The Hellenic Navy NCO Academy is a higher education institution and, more specifically, a Higher Military ΝCO Academy.

Αcademic Education

The Hellenic Navy NCO Academy provides cadets with academic education, military and naval training, as well as with technical expertise.

Academic education pertains mainly to the knowledge of the subject matter of science, and in general of a wide range of sciences such as applied or technological sciences, which are taught at the Αcademy. Αcademic education includes  all scientific courses which, in terms of knowledge backround, enhance both theoretical education and practical training.

  1. NCO cadets’ specialties and specializations are divided into the following four fields:

Field A: Management & Administration.

Field B: Naval Operations

Field C: Naval Weapons

Field D: Technological Applications


  1. The following Academic Sectors exist in the Hellenic Navy NCO Academy:

Ι.     Sector of Naval Sciences and Naval Operations.

The following subjects are taught in the Sector of Naval Sciences and Naval Operations:

a.Ship Νavigation and Marine Sciences: Ship Navigation – Safety of Navigation – Seamanship – Ship Handling and Maneuvering – Hydrography – Topography and Cartography – Oceanography – Geographic Information Systems – Meteorology.

b.Naval Operations: Ballistics – Artillery – Naval Weapons (Firearms, Portable Armament, Torpedoes, Sea Mines & Depth Charges, Guided Missiles, Explosives, Ammunition) – Anti-Submarine Devices – Underwater Acoustics – Fire Control Systems – Tactical Combat Systems – Naval Warfare and Tactics (Surface Warfare, Anti-Submarine Warfare, Anti-Aircraft Warfare, Mine Warfare) – Electronic and Network-Centric Warfare – Integrated Command and Control Systems – Integrated Communications and Intelligence Systems – Mine Warfare – Communications Organization and Devices.

ΙΙ. Sector of Science

The following subjects are taught in the Sector of Science:

a.Higher Mathematics:  Algebra – Mathematical Analysis – Probability and Statistics – Economic Mathematics – Computational Mathematics and Applications.

b.Inorganic and Organic Chemistry – Food Quality and Safety

  1. Electrical Technology: Electrical Circuits and Networks – Electromagnetism – Electrical Measurements in Circuits – Electrical Machines – Industrial Electronics – Electrical Design – Automation / Automatic Control Systems

d.Physics: Mechanics – Electromagnetism – Wave and Optics – Laser Technology.

The sector has laboratories of Electrical Technology, of Automatic Control Systems and of Optics / Optical Fibers .

III. Sector of Theoretical Sciences.

This sector pertains to subjects relevant to Humanities, Social Sciences and Law.

The following subjects are taught in the Sector of Theoretical Sciences:

  1. Naval History
  2. Law: Humanitarian Law and Law of Armed Conflict – Naval Regulations and Military Criminal Law – Principles of Environmental Law and Sustainable Development.
  3. Management: Human Resource Management – Business Administration.
  4. Greek Language
  5. Foreign Languages (English, French).
  6. Economics and Accounting: Microeconomics and Macroeconomics – Financial Accounting – Computerized Accounting.
  7. Materials Organisation and Management: Logistics – Integrated Support System – Supplies – Naval Procurements
  8. Sector of Electronics and Informatics

The following subjects are taught in the Sector of Electronics and Informatics:

a.Electronics and Telecommunications: Electronic Physics – Semiconductor Devices – Analog and Digital Electronic Circuits and Systems – Electronic Design – Electronic Structures – Industrial Electronics – Circuit Analysis of Ship Devices and Tactical Systems.

  1. Waves and Telecommunications: Modulation and Transmission Systems – Microwaves – Wireless Links and Electromagnetic Wave Propagation – Telecommunications – Radar Systems – Satellite Communications
  2. Communications and Computer Networks: Modulation/Transmission of Signals – Computer Networks – Digital Communications – Internet Applications

d.Information Technology: Introduction to Computers – Operating Systems – Programming Languages – Word Processing – Spreadsheets – Multimedia – Presentations – Internet and Communications – Databases.

