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Marine Operations, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
New York City, NY, United States
As a Marine Operations major at the SUNY Maritime College, students will learn about the business of shipping from the fleet operations perspective – how to manage and maintain a company’s fleet of ships – as well as how to sail, power and navigate a commercial vessel.
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Overview

The program is designed to combine business, humanities courses and basic engineering concepts to provide the skills and knowledge needed to work on a vessel and in the maritime industry.

The Marine Operations program at the SUNY Maritime College is designed to give students real-world insight and expertise into the business of shipping. Marine Operations courses include economics, physics, transportation systems, and other business courses.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of a Bachelor of Science program in Marine Operations – Deck License Program, graduates will be able to:

  • Pass the US Coast Guard Third Mate, Unlimited License on the STCW Operational Level.
  • Demonstrate the ability to assume all of the duties of a Third Mate in international or domestic service, including the ability to stand a watch on a commercial vessel.
  • Demonstrate a thorough understanding of shipboard operations along with the impact they have on the global economy and environment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of basic related industry practices.
  • Demonstrate leadership and organizational skills necessary to assume positions of responsibility in their careers after graduation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • If students are interested in powering a vessel and operating and maintaining its related systems, they should pursue a U.S. Coast Guard third assistant engineer, or engine, license.
  • Students interested in navigation, cargo handling and other ship systems may pursue a U.S. Coast Guard third mate, or deck license.
  • Whichever license students choose to pursue, they will gain basic knowledge and skills by taking classes in the other license program. This will allow students to understand both sides of a ship's operations and be better prepared to succeed in their career after graduation.

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    79

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Submit the application. Apply online using the SUNY Application or Common Application.
  • All academic credentials must have an official seal, stamp or signature of a school or government official, and be submitted in the original language (if not in English, it must be accompanied by an exactly worded and certified translation). Upon receipt of your documents we may require further evaluation. All foreign academic transcripts must be evaluated by WES or a NACES approved evaluation service, and translated into English.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • 250 word essay or personal statement.
  • Submit your English Proficiency test scores via an official score report for the TOEFL or SAT or ACT or IELTS. Please note that TOEFL and IELTS scores are not valid past two years.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17527 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17527 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    18650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18650 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    13695 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13695 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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