General information about education at MSU

Federal budget educational institution Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University

The Federal budget educational institution Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University implements the programs of primary, secondary, higher education, postgraduate and further professional education, vocational training, general education programs (secondary (complete) general education, basic general education, primary general education).

The history of the Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University as a higher education institution dates back to 1944. In accordance with Decision # 5311 of the State Defense Committee dated 5 March 1944 "On measures to train the command personnel of the Merchant Marine", by Order # 10733 of the Council of People’s Commissars of the USSR dated May 16, 1944, by Order #135 of the All-Union Committee for Higher Education under the USSR PCC dated 11.04.1944 and the Order # 223 of the People’s Commissar of the USSR Marine Fleet dated 07.07.1944, the Vladivostok Marine College was transformed into the Vladivostok Higher Marine College.

In 1958, by Order # 571/163 of the Minister of Merchant Marine the Vladivostok Higher Marine College was renamed into the Vladivostok Higher Marine Engineering College. By Order #165 of Minister of Merchant Marine issued in 1965, the Vladivostok Higher Marine Engineering College was renamed as the Admiral Nevelskoy Far Eastern Higher Marine Engineering College (FEHEMC).

According to Decision # 207 of the USSR Council of Ministers, in 1991 FEHEMC was renamed as the Admiral Nevelskoy Far Eastern State Maritime Academy.

In accordance with Order # 148 dated 2001 of the Federal Agency of Maritime and River Transport, the Admiral Nevelskoy Far Eastern State Maritime Academy was reorganized into the Federal State Educational Establishment Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University.

More than 40 thousand specialists were trained during the period of activities of the Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University.

Outstanding Graduates:

  • Anna I. Shchetinina — master mariner, Hero of Socialist Labor of 1982, VMC graduate of 1929;

  • Nikolay P. Tsakh — Russian Transport Minister in 1996-1998, FEHEMC graduate of 1962;

  • Oleg S. Parfentyev — NORFES Director General, FEHEMC graduate of 1969;

  • Viktor M. Miskov — FESCO Director General in 1986-2000, VHMC graduate of 1954;

  • Yuri M. Volmer — Minister of the USSR Merchant Marine in 1986-1991, VHEMC graduate of 1948;

  • Alexander A. Lugovets — FESCO Director General, First Deputy Minister of Transport of Russia in 1997-2000, FEHEMC graduate of 1970;

  • Alexander A. Davydenko — Head of the Federal Agency of Sea and River Transport of Russia, FEHEMC graduate of 1980;

  • Sergey O. Frank — Russia’s Transport Minister in 1998-2004, Director General, the state shipping company SovComFlot, FEHEMC graduate of 1983; et al.

The structure of the Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University includes five separate structural subdivisions:

  • T.B.Guzhenko Sakhalin Higher Maritime College — MSU Branch (Kholmsk);

  • MSU Nakhodka Branch (Nakhodka);

  • Amur Branch (Blagoveshchensk);

  • Two representative offices: in Khabarovsk and Moscow.

FBEI HPE Admiral Nevelskoy Maritime State University in accordance with the annex to the License of the Federal Service for Supervision in Education and Science has the right to conduct educational activities according to 52 programs of higher education, 24 programs of secondary vocational education, 15 programs of initial vocational education, 19 specialties of postgraduate studies, 6 programs of additional education, 27 programs of professional training, and three general education programs.

Specialist’s Degree:

  • Navigation Department

  • Ship Engineering Department
    «Operation of ship power plants»;

  • Electric Engineering Department
    «Maintenance of Transport Radio Equipment»,
    «Operation of ship electrical and automation equipment»;

  • Physics and Technology Faculty
    «Informational security of telecommunication systems»,
    «Information-analytical security systems».

