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Country
Russia  
Name
Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping  
General Information

Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy

Rector: Valery L. Mikheev

Address:15A Kosaya Linia, V.O., Saint Petersburg, 199106, Russia

Phone number: +7 812 322 06 82

Fax: +7 812 322 07 82

URL:http://www.gma.ru/

E-mail:oms@gma.ru

Federal State Educational Establishment of Higher Professional Education "Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy” (AMSMA) conducts training programs of higher, secondary, postgraduate and additional professional education.

AdmiralMakarov State Maritime Academy is the leading maritime educational institution in Russia, a major center of marine science, the acknowledged center of postgraduate education and professional training of seafarers. AMSMA, as a basic educational institution of the industry, not only trains specialists of the fleet, that is very significant itself, but also provides guidance on engineering degree for water transport.

The specificity of our educational institution is that the training for maritime transport is conducted in accordance with State Educational Standards in compliance with the requirements of the Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping (STCW 78/95) of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).

Training programs of AMSMA have an official international recognition. In 1994 the Academy passed the certification of the IMO Department of Education and Certification having got high ratings of the expert group. The departments and individual training courses are accredited by the Maritime Administration of Norway, the International Hydrographic Bureau Advisory Board FIG/IHB (Monaco). In 1998 the Academy joined the Association of Colleges of Marine Radio and Electronics UK. AMSMA is a member of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU). 

 Education Goals: In the framework of the scientific activity development, the University participates in large state scientific programs “Transport of Russia” and “The World Ocean” and works on the new scientific projects of state importance. Paying great attention to the practical training of the students, the University opened the educational and training centre where one can find a unique computer complex (simulator) intended for developing and strengthening practical skills of ship navigating for students of the Ship Navigation Faculty and also for retraining of experienced navigators with a degree. In the framework of study, students acquire practical knowledge and skills for their professional achievements as well as they become independent in everyday life: students acquire such important skills as cooking, control of room and clothes' cleanness. It's the most important step into adult independent life. Living together with other young people united by the same action, feelings and ambitions brings them together and they become true friends. It's the priceless friendship as friends are representatives of different cultures!!!

 

Brief Story: The precise answer to the question “where the real sea dog, the conqueror of the seas and the oceans, the ship captain is taught?” lies in Admiral Makarov State University of Maritime and Inland Shipping and long since. It is one of the oldest transport State Universities of Russia with its history that goes back to 1809 maintaining its prestige among Russian and foreign naval technical universities for already two centuries. The proof to that can be gauged by the numerous awards gained by the University during its history: one of the latest ones is the gold medal received at the “European Quality” contest 2004 in the nomination “Top 100 State Universities of Russia”. The University's success in training of high quality specialists in all naval transport fields can be easily explained by the professionalism of teachers among whom is the President of Transport Academy of Russia, honorable Russian scientists, honorable workers of transport and inland navigation fleet. Modern material and technical base as well as permanent development of technologies and ways of education procedure organization also contribute to the quality of training. One of the greatest advantages of the University of Maritime and Inland Shipping is its location. The University is situated in Saint-Petersburg, the second largest and the most beautiful city of Russia, its scientific and cultural capital. The sea port is located close to the University, thus the students have the opportunity to become acquainted with the waterway transport organization in practice and get filled with a spirit of future profession.

 

 
Structure of Institution

STRUCTURE OF AMSMA

 

Higher professional education

The Academy has eight faculties of higher professional education: Navigation, Marine Engineering, Electric Engineering, Radio Engineering, Arctic, International Transport Management, Economics, and Law. 

 

 

Navigation Facultytrains engineers in specialty "Navigation". Graduates of the Faculty, according to the maritime community, get one of the best navigation training in the world. Practical training of navigators meets the requirements of the international conventions and national documents on marine education. Cadets, who successfully mastered the curriculum and program practices, get an engineering degree and the Certificate of Competence of an Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch.

Duration of training - 5 years and 6 months.

 

Marine Engineering Facultytrains engineers specializing in operation of ship power plants. There are specializations: "Ship power plants operation" and "Nuclear power plants operation". The educational program in addition to the theoretical training includes the practice: technological and wiring at the Academy workshops, seagoing (total duration no less than 8 months).

All graduates of the Faculty receive an engineering degree and the Certificate of Competency of Officer of Engineering Watch of Category A, which has international status and enable to work on ships of Russian and foreign companies.

Higher education and practical training enable the graduates without additional training to hold the position of a watch engineer, second and chief engineer of large-capacity vessels, a position of technical superintendent of a shipping company.

Duration of training - 5 years and 6 months.

 

Electric Engineering Facultytrains electrical engineers in three specializations: "Operation of ship’s electrical and automatic equipment", "Operation of electrical and automatic equipment on nuclear powered ships" and "Operation of measuring and control complexes on nuclear powered ships".

