Career Options For B.Sc. Holders In Nautical Science

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If you choose to study nautical science, you will be prepared to become a deck officer. Nautical science is basically a 3-year course resulting in a diploma or a graduate degree, post which you can associate yourself with a ship as a cadet officer at trainee level. After completing a considerable time at the sea and obtaining necessary certificates of competency exams, you may become eligible to become a navigating officer on a merchant ship.

There are many colleges that offer diploma in nautical science.This 3-year course is perfect for those students who have completed 10+2 and are looking for a shining and bright career as a Navigation Officer. After successful completion of the course, you will be required to go through on-the-job training for 12 months and sea service for becoming a Navigation Officer. You will also be awarded with the Second Mates Foreign Going Certificate of Competency by The Ministry of Shipping after you complete the course.

There is a prescribed age limit for enrolling in this course i.e. between 17 and25 years. If you have completed 10+2 in Science stream with Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and have scored 45% aggregate marks, you are eligible for this course.

Career and Higher Study options after completing 10th and 12th

  • There are various higher study courses you can do after completing B.Sc. in Nautical Science. Higher study in the similar field would help you progress in your career and job prospects.
  • One of the most common higher study course people opt for is

GP Rating Course, which implies General Purpose Rating Course. These students obtain training in both Engine Room and Deck tasks. If you have completed the GP Rating Course you may either be employed in Engine Department or Deck Department as per the needs of the company.

  • Other options include degree in Oil Tanker Familiarization (OTF), Post Graduate Program in Maritime Law, Chemical Tanker Familiarization (CTF), Ship Masters Medicare, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), Higher National Diploma (HND) in Marine Engineering, Post Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering, Graduate Marine Engineering, Medical First Aid (MFA), Pre-sea Training for Diploma Holders (DME), Pre-sea Training for Graduates (GME), Certificate Course in Ship Wright (ship building and ship repairing), Training of Trainers and Assessors Course (TOTA), Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting (FPFF), Higher National Diploma (HND) in Nautical Science, M.E. Marine Engineering

You can choose a college that offers diploma in nautical science or any of the above mentioned courses. After completing these courses, you would get various job opportunities in the Merchant Navy along with great standing and attractive remuneration.

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