Mechanical Engineering

Faculty of Marine Engineering
Faculty: Faculty of Marine Engineering
Type of studies: graduate
Language: English
Mode of study: Full-time studies
Degree: Master of Engineering
Timeframe: Enrolment is open 15.05.23 -18.07.23.

Enrolment is open 15.05.23 - 18.07.23.

Admission limits: every candidate who meets the admission requirements will be enrolled on the University.


During the Mechanical Engineering course, you will learn about the issues related to the day-to-day operation, management and diagnosis of equipment typically used in the marine engine room. It gives our graduates a variety of job opportunities, ranging from the typical career path as a ship's crew member, to employment in repair and maintenance companies and also starting their own business. During the course, the students acquire competence in operation and maintenance of marine power plants. After completion of the required internship, these qualifications shall be endorsed with an Engineer Officer of the Watch certificate issued by the relevant maritime administration, which allows the holder to work on board as a ship's engineer officer.

During their studies, students acquire knowledge in the field of preparing, managing and carrying out overhauls of power equipment, industrial, refrigeration and recycling plants. Students are trained in: the principles of teamwork, standards for the technical services operation, classification societies, shipowners' technical supervision services and other technical inspection bodies. Students also learn to coordinate tasks related to the equipment operation process, acquire skills in supporting design work in simple engineering tasks, selection of materials used for machinery components and supervision of their operation in shipyards or production, maintenance and repair companies.

Why is it worth it?

Regardless of the development of autonomous transport systems, the automation of energy equipment or the implementation of AI-based computer technologies, the necessity to maintain the technical condition of these facilities at an appropriate level will not disappear. In short, someone has to know how to repair this equipment.

The competencies acquired during the studies can be used in various areas of the economy, from the broadly defined maritime economy, through the energy sector to the mining industry, etc. Personal and professional development, changes in the economic climate and other external factors lead to career development and may result in changing the workplace, but the knowledge and skills acquired during your studies will continue to be used and developed.

The course programme provides training at the operational level and allows - after graduation and completion of internship - to obtain the basic officer qualification in the engine department. The programme also provides training at the management level, allowing - after additional training and passing the exam - to obtain the second engineer officer certificate. This is without having to attend a six-month course which poses some financial and logistical challenges for people working full-time.


On completion of the graduate course, the Master of Engineering degree is granted and graduates are prepared to continue their education at the postgraduate and doctoral level. The success stories of our graduates show, that they are able to perform exceptionally well, not only in areas specific to the maritime economy but also in the field of the energy and mining industry or processing and chemical industry, wherever knowledge and skills in the domain of maintenance, diagnostics and repair of mechanical devices are required.

Candidates need to submit the following documents:

 (PDF forms available for download below)

1. Application form.
2. Personal Questionnaire.
3. A copy of the graduation diploma certified by the university (if a diploma has been obtained outside Poland, the candidate must be entitled to continue education on graduate studies in the country where the diploma has been issued). *
The candidate is obliged to submit the original diploma with an Apostille or validated by the Polish Consul.
3.  A photocopy of the supplements (with a transcript of records and other information on the programme you completed).
4. English fluency certificate at least at B2 level (Polish citizens are required to pass the English language test held by MUS).
5. 2 full-face photographs, 3.5 cm x 4.5 cm (the photographs should be identical, up-to-date, clear, showing a person’s face with no headcover or dark glasses, head in a left half- profile with the whole left ear visible, face evenly lit) photos are also required in digital version (as an attachment during the registration process on the MUS website). If there is a problem with attaching the photo, the MUS Admission Commission will upload it later on.
6. Application fee receipt.
7. ID (for inspection only).
8. General Data Protection Regulation form.

Candidates are required to apply via the University admission website -  

Important: to complete the application candidates for the courses delivered in the English language may submit all their application documents in digital form only. However, on arrival to Poland, it is mandatory for them to complete enrolment i.e. submit all application documents in original, paper versions. Candidates can also send their documents by post.

* Only persons who obtained a degree outside Poland within the meaning of Article 326 of the Law on Higher Education Act of 20.07.2018, may apply for admission to the Maritime University of Szczecin.


