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Welcome

 

Thank you for visiting our website and for exploring the Erasmus+ opportunities at the Antwerp Maritime Academy. Our academy, known in Dutch as the “Hogere Zeevaartschool” (HZS), offers Bachelor and Master programmes in Nautical Sciences, and Bachelor programmes in Marine Engineering. Our academy is located in Antwerp, only 50 km from Brussels.

Antwerp, a city with about half a million inhabitants, is of major importance to the economic and cultural life in Flanders, the northern part of Belgium. The river Scheldt has played a fundamental role in the development of the city. The port of Antwerp is one of the largest in the world, and gives the city its international dimension. Antwerp citizens speak Dutch but most of them do understand and speak English. Take a look at a promotional video of the city of Antwerp.

 

Duration of the Erasmus exchange

Most students come to the Antwerp Maritime Academy for 1 semester. We also accept Erasmus exchanges of a complete academic year.

 

Organisation of the educations

The Antwerp Maritime Academy offers 2 educations (1) Nautical sciences which consists of a bachelor of 3 years followed by 1 master year and (2) Marine engineering which consists of a bachelor of 3 years. All courses are organized in 4 modules following the structure of the Table below. It is possible to combine a package of courses from different years, but overlap in the time table might occur.

Semester 1 (September – January)

Semester 2 (February – June)

Module 1.1

Module 1.2

Module 2.1

Module 2.2

Foreknowledge

For some courses foreknowledge is mandatory. That foreknowledge is imposed by the sequencing of the courses. Courses with required foreknowledge can be followed if the student has acquired that knowledge at the sending institute.

Language level

Please keep in mind that Dutch and French are the two working languages at the Antwerp Maritime Academy. Speaking/writing/understanding Dutch or French at a level B2 is absolutely necessary for incoming exchange students wishing to follow courses in Dutch or French.

Courses taught in English

In the bachelor years of both educations, a limited number of courses are taught in English. The master Nautical Science offers a larger number of English courses, merely in the second semester (from February until June). It is possible to compose a second semester’s Learning Agreement of 30 ECTS with Master courses taught in English.

You will find a list of the courses taught in English hereunder. More information about the courses can be found in the curricula of Nautical Sciences and Marine Engineering.

a) Nautical Sciences

Year

Course

Credits

Semester

Bachelor 1

MARITIME ENGLISH (PART 1) > Maritime English (part 1)

7

1 + 2

Bachelor 2

PROBLEMS OF NAVIGATION (PART 2) > Radar

2

1 + 2

Bachelor 2

THERMODYNAMICS & SHIP'S CONSTRUCTION (PART 2) > Ship's construction (part 2)

1

2

Bachelor 2

MARITIME ENGLISH (PART 2) > Maritime English (part 2)

4

1 + 2

Bachelor 3

PROPULSION (PART 1) > Propulsion (part 1) - theory

2

2

Bachelor 3

LAW OF THE SEA – BASICS > Law of the sea - Basics

3

2

Bachelor 3

MARITIME ENGLISH (PART 3) > Maritime English (part 3)

3

1

Bachelor 3

DREDGING TECHNIQUES > Dredging techniques

3

2

Bachelor 3

INFORMATICS IN A MARITIME CONTEXT > Informatics in a maritime context

3

2

Master

SHIP'S EXPLOITATION (PART 2) > Ship's exploitation (part 2)

4

1

Master

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 1 > Supply Chain Management I

3

1

Master

MARITIME LAW – BASICS > Maritime Law – Basics

3

1

Master

PROPULSION (PART 2) > Propulsion (part 2) – theory

2

1

Master

ANALYSIS OF SHIPPING MARKETS > Analysis of shipping markets

3

2

Master

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT 2 > Supply chain management II

3

2

Master

PORT MANAGEMENT AND POLICY > Port management and policy

3

2

Master

ADVANCED MARITIME ECOLOGY & TECHNOLOGY > Advanced maritime ecology & technology - theory &Advanced maritime ecology & technology - exercises

3

2

Master

INTRODUCTION INTO HYDROGRAPHY > Introduction into hydrography

3

2

Master

ADVANCED STABILITY > Advanced stability – theory

2

2

Master

ADVANCED STABILITY > Advanced stability – exercises

1

1

Master

INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY > Information and communication technology

3

2

Master

DATA ANALYSIS > Data analysis

3

2

Master

SPECIALISED PROGRAMME IN MARITIME LAW > Law of the sea - Advanced

6

2

Master

SPECIALISED PROGRAMME IN MARITIME LAW > Maritime Law - Advanced

9

2

 b) Marine engineering

Year

Course

Credits

Semester

Bachelor 1

MARITIME ENGLISH (PART 1) > Maritime English (part 1)

7

1 + 2

Bachelor 2

MARITIME ENGLISH (PART 2) > Maritime English (part 2)

4

1 + 2

Bachelor 3

MARITIME ENGLISH (PART 3) > Maritime English (part 3)

3

1

Bachelor 3

MARITIME RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - MRM & MRM - CASE STUDIES > Maritime resource management – MRM

2

1+2

Bachelor 3

MARITIME RESOURCE MANAGEMENT - MRM & MRM - CASE STUDIES > Maritime resource management - case studies

1

2

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General information:

 

Contact

Olivier Schalm
Coordinator Internationalization
tel. 03-205 64 45
international@hzs.be