The B. S. Nautical Technology is a four years' programme, designed to impart a comprehensive foundation in the nautical technology knowledge requirements for deck officers, and to provide an exposure to some areas of humanities and the social sciences. The curriculum focuses on the specialised knowledge of theoretical and practical aspects of Nautical Technology, with an emphasis on those skills and competencies that are required for Navigation, Cargo Operations and Ship Maintenance and Operations. The programme is structured into eight academic semesters. After three years training at the campus, students will have to undergo a one-year structured training programme on board ships or other marine related activities. In addition to theoretical and practical training, students are required to participate in the co-curricular and extra-curricular activities of the Institute.
The essence of the B.S. Nautical Technology programme is to qualify students to become competent watch-keeping officers in the maritime environment, capable of navigational and cargo work duties. The course is designed to provide a solid foundation in Engineering Mathematics, Physics, Navigation, Cargo Operations and Practical Seamanship. To facilitate the unique and practically oriented training, the Institute is comprehensively equipped with a mock up that is a representative of a shipboard environment. Students are given hands-on experience in the detailed maintenance techniques and procedures for the equipment they will be operating as deck officers.