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2 NIKOLA VAPTSAROV NAVAL ACADEMY MARITIME ENGINEERING EDUCATION IN BULGARIA

3 OUR MISSION STATEMENT To develop highly qualified leaders for the Bulgarian Navy and the maritime industry; to prepare them for the challenges of the transforming Navy and the rapidly changing sector of the global maritime economy To develop highly qualified leaders for the Bulgarian Navy and the maritime industry; to prepare them for the challenges of the transforming Navy and the rapidly changing sector of the global maritime economy

4 Higher military and civilian education for the future naval officers Doctor’s, Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees for the merchant marine Postgraduate training for military and maritime personnel Research and Development for the Bulgarian Navy and the maritime industry MAIN OBJECTIVES Technical training and enhancing the qualification of NCOs and sailors OTHER OBJECTIVES

5 1881 First technical school in Bulgaria 1893 Beginning of line officer / deck officer education and training 1901 Qualification courses for senior naval officers 1906 First diplomas of higher education 1953 First foreign cadets funded by their respective MoDs 1956 First Master’s Degree Engineering program 1960 International recognition of the Academy’s diploma by IMO 1995 Maritime university approved under the STCW 78/95 Convention 1998 First program accreditation of core specialties 2000 Cofounder of the International Association of Maritime Universities 2000 First ISO Quality Certificate 2001 First Institutional Accreditation HIGHLIGHTS IN HISTORY

6 Lieutenant Kuzminski Admiral Rozhdestvenski Founders of the Academy Alumni Association of the Naval Academy Major-general Konstantin Kirkov Nikola Vaptsarov Patron of the Academy TRADITIONS Institution for training in the maritime way of life Integrated training of officers both for the Navy and the Merchant Marine in a military environment Theory and practice in close integration National Center of maritime education and science Strict adherence to the international standards for training of maritime personnel

7 Boards of chairs Navigation Faculty Engineering Faculty Postgraduate Training Department General Assembly Dept. Council Director General Assembly Faculty Council Dean 6 chairs General Assembly Academic Council Superintendent - Rector Training Centers Naval Training Center NCO College General Assembly Faculty Council Dean ACADEMIC STRUCTURE

8 Naval Research Center English Resource Center CISCO Academy Ship Brokers Center Naval Training Center Career Development Center EIPC Center Information Center and Library Publishing Center Maritime Technology Transfer Center SUPPORT UNITS ACADEMIC SUPPORT UNITS

9 ACADEMIC STAFF SectionsProfessors Associate professors Other PhD holders Total NAVIGATION FACULTY ENGINEERING FACULTY POSTGRADUATE TRAINING DEPARTMENT --28 TOTAL ACADEMIC STAFF Academic trainees / Academic staff Ratio 12:1

10 SEAFARER’S COMPETENCY OF THE ACADEMIC STAFF 5Masters Foreign Going 4Chief Engineers 2Chief Mates 2First Engineers 7Second and Third Mates 4Second and Third Engineers 4Ship’s Electrical Engineer Officers 4Maritime Security Trainers 13GMDSS Operators 118Maritime Instructors

11 ACCREDITATIONS Syllabi accreditation IMO STCW 78/95 model courses, MARPOL, SOLAS and other conventions DEFENSE AND ARMED FORCES ACT HIGHER EDUCATION ACT Institutional accreditation Syllabi accreditation Syllabi accreditation Transport, Navigation, and Aviation vocational domain Syllabi accreditation Military Science vocational domain Institutional accreditation – 2006 Syllabi accreditation STANAG publications Allied publications Other NATO requirements NATO

12 TRAINING OF NAVAL OFFICERS (CADETS) Admittance exams Mathematics Physical fitness English language Medical checks Psycho-physiological fitness Duration of training: 5 years State exams Command and Control of naval tactical units English language Physical fitness Civilian specialty HIGHER EDUCATION with a BACHELOR degree in : and MILITARY SPECIALTY: COMMAND AND CONTROL OF NAVAL TACTICAL UNITS CIVILIAN SPECIALTY: NAVIGATION SHIP ENGINEERING SHIP RADIOELECTRONICS STANAG 6001 Certification

13 EDUCATION OF STUDENTS FOR THE MERCHANT MARINE BACHELOR’S DEGREE PROGRAMS NAVIGATION FACULTY SPECIALTIES: NAVIGATION INLAND WATERWAY NAVIGATION SHIP RADIOELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF MARITIME TRANSPORT AND PORTS WATER TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT ENGINEERING FACULTY SPECIALTIES: SHIP MACHINERY SHIP ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS TECHNOLOGY OF SHIP REPAIRS OCEAN ENGINEERING Duration of training – 4 years Academic hours – (240 ECTS Credits)

