B.Sc. On Campus

Marine Operations

SUNY Maritime College

48 months
17527 USD/year
18650 USD/year
13695 USD/year
Tuition fee
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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.


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.

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.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

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  • International

    17527 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 17527 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    18650 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18650 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    13695 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13695 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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