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ACADEMIC 2019 - World Maritime University
ENTRY
                                  2019

MSc AND PhD IN MARITIME
AFFAIRS TAUGHT IN MALMÖ

ACADEMIC
HANDBOOK
ACADEMIC 2019 - World Maritime University
CONTENTS                                                                                                         WMU’S MISSION IS TO BE THE
                                                                                                                 WORLD CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE
Welcome to WMU                                                                                               2
                                                                                                                 IN POSTGRADUATE MARITIME
What is WMU?                                                                                                 4   AND OCEANS EDUCATION,
                                                                                                                 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND
Why Choose WMU?                                                                                              6
MSc in Maritime Affairs                                                                                      9
           Entrance Requirements                                                                            14
                                                                                                                 RESEARCH, WHILE BUILDING
                                                                                                                 GLOBAL CAPACITY AND PROMOTING
           Programme Content                                                                                18
           Foundation Studies                                                                               19
           Specialization Studies
                      Maritime Education & Training
                                                                                                            20
                                                                                                            20
                                                                                                                 SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.
                      Maritime Energy Management                                                            22
                                                                                                                 The World Maritime University has adopted an equal opportunities policy and positively
                      Maritime Law & Policy                                                                 24   welcomes applications from women, who are currently under-represented in the field
                                                                                                                 of maritime studies and employment.
                      Maritime Safety & Environmental Administration                                        26
                      Ocean Sustainability, Governance & Management                                         28
                      Port Management                                                                       30
                      Shipping Management & Logistics                                                       32
                      Dissertation                                                                          35
                                                                                                                 The MSc in Maritime Affairs and the PhD in Maritime
MPhil in International Maritime Law and Ocean Policy: In Malmö and Malta                                    36
                                                                                                                 Affairs are accredited by ZEvA (Zentrale Evaluations- und
PhD in Maritime Affairs                                                                                     39   Akkreditierungsagentur Hannover/ Central Evaluation and
                                                                                                                 Accreditation Agency Hanover, Germany).
Life in Malmö                                                                                               45

WMU’S Other Academic Programmes                                                                             48   The Swedish Ministry of Education and Research, the public agency
                                                                                                                 responsible for higher education in Sweden, has issued a formal
Postgraduate Diploma and Distance Learning Programmes                                                       50   statement that WMU is entitled to conduct activities in Sweden and
                                                                                                                 confer degrees in Sweden under its Charter.
Programmes Delivered in Association with Lloyd’s Maritime Academy                                           51
Programmes Delivered in Association with DNV GL                                                             54   The World Maritime University is a member of:

Faculty Members 2019/20 Academic Year                                                                       58   • the European University Association (EUA)
MSc Programme: Application and Payment                                                                      60   • the International Association of Universities (IAU)
                                                                                                                 • the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU)
2019/20 Key Dates for Students Joining the MSc in Maritime Affairs                                          61

                                                                                                                 WMU is recognized by the US Department of Veterans’ Affairs for study
                                                                                                                 at both MSc and PhD level.
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WELCOME TO WMU
                                                                                                            and their resources for the sustainable             technological developments and change, as well
                                                                                                            development of present and future generations.      as the need to push forward with action to ensure
                                                                                                                                                                implementation of the UNSDGs.
                                                                                                            WMU’s celebrations throughout 2018 were
                                                                                                            enhanced by the celebrations of IMO’s own 70th      To the students who will join us in 2019, I extend
                                                                                                            Anniversary. The theme of the World Maritime        a very warm welcome on behalf of my colleagues
                                                                                                            Day in 2018 is “IMO 70: Our Heritage – Better       across the University. We sincerely believe that
                                                                                                            Shipping for a Better Future”. This provides the    your stay with us will be both professionally and
                                                                                                            opportunity to take stock and look back, but also   personally rewarding. The knowledge and skills
                                                                                                            to look forward, addressing current and future      you acquire will further your career, contribute
                                                                                                            challenges for maritime transport to maintain       to the development of your country, business or
                                                      THE UNIVERSITY IS WELL PLACED TO                      a continued and strengthened contribution           organization, and improve cooperation across the
                                                      CONTINUE TO GROW AND TO ENSURE                        towards sustainable growth for all. Sustainable
                                                                                                            growth depends to an enormous extent on the
                                                                                                                                                                global maritime industry and ocean stakeholders.

