BSc. Nautical Science - Deck Cadet

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AMS Nursing Maritime & Hospitality College
AMS Ship Management Private Limited
(RPS Licence issued by Directorate General of Shipping, Government of India)
The only Maritime College in India to Guarantee Placements
The Best PreSea Training Institute
Collaboration with
Australian Maritime College
A Specialist College of University of Tasmania
Pathway approved by
Australian Maritime Safety Authority – AMSA
Australian Government

After XII, Science students are often confused as to what career path to take. Engineering is the first option in everybody’s mind. But not everybody can be an engineer and this herd mentality has hit both, the students as well as the Engineering field itself. Quality of Education has lowered and students are finding it hard to get good jobs in the market, while market itself is running for good engineers.

So, it is advisable to not blindly follow others and explore other options as well. One such option for Non-Medical Students which can be highly paying as well is to Join Merchant Navy.

For career hopefuls we introduce ourselves as AMS, a top Maritime College Merchant Navy training Institute having registered office in New Delhi & strategic campus in Chennai. AMS has admission office in Kolkata, West Bengal since 2014.

The only Merchant Navy College in India, The Best Presea Training Institute for Deck Cadets & GP Ratings In Collaboration with Australian Maritime College. A Specialist College of University of Tasmania. Pathway approved by Australian Maritime Safety Authority – AMSA Australian Government. This Merchant Navy Academy in Delhi/ Chennai/Kolkata is one of the top Merchant Navy Institutes in India.

About deck cadet course

Course Name: B.Sc (Nautical Science)
Duration: 3 years
Eligibility: 10+2 PCM & E
Level: Degree

How to Join Merchant Navy
Sale of Prospectus starts in March/April/May every year. An eligible candidate may apply for the course. He has to appear for an Entrance and a Medical Examination for seafarers to be ‘Fit for Sea Service’ for Merchant Navy jobs.


Pre-sea Training Institute
Presea training for Deck Cadets
Familiarisation and safety studies 4 Months
The first phase provides students with a background to the maritime industry as well as essential safety study components mandated as perquisites for seagoing employment. The Degree programme curricula are aligned with STCW 2010, with the Advanced Diplomas aligning with STCW Regulation II/1 and STCW Regulation III/1. The phase must be completed at AMS campus. The degree programme is in collaboration with Australian Maritime College – AMC, a specialist college of University of Tasmania.

Sea service
Onboard Training 24 Months

Building on the background and safety components of Pre-sea phase, students undertaking sea service Phase, proceed to sea for a period of 24 months as Deck cadet. Whilst undertaking many routine and operational duties at sea, at the discretion of the ship’s Deck officers, cadet will complete onboard study “Training and Guided Study (TAGS) / Distance Learning Programme (D.L.P.) consisting of project work, correspondence material and Record Book. This study is designed to lead cadet through the various aspects of a Deck Watch Keeper (IInd Mates).

Post-sea (Deck Watch Keeper or IInd Mates)
Advanced Diploma Studies - IInd Mates 9 Months

On completion of the onboard study phase, cadets enrol in and complete the Advanced Diploma in Nautical Science (IInd Mates), to be conducted at Launceston Campus, of Australian Maritime College, of University of Tasmania, Australia. Study includes consolidation of many practical and safety related components as well as an elective stream in a specific industry sector.

Seagoing Experience
IIIrd/IInd Officer 12/18 Months

During this phase candidates will gain sea services as 3rd / 2nd officer in charge of a navigational watch in order to satisfy eligibility requirements for the Chief Mates Certificateof Competency.

Bachelor of Applied Science - Nautical Science
Academic & Practical Studies 6 Months

In the final phase of the Degree students undertake studies appropriate to ship management duties. This includes administration and organization, business and law, ship handling, Ship Master nautical knowledge and command navigation (simulation). The Bachelor Degree aligning with STCW Regulation II/2 and STCW Regulation III/2 is approved by Australian Maritime and Safety Authority – AMSA, Australian Government. On completion of this study, students would complete their academic programme.

Academic Studies 6 Months

Students will be encouraged to continue their off-the-job studies at this point for further 6 months in order to complete the academic components of Ship Master Programme.

Seagoing Experience
IInd/Chief Officer 12 Months

Students will gain sea service as 2nd / Chief Deck Officer in charge of a navigational watch in order to satisfy eligibility requirements for the Masters Certificate of Competency.

Masters Viva 2 Weeks
After the necessary sea service with Chief Mate’s Certificate of Competency, students will undertake Ship Masters orals.

Sail as Master (Captain) of the Ship
AMS Nursing Maritime & Hospitality College ( AMS Ship Management Pvt. Ltd. ) New Delhi Chennai Kolkata is the only Merchant Navy Institute in India /Merchant Navy College in India to auspice BSc. Nautical Science, pathway approved by Australian Maritime Safety Authority - AMSA in collaboration with Australian Maritime College, A specialist college of the University of Tasmania, Tasmania, Australia.

Career in Merchant Navy
After completion of the course, one can expect an average pay scale between 1.5 to 2.5 Lacs per month. Assurance of placements will be given on bond paper in writing. During onboard training (IInd Phase) also, one can earn anywhere between US$ 3500 to US$ 4200 (Rs. 2,24,000/- to Rs. 2,68,800/-)per month.
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Mr. Ashok Kumar Singh
Educational Consultant
Bokaro-Steel-City, Jharkhand