Nautical Studies Y-veg
Bachelor's degree programme
Bachelor of Nautical Science Y-veg is an alternative route to a bachelor degree in Nautical Science for students with experience and formal competence through craft certificates from relevant positions. The three-year nautical science education is aimed towards the future occupation of deck officers and meets the requirements in STCW A-II/1 and A-II/2.
Bachelor of Nautical Science Y-veg provides insight in and knowledge of the maritime industry in regional, national and global perspectives, and contributes to safeguarding the interaction between humans, maritime technology, environment and society.
Western Norway University of Applied Sciences (HVL) is responsible for the education meeting the requirements from the Norwegian Maritime Authority. The education is subject to the Norwegian Maritime Authority's requirements for quality assurances.
In addition to regular subjects, the following courses are mandatory:
- STCW Advanced Safety Training (as specified in STCW A-VI/2-1, A-VI/3 and A-VI/4-1)
- Medical Care (STCW A-VI/4-2)
- Maritime Radio Communication (GMDSS, STCW IV)
Some of these courses are offered in cooperation with external companies.