Future electrical engineers study the theoretical basis of electro technology, automation, electronics, computer engineering, electrical machinery, the theory of ship’s electric power systems, marine power systems, and electrical propulsion plants operation. The level of theoretical and practical training enable graduates to obtain the Certificate of Competence of the Marine Electro-Engineer.

Duration of training - 5 years and 6 months.

 

Radio Engineering Facultytrains broad engineering specialists in the specialty: “Technical operation of transport radio equipment”. The Faculty also offers narrower specializations such as: "International information and telecommunication transport systems" and "Radio communication and electroradionavigation in the merchant marine."

Future radio engineers, along with the technical disciplines, learn English, receive training in computer and telecommunication technologies, satellite communications and navigation, information support for transportation.

The level of theoretical and practical training allows the graduates of the Faculty, along with the degree of radio engineer to get the Certificate of Competence of the 2nd class Radio Operator.

Duration of training - 5 years and 6 months.

 

Arctic Facultytrains engineersspecializing in hydrography and navigational support. Future engineers study hydrographs seabed, soils and other navigation objects, explore sea routes, ensure safetyof navigation, prepare materials for the mapping and publication of nautical charts and other manuals, are engaged in environmental research in the seas and the environmental protection.

Duration of training - 5 years and 6 months.

 

Faculty of International Transport Managementprovides training of engineers specializing in organization of transport and transport management with specializations “Management of sea transport” and “Management of transport systems and logistics”.

Academic curricula of the Faculty combine theoretical training and practical experience in transport companies and onboard the ships. During the training cadets study the operational, administrative and economic disciplines, allowing to obtain more in-depth training in the following areas: multi-modal transport and transport logistics, organization and management on sea transport, foreign trade operations and transportation services, legal and commercial work on transport, transport policy and strategic management.

The graduates of the Faculty work in shipping, stevedoring, broker, surveyor, agents and freight forwarding companies, transportation departments of foreign trade companies and other enterprises related to the foreign trade transportation.

Duration of training - 5 years.

 

Faculty of Economicstrains bachelors in economics and masters in programs “Economics of the firm and sectorial markets”, "International business and economics of water transport", "Economics of cruising”.

Duration of study:

- in the direction of bachelor’s degree in Economics - 4 years;

- in the direction of master’s degree in Economics - 2 years.

 

Faculty of Lawwas established in 2009 with the aim of specialists training in the field of transport and maritime law. Within the specialty "Jurisprudence" cadets (students) are trained in three specializations: international law, public law and civil law. Specialization begins from their third year of study.

Duration of full-time training - 5 years.

In the area of “Jurisprudence” (bachelor) the specializations are provided in accordance with the profiles.

Duration of study - 4 years.

The Special Branch "Second Higher Education" is designed for people with higher non-legal education.

Education period – 3 years and 6 months (7 semesters).

Types of study – evening (part-time) and correspondence.

The specialization starts from the 4th semester and includes in-depth study of the selected areas in special courses and seminars. The training is provided on a contractual basis. Contracts for specialists training may be concluded with the enterprises, institutions and organizations of any form of ownership, as well as citizens.

 

The cadets of the first and second courses of all specialties are trained together at General Engineering Faculty, which consists of seven departments: Higher Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, Theoretical Mechanics, History and Culture, Philosophy and Psychology, English, Physical Education and Sport.

 

Students-foreigners entering Navigation, Marine Engineering, Electric Engineering, Radio Engineering, Arctic Faculties assume the obligation to issue the seaman's passport (seaman’s ID) required for sea service in the State of habitual residence. The terms of providing places for sea service are coordinated with a student-foreigner in the contract for admission to the Academy.

 

Extramural Facultyconducts training on the basis of full-time faculties of all maritime transport specialties.

Duration of training for all specialties – 6 years.

 

Secondary professional education

 

Training in the secondary professional education is carried out at V.I.Voronin Arctic Maritime Institute (branch of the Academy in Arkhangelsk) and Maritime College (St. Petersburg).

 

Arctic Marine Institutein Arkhangelsk trains: technicians-navigators with a degree in “Marine Navigation”, technicians-mechanics with a degree in “Operation of transport power plants”, technicians specializing in “Facilities of mechanization and automation”.

Duration of study:

- after 9-10 classes - 3 years and 10 months;

- after general secondary education - 2 years and 10 months.

The Institute also carries out a set of training program of higher education by correspondence courses in specialties: “Navigation”, “Operation of ship’s power plants”, “Operation of ship’s electrical and automatic equipment”, “Organization of transport and transport management”.

Maritime Collegeprovides training: technicians-navigators with a degree in “Marine Navigation”, technicians-mechanics of specialty “Operation of transport power plants”, technicians specializing in “Organization of transport and transport management”, technicians specializing in “Operation of ship’s electrical and automatic equipment”.

Duration of study:

- after 9-10 classes - 3 years and 10 months;

- after general secondary education - 2 years and 10 months. 

