Country

Name
France  
Region
Europe (EU)  
National System of the Education and MET

The National Maritime College of France (ENSM*) provides advanced training in

maritime and para-maritime. Officers of the merchant marine in particular are trained,

and get in five years an engineer degree. Founded on 1 October 2010, the National Maritime College of France (ENSM*) is a scientific, cultural and professional public high school, under the authority of the Minister of the sea. The National Maritime College of France (ENSM*) substituted the Hydrographic schools in Le Havre, Saint-Malo, Nantes, Marseilles which became the National Maritime College of

France (ENSM*) centers. The (ENSM*) training center in sea rescue, called CESAME, in St. Malo, trains students and officers of the Merchant Marine in accordance with the STCW Convention and issue the certificates required for rescue and survival at sea. The National Maritime College of France (ENSM*) is member of the IASST (International Association for Safety and Survival Training) and the IAMU (International Association of Maritime Universities). ENSM* is accredited by the Nautical Institute for its Dynamic Positioning center. Since November 2011, the National Maritime College of France (ENSM*) is accredited by the Commission of Engineering Titles for the merchant marine dual competencies unlimited officers (deck & engine). The studies take five years with the fourth at sea. The 180 students integrated in 2011, will be the first engineers graduated in 2016. The courses consist in lectures, situational work on real and simulated systems. They prepare for major responsibilities on board merchant

ships with dual competencies, both Master unlimited and chief engineer unlimited.

 

 
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