                                                      THAT IT PREPARES YOU AND THE NEXT                     health of the Ocean, and our good guardianship      WMU offers you an incredible opportunity to join
                                                                                                            of it. The Ocean covers over 70 per cent of our     a global community of maritime and ocean experts
                                                      GENERATION OF MARITIME, PORT AND                      planet, is the transport mode for ships, contains   and leaders. I look forward to welcoming you to
                                                                                                            vast resources and is intrinsically linked to the   the University.
                                                      OCEAN LEADERS AND EXPERTS TO BE                       health and sustainability of our planet.
                                                      ABLE TO TAKE ON THE CHALLENGES                        WMU has a responsibility and a commitment
                                                                                                            to provide education, training, capacity building
                                                      OF TODAY AND BE PREPARED FOR                          and research to support and promote these
                                                                                                            important areas and issues, taking into account
Dr. Cleopatra Doumbia-Henry                           OPPORTUNITIES OF TOMORROW.                            the impact of rapid economic, social and
President

As the President of the World Maritime                Given our impressive track record, the
University (WMU), I am very pleased to                University is well placed to continue to grow
introduce our postgraduate portfolio of studies.      and to ensure that it prepares you and the
                                                      next generation of maritime, port and ocean
Students who join WMU in 2019 will be                 leaders and experts to be able to take on
embarking on a fresh and exciting new voyage.         the challenges of today and be prepared for
In 2018, WMU marked its 35th Anniversary, a           opportunities of tomorrow, including the
milestone in our mission to educate the world’s       new employment opportunities that will be
maritime leaders. Since its establishment in          created in view of rapid technological changes
1983 by the International Maritime Organization       occurring. WMU delivers educational outcomes
(IMO), the University has grown in size and           that enable the maritime industry to continue
its impact has been phenomenal. By the end            to positively respond to the challenges of
of 2018, well over 5,000 graduates will have          our times, to adapt and adjust to ensure
received degrees and postgraduate diplomas            that shipping continues to be the engine
from the University. Across the world, WMU’s          of world trade and contribute to economic
graduates now hold leading positions in their         prosperity, social inclusion and environmental
government, industry, academia, civil society         sustainability of our countries and planet.
and the media. In 2018, WMU will also register        We will continue to do so with our educational
a milestone when the 1,000th female graduate          offering to help educate and build capacity to
receives her degree from the WMU Chancellor,          enable our countries and the maritime industry
IMO’s Secretary-General, Mr. Kitack Lim,              as a whole to do their part in contributing to
himself a WMU graduate.                               the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda
                                                      for Sustainable and Development and the
To meet the needs of today’s maritime industry,       Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs).
we will continue to build on our strengths based      The above-mentioned milestones demonstrate
on our flagship MSc programme with its seven          with great clarity the University’s commitment
specializations: Maritime Education & Training,       to support the implementation of the
Maritime Energy Management, Maritime Law              UNSDGs, with a particular focus on 4
& Policy, Maritime Safety & Environmental             (Quality Education), 5 (Gender Equality
Administration, Ocean Sustainability, Governance      and Women’s Empowerment), 13 (Climate
& Management, Port Management, and                    Action) and Goals 14 (Oceans).
Shipping Management & Logistics. We also offer
an exciting MPhil degree with our IMO sister          You will also benefit from a new institution within
institution in Malta, the International Maritime      the University -The WMU-Sasakawa Global
Law Institute. Our distance-learning programmes       Ocean Institute - which opened in 2018. It is an
also offer opportunities for those who are not        independent focal point for the ocean science-
in a position to join our MSc programmes.             policy-law-industry interface and an international
These provide important stepping-stones               game-changer in the ongoing discussion on
to our full MSc degrees.                              how best to manage and use ocean spaces

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WHAT IS WMU?                                                                                                            OUR PROGRAMMES                                      Master of Philosophy in International Maritime
                                                                                                                                                                            Law and Ocean Policy
                                                                                                                        OF STUDY                                            Designed in partnership by IMO’s two sister institutions, WMU and
                                                                                                                                                                            the IMO International Maritime Law Institute (IMLI) in Malta, to play
                                                                                                                        One of the reasons for the establishment of         a part in ensuring the future sustainability of the world’s oceans in
                                                                                                                        the University was to increase the number of        accordance with the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
                                                                                                                        highly qualified specialist maritime personnel in   The two-year programme is designed to train expert maritime lawyers,
                                                                                                                        all countries across the world, and in particular   immersed in the UN system structure and goals, and had its first
THE WORLD MARITIME UNIVERSITY (WMU) WAS                                                                                 developing countries. With such specialists,
                                                                                                                        international maritime Conventions can be
                                                                                                                                                                            intake in 2017.

