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Specialisation marine engineering, Offshore maintenance manager



The specialisation marine engineering of the French Maritime Academy’s engineer-level title is delivered in Nantes over the two master years of the engineer-level cycle.

These two years, M1 and M2, are accessible on records :
– following the first three years of ENSM’s engineer-level title,
– following the « degree 3 » year of marine engineering open in Nantes to the successful candidates of the competitive exam “Banque PT”
– to the holders of merchant navy level II title or above (DESMM, Chief engineer 8000 kW, Chief Engineer, Captain, ocean-going vessels watchkeeping officers)
– to the holders of a degree in a scientific or technical field.

Two engineer-level programmes approved by the engineer level qualification commission (CTI) are proposed :
Ecoship manager (EGN)
Offshore maintenance manager (DMO).

The general domains which are addressed are the protection of the maritime environment, the management of the high-risk systems, entrepreneurship, regulations, human and social sciences, labour law or professional English. The technical domains taught are specific to each of the options. The option is selected during the first two months of the course.

DMO programme

The option Offshore maintenance manager (DMO) focuses on the deployment of offshore production installations or energy extraction at sea such as the exploitation of the marine renewable energies (MRE), industrial maintenance, production optimisation and transport of offshore energies, foundations and structures of offshore systems.

The job opportunities are operation and maintenance of installations at sea engineer, consulting engineer for an industrial in marine energies, consulting engineer for an administration, consulting engineer for an insurance company.

This course is delivered on the Nantes campus, city where the academic and industrial environment creates favourable conditions to the development of marine engineering activities, from both training and research and innovation and production point of view.

The French Maritime Academy connected with the main actors of the Pays de la Loire region which blooms with maritime companies specialised in MRE and construction.

The new Technocampus Océan where the Academy has premises strengthened the region’s attractiveness. This research and development centre as well the IRT Jules Verne, focused on ship construction and MRE, pool researchers, technicians, industrial partners, engineer-level institutions and laboratorie.

In addition to the lectures delivered at the Academy, the students attend conferences such as :
– FWP (floating wind power),
– Euromaritime,
– Ocean Energy Europe.

Studies and research

During the M1 year, the future engineers will work in small groups on study topics suggested by industrials such as :
– Preliminary study of a platform and its anchoring for the system of energy storage at sea of compressed air,
– Study of a long-term signalling system for a floating wind turbine,
– Study of the installation and linking means of underwater tanks…

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