Department of Shipping Technology
National Kaohsiung Marine University is located at the southern Taiwan island. Taiwan is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean so most of cargos and goods are mainly transported by ocean routes. Many Captains and Ship's officers of those giant shipping vessels were graduated from this School. There is a potential great growth in the worldwide shipping industry in view of the coming prosperous trading era. Many shipping companies in Taiwan possessbigger and better ships for operating the prime market of international shipping business.
Taiwan is also approaching to be the major marine transportation nation in the world. For the more promising future of marine transportation in Taiwan, the Department strives to meet the requirement in Cultivation marine professionals.Shipping Technology Sate Navigation and environment is the foundation of all marine transportation and development. The prime goal of the Department is to train professionals to safely transport personnel, Ships, and cargos to the destination ports.
Kaohsiung is one of the largest container port in the world. The Department is located exactly in the Kaohsiung port. Therefore, students are placed under the influence of a natural environment where they could have hands-on experiences with marine related resources.Concurrently, the Department provides students with hands-on experience on expensive Ship-handling Simulators, Anti-Collision Radar Simulators, Communication Simulators, Marine Instrument Classroom, Cartography Classroom, Electronic chart and Display Information system Classroom. University wharf and Boats, etc Highly qualified teaching faculty offer various professional courses such as coastal /Celestial Navigation, Cargo Plans and Practices, Marine Management and Control, International Marine Laws, Anti-Collision Radar Systems, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System, Topical Studies, Marine Science, Naval Architecture, Electronics, Electricity, Compass and Applications, Marine Meteorology, Ocean Science, Cartography, Marine Engineering, Cargo Operations, Marine English, Marine Communication, etc.
Practice on board is most expected by students. They are able to put into practical experience on what they have studied. As a cadet on board, student travel with ship to different destinations. Through this, students learn the hardship of traveling on sea, and the diverse cultures of different nations.The teaching faculty is qualified with advanced degrees and rich practical experiences in their respective fields. Therefore, they are able to guide the students with professional knowledge and living philosophy, leading them to the path of success.