FOUNDED IN 1983 BY THE INTERNATIONAL MARITIME                                                                           implemented for the benefit of the whole global     Doctor of Philosophy in Maritime Affairs
                                                                                                                        community. Maritime safety can be improved,
ORGANIZATION (IMO), A SPECIALIZED AGENCY OF                                                                             the marine environment better protected, and
                                                                                                                                                                            The PhD programme has seven active areas of research and a
                                                                                                                                                                            growing school of doctoral students. WMU has a strong tradition of
THE UNITED NATIONS, AS ITS PREMIER CENTRE                                                                               international shipping and ports made more
                                                                                                                        efficient. Specialists in developing countries
                                                                                                                                                                            interdisciplinary research at the doctoral level, and has won a large
                                                                                                                                                                            number of externally funded projects, often working in collaboration
OF EXCELLENCE FOR MARITIME POSTGRADUATE                                                                                 can make sure that economic growth in the
                                                                                                                        maritime field is sustainable, with integrated
                                                                                                                                                                            with partners from industry and government. The structure of the
                                                                                                                                                                            PhD programme makes it flexible and responsive to the needs of
EDUCATION, RESEARCH, AND CAPACITY BUILDING.                                                                             planning for the oceans allowing each sector        both full-time students based in Malmö and candidates based
                                                                                                                        to develop in a mutually reinforcing manner.        mainly at their employing organization.
The University offers unique postgraduate educational programmes, undertakes                                            Beyond these immediate practical aims,              Master of Science programmes in China
wide-ranging research in maritime and ocean-related studies, and continues                                              the University is a forum for people of many
maritime capacity building in line with the UN Sustainable Development Goals.                                                                                               WMU offers two Master of Science programmes taught in China: one
                                                                                                                        nationalities in both the student body and
                                                                                                                                                                            in International Transport & Logistics, delivered in Shanghai, and the
                                                                                                                        the faculty to participate in teaching and
                                                                                                                                                                            other in Maritime Safety & Environmental Management, taught in Dalian.
                                                                                                                        learning. Our goals are to foster tolerance,
                                                                                                                        to encourage international co-operation,
                                                                                                                        to solve international maritime problems,           Distance Learning programmes
 WMU’S MISSION                                         INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES                                        and to co-ordinate action internationally.          There are currently four Postgraduate Diploma programmes, one of
                                                                                                                                                                            which may lead on to an LLM degree, which vary slightly in length,
 WMU’s mission is to be the world                      WMU regularly organizes and hosts successful international       WMU educates people for the benefit of              from 12 to 16 months. These programmes are professionally oriented
 centre of excellence in postgraduate                  conferences, often co-hosted with international organizations,   their countries. Our students benefit from          and provide academic knowledge that can be applied immediately in
 maritime and oceans education,                        such as IMO, UN Environment and the EU, and attracting           the postgraduate maritime education we              the participants’ professional lives.
 professional training and research,                   eminent keynote speakers and panellists.                         offer. As WMU graduates, they return to
 while building global capacity and                                                                                     their home countries and, in turn, transfer         Executive & Professional Development Courses (EPDCs)
 promoting sustainable development.                    Students enrolled in the Malmö programmes are able to attend     their newly gained expertise to colleagues,
                                                       these conferences as part of their studies, extending their                                                          Providing mid-career professional updating on a wide range
                                                                                                                        helping their nations to achieve the highest        of topics, and delivered in Malmö, or at a location chosen
                                                       network of contacts and taking part in high-level discussions    practicable standards in maritime
                                                       with very senior maritime practitioners.                                                                             by the client, the EPDCs offer participants the opportunity
                                                                                                                        transportation and development.                     to meet the challenges of a fast-changing industry.