The sector has laboratories of Analog, Digital Electronics and Electronic Devices, of Microwave and Radio Detection Devices,  οf Communications and of Computer Networks.

  1. Sector of Technology

The following subjects are taught in the Sector of Technology:

  1. Naval Engineering: Thermodynamics – Heat Transmission – Air Conditioning – Cooling and Heating – Refrigerating Machines and Installations – Machine Elements – Mechanical Engineering Design–Strength of Materials- Hydraulic Power – Fuel and Lubricant Technology – Engineering Technology – Health and Safety at Work.
  2. Marine Engines: Internal Combustion Engines – Marine Diesel Engines – Marine Gas Turbines.

c.Shipbuilding: Ship Design – Ship Construction and Behaviour – Stability and Loading – Fluid Mechanics.

The Sector has Laboratories of Marine Engines and of Applications of Refrigeration.

Structure of Studies

The duration of studies in the Hellenic Navy NCO Academy is three (3) academic years. During the second semester of the first academic year, as well as during the second academic year, NCO cadets attend courses on the basis of the curriculum of their specialty. During the third academic year Cadets attend courses on the basis of the curriculum of their specialization.

1.Each academic year begins on September 1st of each calendar year and ends on August 31st of the next calendar year.

  1. Studies in the Hellenic Navy NCO Academy are divided into two terms: the winter term and the summer term.


The Winter Term consists of two academic semesters. The maximum duration of each academic semester is sixteen (16) weeks of classes, during which students may participate in seminars, educational visits and other educational activities. The maximum duration of the exam period is three (3) weeks. Each academic week consists of five (5) academic days, (Monday through Friday). Also, each academic day includes no less than six (6) hours of instruction and two (2) hours of study.

The Summer Term begins immediately after the end of the Winter Term and ends before the beginning of the next academic year. It includes training at the Training Centre of POROS, as well as the Summer Training Cruise.

Specialties – Specializations

In the table below the specialties which pertain to each field, as well as the specializations which derive from the respective specialties are presented:

The specialties which pertain to each field, as well as the specializations which derive from the respective specialties are presented in the table below:


Field Specialty Specialization
Field A:

Management & Administration

1.Supply Specialist



2.Accounting Manager

Field B:

Naval Operations

2.Βosun’s Μate 1.Βosun’s Mate




3.Operations / Communications Specialist



1.Radar operator

2.Information & Communication Systems Specialist




6.Ιnformatics /Software & Cyber-Defense Specialist

Field C:

Naval Weapons

4.Weapons Technician




1.Gunner’s Mate

2.Ammunition Technician

3.Mine Technician

4.Torpedo Technician


6.Guided Missiles Technician

Field D:

Technological Applications

5. Electrician 1.Electrician
6.Engineering Systems Technician


1.Engineering Systems Technician

2.Internal Combustion Engines Engineer

3.Refrigerating Systems Engineer



7.Computers and Networks Electronic Technician




1.Computers and Networks Electronic Technician

8.Electronic Systems Technian 1.Antisubmarine Devices Electronic Technician

2.Automatic Systems Electronic Technician

3.Fire Control Systems Electronic Technician

4.Radio Location Devices Electronic Technician

5.Communication Systems Electronic Technician

6.Torpedoes, Sea Mines and Depth Charges Electronic Technician

9. Workshop Technician 1.Fitter

2.Machinist’s Mate

3.Sheet Metal Specialist


5. Pumpman


7. Boat Repairman



In the framework of its mission, the Αcademy may collaborate with a wide spectrum of educational institutions ranging from higher education institutions to vocational training organizations of the public or private sector, as well as with individuals of prestigious scientific status.

Upon approval by the Hellenic Navy General Staff. part of the education provided may be carried out on warships, in various Services of the Hellenic Navy, as well as in various institutions providing education and training, pertaining to either state or private sectors, Greek or foreign ones.