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Spain  
Name
Polytechnical University of Catalonia, Faculty of Nautical Studies  
General Information

The Faculty of Nautical Studies of Barcelona (FNB) is a dynamic, modern research and teaching centre that has high-end facilities and a multidisciplinary team of experts in the fields of naval and maritime engineering and the nautical sciences.

The Faculty belongs to one of the most prestigious universities in Europe, the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC).

The Faculty is now days the oldest of all the maritime schools and faculties of Spain.

The programs of studies satisfy both Spanish educational standards and the requirements of the Ministry according to the International Maritime Organization regulation.  

The Faculty of Nautical Studies (FNB) is located in a central place next to the port of Barcelona, which constitutes an excellent location. The Faculty includes three buildings NT1, NT2 and NT3. 

The main building (NT1) address is:

Pla de Palau,18

08003 Barcelona

Phone: 93.401.19.36

Fax: 93.401.79.10

E-Mail: informacio@fnb.upc.edu

Web Site www.fnb.upc.edu

The dock building (NT2) address is:

MarinaPortVell

08003 BARCELONA

And the attached building (NT3) address is:

Carrer Escar 6-8

08039 BARCELONA

The Faculty of Nautical Studies of Barcelona also has its own facilities in addition to those available in the rest of UPC.

These facilities include:

 

  • Calculation centre
  • Materials and chemistry laboratory
  • Non-destructive test laboratory
  • Electricity and electronics laboratory
  • Mechanical technology workshop
  • Machine room simulator
  • Manoeuvring simulator
  • Navigation simulator
  • Special transport simulator
  • Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS)
  • FNB-CIMNE research room
  • RADAR and ARPA simulators
  • GMDSS radio communications simulator
  • Auxiliary vessels and vessels for practical lessons
  • Planetarium

 

There are ten teacher departments assigned to the Faculty, of which only the Department of Maritime Science and Engineering is based in the Faculty.

Those departments are:

 

  • Department of Electrical Engineering ( with 4 teaching staff)
  • Department of Electronic Engineering (with 3 teaching staff)
  • Department of Chemical Engineering (with 5 teaching staff)
  • Department of Applied Physics (with 3 teaching staff)
  • Department of Applied Mathematics (with 5 teaching staff)
  • Department of Engineering Projects (with 2 teaching staff)
  • Department of Systems Engineering, Automatic Control and Industrial Informatics (with 7 teaching staff)
  • Department of Transport and Land Infrastructure (with 4 teaching staff)
  • Department of Business Management (with 4 teaching staff)
  • Department of Maritime Science and Engineering (with 38 teaching staff)

About the number of students, following the 2009 figures by cycle, about 580 students were registered in total as follows:  

 Education Goals

We have as main objective to train highly qualified professionals in these areas, giving them a solid technology and science so that they are able to adapt to the constant changes and the requirements of professional society.

 they are also among the Our goals:

 · To train professionals who work with responsibility, solidarity and commitment to the environment.

 · Provide training in accordance with social needs of our socio-economic environment, interacting with it, especially with shipping and shipbuilding companies.

 · Ensuring that our community (students, PDI and PAS) works with shared values, where everyone's contribution is respected and where there is a balance between the academic training of students, the work of PDI and PAS and the cultural and social life in Faculty.

 · Ensure continuous improvement and innovation in order to be more efficient in our processes and management academics.

 regard to education, we have the most modern equipment in our teaching labs and students can complete their training practices in companies, institutions and the sector of merchant ships and carry out part of their studies in foreign universities.

 below, I invite you to browse these pages in order to know our faculty, and I encourage you to ajudar- us improve by sending us your suggestions, comments and opinions.

 

 Brief History

In 1769, nine years after it was constituted the Board of Trade, created the School of Nautical Studies of Barcelona. The resumption of maritime tradition was totally lost refloriment commercial requirement, and had trained pilots and captains that make it possible.

