Date of Award
Master of Science in Maritime Affairs
Maritime Education & Training
Mathieu, Charles E.
The subject of this paper is to give an overview of the Algerian Maritime Education and Training (MET) system and how to update it. The results of new technological developments in shipboard applications will considerably affect the actual role of the marine engineers. Adjustments in MET of many developed countries have been ' made to suit the needs of shipowners to stay competitive internationally. The experience of such MET systems can be used as a guideline to suit the needs of one's country. The marine engineer of the future must possess the required skills and knowledge to be able to operate safely and efficiently the highest automated ships of the future. It is essential that his education and training must be adapted to suit the requirements of new technologies used on board ships. In my paper I have described the actual structure of the Algerian MET system and the training facilities at the Maritime Institute. An emphasis has been put forward on few MET systems adopted in some developed countries. The final section of the paper provides the reader with proposed solutions for the updating of the Marine Engineer Education and Training courses with regard to technological changes and the International requirements.