Bachelor of Nautical Science


The three-year Bachelor of Nautical Science is an education aimed towards the future occupation of deck officers and meets the requirements in STCW A-II/1 and A-II/2. It 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 Basic safety training (as specified in STCW A-VI/1-1, A-VI/1-2, A-VI/1-3 and A-VI/1-4)
  • STCW Advanced Safety Training (as specified in STCW A-VI/2-1, A-VI/3 og A-VI/4-1)
  • Medical Care (STCW A-VI/4-2)
  • Maritime Radio Communication (GMDSS, STCW IV)

We offer some of these courses in cooperation with external companies.

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