14 NAVIGATION CURRICULUM Year Basic sciences Technical sciences Social sciences Foreign Languages Physical Training Practice MathsOthers days days days Total days Total – 2685 hours; 240 ECTS credits 5 State examinations

15 NAVIGATION Admittance exams Internship 6 months Conventional and professional certificates Academic training Full-time training – 4 years Extra-mural – 5 years Sea service 24 months (12 as C / M) MASTER UNLIMITED Exam, BMA CHIEF MATE Sea service 12 months Exam, BMA Cadet internship 6 months OIC NAVIGATIONAL WATCH State Exams – Bachelor’s degree Master’s Degree Program Doctoral Exams Professor Ass. Professor PhD

16 INLAND WATERWAY NAVIGATION CURRICULUM Year Basic sciences Technical sciences Social sciences Foreign Languages Physical Training Practice MathsOthers days days days days Total days Total – 2685 hours; 240 ECTS credits 2 State examinations

17 INLAND WATERWAY NAVIGATION Admittance exams Internship 4 months Conventional and professional certificates Academic training Full-time training – 4 years Extra-mural – 5 years State Exams – Bachelor’s degree 3 years of service 1 of which as an inland waterway steersman BOATMASTER Exam, BMA STEERSMAN Doctoral Exams Professor Ass. Professor PhD Master’s Degree Program Professor Ass. Professor PhD

18 SHIP RADIOELECTRONICS CURRICULUM Year Basic sciences Technical sciences Social sciences Foreign Languages Physical Training Practice MathsOthers days days days Total days Total – 2925 hours; 265 ECTS credits 2 State examinations

19 SHIP RADIOELECTRONICS Admittance exams GMDSS Conventional and professional certificates Academic training Full-time training – 4 years Extra-mural – 5 years State Exams – Bachelor’s degree Time at sea 24 months Ship radioelectronics І class Exam, BMA Doctoral Exams Master’s Degree Program Time at sea 3 months Ship radioelectronics II class Exam, BMA Professor Ass. Professor PhD

20 TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT OF MARITIME TRANSPORT AND PORTS CURRICULUM Year Basic Sciences Technical Sciences Social sciences Humanities Physical Training Practice MathsOthers Foreign Languages Others days days days days Total days Total – 2580 hours; 240 ECTS credits 2 State examinations

21 WATER TRANSPORT MANAGEMENT CURRICULUM Year Basic sciences Technical sciences Social sciences Humanities Physical Training MathsOthers Foreign Languages Others Total Total – 2280 hours; 240 ECTS credits Internship – 30 days 2 State examinations

22 SHIP MACHINERY CURRICULUM Year Basic Sciences Technical Sciences Social sciences Humanities Physical Training Practice MathsOthers Foreign Languages Others days days days days Total days Total – 3075 hours; 240 ECTS credits 2 State examinations

23 SHIP MACHINERY Admittance exams Internship 3 months Conventional and professional certificates Academic Training Full-time Training – 4 years Extra-mural – 5 years State Exams – Bachelor’s degree 12 Months of Service CHIEF ENGINEER > 3000 kW Exam, BMA 12 Months of Service Cadet Internship 6 months Exam, BMA OIC ENGINEERING WATCH > 750 kW Master’s Degree Program Exam, BMA SECOND ENGINEER > 3000 kW Professor Ass. Professor PhD Doctoral Exams

24 SHIP ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT CURRICULUM Year Basic Sciences Technical Sciences Social sciences Humanities Physical Training Practice MathsOthers Foreign Languages Others days days days days Total days Total – 3045 hours; 240 ECTS credits 2 State examinations

25 SHIP ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT Admittance Exams Internship 3 months Conventional and professional certificates Academic Training Full-time Training – 4 years Extra-mural – 5 years State Exams – Bachelor’s degree Time at sea 24 months Cadet internship 6 months Exam, BMA SHIP ELECTRICIAN II GRADE Master’s Degree Program Exam, BMA SHIP ELECTRICIAN I GRADE Professor Ass. Professor PhD Doctoral Exams

26 SHIP REPAIR TECHNOLOGY CURRICULUM Year Basic Sciences Technical Sciences Social sciences Humanities Physical Training Practice MathsOthers Foreign Languages Others days days days days Total days Total – 3000 hours; 240 ECTS credits 2 State examinations