 

The first director was Sinibaldo Mas Torredembarra seaman born in 1736 had started sailing at fourteen. In 1768, after long and rugged sailing, he graduated first rider height. With this degree in hand was presented in Barcelona by the Board of Trade to consider the proposal of a nautical school. The Board of Trade was established on her own Nautical School, and determined that after a reasonable number of years anyone who had not passed the exam could not command vessels. But Sinibaldo promised to teach the rules and geometric cosmogràfiques, handling all operations of navigation, astronomy applied, etc. In exchange for his staff, the Board assign a salary for four years, plus pay the rent of the premises to establish the school and commit to acquire the necessary tools for teaching. Initially set at twenty the number of students, distributed proportionally to the number of enrollments in each enrollment sea. They have been there for four of Barcelona, ​​Mataro six to four for the San Feliu, four to Tarragona and Tortosa by two. But, announced admission, there were only locals applications, and be able to get all the petitioners. However, the fame of the school spread rapidly and by the end of the year there were students from the coast. The rules were approved by the General Meeting of Trade and Currency in Madrid in 1770, the Board of Trade gave the school instruments acquired in Marseilles and Genoa. The building was installed first school was located in Barceloneta, but soon became too small. From there he moved to the street and later in the same Viladecols Exchange. In 1847 the school had come to occupy the building of the old church of San Sebastian, next to the Market. This location during 1918-19, went to an apartment in the arcades of Xifré, and finally, in 1932, occupied the building plan of the palace, built especially for the Nautical School, place that still holds today. 1770 had already issued permits some students to the path of America. In 1775, two students came to Arkhàngel'sk the bottom of the White Sea, where they were received as guests of honor by the Russians. Since 1787 there were many conflicts between the Board and the superiority of the marine department of Cartagena, which required the submission of the School Regulations of the Royal Navy. But finally ended respectantl'autonomia School, but under the Ministry Navy. 1792 were already 352 students who had gone to school. In 1805, an order was placed Barcelona School under the tutelage of the Ministry of the Navy if you do not want to be suppressed. In 1815, after the war the French Nautical School was completely reorganized, and under the direction of Brother Canellas, reaching a level of perfection scientific a'altura best existing centers in Europe. Royal Order of March 9, 1840 stated the model of Barcelona School of Nautical and had students from schools Arenys, Mataro and Tarragona are examined, although these teachers were officers Navy. This order was never to be fulfilled. In 1847, the sailing schools came to depend on Commerce and Public Works, and in 1852 the Nautical School was built in the Industrial School. Decree of 17 July 1861, the Minister of Public Works broke the Nautical School of Industrial School and was given the name College of Professional Navigation: after it was incorporated into the Provincial Technical School and Finally, two years later (1872), received the designation of Marine Provincial School. The Nautical School continued under the Ministry of Public Instruction until, in February 1924, he returned to the Ministry of the Navy, through the Directorate General of Navigation. When created in 1931, the Undersecretary of the Merchant Navy, sailing existing schools were assigned there. The Law of 19 February 1942 created the Under Secretary of the Merchant Navy, attached to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, which depended nautical schools. In 1951, these schools were under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Commerce and its various transformations until 31 December 1989 (Royal Decree 1075/1989 of 1 September), who happens to be integrated with the effects of 1 January 1990 at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). The Faculty of Nautical Studies of Barcelona is currently the oldest of all there is in Spain, and in 1969 celebrated the 200th anniversary of its creation

1.1 Education Philosophy:

 

1.2 Education Goals:

We have as main objective to train highly qualified professionals in these areas, giving them a solid technology and science so that they are able to adapt to the constant changes and the requirements of professional society.

 they are also among the Our goals:

 · To train professionals who work with responsibility, solidarity and commitment to the environment.

 · Provide training in accordance with social needs of our socio-economic environment, interacting with it, especially with shipping and shipbuilding companies.

 · Ensuring that our community (students, PDI and PAS) works with shared values, where everyone's contribution is respected and where there is a balance between the academic training of students, the work of PDI and PAS and the cultural and social life in Faculty.