 WMU’S STRATEGIC                                       Recent and planned international conferences have included:      The University is active across a broad
                                                                                                                        spectrum of postgraduate programmes:
 DIRECTIONS                                            • Maritime Women: Global Leadership (MWGL 2014), 2014
                                                       • Maritime Education and Training: Catalyst of Industry         Master of Science in Maritime Affairs                 SPECIAL SUMMER SEMINARS
 For the period 2016-2019, the University                 Growth. Regional Alumni Conference, Myanmar, 2015             Taught in Malmö with seven specializations:
 is pursuing eight strategic directions                • International Maritime Education & Training, 2015                                                                   From 2019, WMU will offer four special Summer Seminars,
                                                                                                                        Maritime Education & Training; Maritime Energy
 designed to enable WMU to pursue its                                                                                                                                         open to WMU’s MSc students and to external maritime
                                                       • Safe and Sustainable Shipping in a Changing Arctic            Management; Maritime Law & Policy; Maritime
 mission objectives in the years ahead:                                                                                                                                       professionals. The Summer Seminars offer cutting-edge
                                                          Environment (ShipArc), 2015                                   Safety & Environmental Administration; Ocean
 1.	Educating and Fostering                                                                                                                                                  teaching and discussion involving experts from the UN system
                                                       • Migration by Sea, 2016                                        Sustainability, Governance & Management;
     of Maritime Leaders                                                                                                                                                      and from academia in contemporary topics, ranging from
                                                                                                                        Port Management; and Shipping Management
                                                       • Annual Korea Maritime Institute-WMU Seminars in 2016,                                                               the challenges of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction and
 2.	Strengthening Teaching of                                                                                          & Logistics. The programme educates future
                                                          2017, 2018 and 2019                                                                                                 UN Sustainability Goal 14, to shipping industry targets for
     Maritime Policy                                                                                                    maritime and ocean leaders and strengthens
                                                       • Maritime Energy Management (MARENER 2017), 2017                                                                     dealing with climate change and green-house gas emission.
                                                                                                                        the capacity of national administrations in
 3.	Expansion to Oceans-related                                                                                                                                              The Summer Seminars offer a forum for developing the high-
                                                       • Save Our Ocean Seminar, 2017                                  developing countries. It serves the maritime
     Matters                                                                                                                                                                  level skills of the maritime and ocean leaders of the future.
                                                                                                                        and oceans industries and their value chains,
                                                       • Life Below Water, 2017                                                                                              They assist participants to develop strategies to anticipate
 4.	Strengthening Maritime and                                                                                         building on IMO’s global reach. It is responsive
                                                       • WMU Regional Conference for the Americas: Lima, Peru, 2017                                                          and respond to trends in the time of the Fourth Industrial
     Oceans Research                                                                                                    to the real needs of the maritime and oceans
                                                       • WMU Global Ocean Conference, 2018                                                                                   Revolution, characterised in the maritime sector by artificial
                                                                                                                        sectors, offering an expert balance of academic
 5.	Diversification of Generation                                                                                                                                            intelligence, automated transport and energy-efficient
                                                       • Trends and Challenges in Maritime Energy Management           study and practical experience, and providing
     of Revenues                                                                                                                                                              technological innovations. Applications can be made on
                                                          Workshop, 2018                                                a unique insight into the whole range of
 6.	New Ways of Collaboration                                                                                                                                                line through the web site.
                                                                                                                        maritime endeavour.
                                                       • OceansTrends, 2018
 7.	Further Collaboration with IMO
                                                       • Third Maritime Women Conference, 2019
 8.	Establishment of an                               • 43rd Center for Oceans Law & Policy Conference, 2019
     Endowment Fund
                                                       • Second WMU Regional Conference for the Americas,
                                                          Mexico, 2019

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WHY CHOOSE WMU?                                                                                                           HERE ARE JUST A FEW COMMENTS FROM ALUMNI
                                                                                                                          IN THE MOST RECENT GRADUATING CLASS,
                                                                                                                          THE CLASS OF 2017:

