Electrical Engineering and Radio Electronics Faculty

Knowledge Area: 27 – «Transport»

Speciality: 271 – «River and Sea Transport»

Specialization: 271.3 – «Operation and Maintenance of Ship’s electrical equipment and automation means»

Knowledge Area: 17 – «Electronics and Telecommunications»

Specialty: 172 – «Telecommunications and Radio Engineering»

Specialization: «Radio electronic Appliances, Systems and Complexes»

Electromechanics is a section of electrical engineering that discusses the general principles of electromechanical energy conversion, therefore, a marine electromechanic is a specialist who is engaged in the practical application and operation of electromechanical devices on board. However, graduates of electromechanical specialty receive wide-ranging training and are able to provide technical operation not only of electrical equipment and automation of ships, ship power plants, but also waterside power systems, waterside power stations, etc. What can’t be said about graduates of related specialties of Polytechnic Universities, who need to undergo postgraduate training or retraining at certified training centers, institutes of postgraduate education, etc., to take the suitable position on the ship.

The training of electromechanical profile specialists at the National University “Odessa Maritime Academy” (NU «OMA») has been going on since 1944, namely since the establishment of the university as Odessa Higher Maritime School and is based on the model course of the International Association of Maritime Universities (International Association of Maritime) Universities (IAMO) for Electrotechnical Officer and as defined in section A-III/6 of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, with the 2012 Manila Amendments.

The faculty prepares graduates with the first (bachelor’s), second (master’s) and third (doctor of philosophy) levels of higher education.

Qualifications related to the ship electromechanics training course can be described by the following learning outcomes:

– advanced knowledge in marine electrical engineering, electronics and automation;

– the ability to collect and interpret material data to make decisions about complex and unforeseen problems in professional activity;

– ability to share information, problems, judgments, ideas and decisions with management, managers and subordinate staff;

– ability to manage complex professional activities in the field of marine electrical engineering, electronics and automation;

– the ability to train the ship’s personnel and manage the professional development of the subordinate groups.

The Electrical Engineering and Radio Electronics Faculty was reorganized on July 9, 2003 on the basis of the Electrical Engineering Faculty and the Faculty of Radioelectronics. The faculty includes departments of ship electromechanics and electrical engineering, electrical equipment and automation of ships, marine radio communication, marine electronics, higher mathematics. The specialties of the Faculty have been internationally accredited at the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST, London, UK).

Obtaining the specified qualification and high level of professional training of graduates of electromechanical specialty at NU “OMA” is provided by teachers of higher qualification – professors and associate professors, most of whom are certified electromechanics, and modern certified laboratory and training equipment. Faculty teachers have prepared and published a number of textbooks, manuals that are recognized and used both in Ukraine and abroad. Leading scientists of the faculty manage applicants, graduate students and doctoral students.

During the study, the students of the Faculty undergo various types of training: technological, educational seagoing and production seagoing on the ships of internal and foreign shipowners, as well as training on certified simulators.

Graduates of the specialty have the opportunity to receive basic general engineering and special vocational training in accordance with the requirements of the Radio Regulations and the International Convention of the National Standard 78/95. They are capable of performing the functions of receiving and transmitting information using the GMDSS subsystem and equipment, fulfill the functional requirements of GMDSS, carry out maintenance, tuning and repair of ship and shore radio equipment, radar, radio navigation and computer equipment.

Cadets have the opportunity to receive training in accordance with the requirements for radio specialists, defined by sections A-IV/1 and A-IV/2 of the International STCW Code 78/95, and to qualify as an engineer in the field of electronics and telecommunications, who are eligible for certificate of GMDSS operator according to the requirements of STCW regulation IV/2 and II(I) class Radio Operator Certificate of Competency according to the requirements and Certificate of Competency of GMDSS II(I) Class Radio Electronic Engineer in accordance with the Provisions of Chapter IV of STCW Code and National Requirements.

Adress, contacts


Our Adress

  • 8, Didrikhson str., Bulding №2, Odessa, 65029, Ukraine


  • tramways № 5, 12, 15, 28;
  • public taxi bus № 108, 127, 164, 165, 168, 191, 197, 214, 215, 232, 240, 245, 250.




Lykhachov A.
Lykhachov A.Vice dean
<strong>Budashko V.</strong>
Budashko V.Dean
Malyarenko Y.
Malyarenko Y.Vice dean of «Radio Electronics» course