers Training and Certification Centre Seafarers Training and Certification Centre is equipped with the following simulators (“TRANSAS Set the Standard”):  Integrated navigational simulator – Navi-Trainer Professional 4000, full navigational bridge.  GMDSS simulator TGS 4100.  Engine Room Simulator ERS 4000.


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