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7 of the Best Marine Science & Marine Engineering Courses in Sri Lanka- Become adept in Marine Engineering and Marine Sc

Most of the Marine Science and Marine Engineering courses offered in Sri Lanka are concentrated within the district of Colombo. Here are some of the best programs on offer.


B.Sc. in Marine Engineering

Combining lectures, seminars and workshops with industrial training, practical sessions and field visits, the B.Sc. in Marine Engineering offered by the Ocean University of Sri Lanka is a program designed to provide every student with a truly comprehensive understanding of Marine Engineering. The B.Sc. in Marine Engineering is a four year course to be undertaken full time and students are evaluated via continuous assessments and examinations. At its conclusion, graduates are sure to possess a wealth of expertise as well as the necessary skills to perform in the industry.


Upgrading B.Sc Mechanical Engineer to Marine Engineer Training Course – Phases I and III

Situated in Malabe, CINEC Campus offers a number of engineering courses in Sri Lanka. These courses are offered by the Marine Engineering Department. Courses range from training courses and preparatory ones to refresher and updating courses as well as upgrading courses. Some of the upgrading varieties include transitioning from B.Sc. Mechanical Engineer to Marine Engineer. Therefore, students can decide on which course is most suited for them. The upgrading B.Sc. Mechanical Engineer to Marine Engineer training courses – Phases I and III are full time courses that run for six months and four months respectively. In order to engage in the Phase III course, candidates must complete Phase I as well as have 12 months sea service.


B.Sc. in Fisheries and Marine Science

The B.Sc. in Fisheries and Marine Science aims to provide students with an innate knowledge of fisheries and marine science by way of a 4 year special degree or a 3 year general degree. The programme is designed to include teaching via lectures, seminars, fieldwork and workshops. This B.Sc. programme is offered by the Ocean University in Tangalle.


Pre – Sea Training Course

The Pre – Sea Training Course for Engine Ratings (Motorman) is a programme that lasts for three months and has also received approval from the Ministry of Ports and Shipping. The course is a fulltime programme containing modules such as maritime English, safe operation of boilers and electrical equipment.


Marine Engineer Officer Cadet Programme

The Marine Engineer Officer Cadet Programme can lead to a candidate obtaining their B.Sc. in Marine Engineering from the Dalian Maritime University in China. The Programme has three phases and upon its conclusion guarantees the bestowment of knowledge, theoretical and practical, as well as hands-on expertise upon the graduate.


Foundation Course in Navigation

This course is a preparatory one that is tailormade for candidates who wish to sit for the Certificate of Competency as Officer in Charge of a Navigational Watch. This examination is conducted by the Directorate of Merchant Shipping in Sri Lanka. The examination is compulsory for those who wish to undertake work as a Navigation Watch Officer.


GMDSS – General Operators Certificate

Candidates who wish to obtain their General Operators Certificate can do so by following the course offered by the Department of Marine Electronic and Radio Communication of the Colombo International Nautical and Engineering College in Malabe.

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