B.Sc. In Nautical Science

Affiliated to Alagappa University, Approved by D.G.Shipping
Course Duration: 3 years

As the highest ranking Deck Officer, the Chief officer - also known as the First Officer - will have the ultimate responsibility for the handling of cargo and the efficient running of the ship. With the assistance of lower ranking Deck officers, all of whom have to be certified by examination after completing the appropriate qualifying sea time, this team keeps the ship and its crew safe, secure and business.

Working in an executive department responsible for the navigation, manoeuvring and safe handling of the ship, communications between ship and shore, the handling and delivery of cargo, and the operation of all lifesaving devices, the role of a Deck Officer is vital on-board a merchant vessel.

Approved by The Directorate General of Shipping, Government of India. Leading to Second Mate's Foreign-Going Certificate of competency awarded by the D.G.Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, and Goverment of India after twelve months of sea service. This enables the cadets to become Navigating Officers on board Merchant Navy Ships Worldwide.