Department of Maritime Transport & Commerce

The Department of Maritime Transport and Commerce of Frederick University is a learner-centered Department offering undergraduate, postgraduate and professional programmes to prepare students to meet the future in maritime and commerce leadership roles.


Firmly established in the local market, the Department of Maritime Transport and Commerce seeks to be among the world’s leading 21st century maritime-focused educational providers that embodies rigorous, well-rounded and highly specialised academic programmes. Our vision reflects the important role played in the Cypriot economy by the cluster of firms embedded in the global shipping and international business sectors.

Strategic Goals
  1. Build and sustain new higher levels of academic excellence
  2. Strengthen research and research capabilities
  3. Establish an interactive Alumni Association
  4. Maintain strong links with the industry
  5. Enrich students’ diversity
  6. Produce new sources of revenue and funding
Key Advantage Points
  • Employability Rate!  96% of graduates with FT employment
  • Tradition!  The 1st accredited Maritime Academic Programmes introduced in Cyprus
  • Expertise! Esteemed faculty of experts with international recognition
  • Recognition! Awarded with the maximum number of exams ICS exemptions (the highest number of course examination exemptions awarded by the Institute of Chartered Ship Brokers, UK (ICS) in 2018!). Furthermore, the DMTC was a shortlisted Nominee for the Safety4Sea Training award 2018.
  • Continuous Learning! Professional subsidised training programmes and Professional Seminars in Collaboration with DNV GL (the world's leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry)
  • CyMarTa (Cyprus Marine Technology Academy)! First Cypriots Marine Engineers graduated from a Cypriot academy - our academy. In collaboration with Flow Water Technologies Ltd, which is one of the few dedicated Ballast Water Management Engineering firms in the world.
  • Strong Shipping Network! Collaboration with an array of local business and shipping organisations leading to esteem funded projects and numerous student work placements in the maritime industry. In addition to the organisations mentioned above (ICS, DNV GL, Flow Water Technologies, Fameline Holding Group) the department has collaborated with the Jade University (Germany), Galati University (Romania), Riga University (Latvia) and more.
Cyprus Marine Technology Academy (CyMarTA)

The Cyprus Marine Technology Academy (CyMarTA), of Frederick University, is pleased to announce the approval by the Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) of Cyprus two very ambitious and innovative training programmes which will enable successful candidates to obtain their Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOOW), 2nd and Chief Engineer’s Certificates of Competency Licences (Merchant Navy). These Licences are required by both National and International regulations for engineers to serve as sea-going Engineer Officers on ships, and is highly regarded as a qualification requirement to work shore-side in the management level of shipping companies.

Approvals have been given for the following two programmes:

The programmes are supported by the Department of Maritime Transport and Commerce (Limassol) and the Department of Mechanical Engineering (Nicosia) of Frederick University and include training in specialised workshops, as well as on-board training on ships.

CyMarTA has been certified as a training center by the Shipping Deputy Ministry (SDM) of Cyprus and the Cyprus Certification Company (CCC), based on the International Standard ISO 9001:2015, concerning the development and implementation of a quality management system.

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