 · Ensure continuous improvement and innovation in order to be more efficient in our processes and management academics.

 regard to education, we have the most modern equipment in our teaching labs and students can complete their training practices in companies, institutions and the sector of merchant ships and carry out part of their studies in foreign universities.

 below, I invite you to browse these pages in order to know our faculty, and I encourage you to ajudar- us improve by sending us your suggestions, comments and opinions.

 

1.3 Brief History:

In 1769, nine years after it was constituted the Board of Trade, created the School of Nautical Studies of Barcelona. The resumption of maritime tradition was totally lost refloriment commercial requirement, and had trained pilots and captains that make it possible.

 

The first director was Sinibaldo Mas Torredembarra seaman born in 1736 had started sailing at fourteen. In 1768, after long and rugged sailing, he graduated first rider height. With this degree in hand was presented in Barcelona by the Board of Trade to consider the proposal of a nautical school. The Board of Trade was established on her own Nautical School, and determined that after a reasonable number of years anyone who had not passed the exam could not command vessels. But Sinibaldo promised to teach the rules and geometric cosmogràfiques, handling all operations of navigation, astronomy applied, etc. In exchange for his staff, the Board assign a salary for four years, plus pay the rent of the premises to establish the school and commit to acquire the necessary tools for teaching. Initially set at twenty the number of students, distributed proportionally to the number of enrollments in each enrollment sea. They have been there for four of Barcelona, ​​Mataro six to four for the San Feliu, four to Tarragona and Tortosa by two. But, announced admission, there were only locals applications, and be able to get all the petitioners. However, the fame of the school spread rapidly and by the end of the year there were students from the coast. The rules were approved by the General Meeting of Trade and Currency in Madrid in 1770, the Board of Trade gave the school instruments acquired in Marseilles and Genoa. The building was installed first school was located in Barceloneta, but soon became too small. From there he moved to the street and later in the same Viladecols Exchange. In 1847 the school had come to occupy the building of the old church of San Sebastian, next to the Market. This location during 1918-19, went to an apartment in the arcades of Xifré, and finally, in 1932, occupied the building plan of the palace, built especially for the Nautical School, place that still holds today. 1770 had already issued permits some students to the path of America. In 1775, two students came to Arkhàngel'sk the bottom of the White Sea, where they were received as guests of honor by the Russians. Since 1787 there were many conflicts between the Board and the superiority of the marine department of Cartagena, which required the submission of the School Regulations of the Royal Navy. But finally ended respectantl'autonomia School, but under the Ministry Navy. 1792 were already 352 students who had gone to school. In 1805, an order was placed Barcelona School under the tutelage of the Ministry of the Navy if you do not want to be suppressed. In 1815, after the war the French Nautical School was completely reorganized, and under the direction of Brother Canellas, reaching a level of perfection scientific a'altura best existing centers in Europe. Royal Order of March 9, 1840 stated the model of Barcelona School of Nautical and had students from schools Arenys, Mataro and Tarragona are examined, although these teachers were officers Navy. This order was never to be fulfilled. In 1847, the sailing schools came to depend on Commerce and Public Works, and in 1852 the Nautical School was built in the Industrial School. Decree of 17 July 1861, the Minister of Public Works broke the Nautical School of Industrial School and was given the name College of Professional Navigation: after it was incorporated into the Provincial Technical School and Finally, two years later (1872), received the designation of Marine Provincial School. The Nautical School continued under the Ministry of Public Instruction until, in February 1924, he returned to the Ministry of the Navy, through the Directorate General of Navigation. When created in 1931, the Undersecretary of the Merchant Navy, sailing existing schools were assigned there. The Law of 19 February 1942 created the Under Secretary of the Merchant Navy, attached to the Ministry of Industry and Trade, which depended nautical schools. In 1951, these schools were under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Commerce and its various transformations until 31 December 1989 (Royal Decree 1075/1989 of 1 September), who happens to be integrated with the effects of 1 January 1990 at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC). The Faculty of Nautical Studies of Barcelona is currently the oldest of all there is in Spain, and in 1969 celebrated the 200th anniversary of its creation.

