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Maritime Training Center and Life-long Learning (MTC) is the Faculty's organizational unit that does all the work for the education of the seamen according to the international conventions and doing business related to the programs of lifelong education (courses planning and development, organization and certification).

The Faculty of Maritime Studies Rijeka offers the following range of courses for acquiring certificates:

  • Watchkeeping Courses - STCW 1978, as amended
    • Deck Department
    • Engine-room Department
    • Marine Electronics and Maritime Communications
    • Supplementary Certificates of Competence (STCW 1978, as amended)
    • Special-purpose courses other than STCW are also offered at the request
    • Custom-designed courses upon request

The MTC’s safety certificates and diplomas are internationally recognized. Only the most highly trained instructors are employed on the courses.

The theoretical part of the courses is taught in Faculty's classrooms equipped with the latest audio-visual aids.

Computer-based training sessions use the recent technology.

For the practical part, which constitutes by far the larger part of most courses, there is a wide range of up-to-date equipment available (simulators, launching installations for rescue capsules, a free-fall launching tower, various fast boats for rescue operations, etc.).