WELCOME TO ESCOLA SUPERIOR NÁUTICA INFANTE D. HENRIQUE!
Escola Superior Náutica Infante D. Henrique (ENIDH) is the only Portuguese Maritime College and is located at Paço de Arcos, near Lisbon, Portugal. The College's mission statement is "educating and training officers for the Merchant Marine as well as other maritime related activities, such as port management and transportation and logistics".
ENIDH has modern facilities which include several classrooms, laboratories and simulators, an indoor swimming pool, diving tank, row tank and a gymnasium. Other facilities include a canteen for students, teachers and staff personnel and a residence hall for 100 students. Nowadays, the school has approximately 60 teachers and about 700 students. About 40% of the teachers are marine officers that come to shore after some years of activity in the merchant fleet.
ENIDH belongs to the Portuguese public higher education network and is under supervision of the Ministry of Education and Science. The College is certified by the Portuguese Maritime Administration and in 2008 implemented a quality management system which is certified by SGS. (ISO 9001:2008). The application of Bologna Declaration principles to all courses is a clear indicator of ENIDH's capacity to position itself as a European higher education institution.
For the first cycle of studies (BSc – Bachelor of Science), ENIDH offers the following undergraduate courses (three years of studies – 180 ECTS):
- Deck and Bridge Operations (operational level)
- Marine Engineering (operational level)
- Marine Electrotechnical Engineering
- Marine Electronic Systems Engineering
- Port Management
- Logistics and Transportation Management
After finishing the first level cycle of studies, both deck and engine cadets must have an onboard training period. The college's international relations office assists cadets in finding companies (national and international) to complete their seagoing training period. After this onboard training period is successfully completed, cadets are permitted to sit for the license examination given by the Portuguese Maritime Administration and thereafter receive the correspondent certificate of competence (CoC) of officer in charge of the watch (deck and engine) according STCW Convention, as amended.
For the second cycle of studies (MSc – Master of Science), ENIDH offers the following graduate courses (two years of studies – 120 ECTS):
- Deck and Bridge Operations (management level)
- Marine Engineering (management level)
- Marine Electronic Systems
The MSc courses in Deck and Bridge and Marine Engineering, allow deck and engine officers to obtain certificates of competence for management levels after the successful completion of the license examination given by the Portuguese Maritime Administration.
For the maritime community the College offers, through the Maritime Course Centre (CEFE), several specialized short courses leading to maritime certification, according with STCW'95 Convention, as amended.