IAMU Journal, vol.1, no.2, pp.50-67, 2000 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
In this paper, it is presented that STCW 95, Chapters II and III, Regulations II/1, II/2, III/1, III/2 define the mandatory minimum training and education requirements for certification of watchkeeping officers, masters, chief mates, and oceangoing engineering officers, second engineer officers, chief engineer officers.
The general state / private education system in Turkey is given in detail with some striking examples. The existing Merchant Maritime Education which has classically been a 4+1 year University Degree Education with the Istanbul Technical University, Maritime Faculty is presented in comparison with other newly founded Turkish Institutions after STCW 95, emphasizing on the problems experienced.
A model of a baseline study, and preparations towards the XXI. Century Merchant Maritime Undergraduate Education curricula‟s of Turkey towards finding solutions for the existing problems of the education system is clearly defined.