27 OCEAN ENGINEERING CURRICULUM Year Basic Sciences Technical Sciences Social sciences Humanities Physical Training Practice MathsOthers Foreign Languages Others days days days days Total days Total – 3075 hours; 240 ECTS credits 2 State examinations

28 NAVIGATION FACULTY NAVIGATION SHIP ELECTRONICS PORT MANAGEMENT EDUCATION OF MERCHANT MARINE STUDENTS MASTER’S DEGREE PROGRAMS SHIP MACHINERY SHIP ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS SHIP REPAIRS ENGINEERING FACULTY Duration of Training 1- 3 years Academic hours 900 – 2500 ( ECTS Credits)

29 DOCTORAL DEGREE PROGRAMS SCIENTIFIC SPECIALTIES Ship Operation and Navigation Operation of Water Transport, Seaports and River ports Radiolocation and Radionavigation Communications Systems and Networks Ship Power Plants and Machinery Technology and Organization of Shipbuilding and Ship Repairing Ship Power Supply and Electrical Systems Organization and Management of the Armed Forces Military Psychology

30 POSTGRADUATE TRAINING MERCHANT MARINERS Licensed ship broker and agent training Conventional certificate training Training for a higher degree of maritime qualification Bridge team/resource management courses Engine team/resource management courses GMDSS operator training RADAR / ARPA training Security officers training Safety officers training English Language training Diver training

31 DISTANCE LEARNING CENTER A structure within the Postgraduate Training Department Courses offered to military and civilian students Courses currently available / in development: –English –Information Technologies –Physics –Mathematics –Economics Supplementary materials available in all disciplines Active participation in MoD projects in the area of English language teaching / learning

32 QUALITY POLICY Attaining and maintaining the high quality of tertiary maritime education towards meeting the aims and objectives of Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy based on the age-old traditions of the Academy by: identifying and meeting national and international standards; establishing controlled environment for implementing the international standards related to naval and maritime personnel education and training QUALITY POLICY Attaining and maintaining the high quality of tertiary maritime education towards meeting the aims and objectives of Nikola Vaptsarov Naval Academy based on the age-old traditions of the Academy by: identifying and meeting national and international standards; establishing controlled environment for implementing the international standards related to naval and maritime personnel education and training QUALITY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM Lloyd’s Register’s ISO 9002:1994 Certificate Lloyd’s Register’s ISO 9001:2000 Certificate Lloyd’s Register’s ISO 9001:2008 Certificate

33 Decision of the National Assembly of Bulgaria of Dormitory Large parade ground Swimming pool Sports Hall Outdoor sports grounds Hotel Workshop Garageр Outdoor gymnastics ground Maritime Training Center Naval Museum Warehouses Dining facilities Theater Small parade ground Navigation Faculty” Engineering Faculty” Central building Gate Monument of N.Y.Vaptsarov Accacia Dining Facility Oil and lubricant storage Naval Academy campus Marine Qualification Center and Navigation Faculty Planetarium Administrative building Dormitories and the Sports center Dining facilities and theater Swimming pool

34 Sea born Training base (80 trainees) Tall-training ship Kaliakra (30 trainees) Boat base (10 row boats) Summer camp Simulators - 8 Polygons – 4 Planetarium (112 seats) Damage control centre Training workshop TRAINING FACILITIES

35 Lecture-halls and classrooms (1600 seats) Library ( volumes) with Informational computer center Sports Hall and swimming pool Computer training center with Internal computer net (283 work stations) Psycho-physiological labs - 2 Computer labs - 6 Language labs - 4 Other labs - 77 English resource center (SAC) Publishing center Cinema and Conference hall (428 seats) Dormitories - for 1600 trainees Dining facilities - for 1050 trainees Museum TRAINING FACILITIES

36 OPERATING TRAINERS AND SIMULATORS NameSkills practicedNumber of seats Transas MarineFull vessel control from a visualized navigation bridge 10 Transas GMDSSUsing procedures for communication6 Transas Engine Room Simulator ERS 4000 All-round practice for ship engineers12 DIESELSIM NorcontrolControl and diagnostics of ship diesel engines5 ALFA LAVALUsing ship separators12 Training Center FESTOOperating of hydraulic and pneumatic systems18 Technical Centre SKFDesign and servicing of rolling bearings6 Transas VTSRadar & AIS information processing8 Hydroacoustics LabSonar information processing8 Dangerous WatersTactical activities at sea39 JCATSTactical activities at any environment39 PlanetariumAstronomical observations112

