Profile of Maritime College
Setting herself up in April 2004 by merging with Navigation Technology Department and Marine Engineering Department, Maritime College is now secondary to Zhejiang Institute of Communications. There are nine departments, respectively called Navigation Technology, Marine Engineering Technology, Ship Engineering Technology, Marine Electrical and Electronics Technology, Marine Diesel Engine Manufacturing and Maintenance, Yacht Design and Manufacturing, International Shipping Business Management, International Cruise Attendants and Tourism Management.
Amongst them, Navigation Technology Specialty became one of experimental majors in reform of education of Ministry of Education, sponsored by key projected program of National backbone Vocational Colleges, and one of Zhejiang Provincial model key professional and Zhejiang Provincial Dominant Specialties. Marine Engineering Technology was also subsidized by key projected program of National backbone Vocational Colleges, and awarded one of Zhejiang Provincial key professional. Moreover, Ship Engineering Technology and International Shipping Business Management both luckily came in constructing themselves as Feature Specialties of Zhejiang Provincial Vocational Colleges.
During last 50 years, it has already trained more than 8000 highly skilled professionals for shipping enterprises and institutions nationwide and abroad. According to Statistics, only within the scope of Zhejiang Province, above 70% of managing staff, sea captains and chief engineers from large and medium-sized shipping companies, graduated from this school. Nowadays, there are over 1800 full-time students studying inside its campus.
Maritime college is well equipped with more than 30 marine analogue simulation training LABs at international leading level, which includes “Large Vessel Manoeuvring Simulator”, “GMDSS training centre”, “Marine Automatic Engine Room”“Large Marine Engine simulator”, and meanwhile possesses standardized swimming pool and 7 metres diving pool. The total value of the training equipment reaches 25 million yuan. And the training area occupies 6000 m². Inside them, the training base of Navigation Techology won the fame as a Year 2006 Navigation Construction item by Ministry of Communications and the Sole Construction Unit of National Vocational Colleges. Similarly, the training base of Marine Engineering Techology was qualified as the National class Model Training Center. The training base of Ship Engineering Techology was supported ,by state revenue ,as a vocational education base. Besides, Maritime College settled relatively stable training bases along with 41 enterprises outside school, such as Zhejiang Ocean Shipping Co. Ltd., Zhejiang Shipping Co. Ltd., Ningbo Maritime Company Ltd., Zhoushan Haixing Shipping Co. Ltd., Zhejiang Shipbuilding and so on, pursuing cooperation, mutual benefit and the Win-Win Policy between enterprises and school.
The existing faculty has grand total 84 staffs, amongst whose 60 full-time teachers, standing with the ratio of 90% , hold double teacher quality. It deserves to mention that 28 teachers with Captain or Engineer Licenses , possessing rich experience of both theory and practice, usually being involved in many seafarers exmination as assessors, are honored as assessment experts by MSA. As of the year 2002, some projected textbooks and all types of training materials, totalling up to 70 books, have been published in succession. The research papers titled reform of marine personnel training mode and other research and development field amount to 400 pieces. Amongst them, there are 10 ministerial and provincial-level scientific research projects, some 10 departmental level scientific research projects, more than 80 crosswide scientific research projects and about 30 institutional level scientific research projects. Navigation Technology teaching team was elected as provincial excellent teaching team in Zhejiang Province in 2008. The Project of Reform and Practice of Navigators talent training mode in vocational college with the standards of international seafarer competency ability won the secondary award of National Teaching Achievements in 2009.
According to the related laws and regulations by National Maritime Bureau, Marine college has uniformly established a cohesive seafarer education and training quality system, which contains the properly insuring measures and criterion to monitor the proceedings of 28 approval training items including examination training, expertise training and special training of certificate of seafarer competency, resulting in a complete range of training under the supervision of standard teaching management. As an indispensible key education and training base within Zhejiang Province, such college has already trained over 150 thousand seamen.
Basing on the fact of zhejiang province, facing the whole country and around the world, the college will be stepping forward as usual, exerting herself on the goal“A powerful of province in water transportation and Maritime Powers”. Further to this, she would furnish the marine economy development of Zhejiang Province with vigorous resources of skilled and expertised talents by striving to be better and continuing innovations.