IMPLEMENTING GUIDELINES ON THE SHIPBOARD TRAINING REQUIREMENT FOR THE BSMT AND BSMarE PROGRAMS
On January 26, 2012, the Commission of Higher Education (CHED) issued the Implementing Guidelines on the Shipboard Training Requirement for the Bachelor of Science in Marine Transportation (BSMT) and Bachelor of Science in Marine Engineering (BSMarE) Programs.
The CHED CMO No. 2 Series of 2012 will be the implementing requirement for a Bachelor’s degree in Marine Transportation or in Marine Engineering, respectively to be qualified for certification as an Officer-In-Charge of a watch.
This CHED CMO requires BSMT and BSMarE cadets students to serve: A. 12 months service as cadet or apprentice position; B. 36 months service as Deck Boy, Ordinary Seaman, Able Seaman, Boatswain or Engine Boy, Fitter, Wiper, Oiler, for BSMT or BSMarE, respectively.
With this requirement, it is now very necessary for all Manning Agencies to employ Cadets on board ship to avoid lack of officers-in-charge of a watch, considering the 36 months period, if otherwise.
See CHED CMO No. 2 Series of 2012, for complete information of this circular.