Academic programs

The University offers a wide variety of training services: 19 programs of bachelor's, 7 master degree programs and 4 specialist training programs. Training programs are implemented in compliance with federal standards that set minimum requirements for the content of programs and the quality of education.

Since 2010, the State Educational Standards (GOS) have been replaced by federal state educational programs of higher professional education (FGOS VPO). Due to entry into force of the Federal Law "Education in the Russian Federation", the (FGOS VPO) standards are replaced (as approval and publication) with the standards FGOS VO 3+.

New programs are constantly being designed and written by the curriculum department to ensure that all training meets the requirements of the Federal service for supervision in education and science and the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW78 with latest amendments). This effort ensures that students receive the most modern and up-to-date courses.

All programs are offered in Russian as instruction language.

SSUWT campus complex has three instructional centers. This includes the water-sports training center where the on-site swimming pool is located, as well as The Research station, The Riverbed Hydrodynamic Complex, and Sports Complex. Our laboratory facilities aim to improve the quality of learning by exposing students to hands-on projects focused on modern experimental installations and devices.

The SSUWT also provides a wide range of marine training equipment:


  • Ship model basin for testing vessel models, as already constructed as a new type ones;
  • Riverbed hydrodynamic model;
  • Experimental research with hydraulic riverbed models;
  • Navigation facilities lab;
  • GMDSS simulators and electronic mapping;
  • Maritime simulator;
  • Shipboard Damage control lab;
  • Engine room Simulator;
  • Transport process control lab;
  • Marine internal combustion engines lab equipped with unique test instrumentation, including tools manufactured by University departments;
  • Production workshops for students’ practices;
  • Passenger training ship;
  • Training river-sea vessel, equipped with modern tools for maritime students practices, engaged on voyages to Japan, China and Korea.