 
Ships

The sail training ship "Mir" was built in Poland in 1987 and belongs to Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy (St. Petersburg, Russia). The "Mir" is a three-masted sailing vessel, by rigging she is a sailing ship.

The STS “Mir” is a waterborne school for hundreds of cadets of Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy, maritime educational establishments of Russia and other countries.

Since 1987 “Mir” takes on board cadets’ groups from Bulgaria, UK, Poland, Syria, USA, Sweden, Turkey giving them the possibility of not only professional practice experience but the check of character, sea skills, the first experience of the work in multinational crew, international friendship and mutual aid.

Since 1988 the STS "Mir" has been invariably taking part in International Tall Ships' races, arranged by Sail Training International (STI).

The STS "Mir" has unofficial title of "the fastest sailing ship of the Planet".

In 1998 the Governor of St. - Petersburg handed over the coat of arms and the flag of St. - Petersburg to the "Mir" thus awarding the official status of "St. - Petersburg's Envoy" to the ship.

www.tall-shipmir.com

The main characteristics of the ship:

 

overall length (with bowsprit)                       110 m

beam                                                              14 m

maximum draught                                          6.7 m

displacement                                                  2256 tons

total power of engines                                   1100 hp

height of masts:

foremast and mainmast                                  49.5 m

mizzenmast                                                    46.5 m

sails area                                                         2771 sq.m

crew (including cadets)                                 199 men

cadets                                                            up to 144 

 
Structure of Program

 

 

Curriculum

Specialty "Navigation"

 

 

Disciplines

All disciplines are subjected to be studied on brief program (hour)

 

 

 

 

 

 

A set of the Humanities & social-economical disciplines

 

English

340

 

 

Physical training

408

 

 

Russian History

84

 

 

Cultural studies

108

 

 

Law

56

 

 

Psychology, pedagogics

90

 

 

Philosophy

114

 

 

Economics

60

 

 

Maritime English

270

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total:

1530

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Disciplines for choice

 

 

 

Political science

90

 

 

Sociology

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total:

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Disciplines for choice

 

 

 

Psychological basis of collective management

90

 

 

Conflict management

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total:

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. Disciplines for choice

 

 

 

Maritime law

90

 

 

Economy of shipping

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

90

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL IN THE BLOCK:

1800

 

 

A set of mathematics and natural science

 

Mathematics

612

 

 

Computer and information science

204

 

 

Physics

425

 

 

Chemistry

136

 

 

Ecology

68

 

 

Mathematical fundamentals of specialty

150

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total:

1595

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Disciplines for choice

 

 

 

Geography of water ways

61

 

 

Ecological aspects of shipping

61

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total:

61

 

 

 

 

 

 

2. Disciplines for choice

 

 

 

Computer science

61

 

 

Marine Information network

61

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

61

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL IN THE BLOCK:

1717

 

 

A set of general professional disciplines

 

Descriptive geometry. Engineering graphics

120

 

 

Mechanics

172

 

 

Material Science. Technology of constructive materials

116

 

 

General Electrical Engineering  & Electronics

130

 

 

Metrology, standardization and certification

100

 

 

Life safety

132

 

 

Ship's construction

130

 

 

Radio engineering

60

 

 

Service organization on vessels

50

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total:

1010

 

 

 

 

 

 

1. Disciplines for choice

 

 

 

Ship power plant and electrical equipment

110

 

 

Nuclear power plant

110

 

 

 

0

 

 

Total

110

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL IN THE BLOCK:

1120

 

 

A set of special disciplines

 

Navigation and pilotage

370

 

 

Maritime astronomy

162

 

 

Safety navigation

390

 

 

Radionavigation devices and radiocommunication

90

 

 

Technical facilities of navigation

300

 

 

Automatization navigation

104

 

 

Theory and ship's construction

130

 

 

Ship's steering

360

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total:

1906

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL IN THE BLOCK:

1906

 

 

Disciplines of specialization

 

Technology and cargo transportation by sea

270

 

 

Hydrological service of navigation

150

 

 

Marine radio and telecommunication

150

 

 

Fundamentals of specialty

47

 

 

Business English language

120

 

 

Safe tanker operation

100

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total:

837

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL IN THE BLOCK:

837

 

 

Optional disciplines

 

English of specialty

450

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total:

450

 

 

 

 

 

 

IN ALL:

7830

 

 

 

 
On-Board Trainig Scheme

First year cadets of the sailing specialties have initial 8 week sea-going training on the island Zapadny Berezovy which is located in the gulf of Finland. Upon completion, the cadets get non-conventional SOLAS certificate, issued by the faculties and approved by Maritime Administration, and valid for passing shipboard training onboard STS “Mir”.

Deck and engine cadets of the 2ndyear of study undergo shipboard training on STS “Mir”.

Senior cadets undergo sea service on the vessels of Russian and foreign shipping companies.

Thus, deck cadets should have, in total, 12 month of sea service, engine cadets - 8 months, electric and radio cadets – 10 months.