Country

Name
Croatia  
Region
Africa / Central Europe  
National System of the Education and MET

Croatiais a southern Central European. It borders with Slovenia and Hungary to the north, Serbia to the northeast, Bosnia and Herzegovina to the east, and Montenegro to the far southeast. Its southern and western flanks border the Adriatic Sea, and it shares a sea border with Italy and Slovenia in the north and with Montenegro on the south. Its mainland territory is split in two non-contiguous parts by the short coastline of Bosnia and Herzegovina, around the small town of Neum. Total length of the Croatian border is 1.982 km which includes 1.246 islands.

Through history, as well nowadays, people of Croatia have a strong connection with sea and with all activities within marine industry. Following aforementioned, MET system in Croatia has been developing for a long time. In 2009 it was 160 years since the establishment of the first nautical school in Croatia in Bakar.

Nowadays it follows international requirements laid down in the IMO STCW convention as well as in the EU educational obligations. The main objectives of such system are:

  • to maintain highest standards in education, training and certification of seafarers,
  • to apply highest standards of safety of navigation as well as highest living and working conditions on board,
  • to create motivating environment for seafarer profession.

MET system in Croatia is established through umbrella of the Ministry of the Sea, transport and infrastructure (Administration) as well as Ministry of Science, Education and Sport.

Maritime education is divided into two stages. First stage includes vocational education within nautical schools follows by higher education at the Maritime faculties. Along the Croatian coast there are 6 nautical schools (875 pupils in 2010. have been graduated) and 4 faculties (Rijeka, Zadar, Split and Dubrovnik). In 2009. 327 pupils have been graduated at the nautical schools (nautical and engineering departments) and 281 at the faculties.

MET programs and curriculum are in accordance with STCW requirements, approved by the Administration and the functionality of the system is under constant control. Following graphs present MET system currently established in Croatia. 

 

 
Academic MET

3.1 University of Rijeka, Faculty of Maritime Studies

Programs of Study

 BSc Degree Courses

 ・Nautical Science and Safety of Navigation

 ・Marine Engineering

 ・Marine Electronics and Communications

 ・Technology of Transport

 ・Logistics and Management

                                 

 MSc Degree Courses

 ・Nautical Science and Safety of Navigation

 ・Marine Engineering

 ・Marine Electronics and Communications

 ・Technology of Transport

 ・Logistics and Management

 

 

3.1 University of Split, Faculty of Maritime Studies

 
Non-academic MET
 
Differences in Natinal MET
 
Statistics of National MET

Students/Cadets total quantity (Academic Year 2009 / 2010)

 

 

Courses

Subsidized Students

Self-paid Students

Foreign

Stud.

Extramural Students

Total

Women

BSc Degree Courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nautical Science and Safety of Navigation

125

88

0

93

306

15

Marine Engineering

118

32

0

65

215

11

Marine Electronics and Communications

99

35

1

23

158

0

Technology of Transport

100

53

0

28

181

116

Logistics and Management

124

101

0

95

320

208

MSc Degree Courses

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nautical Science and Safety of Navigation

20

0

0

13

33

4

Marine Engineering and Maritime Transport Technology

6

0

0

4

10

0

Marine Electronics and Communications

30

0

0

16

46

0

Technology of Transport

24

0

0

2

26

14

Logistics and Management

81

0

0

11

92

69

TOTAL

727

309

1

350

1387

437