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ABS Accredited Certificate, Diploma & Bachelor Degree Programs in Maritime, Shipping and Applied Physics in Maritime Online

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Based in New York and accredited by ABS, Orion University offers The international study online study gives the opportunity to students to attend subjects in video-lectures from experts on their field. The student can interact with their tutors and lecturers, directly and flexibly. 

Academic staff consisting of professionals with significant career at sea and generally in the shipping industry, collaborates closely with specialized academic personnel with extensive expertise in business and international maritime affairs.


The students, regardless of their professional origin and their academic level, acquire the necessary knowledge which gives them the opportunity to get an outstanding job position in shipping and rise to the highest levels of the maritime industry.

Courses are accredited by ABS.

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Academic Programs




Certificate Programs (24 Credits)

  • Certificate in Maritime and Shipping Management (4 months): The certificate in Maritime and Shipping Management has been designed in order to provide the necessary knowledge to people who are willing to work in shipping industry or to people who work in maritime sector and willing to improve their shipping and maritime knowledge.
  • Certificate in the Law of the Sea (4 months): This course will equip the students with a strong background in the standard core curriculum of business administration subjects. Also, it will provide an innovative, hands-on approach to instruction directed by dedicated faculty composed of experts in their fields and to provide a good grounding for variety of careers in range of management functions.

Advanced Certificate Programs (36 Credits)

  • Advanced Certificate in Maritime and Shipping Management (6 months): The Advanced Certificate in Maritime and Shipping Management has been designed in order to provide the necessary knowledge to people who are willing to work in shipping industry or to people who work in maritime sector and willing to improve their shipping and maritime knowledge.
  • Advanced Certificate in Chartering (6 months): Students will learn the standard form contracts, the shipping documents and the Key International Conventions of the IMO, they will develop their capacity for independent learning and continuing professional development as well as they learn scientific writing skills.

Certificate of Higher Education Programs (60 Credits)

  • Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in Maritime and Shipping Management (1 year): Students after this program will become rapidly adaptive to the needs of employers and to respond appropriately and imaginatively to emerging issues in a dynamic industry.
  • Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in Applied Physics and Maritime (1 year): The Certificate of Higher Education (CertHE) in Applied Physics and Maritime, is the study of Physics Laws that can be Applied to the Maritime fields of technology and physical phenomena.

Diploma of Higher Education Programs (120 Credits)

  • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) in Maritime and Shipping Management (2 years): The program’s goals is to equip students with a thorough knowledge of aspects of the maritime business to enable them to fulfill the requirements to enter within the maritime world and its associated industries. To achieve this purpose, the program offers its students a unique blend of professional and academic courses.
  • Diploma of Higher Education (DipHE) in Applied Physics and Maritime (2 years): It is an inherently multidisciplinary field that brings together physics knowledge in thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, optics, and electromagnetism with chemistry and other topics.  All the Applied Physics and Maritime graduates go on to a Bachelor degree and professional school in fields such as physics, astronomy, engineering, Maritime Technology, computer science, medical physics.

Bachelor  Degree Programs (180 Credits)

  • Bachelor (BSc) in Maritime and Shipping Management (3 years): At the end of this program the students should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the field of shipping and maritime management, structure and operation; to describe the functions of shipping companies, to understand the role of international organizations and Associations, to identify and describe the major issues in the port management, handling of cargoes and documentation involved.
  • Bachelor (BSc) in Applied Physics and Maritime (3 years): The physics major will teach all students core content in classical mechanics, quantum mechanics, electromagnetism, and thermal physics.  They also expect students to choose from a few more advanced topics. It is an inherently multidisciplinary field that brings together physics knowledge in thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, classical mechanics, optics, and electromagnetism with chemistry and other topics.

LAST UPDATED ON Dec 1, 2020