 

 

 
Structure of Institution

Governing Bodies

 

REGULATION OF ORGANIZATION AND OPERATION OF THE FACULTY OF BARCELONA BOAT

This Regulation aims to regulate the organization and functioning of the Faculty of Nautical Studies of Barcelona Polytechnic University of Catalonia.

According to Article 4 of this Regulation the bodies of Faucltat Nautical Barcelona are:

a) The Board

b) The Standing Committee

 

School Board

It is the governing body of the school. Its operation is governed by articles 11 to 17 of the Rules of Organization and Operation of the Faculty of Nautical Studies of Barcelona

 

STANDING COMMITTEE

Is the executive and representative of the School Board permanet. Its operation is regulated by Articles 18 to 22 of the Rules of Organization and fncionament Faculty of Nautical Studies of Barcelona.

 

 MANAGEMENT TEAM

The Dean is the highest academic authority of the Faculty of Nautical Studies of Barcelona, ​​Faculty exerceis representation and management functions and managing ordinary.

The Dean has the support of the management team.

 

OTHER COMMITTEES

 

COMMISSION OF QUALITY Degree

The Commission on Quality of FNB will be responsible for managing, coordinating and monitoring the system of internal quality assurance of qualifications Center.

 

COMMISSION library users (CUB)

The objectives of the CUB are:

Ensure coordination between the needs of library users (teaching, learning and research) and the services and programs offered by the Library of the Faculty of Nautical Studies of Barcelona (FNB)

Promote the integration of the Library of FNB in ​​the community (PDI, PAS and estundiantat) of FNB.

 

Regulation of the CUB .

 

CURRICULUM EVALUATION COMMITTEE

Curriculum Assessment Committee conducts curriculum evaluation based on the results obtained in the subjects that make each syllabus.

 

 
Ships
 
Structure of Program

The academic year 2010-2011 the Faculty of Nautical Studies of Barcelona begins with the new degrees adapted to the European Higher Eduaction Area.

They are the following:

?Degree in Nautical Engineering and Maritime Transport

?Degree in Marine Engineering

?Degree in Systems and Marine Engineering Technology

These new degrees will replace the 2000 curriculum degrees listed below:

?Diploma in Maritime Navigation (at the end of a first three-year cycle)

?Diploma in Marine Engineering (at the end of a first three-year cycle)

?Diploma in Ship Systems and Propulsion (at the end of a first three-year cycle)

?Bachelor's degree in Nautical Studies and Maritime Transport (at the end of a second two-year cycle)

?Bachelor's degree in Marine Engineering (at the end of a second two-year cycle)

The new courses by semesters will be as follows: 

DEGREE IN NAUTICAL ENGINEERING AND MARITIME TRANSPORT

 

Q1

Subjects

ECTS

Fundamentals of mathematics I

6

Physics

9

Graphic expression

6

Computer science

6

Maritime law

3

TOTAL

30

 

Q2

Fundamentals of mathematics II

6

Business management and organisation

6

Chemistry

6

Maritime technical English

6

Maritime economy, shipping business and on board human resource management

6

TOTAL

30

 

Q3

Coastal navigation

6

Electricity and naval electronics

6

Maritime medicine

3

Technical English for maritime navigation

9

Naval construction

6

TOTAL

30

 

Q4

Ship stability

6

Automatic regulation and control

4,5

On board electronics aids to navigation

7,5

Stowage

12

TOTAL

30

 

Q5

 

Naval construction and ship stability

9

Maritime safety and security

6

Marine pollution prevention and sustainability

6

Regulation, ship operation and logistics

9

TOTAL

30

 

Q6

Astronomical navigation

6

Radiocommunication

6

Manoeuvring and regulations

9

Routes and compasses

4,5

Health and safety at work

4,5

TOTAL

30

 

Q7

Transport of dangerous, hazardous and harmful goods

4,5

Nautical meteorology and oceanography

7,5

Optional credits

6

Final thesis

12

TOTAL

30

Q8

External training

30

TOTAL

30

 

