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.
Admission : Post-baccalaureate
Registration : on Parcoursup
Duration : 5 years and a half
Marseille (L1, L2 et L3)
Le Havre (M1 et M2)
150 positions available in 2020
School fees (2020/2021) : 1430€
In 2021, registration for initial training is done on Parcoursup. The information concerning the recruitment and the calendar will be detailed there.
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.
Engineer-level seaferer : Studies scheme
At the end of Semester 6, the students will be able to choose between three courses : Seafarer, Eco Ship Manager or Offshore Maintenance Manager.
The option « Eco ship manager » is a full course over a five-year period and validated by the CTI (engineer level qualification commission).
The option « Offshore maintenance manager » is a full course over a five-year period and validated by the CTI (engineer level qualification commission).