                                                                                                                          Emma C. Metieh Glassco, Liberia                              Dr Kana Mutombo, South Africa
STUDENTS WHO ENROL AT WMU ARE MAKING AN
INFORMED CHOICE ABOUT THE PROGRAMME THAT                                                                                  “Today, I am in Portugal representing my country            “Education must always evolve to meet the
                                                                                                                            Liberia as head of delegation on the ICCAT Meeting           requirements of an ever-changing world. Through
WILL BEST ENHANCE THEIR CAREERS IN THE YEARS                                                                                (International Commission on the Conservation                the various conferences, seminars and discussions
TO COME. THE UNIVERSITY HAS A LARGE NUMBER                                                                                  of Atlantic Tuna) Working Group. Here, I am
                                                                                                                            experiencing in real life, everything taught in
                                                                                                                                                                                         sessions organized on campus with several
                                                                                                                                                                                         industry stakeholders, WMU offers students the
OF VERY EMINENT GRADUATES, INCLUDING:                                                                                       the classroom.”                                              ability to constantly develop new skills in order
                                                                                                                                                                                         to adapt to a changing world.”
                                                                                                                          MSc in Maritime Affairs, specializing in Ocean
                                                                                                                          Sustainability, Governance & Management                      PhD in Maritime Affairs
•	Mr Kitack Lim, the Secretary-General of IMO                  •	Ms Neelima Vyas (India), Chief Operating Officer,
   (Maritime Safety, Class of 1991)                                Sohar Free Zone, Oman (Port Management,
                                                                   Class of 2000)                                         Dr Glenn Wright, USA                                         Yaser Farag, Egypt
•	Mr Binali Yildirim, Speaker of the Parliament,
   formerly Prime Minister of Turkey (Maritime                  •	Dr Alhaji Wurroh Jalloh, Executive Director/CEO,
                                                                                                                          “WMU is the place to be, to be a leader in                  “WMU is the only place where you have a
   Safety, Class of 1991)                                          Sierra Leone Maritime Administration (Maritime
                                                                                                                            the maritime community.”                                     holistic view of the very specialized field
                                                                   Law & Policy, Class of 2007)
•	Mr Dwight C.R. Gardiner, Ambassador                                                                                                                                                   of Maritime Affairs.”
                                                                                                                          PhD in Maritime Affairs
   Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Director/                 In addition, WMU graduates are now serving as the                                                                      MSc in Maritime Affairs, specializing in Maritime
   Registrar General, Antigua and Barbuda Flag                  Directors-General of many countries’ national maritime                                                                 Energy Management
   Administration (Maritime Safety, Class of 1990)              administrations and heads of the national Coast Guards.
                                                                The Philippines, Trinidad and Tobago, Cambodia, and
                                                                Vietnam, for example, are among those governments
                                                                                                                          Nicolas Spence, Jamaica                                      David Restrepo, Colombia
                                                                where WMU’s education has played a significant role
                                                                in the development of their countries’ maritime policy.
                                                                                                                          “Studying at WMU exposed me to cutting-edge                 “I chose WMU due to the faculty members’
                                                                                                                            shipping practices which helped me to become a               worldwide recognition in the maritime industry,
                                                                                                                            game-changer in my country’s maritime industry.”             its academic excellence and the incredible
                                                                                                                                                                                         networking built with my classmates.”
                                                                                                                          MSc in Maritime Affairs, specializing in Shipping
                                                                                                                          Management & Logistics                                       MSc in Maritime Affairs, specializing in Shipping
                                                                                                                                                                                       Management & Logistics

                                                                                                                          Catarina Vasco, Mozambique                                    Mark Philip Cassar, Malta

                                                                                                                          “WMU has allowed me to improve my abilities in the          “WMU was a unique experience. It is a worldwide
                                                                                                                            prevention and reduction of marine accident and              networking opportunity, the latest knowledge
                                                                                                                            manage marine environment. It gave me the tools              taught by the most expert professors in the
                                                                                                                            to do my job better.”                                        maritime in a multi-cultural environment”
                                                                                                                          MSc in Maritime Affairs, specializing in Maritime            MSc in Maritime Affairs, specializing in Maritime
                                                                                                                          Safety & Environmental Administration                        Energy Management

                                                                                                                          Mohammad Azizul Moula, Bangladesh                            Rachel Bare-Anita, Solomon Islands

