The College of Maritime Education (CME) was established by Our Lady of Fatima University to provide quality education to aspiring seafarers in the CAMANAVA area and other neighboring cities and towns from Region 2 and 3.
Its degree programs, which are duly recognized by CHED and MARINA, equip future deck and engine officers with knowledge and training needed in the marine industry.
The College of Maritime Education’s facilities and equipment are of international standards, some of which are: a RADAR/ARPA (marine radar with automatic radar plotting aid), an ECDIS (Electronic Chart Display and Information System) room, GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) simulators, a mock bridge with complete seamanship tools and paraphernalia, boiler systems, marine machineries, and two (2) engine room simulators.
With the aid of up-to-date facilities combined with an excellent pool of teaching staff, graduates receive a well-rounded and quality education that gives them robust employment opportunities aboard international vessels such as officers-in-charge of navigational watch and engineering watch.
Today, students of the College of Maritime Education reap the full benefits from OLFU’s world-class learning platforms and resources which are paired with state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories—all delivered by a competent teaching faculty through a masterful mix of learning modalities: online, distance or, when health conditions permit, face-to-face learning.
It is also noteworthy that OLFU is one among a few select schools to be granted the Certificate of Authority by the CHEd, allowing it to conduct limited face-to-face classes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic; a testament to the University’s established and effective community safety protocols.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MARINE TRANSPORTATION
BS in Marine Transportation is a professional program that deals with the study of navigation, cargo handling and stowage, controlling of the safe operation and care for people onboard the ship at the operational level. The course consists of a three-year academic study and a one-year cadetship onboard a vessel.
BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN MARINE ENGINEERING
BS in Marine Engineering is a professional program that deals with the study of marine propulsion systems and its auxiliaries, its operation and maintenance as well as controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons onboard at the operational level of marine engineering. It also deals with electrical, electronics and control engineering. The course consists of a three-year academic study and a one-year cadetship onboard a vessel.
Graduates of BSMT or BSME programs may find careers in, among others:
Merchant Marine Profession (Deck and Engine Officers)