Master's Degrees

  • Master's Degree in Nautical and Management of Maritime Transportation

    General Information

    Teaching Languages:
    1 year (60 ECTS credits)
    Access Requirements:

    In order to register in an official Master's Degree, it is mandatory to have completed an official degree in Spain or in any higher education institution of a member state of the European Union integrated in the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) that allows students to take a Master's Degree. Students who have obtained their degree outside the EHEA can be admitted as long as the University can verify that these qualifications have a similar level to the corresponding degrees in Spain and they permit graduates to take a Master's Course.

    The following Undergraduate Degrees will have direct access to the Master's Degree:
    Bachellor's in Civil Navy: Section of Naval Machines; Bachellor in Naval Machines; Graduate in Marine Engineering; Chief Engineer of the Merchant Navy; Ship Engineer of the First Merchant Navy. Other applicants able to access this Master's Degree include graduates in higher engineering and engineering realted to the naval, industrial and energy sectors.

    The followin applicants may access this Master's Degree with the corresponding complementary formation:
    Diploma of the Civil Navy: Naval Machines Section. Diploma in Naval Machines. Moreover, applicants may access this Master's Degree with the corresponding complementary formation if they have a diploma or are technical engineering in the naval, industrial or energy sectors.

    Attendance required
    Teaching Center:
    Higher School of the Civil Navy of Gijón
    More Information:
    Full Description of the Master's Degree

    Professional Opportunities

    The Master's Degree in Marine and Maitenance Engineering offers both a theoretical and practical formation for professionals, so that they acquire the competences skills and abilities needed to act as Captains in the merchant navy or positions of responsibility in maintenance in the enterprises of the sector. Graduates will be professionals that will have acquired applied, integrating and multidisciplinary knowlege in marine engineering with the professional competences that they may have to use to act as Captains.


    The compulsory 60 ECTS credits of this Master's Degree have been divided into two semesters of 30 credits each. These 60 credits are divided into 11 subjects of 3 and 6 credits, plus the Master's Thesis of 6 ECTS credits, structured as follows:

    • Research Formation, 6 credits
    • Formation in Nautical Technology, 24 credits.
    • Formation in Management, 24 credits.
    • Master's Thesis, 6 credits.

    Structure and temporal distribution of the Master's Degree

    Research Formation

    Methodology of the Research Applied to Nautical Engineering and Maritime Transportation

    • 6 ECTS
    • First Semester

    Formation in Nautical Technology 24 ECTS

    Manoeuvre and control of navigation and maritime traffic

    • 6 ECTS
    • First Semester

    Special Maritime Transportation and Stowage

    • 6 ECTS
    • Second Semester

    Direction and Management of Staff during Crises

    • 3 ECTS
    • First Semester

    Integrated Systems of Management in the Maritime Sector

    • 3 ECTS
    • Second Semester

    Formation in Management 24 ECTS

    Maritime Law

    • 6 ECTS
    • First Semester

    Commercial Technical-Maritime English

    • 6 ECTS
    • First Semester

    Maritime Transportation

    • 3 ECTS
    • Second Semester

    Planning of Transportation and Navigation

    • 3 ECTS
    • Second Semester

    Port Activities

    • 6 ECTS
    • Second Semester

    Master's Thesis

    • 6 ECTS
    • Second Semester
    Detailed Information on the Syllabus:


    • Higher School of the Civil Navy of Gijón
      Campus of Gijón. Gijón (33203)
      985 18 22 33

    Coordination :

    • Marlene Bartolome Sáez

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