DEGREE IN MARINE ENGINEERING

 

Q1

Subjects

ECTS

Fundamentals of mathematics I

6

Physics

9

Graphic expression

6

Computer science

6

TOTAL

27

 

Q2

Fundamentals of mathematics II

6

Business management and organisation

6

Chemistry

6

Maritime technical English

6

Mechanics and material resistance

9

TOTAL

33

 

Q3

Mathematical methods for engineering

9

Applied thermodynamics and thermotechnics

6

Electricity and electrotechnics

6

Mechanics technology

6

Maritime medicine

3

TOTAL

30

 

Q4

Materials science and technology

6

Ship theory

6

Fluid mechanics

6

Naval construction

6

Naval electronics

6

TOTAL

30

 

Q5

 

Maritime Safety and security

6

Marine pollution prevention and sustainability

6

Automatic regulation and control

6

Refrigerated and air conditioning installations

4,5

Propulsion

4,5

TOTAL

30

 

Q6

Marine turbomachines and steam generators

9

Internal combustion engines

9

Operation and maintenance of marine engines and systems

6

Optional credits

6

TOTAL

30

 

Q7

Transport of dangerous, hazardous and harmful goods

4,5

Installations and maintenance

4,5

Inspection and non-destructive testing

4,5

Electric propulsion and power electronics

4,5

Final thesis

12

TOTAL

30

Q8

External training

30

TOTAL

30

 

DEGREE IN SYSTEMS AND MARINE ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

 

Q1

Subjects

ECTS

Fundamentals of mathematics I

6

Physics

9

Graphic expression

6

Computer science

6

TOTAL

27

 

Q2

Fundamentals of mathematics II

6

Business management and organisation

6

Chemistry

6

Naval and mechanics technology

9

Materials science and technology

6

TOTAL

33

 

Q3

Mathematical methods for engineering

9

Applied thermodynamics and thermotechnics

6

Electricity and electrotechnics

6

Mechanics applied to naval engineering

7,5

TOTAL

28,5

 

Q4

Naval construction

6

Ship stability

6

Ship electric plant

4,5

Naval equipment

3

Fluid mechanics

6

Naval electronics

6

TOTAL

31,5

 

Q5

 

Propulsion

7,5

Naval engines

9

Structures applied to naval engineering

6

Production organisation and project management

7,5

TOTAL

30

 

Q6

Materials in the naval industry

7,5

Naval structure numerical methods

4,5

Quality management, safety, environment and sustainability

4,5

Regulation and automatic control

4,5

Naval system design

9

TOTAL

30

 

Q7

Ship and naval artefacts design

9

Installations and maintenance

4,5

Inspection and non-destructive testing

4,5

Optional credits

12

TOTAL

30

Q8

Optional credits

6

Final thesis

24

TOTAL

30

 

DEGREE IN NAUTICAL ENGINEERING AND MARITIME TRANSPORT

 

Q1

Courses

Description

ECTS

Credits

Code

 

Total

T

P

 

Fundamentals of mathematics I

Mathematics in the engineering field: vectors, linear transformations, trigonometry, probability.

6

6

 

 

 

Physics

Modern physics: relativity, thermodynamic, electricity, magnetism.

9

9

 

 

 

Graphic expression

Technical representation of the ship. Cartography

6

6

 

 

 

Computer science

Data representation. Introduction to programming. Digital systems.

6

6

 

 

 

Maritime Law

International maritime law and administrative law

3

3

 

 

 

 

Q2

Courses

Description

ECTS

Credits

Code

 

Total

T

P

 

Fundamentals of mathematics II

Mathematical analysis: multiple integrals, sequences, numerical and function series, functions of several variables.

6

6

 

 

 

Business management and administration

Basic concepts of business and management techniques

6

6

 

 

 

Chemistry

Chemical elements, organic and inorganic compounds.

