WELCOME TO ESCOLA SUPERIOR NÁUTICA INFANTE D. HENRIQUE!
NATIONAL MARITIME COLLEGE OF PORTUGAL
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 national e international Merchant Marine and
other graduates for related maritime related activities, such as port
management, transportation and logistics".
ENIDH has a modern
facility campus which include several classrooms, laboratories and
simulators, an indoor swimming pool, diving tank, row tank and
gymnasium. Other facilities include a canteen for students, teachers and
staff personnel and a residence hall for 120 students. Nowadays, the
College has approximately 80 teachers, 30 administrative staff and about
750 students. About 40% of the teachers are marine officers that come
to shore after some years of activity in the merchant marine.
ENIDH belongs to the Portuguese public higher education network and is
under supervision of the Ministry of Sciense, Technology and Higher
Education (DGES - https://www.dges.gov.pt/pt). The College is certified
by the Portuguese Maritime Administration (DGRM - https://www.dgrm.mm.gov.pt/)
and in 2008 implemented a Quality Management System (QMS) which is
certified by the portuguese company SGS. (ISO 9001:2015). The
application of Bologna Declaration principles to all courses is a clear
indicator of ENIDH's capacity to position itself as an European higher
education institution of reference in the maritime education field.
For the first cycle of studies (BSc – Bachelor of Science), ENIDH
offers the following undergraduate courses (three years of studies – 180
- Deck and Bridge Operations (operational level)
- Marine Engineering (operational level)
- Marine Electrotechnical Engineering
- Port Management
- Logistics and Transportation Management
After finishing the first level cycle of studies, both deck, engine and
electrotechnical cadets must have an onboard training period of one
year, according STCW Convention as amended. The College's international
relations office assists cadets in finding national and international
shipowners to complete their seagoing training period. The College uses
the ERASMUS training program to aplly cadets in merchant ships operated
by International shipowners, namely from Madeira Register.
this onboard training period is successfully completed, cadets are
allowed to obtain the license examination conducted by the Portuguese
Maritime Administration and thereafter receive the correspondent
certificate of competence (CoC) of officer in charge of the watch (deck,
engine and electrotechnical) 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)
- Shipping & Logistics Management (in process of accreditation by national Agency A3ES)
The MSc courses in Deck and Bridge Operations and Marine Engineering,
allow deck and engine officers to obtain certificates of competence for
management levels after the successful completion of the license
examination conducted by the Portuguese Maritime Administration (DGRM).
For the maritime community the College offers, through the ENIDH's
Maritime Training Course Centre (CEFE), several specialized short
courses leading to maritime certification, according with STCW'95
Convention, as amended.
Calendar - Academic year 2020/2021 (link