Pliki do pobrania

Admission Application form
Information clause GDPR RODO ENG General Data Protection Regulation
Personal Questionnaire

Application fee: PLN 85

payment can be made at the University cash desk or directly to the Maritime University of Szczecin account:
Bank Pekao S.A. 91 1240 3927 1111 0011 0575 2658
IBAN PL 91 1240 3927 1111 0011 0575 2658

Tuition fees in English:

Polish citizens – 3000 PLN/year
Foreigners mentioned in article 324, paragraph 2 of the Polish Higher Education Act (EU citizens, Polish Card holders (pol. Karta Polaka), Permanent Residence Permit holders, the decision of a Polish consul certifying Polish origin, refugees, Temporary Residence Card holders - family reunification, holders of PKPZJPjO certificate on the level min. C1, spouse, child or parent of a Polish citizen living in Poland) – 3000 PLN/year
Foreigners from outside the European Union – 12500 PLN/year.

The candidate applying for two courses (primary and alternative) within one Faculty is charged only one admission fee of PLN 85.
Maritime University of Szczecin, Poland, front of the main buildingINTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND MOBILITY OFFICE
Maritime University of Szczecin /Politechnika Morska w Szczecinie
ul. Wały Chrobrego 1-2, room 101/102
70-500 Szczecin

tel. +48 91 48 09 965 (English, German)
tel. +48 91 48 09 345 (English, Spanish)
tel. +48 91 48 09 817 (Russian - only from 10.00 till 14.00 CET)

fax: +48 91 48 09 831

Enrolment on the courses is conducted by the Faculty Admission Commission.

Admission results can be checked on the MUS admissions website. 
Information about being admitted to the MUS will be sent by post.

Candidates who have been refused admission through an administrative decision of the Admission Commission have the right to appeal to the Rector of the Maritime University of Szczecin within 14 days of receiving the decision, through the Admission Commission (applies to Polish citizens).
Candidates who have been refused admission through an administrative decision of the Admission Commission have the right to appeal to the Rector of the Maritime University of Szczecin within 14 days of receiving the decision (applies to foreigners).

What is Medical Certificate for Service at Sea?

Students of maritime courses - Navigation, Inland Navigation, Mechatronics and Mechanical Engineering will serve their internships on board ships, in order to do so, it is necessary to have Medical Certificate for Service at Sea in accordance with the STCW 1978 and MLC 2006 Conventions, which specify the health requirements to be met by a person working at sea. This is essential to ensure the safety of all crew members and to provide them with suitable working conditions. The health examination involves checking eyesight, hearing, balance, nervous system and general health.
Medical Certificate for Service at Sea - how to get it?

Candidates for the Mechanical Engineering course should submit to the International Students and Mobility Office:
  • Medical Certificate for Service at Sea or
  • medical certificate confirming that there are no health-related objections for the candidate to apply to a particular course, and the Medical Certificate for Service at Sea in accordance with the STCW 1978 and MLC 2006 Conventions can be obtained by the candidates after the closing of the admission period but before the beginning of the studies and must be submitted or sent to the International Students and Mobility Office where you can get more information in case of queries.
tel. +48 91 48 09 965 (English)
tel. +48 91 48 09 345 (English, Spanish)
tel. +48 91 48 09 817 (Russian)
WhatsApp: +48601329781 (English, Russian) - available between 8.00am - 4:00pm CET
fax: +48 91 48 09 831


News related to the COVID threat:
The initial internship takes place at the Maritime Rescue Training Centre of the Maritime University of Szczecin after the end of the enrolment process and the withdrawal of restrictions on maritime training due to the epidemic threat.
The scheduled training will be carried out using methods, techniques and precautions that ensure the safety of the participants.
If it is not possible to carry out the initial internship before the beginning of the academic year, the Rector or a person authorised by the Rector will designate another possible date for carrying out the internship.

All candidates admitted to the course will be informed, in advance, about the date of commencement of their internship.

Foreigners will start their internship on the date indicated by the Rector or by a person authorised by the Rector after the beginning of the academic year.
Information on conditions and procedures referring to initial internship:
1. The initial internship takes place at the Maritime Rescue Training Centre of the Maritime University of Szczecin (not applicable to foreigners) and lasts 2 weeks.
2. The Dean designates the date of the internship. It is possible to change the date of the internship, with the relevant request, when submitting the documents.
3. If you have certificates that are still valid for 2 years at the time you submit your enrolment documents, you can apply for exemption from the initial internship. The relevant request is required when submitting the enrolment documents. Photocopies of the certificates must be attached to the request.
4. Chargeable accommodation in the MUS dormitory is available for the duration of the internship.
5. Absence during the initial internship without an appropriate excuse will result in expulsion from the list.

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