Ships officers must be qualified in the competence standards required by the UN-International Maritime Organization's STCW Convention (the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers). Seafarers are only permitted to work on internationally trading ships if issued with STCW certificates in either the deck or engine departments. These qualifications are recognized internationally.
Deck Officers: After completion of Bachelor in Marine Nautical Science:- Following are some of the skills learned by trainee deck officers, in accordance with international requirements: Managing a navigational watch (in effect taking charge of safety of the ship); planning a passage (using charts); using radar and high tech aids; radio communications (using maritime satellite systems); maneuvering the ship; cargo handling; crew management; pollution prevention; firefighting; lifeboat use; and medical care.
Engineer Officers: After completion of Bachelor In Marine Engineering:- Following are some of the skills learned by trainee engineer officers:
Marine engineering; maintenance, repair and reassembly of shipboard engines and equipment; electrical engineering; electronic engineering; control engineering; crew management; pollution prevention; firefighting; lifeboat use; and medical care.