                                                                                                                          “WMU’s multi-cultural setting, with people from             “The international negotiation and diplomacy
                                                                                                                            different countries all together, means that we              skills gained at WMU have been invaluable. I have
                                                                                                                            learn not only from our professors but also from             already been privileged to represent my country as
                                                                                                                            our friends. The field study visits give us practical        the Head of Delegation at an international meeting.
                                                                                                                            knowledge, so we don’t just learn the theoretical            Thanks WMU!
                                                                                                                            aspects of the field but we also get to see it in
                                                                                                                                                                                       MSc in Maritime Affairs, specializing in Ocean
                                                                                                                            real life too.”
                                                                                                                                                                                       Sustainability, Governance & Management
                                                                                                                          MSc in Maritime Affairs, specializing in
                                                                                                                          Port Management

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MSc
IN MARITIME
AFFAIRS
WMU’s MSc programme emphasizes the                      MSc graduates are:
practical application of expertise. It offers both an   • equipped with the knowledge necessary
overview of the complex, inter-related maritime            to contribute to national and international
and ocean fields, as well as the opportunity               capacity building and to fulfil their national
to specialize. The programme is designed to                and international responsibilities for effective
respond directly to the real needs of the maritime         maritime development
industry, and to equip graduates with the skills        • possessed with expert leadership,
needed today and in the future. It is academically         problem-solving and critical analysis skills
challenging and professionally oriented, and is         • able to contribute to the sustainable
designed for ambitious, mid-career maritime                development of the maritime industry
professionals. It provides a particularly strong        • knowledgeable about IMO governance,
foundation for those intending to move into both           regulations, Conventions and policies as
a national or an international career.                     well as the Sustainable Development Goals
                                                           of the United Nations
WMU is active in research that is influencing           • competent in addressing the changing needs
the development of the maritime industry.                  of the maritime industry, including ports
From the effects of climate change to maritime          • equipped with hands-on and contemporary
safety & security, from piracy to port state               knowledge acquired from both resident and
control, from environmental to technological               visiting faculty
developments impacting the industry, as well            • able to operate and interact in an
as on ocean-related matters, WMU’s faculty are             international and multi-cultural environment
involved in research that also adds significant         • members of a maritime network that
value to the content of the MSc programme,                 spans the globe and crosses all areas of
keeping it up to date and relevant.                        maritime activity
                                                        • able to communicate confidently in English
MSc GRADUATES                                              in a professional context

                                                        As IMO’s university, the World Maritime
The graduates are the maritime and ocean
                                                        University is in a unique position to deliver a
leaders of the future. Worldwide, WMU
                                                        world-class, research-informed professional
graduates are government ministers, heads of
                                                        MSc programme. The quality of our graduates
national maritime administrations and presidents
                                                        has been recognized in countries around the
of maritime universities. The Secretary-General
                                                        world, where WMU graduates hold very senior
of IMO is a WMU graduate.
                                                        posts in government, companies, universities,
                                                        international organizations and diplomatic
The graduates take back to their home countries
                                                        missions. WMU aims to educate the maritime
extensive maritime expertise, specifically in
                                                        leaders of tomorrow, and has a track-record
the areas of security, safety and environmental
                                                        of success.
protection. They also have an appreciation of
the latest technology, an understanding of the
direction of future global developments, a broad
network of essential contacts in the industry
and constructive plans for the future.

