Undergraduate Program

Nautical Science Department


Nautical Science is a programme under the Faculty of Maritime Studies at the Regional Maritime University (RMU). At the undergraduate level, there are options for Degree and Diploma in Nautical Science. The programme encompasses the knowledge of navigation, seamanship and ship operation. 

Over the years, the department has trained students to assume officer responsibilities on merchant ships and prepare them for careers in the marine related fields ashore. 

Progressively, the Department has chalked some remarkable achievements worth noting. Most past students from the department are working as navigation officers with international shipping companies like Pacific International Lines (PIL), Bernhard Schulte Shipping Management (BSM), Celebrity Cruise Company, and Swire Pacific among others. Others are also working as pilots at the Ghana Ports and Harbours Authority (GPHA).

The Programmes offered by the department are as follows: 

  • BSc. Nautical Science
  • Diploma in Nautical Science
  • General Purpose Rating (PreSea Vocational)
  • Class One Deck Certificates of Competency 
  • Class Two Deck Certificates of Competency
  • Class Three Deck Certificates of Competency


Graduates from the department can work on off shore-based maritime industries as Navigating Officers; onboard merchant ships as well as other shore-based maritime or allied industries as lecturers and Marine consultants etc. 


Past students from the department are working as navigation officers with international shipping companies.

Training of officers of the Ghana Navy in Bridge Resource Management

The Nautical Science Department is noted for the training of officers of the Ghana Navy in Bridge Resource Management, Automatic Radar Plotting and Passage Planning using the Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS). The Department boasts of the state-of-the-arts Bridge Simulator and EDICS Simulator for training purposes.

There have been successive achievements of the department in the organization of International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG) seminar for the past decades. Again there are successful stories in the organization of Summer School (i.e. Coastal Ocean Environmental Summer School) since 2015.

Future aspirations of the department includes being the preferred choice for nautical studies and shipboard career development and advancement in the country and the sub region. The Department also aspires to have a strong and confident strategic partnerships with stakeholders in the maritime industry to enhance maritime education and training.

Most of the world’s trade is carried by sea. With a BSc. Nautical Science or Diploma Nautical Science you can become a professional in this exciting and vital industry. If you are an adventurer and want to pursue a profession where you will get to discover the farthest depths of seas, a BSc in Nautical Science or Diploma in Nautical Science is an ideal program to begin with.

Our Certificate of Competency programs are accredited by the Ghana Maritime Authority and meet the requirements set out in the
International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch-keeping for seafarers (STCW 2010). We make use of our full mission Bridge and ECDIS simulators in the teaching of our programmes. 


By studying our programmes us, you will develop the skills required to join the next generation of leaders in the maritime industry.

Slogan: Together we sail.


Information Source: Marketing Unit, RMU.

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Regional Maritime University
Nungua, P.O. GP 1115
Accra, Ghana

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Graduates from the Department are in top managerial /supervisory positions all over the world.

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