Bachelor Degree:

  • Faculty of Electronics and Information Technologies
    «Information and Communication Technologies and Communication Systems»,
    «Management in Engineering Systems»,
    «Informatics and Computer Engineering»;

  • Maritime Technological Department
    «Mechanical engineering»;
    «Operation of transport and technological machines and systems»;
    «Shipbuilding, ocean engineering and systematic, and system engineering of marine infrastructure objects»;

  • Law Department

  • Department of Environmental Safety and Shelf Development
    «Technological machines and equipment»,
    «Oil and gas engineering»,
    «Technosphere safety»;

  • Faculty of Sea Transport Management and Economics
    «Management. Logistics»,
    «Technology of transport processes»,
    «Water transport management and hydrographic providing of navigation»;

  • Maritime Department of Humanitarian Technologies
    «Social and cultural activities»,
    «Personnel Management»;

  • Department Extramural and Distance Education
    «Operation of ship power plants»,
    «Maintenance of Transport Radio Equipment»,
    «Operation of ship electrical and automation equipment»,
    «Informatics and Computer Engineering»,
    «Technosphere safety»,
    «Management. Logistics»,
    «Technology of transport processes».

Cadets and students studying at the high school have the opportunity in addition to the basic specialty to get additional training at the military department and on its completion to obtain the rank of a reserve lieutenant.

Highly skilled faculty carries out the educational process at the University.

65 doctors of sciences, professors and 290 candidates of sciences and associate professors are working at the University. Faculty with academic degrees and / or titles amounts to over 63%, doctors and professors, to more than 11%.

For organization of the educational process at the university there are seven academic buildings, a training and technology center, more than 80 laboratories, 8 specialized reading rooms with 320 seats, and a library with a book fund of more than 430 thousand copies.

The University has a complex of modern simulators (over 20), including a ship control and maneuvering trainer, simulators of communication systems and electronic cartography. Practical rescue skills are trained in the 25-meter pool. Medical training courses are conducted in a licensed medical-diagnostic center equipped with simulators, classrooms and instruments.

Over 7.5 thousand students trained at the Maritime State University (and its branches) in basic educational programs, including:

  • 5.4 thousand students (cadets) in HPE programs;

  • 1.8 thousand students (cadets) in SPE programs.

The most popular HPE programs, given the fact that the university is a maritime training institution are:

  • Navigation;

  • Operation of ship power plants;

  • Operation of ship electric equipment and automation.

  • Maintenance of transport radio equipment.

Cadets trained in marine specialties make over 40% of all the students trained under the HPE programs.

The following specialties enjoy an increased interest of entrants:

  • Technology of transport processes;

  • Operation of transport and technological machines and systems;

  • Shipbuilding, ocean engineering and systems engineering of marine infrastructure.

Cadets’ and students’ practical preparation is provided at the laboratory facilities with the operational equipment and simulators, shipboard training and practical training in the University educational workshops, ship repair yards, ports and other facilities of the Far Eastern Federal District.

The contracts for the University trainees’ internship are concluded with major institutions and enterprises-employers: JSC "Far Eastern Shipping Company", JSC "Primorsk Shipping Company", JSC "Arctic Shipping Company", JSC "Sakhalin Shipping Company", JSC "Amur Shipping Company", JSC "SakhBASU", JSC "Far East Marine Company", JSC "RIMSCO", LLC "Shipping Agency", LLC "FESContract-International", LLC "PrimTanCo", LLC “DalMarine”, FSUE Rosmorport (Far East Branch) and other organizations.

Demand for the University graduates in the labor market of the Far East region is high, practically all the graduates find jobs in their field and are working in the Far East.

The number of graduates who are registered with the employment service does not exceed 3%.

The analysis of managers of enterprises’ reviews shows that the University graduates have a high enough level of special training to allow them to adapt to the conditions of the market economy.

To ensure the employability of the University graduates, the system functions, which allows taking into account youth’ needs for education services and rearrange the structure of training accordingly, to mediate between the prospective professionals and their customers – enterprises, businesses and organizations. Despite the difficult economic situation in the country, the University was able to maintain the postgraduate work assignment system on the basis of customers’ requests. Demand for the graduates trained in marine specialties is especially high; practically all graduates of these specialties get referral for work.

With an annual release of more than 500 professionals more than 35% get referral for work. The main customers are JSC "Primorsk Shipping Company", JSC "Far Eastern Shipping Company", JSC "Sakhalin Shipping Company", LLC "Primtanko" and LLC "FesContract-International".