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Bachelor Degree in Naval Construction and Ship Repairs Engineering

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 8 semesters

The Engineer in Naval Construction and Repair of Ships is a professional of high profile, with critical knowledge, leadership, values, social responsibility, abilities, and skills; conjugated in this human resource, a solid academic formation with the temperance of a behavior shaped by the system of the School of Leadership of the UMIP.

The Bachelor's Degree in Nautical Engineering in Naval Machinery, known as the specialty of Machines, trains professionals capable of operating, repairing and maintaining in perfect state of functionality all the machinery necessary for the propulsion of the ship, loading and unloading operations, as well as, on-board general services, in order to navigate from the ports of production to the ports of consumption and carry out the loading and unloading operations in compliance with international safety standards for safeguarding human life at sea and protecting the marine environment and preventing pollution.


To provide the student with the necessary competencies for professional performance, specializing in the field of design, construction, transformation, inspection, repair, and maintenance of naval artefacts and structures; skills that are indispensable for the development of the naval industry in the country and in the world.

To provide Panama and the world with highly qualified professionals, obtaining a human resource with the abilities required by the industry.

Work Field

  • Shipyard
  • Specialized Workshops
  • Naval Inspection and Certification Bodies
  • Classification Societies
  • Panama Maritime Authority.
  • Panama Canal Authority.
  • Companies dedicated to Naval Consulting and Expertise
  • Marinas and Shipping Companies
  • Private firms of Naval Engineering and related services, among others.
  • Universities
Structural components
Industry partners
Internship/Workplace experience
Practical/Field work
Research Project

ISCED Categories

Machinery and operators
Naval engineering
Near- and offshore constructions