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FIELD STUDY PROGRAMME                                    VISITING PROFESSORS                                    LIBRARY &
The students following the MSc in Maritime               A further unique element of the WMU MSc in             RESEARCH SERVICES
Affairs benefit from a unique field study                Maritime Affairs programme is the involvement
programme hosted by organizations such                   of Visiting Professors. Each year, around one          Information resources and services at WMU
as shipping companies, port authorities,                 hundred internationally renowned senior                are world class. In addition to the 50,000
maritime administrations, and a range of                 maritime experts come to the University                volumes on the WMU library shelves, the
other governmental and non-governmental                  from a very diverse range of countries and             University provides access to more than a
organizations, all over the world. These field           institutions, including governments, multilateral      hundred thousand ebooks that are available on
studies link the students’ theoretical knowledge         organizations, universities, associations              campus and off, as well as access to several
to practical experience, so that they can gain           and companies. They are all internationally            specialized legal and maritime databases, such
valuable insights into professional practices            recognized experts, and play a key role in             as HeinOnline, Clarkson’s Shipping Intelligence
around the world - insights that are unique to           enabling WMU to deliver our comprehensive              Network, and of course, IMO Docs. Likewise,
WMU’s students. The field studies are part               and wide-ranging programme.                            the library provides access to thousands of
of the individual MSc specializations, and the                                                                  full text online periodicals, including Lloyd’s
programmes typically involve the following               WMU is the only maritime university in the             List and Containerisation International, that
destinations:                                            world that offers its students direct access           complement its print journal holdings of more
                                                         to such a network of senior people with real           than 350 different titles. The library collection
Maritime Education & Training                            global impact.                                         is particularly strong in maritime law, law of
                                                                                                                the sea, shipping economics, maritime safety,
Universities/institutions in Norway, the
                                                                                                                marine environment, coastal management,
Philippines, the Netherlands, EMSA (Lisbon)
                                                                                                                port management, shipping management,
and IMO (London)                                         ENGLISH AND STUDY                                      and intermodal transportation.
Maritime Energy Management                               SKILLS PROGRAMME                                       Research services offered by the University
Italy, Sweden, IMO (London), Finland                                                                            include loan of material from other libraries
and Denmark                                              WMU offers a specialist Maritime English
                                                                                                                around the world, an ability to request
                                                         and Study Skills Programme (ESSP).
                                                                                                                documents on demand electronically, and
Maritime Law & Policy                                    The ESSP is designed to enhance English
                                                                                                                in-depth literature searches. Likewise students
                                                         language competencies and provide the
The ICJ and the PCA (the Hague, Netherlands),                                                                   and researchers are granted access to other
                                                         skills necessary to follow a postgraduate
ITLOS (Hamburg, Germany), DIRECTEMAR                                                                            libraries in southern Sweden, in particular the
                                                         programme successfully, whether this
(Chile), BIMCO (Copenhagen, Denmark),                                                                           Universities of Lund and Malmö, along with
                                                         programme is at WMU or another institution.
and IMO (London)                                                                                                the city public library, Malmö Stadsbibliotek.
                                                         More than a quarter of the ESSP students are
                                                         external students, who come to Malmö for
                                                                                                                As WMU has close ties with other maritime                    HIGH QUALITY, TIMELY
Maritime Safety &
Environmental Administration
                                                         this unique programme that prepares them
                                                                                                                educational institutions and key organizations
                                                                                                                and commercial entities within the maritime                  AND ON-TARGET INFORMATION,
                                                         for both study and professional life in the
Malta, Republic of Korea, Germany, IMO                   maritime and ocean fields.
                                                                                                                sector, it is afforded access to cutting edge
                                                                                                                information on a routine basis. Such a provision
                                                                                                                                                                             MEETING STUDENTS’ NEEDS.
(London), China, Sweden and Denmark
                                                                                                                further enables the library and IT infrastructure
                                                         The ESSP runs each year from June to
Ocean Sustainability,                                                                                           to deliver high quality, timely and on-target
                                                         September, and its curriculum is designed
Governance & Management                                                                                         information meeting students’ needs.
                                                         to cover the skills required for success in a
Finland, Germany, Denmark, IMO (London)                  postgraduate degree programme and for
and the Netherlands                                      professional success. The core components
                                                         are Academic Writing Skills, Speaking &                INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Port Management                                          Presentation Skills and Thematic Integrated
Singapore, Sweden, the UK, Denmark, and                  Skills. The programme also includes academic           Information Technology skills are vital at
Germany (Hamburg) and other major ports                  lectures by WMU professors, and IT and                 WMU. Appropriate software for your studies
                                                         library workshops.                                     and research is made available, from basic
Shipping Management & Logistics                                                                                 programmes to the latest simulation software.
                                                         The classes are small to facilitate group
Greece, Singapore, Sweden (Gothenburg), the
                                                         activities and allow a very high level of individual   The University and our donors have invested
UK (London) and Germany (Hamburg) and other
                                                         feedback to students from their teachers.              heavily in providing students with an excellent
major shipping destinations
                                                         The competencies that are developed include            IT infrastructure. All students have access to the
                                                         effective problem solving, solid research              University’s wireless local area network in the
The co-operation of an enormous range of
                                                         methods, critical reading and analysis, all            main building and at the residence.
global institutions makes it possible for WMU
                                                         skills that are needed in postgraduate study.
students to experience the application of the
                                                         For more information about the programme,
latest theories, practices and technologies in
                                                         please go to www.wmu.se/essp. Applications
real-life maritime situations, and to join a global
                                                         can be made online.
network of maritime professionals.

