Department of Nautical Science
The 1st year level focuses on coastal and deep-sea navigation, astro-navigation, oceanography and meteorology. These are all theoretical components and practical work is done at sea during recess times and military weeks during their 3-year stay at the Academy. The 2nd year consists of a module on electronic navigation systems, including the theory of GMDSS, as well as a module introducing marine engineering principles. The 3rd year consists of a module on ship stability and a module introducing naval architecture.
All modules are presented to fulltime residential students only and no distance education is entertained.
Nautical Science is unique in the sense that it is totally client driven and the Military Academy is the only tertiary institution where this type of curricular content is presented at degree level.