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The National Maritime College of Ireland

The NMCI offers degree courses in Nautical Science and Marine and Plant Engineering and a Certificate in Navigational Studies (Seamanship) which will suit school leavers and those with experience of working aboard merchant ships or fishing vessels.

Professional seafarers seeking further training are also catered for with short courses and preparatory courses for the Certificates of Competency.


The national maritime college of Ireland is located in Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork and provides training and education for the merchant marine and the non-military needs of the Irish Naval Service. The NMCI provides education services of the highest quality.

Specialist spaces including survival facilities, seamanship and shipwrights workshops, fire fighting/damage control, jetty and lifeboat facilities and engine room are provided. The college also provides specialized simulation equipment in the areas of navigation, bridge training, communications, engineering machinery operations, liquid cargo handling/ damage control and vessel traffic systems.