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Info 2024/2025

Duration 3 years
CFU 180
Class L-28
Access Free access
Locations GENOVA
Language English
Teaching mode Frontale
Head of programme MASSIMO FIGARI
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Programme overview


The Bachelor Programme 'Maritime Science and Technology' belongs to the L-28 Degree Class by Italian rules of the Ministry of the University and Research.

It is a scientific-economic academic program that embraces the IMO-STCW requirements for Officers.  The Program consists of two curricula: the Deck Officer curriculum embraces the competences specified in sections A-II/1 and A-II/2, while the Marine Engineer and Electrotechnical Officer curriculum embraces the competences specified in sections A-III/1, A-III/2 and A-III/6 of the STCW Convention. The cultural roots of the University of Genova in the Maritime sector date back at least two centuries, the School of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has been established in 1870 and the School of Economics has been established in 1885.

Learning by doing

The aim of the Programme is to provide undergraduates with both: the scientific basis of the disciplines, and the ability to use techniques, systems, and instruments on board.

Undergraduates will gain knowledge of the national and international shipping context through internship activities and partnerships to be carried out over the training program. The University has already partnership with important players such as V-Ship and Carnival.

The internship onboard as Cadet is only allowed to students that have a valid Sea Book issued by an eligible national authority, i.e. Panama Maritime Authority, etc. All other students will have the internship ashore.

From 2020, University of Genova has signed a collaboration agreement with 'Collegio dei Capitani di Lungo Corso e di Macchina', associated to Confederation of European Shipmaster’s  Associations, for improving competence in the teaching activities.

Career perspectives

The classes will be held at UNIGE (Scuola Politecnica and Dipartimento di Economia) and will provide the background for many jobs in the maritime sector, like the following: 

  • Marine Engineer, Electrotechnical and Deck Officer, after an internship that must be carried out on board for at least 12 months, 4 of which in graduation curriculum and passing a state exam in addition to the professionalizing courses.
  • Officer at Management level, after 24 to 36 months as an Officer and passing a state exam.
  • Technical management employment with companies in the maritime sector.

What you will learn

Deck Officer

Deck Officer

Engineer officer and electro-technical officer

Engineer officer and electro-technical officer 

Marine Engineering

Marine Engineering 


The main objective of the Degree Course is to train technicians at the management level of the vessel and technical role in companies in the maritime sector as envisaged by STCW international code. The STCW is an international convention that defines the minimum standards of competence of the professional figures in the maritime sector. In Italy this convention was implemented by the Ministry of Transport through a law and several decrees.

Two curricula are considered covered by the proposed degree: ​​one oriented to the management of the ship (Deck Officer) and the other oriented to the management of on-board systems (engineer or technical role). 

The basic educational activities (45 CFU) and characterizing (45 CFU) at university level are aimed at raising thecultural level and logical mathematical abilities of the students so that they can understand the characterizing formative activities (both theoretical and application ones).

The laboratory and training activities have the aim to provide the training in order to facilitate the achievement of qualification to the profession of merchant marine officer.

The Degree Course provides an on board training period of 4-6 months. Alternatively, the internship can be carried out in companies in the maritime / naval sector.

The remaining credits are dedicated to Maritime disciplines, to English and the thesis.

Teaching is totally in English, the official language of the maritime sector. 

Head of programme

Massimo Figari

Welcome to the website of the degree program in Maritime Science and Technology! This new course will start this year and is the first Bachelor course at University of Genova to be taught entirely in English.  

Massimo Figari

Where to find us


DITEN - Department of Electrical, Electronic,Telecommunication Engineering and Naval Architecture
DIEC - Department of Economics and Business Studies

Via Montallegro 1
16145 Genova


All teaching activities will take place in Genova at:

  • Villa Cambiaso - via Montallegro 1
  • Polo Opera Pia - via all' Opera Pia 15 A
  • Polo Economia - Via Vivaldi 5

Learn more

Student Desk - Engineering School
Villa Cambiaso
Via Montallegro 1

Student Desk - DITEN
Via Montallegro 1

Didactic support contact
Paola Bergantin