FIELD GRADE OFFICERS COURSE (CPOS) - NAVY

AIM

The Field Grade Officers Course (CPOS) – Navy supports the training of Navy First lieutenants providing them with the skills and military technical expertise required to perform functions as senior officers.

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

The Field Grade Officers Course - Navy comprises 17 course units in various scientific areas, organized around two training components: a specific training component attended only by Navy students , and a common and joint training component, taught jointly to all students of the Field Grade Officers Course - CPOS (Navy, Army, Air Force and Guarda Nacional Republicana - National Republican Guard);

The course is organized in accordance with the European Credits Trading System (ECTS). The total number of credits required to complete the course is 60 ECTS (32 ECTS allocated to the specific Navy training component, plus 28 ECTS allocated to the common and joint component).

 

Study Plan Overview

 

Curse Units

Scientific

Area

Type

Workload (Hours)

Credits

 

Remarks

Total

Contact

T

TP

PL

TC

S

E

OT

O

Introduction to Resource Management

ManS

Semester

87,5

30

9

 

   

 

 

 

3,5

CFCC

Communication and Leadership

ManS

Semester

62,5

32

6

 

   

 

 

 

2,5

Logistics and Operations Research;

ManS

Semester

75

30

 

 

 

6

 

 

 

3,0

Military Organization;

ManS

Semester

50

32

 

 

   

 

 

 

2,0

Military History of Portugal;

MS

Semester

50

28

 

 

   

 

 

 

2,0

Military Strategy;

MS

Semester

150

59

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

6,0

Fundamentals of Public International Law

LS

Semester

25

12

 

 

   

 

 

 

1,0

Framework for Military Operations;

MS

Semester

150

23

46

 

 

4

 

 

 

6,0

Operations Planning.

MS

Semester

50

 

37

 

   

 

 

 

2,0

Maritime and Naval Strategy;

MS

Semester

112,5

24

31

 

 

20

 

 

8

4,5

CFEM

Law of the Sea;

LS

Semester

75

15

9

 

   

 

 

 

3,0

Naval Organization;

ManS

Semester

125

23

29

 

12

30

 

 

8

5,0

Naval Logistics;

MS

Semester

75

8

10

 

4

18

 

 

6

3,0

Techniques of Staff;

MS

Semester

50

16

14

 

 

2

 

 

 

2,0

Naval Operations;

MS

Semester

112,5

8

12

 

22

22

 

 

6

4,5

Final Course Individual Work

MS

Annual

250

12

 

 

   

 

44

36

10,0

 
Legend: T - Theory; TP - Theory and Practise; PL - Practise and Laboratory ; TC - Fieldwork ; S - Seminar ; E - Stage ; OT - Tutorial Guidance ; O - Other

 

COURSE LENGHT

The course duration is one curricular year, approximately 36 weeks including school holidays, in daytime and on an exclusive basis.

 

QUALIFICATIONS CONFERRED BY THE COURSE

The Field Grade Officers Course – Navy Diploma (Post-graduation in Navy Military Sciences) is awarded to students who have completed the course successfully;

This Course is a special condition for promotion to the rank of Lieutenant-Commander;

Being part of the career-long training process, the Field Grade Officers Course – Navy is compatible with the general rules of structure and curriculum evaluation practiced in study levels within the higher military studies without, in itself, conferring an academic degree. Nevertheless, the course makes it possible to carry out further studies in the Security and Defence fields of study.

 

COURSE ADMISSION CONDITIONS

The Field Grade Officers Course – Navy may be attended, on an exclusive basis, by specifically appointed officers of the Navy Permanent Staff with the rank of First lieutenant;

The course may be attended by officers of similar posts from friendly countries, under a superiorly defined access regime.

 

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