Our policy draws on the Disability Convention’s definition of a disability, which reads: “Disability describes the relationship between people with impairments and their environments”. We therefore understand disability as the “barriers” that the environments impose on the individual and thereby hinder equal access to participation and learning, and not as something the individual person has.
We wish to be instrumental in providing anyone, who would like to undertake a Marine and Technical Engineering Programme, with the opportunity to do so. Therefore, we work actively to alleviate or eliminate challenges in-house, so that no one experiences disability.
We urge everyone, who wishes to train as a Marine and Technical Engineer, to contact our student guidance office. This allows us to identify the “barriers” in the school or study environment, which may exist for the individual.
The Marine and Technical Engineering Programme provides the opportunity to work in many differing roles within operation and maintenance of technical installations, both on land and at sea. However, for placements at sea, certain elective subjects as well as the job of Marine and Technical Engineer at sea, a “Health Certificate for Seafarers” is required, in which the individual is declared fit for service on board. Our student guidance is aware that this external requirement can be a disadvantage for the individual’s job prospects after graduation.