• Engineer-level Seafarer, Merchant Marine First Class Officer

First Class Officer of the Merchant Marine (O1MM)

ENSM student on navigation simulator

The school curriculum of the French Maritime Academy (ENSM) is a scientific and technical training composed of theory, exercises on real installations and simulator, navigation internships and/or corporate internships.
It trains officers of the Merchant Marines with the Post-graduate degree of Merchant Marines (DESMM) and the marine engineer status in 5 years and a half after the Baccalauréat.
It also offers training for careers in the para-maritime sector.

ENSM Student in engine room


The French Maritime Academy students are recruited through an entrance exam for twelth grade students as well as for those who have passed the Baccalauréat.
A few places are available for candidates who hold a technical or scientific university degree equivalent to a first cycle of university curriculum or for those who were enrolled in second-year scientifical preparatory classes for Ivy League schools.

Registration for the academic year 2019-2020 will open in January 2019.

ENSM - Students in maths class

Curriculum and degrees

The first three years of training (semesters one through six) are identical for all students. They take place in Marseille Campus. The classes consist of theory, real installations and simulator training in technical and scientific sectors relating to maritime commerce and to the propulsion system and energy production of a merchant ship.
After obtaining essential certification (fire-fighting, medical and survival training), students will board ships each year, thus practicing the knowledge they gained and discovering maritime life.

The French Maritime Academy organizes « Meetings with Shipowners » days in order to help each student find a ship to board. The French Maritime Academy actively supports each student's search.

Seafarer option - Study Scheme

Illustration of ENSM mariner engineer level programme

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Marseille campus : +33(0)9 70 00 04 72
Le Havre campus : +33(0)9 70 00 03 80
Contact : bef.marseille@supmaritime.fr / bef.lehavre@supmaritime.fr

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