In 2003, the RNoNA was given status as an independent institution under the Act relating to Universities and University Colleges, and is accredited as a state college with the right to award bachelor degrees. The Academy is also accredited to develop new study programmes at undergraduate level, and evaluate degrees from other institutions. This is relevant in order to award bachelor degrees in military studies to cadets who graduated before 2003 and have completed undergraduate studies at other military or civilian institutions.

fter several years in service, some officers go on to do military graduate studies leading to a master’s degree at the Norwegian Defence University College in Oslo. Officers may also do graduate studies at civilian institutions within various subjects, according to the needs of the Navy.

ducation at RNoNA satisfies the international demands set down by the IMO (International Maritime Organization) and STCW 95 (International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers), and gives the highest maritime certificates (D1 for the navigation programme and M1 for the naval engineer programme)


The RNoNA has developed a quality management system based on the ISO 9001.2008 standard, and this has been approved both by NOKUT, The Norwegian Agency for Quality Assurance in Education and the Norwegian Maritime Directorate.​

Published 31 March 2011 21:21..