Academy – EFOMM is a University
of the Sea, a reference center when it comes to
the graduation of highly qualified Merchant Marine
Officers, not only for the Brazilians, but also
for the youth whose countries have no Merchant
Marine Schools, or even to the ones who join in
our students’ interchange program, as Peru,
Panama, Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, etc..
Brazil has turned into a reference to Southern
and Central America, as well as to part of Africa.
That fact certifies the capacity and good level
of the Officers and crew we put in the market.
graduates students in two major areas: Deck
and Engineering. In both courses students
enroll in internship during 4 years, and
in some periods of the course three different
sea service periods on board Brazilian merchant
ships are programmed.
first sea service period happens when the
student is finishing the first academic
year, which is basic to all first year students;
it aims at giving the student conditions
to choose the course of his / her preference
among the existing options. That is the
so called vocational service and it lasts
between 3 and 4 weeks.
The second sea service period is accomplished
in the first semester of the third scholar year
and is denominated Sea Instruction Period (PIM
in Portuguese); It lasts 180 days (six months)
and aims at familiarizing the cadets with the
routine on board, besides being the first big
practical challenge students have to face, related
to the fulfilling of the Schools’ pre –
determined tasks, which are supervised by an appointed
third period occurs in the second semester
of the 4th year, just after graduation (which
happens in the middle of the fourth year,
when they are declared PRACTICIANS), and,
also lasts 180 days. In this period, the
practioner fills in a written work about
all systems and routines of the ship, which
is essential for the upgrading of the future
Officer, who will be graduating in the end
of that period, when he will be returning
to School and will receive his Officer Certificate
(Deck and Engineering).