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Batumi State Maritime Academy
53, Rustaveli Ave., Batumi 6004, Georgia Tel./Fax: (+995422)274850 www.bsma.edu.ge; firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
In total at Bachelor Programs
In total at BSMA
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:
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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