6

6

 

 

 

Maritime technical English

Maritime English: ship knowledge, safety equipment, charts, aids to navigation, ports.

6

6

 

 

 

Maritime economy, shipping and facilities management on board

Introduction to maritime economics, transport logistics and human resources in the shipping business

6

6

 

 

 


 

DIPLOMA IN MARITIME NAVIGATION

 

Q3

Courses

Description

ECTS

Credits

Code

 

Total

T

P

17336

Chemistry

Introduction to organic and inorganic chemistry

 

4,5

3

1,5

17337

Introduction to Automatic Control

Basic concepts and tools of naval automation systems

 

4,5

3

1,5

17338

Radio Communications

Maritime communications. Radiolocation systems. Satellite communications

 

6

3

3

17339

Ship Safety and Pollution Prevention

Shipboard emergencies. Drills. Search and rescue. Pollution prevention.

 

12

6

6

 

Compulsory credits

 

 

27

 

 

 

Optional credits

 

 

4,5

3

1,5

 

Elective credits

 

 

4,5

3

1,5

 

TOTAL credits

 

 

36

21

15

 

 

Q4

Courses

Description

ECTS

Credits

Code

 

Total

T

P

17340

Positional Astronomy and Astronomical Navigation

Determination of position at sea by use of celestial bodies. Calculation of angles and times of astronomical phenomena.

 

6

3

3

17341

Navigation Law

Legal system of freight transport, bill of lading, credits and insurances.

 

6

4,5

1,5

17342

Electrotechnics

Electrical circuit analysis. Protection of electrical installations

 

9

5

4

17343

Manoeuvring Codes and Regulations

Introduction to manoeuvre and government. Maritime rules and codes

 

7,5

4,5

3

 

Compulsory credits

 

 

28,5

 

 

 

Optional credits

 

 

4,5

3

1,5

 

Elective credits

 

 

6

3

3

 

TOTAL credits

 

 

39

23

16

 


 

 

 

Q5

Courses

Description

ECTS

Credits

Code

 

Total

T

P

17344

Naval Electronics

Ship's electronic systems. Analogical and digital circuits.

 

4,5

3

1,5

17345

Stowage

Carriage of goods and port operations. Special cargo handling.

 

6

3

3

17346

Navigation Instrumentation and Equipment

RADAR, ARPA, GPS

 

4,5

3

1,5

17347

Meteorology and Oceanography

Introduction to: atmosphere, temperature, depressions, humidity, currents, waves, ice.

 

7,5

4,5

3

 

Compulsory credits

 

 

22,5

 

 

 

Optional credits

 

 

7,5

4,5

3

 

Elective credits

 

 

7

4

3

 

TOTAL credits

 

 

37

22

15

 

 

Q6

Courses

Description

ECTS

Credits

Code

 

Total

T

P

17348

Onboard Practice

Training on board

 

12

 

12

17427

Final Project

Developing of main subjects

 

9

 

9

 

Compulsory credits

 

 

21

 

 

 

Optional credits

 

 

5

3

2

 

Elective credits

 

 

4,5

3

1,5

 

TOTAL credits

 

 

30,5

6

24,5

 


 

 

 

 

 

Q1

Q2

Q3

Q4

Q5

Q6

TOTAL

Compulsary

34,5

39

27

28,5

22,5

21

172,5

Optional

 

 

4,5

4,5

7,5

5

21,5

Elective

 

 

4,5

6

7

4,5

22

TOTAL

34,5

39

36

39

37

30,5

216

 

DEGREE IN MARINE ENGINEERING

 

Q1

Courses

Description

ECTS

Credits

Code

 

Total

T

P

 

Fundamentals of mathematics I

Mathematics in the engineering field: vectors, linear transformations, trigonometry, probability.

6

6

 

 

 

Physics

Modern physics: relativity, thermodynamic, electricity, magnetism.

9

9

 

 

 

Graphic expression

Technical representation of the ship. Parts and Mechanisms

6

6

 

 

 

Computer science

 
 
On-Board Trainig Scheme