37 RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES STRATEGIC GOAL To establish a centre of fundamental and applied science research in the area of naval science and marine technologies providing education and scientific support to the Navy and maritime industry STRATEGIC GOAL To establish a centre of fundamental and applied science research in the area of naval science and marine technologies providing education and scientific support to the Navy and maritime industry MAIN AREAS Marine technologies Naval science, weaponry and equipment Maritime safety and security Navigation Maritime education and qualification activities

38 INTERNATIONAL CONTACTS MEMBERSHIP IN The International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) The International Maritime Lecturers Association (IMLA) The Consortium of Military Academies and Defense Studies Institutes The World Maritime University, Malmö, Sweden Cisco Networking Academy Microsoft Academy

39 CONTACTS WITH NAVAL ACADEMIES Naval Academy “Mircea cel Batran”, Constantsa, Romania Turkish Naval Academy, Tuzla, Istanbul Hellenic Naval Academy, Piareus, Greece Academia Navale Livorno, Italy US Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland Spanish Naval Academy, Marin, Pontevedra Naval Academy at Murwik, Flensburg, Germany Ecole Navale, Brest, France Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, Devon Sevastopol Naval Institute, Sevastopol, Ukraine INTERNATIONAL CONTACTS

40 CONTACTS WITH MARITIME ACADEMIES AND UNIVERSITIES Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers, London, UK Constantsa Maritime University, Romania Istanbul Technical University, Turkey Piri Reis Maritime University, Istanbul, Turkey Main Maritime Academy, USA California Maritime Academy, USA Gdynia Maritime University, Poland Odessa National Maritime Academy, Ukraine Admiral Makarov State Maritime Academy, Russia St. Petersburg State University of Water Transport, Russia Odessa State University of Water Transport, Ukraine Batumi State Maritime Academy, Georgia

41 ERASMUS PROGRAM Standard and Extended Erasmus Charter (2007, 2008) Teaching Staff Mobility Agreement with Constanta Maritime University. Mobility in the period 2007 – 2010:  24 professors from the Naval Academy, Varna  22 professors from the Maritime University, Constanta Students Mobility Agreement with “Stargate Ship Management” and “Ahrenkiel Ship Management” for 45 practice mobilities in 2009 – 2010 Participation in the Military Erasmus Program:  2 cadets in Spanish Naval Academy, Marin, Pontevedra – 2 week seminar  practice on board US and Italian combat ships INTERNATIONAL CONTACTS

42 ERASMUS PROGRAMS IN PREPARATION Bilateral Agreements for Academic Exchange for 2011 – 2013: Constanta Naval Academy, Romania Istanbul Technical University, Turkey, Maritime Faculty University of Applied Sciences, FHS – Vienna, Austria, Department of Intelligent Transport Systems Military University of Brno, Czech Republic All programs are signed and pending at Erasmus Office

43 TRANSAS Group, UK Royal Caribbean International Multraship Towage & Salvage, The Netherlands Premiere Group Ltd, Norway Marine Consult, Germany Keppel Fels Baltech Ltd, Singapore Kuwait Oil Tanker Company EURONAV, France BUSINESS CONTACTS Zodiac Maritime Agencies Ltd, UK Thenamaris, Greece K-Line, Japan Stamco Ship Management Co Ltd, Greece Union Shipping and Trade Co Ltd, Greece Star Gate Ltd Cosmos Shipping Promar Ltd, Germany Odyssey Management Consultancy, Dubai, UAE

44 REALISATION OF THE NAVAL ACADEMY’S GRADUATES There is no unemployment for the Academy’s graduates. They make $500 M every year.

45 PARTICIPATION OF THE TRAINING VESSELS IN TALL SHIP REGATTAS England Italy Cutty Sark 86, 87, 88, 89, 90 Grand Regatta Columbus 92 Cutty Sark 96, 97, 98 Cutty Sark 2001, 2002 Tall Ships 2000, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 Naples TALL SHIP KALIAKRA - WINNER USA Sweden

46 PARTICIPATION OF THE “IN THE WAKE OF THE BELGICA” EXPEDITION Europe – Antarctica Oct – March 2008

47 NAVAL ACADEMY PROSPECTS REGIONAL TRAINING CENTRE FOR MARITIME PERSONNEL FOR BULGARIAN AND INTERNATIONAL MARINE COMPANIES NATIONAL MARITIME SCIENCE AND EDUCATION CENTRE IN THE REPUBLIC OF BULGARIA ALL-ROUND TRAINING CENTRE FOR PERSONNEL FOR THE NAVY AND THE WATER TRANSPORT SYSTEM

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