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THE ACCELERATED                                     Postgraduate Diploma
                                                                                                                                                                                Students who obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.67
                                                                                                                            MSc PROGRAMME                                       or above, calculated over 60 grade-bearing
                                                                                                                                                                                credits with no F grade, qualify for the award of
                                                                                                                            Applicants who already have a relevant              Postgraduate Diploma. Students may choose
                                                                                                                            postgraduate qualification (a postgraduate          to leave the University with a Postgraduate
                                                                                                                            diploma, a Master’s degree, etc.) may apply for     Diploma at any point when they have met
                                                                                                                            advanced standing on the basis of transferring      this requirement.
                                                                                                                            credits from their previous studies; this exempts
                                                                                                                            them from the need to complete the first,
                                                                                                                            foundation term and allows the MSc degree
                                                                                                                            to be completed in 10 months.                       THE CREDIT SYSTEM
                                                                                                                                                                                The Malmö MSc programme is structured on
                                                                                                                                                                                the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation
                                                                                                                            FLEXIBLE ENROLMENT                                  System (ECTS). ECTS is based on the principle
                                                                                                                                                                                that 60 credits measure the workload of a
                                                                                                                            Every subject offered in the core MSc               full-time student during one academic year,
                                                                                                                            programme can also be followed by external          which is around 1600 hours per year. One
                                                                                                                            participants, on a flexible, credit-by-credit       credit therefore approximately equals 25
                                                                                                                            basis. A fee of $290 per credit is charged,         working hours. Student workload consists of
                                                                                                                            including assessment and/or examination;            all planned learning activities, such as attending
                                                                                                                            successful students are awarded a Certificate       lectures, field studies, seminars, independent
                                                                                                                            of Accomplishment, and a transcript of grades       and private study, preparation of projects,
                                                                                                                            showing the subjects attended and assessed,         taking examinations, giving presentations and
                                                                                                                            which can be used to accumulate credits             researching and writing the dissertation. Credits
                                                                                                                            towards the full MSc degree or a Postgraduate       in ECTS can only be obtained after successful
                                                                                                                            Diploma. A student who elects only to audit         completion of the work required and appropriate
                                                                                                                            a course, without any assessment, pays a            assessment of the learning outcomes. Learning
                                                                                                                            reduced fee of $250 per credit, and is issued       outcomes are sets of competences, expressing
                                                                                                                            with a Certificate of Attendance.                   what the student will know, understand or be
                                                                                                                                                                                able to do after completing a process of learning.
                                                                                                                            Another mode of flexible enrolment is to study
                                                                                                                            term-by-term, completing the three term             Credits are allocated to subjects and dissertation
                                                                                                                            programme over several years.                       work, reflecting the amount of work required
                                                                                                                                                                                to achieve specific objectives. This weighting
                                                                                                                                                                                relates to the total quantity of work necessary
                                                                                                                                                                                to complete the programme successfully.
                                                                                                                            STUDENTS’ PROGRESS
                                                                                                                            AND AWARDS
                                                                                                                                                                                PROGRESSION
                   THE STANDARD                                          Specialization Studies are taught in
                                                                         the second term. Students follow one of
                                                                                                                            Students’ progress through the course is
                                                                                                                            determined by his/her individual grades and         To remain in good academic standing,
                   MSc PROGRAMME                                         seven specializations: Maritime Education          cumulative grade-point average. Each grade          students must maintain a GPA of 2.67 or higher.
                                                                         & Training; Maritime Energy Management;            awarded to a student is reviewed by the             A student whose GPA falls into the band of
                   The standard MSc programme is 14 months               Maritime Law & Policy; Maritime Safety             University’s Curriculum and Assessment              1.67 to 2.66 may be allowed to continue on
                   long, and divided into three terms:                   & Environmental Administration; Ocean              Committee, before it is issued to the student.      a probationary basis, but the enrolment of any
                                                                         Sustainability, Governance & Management;           The award for which a student may be                student whose GPA falls below 1.66 will
                   Foundation Studies are taught in Term 1.              Port Management; or Shipping Management            eligible depends on the successful completion       be terminated.
                   They are completed by all students following          & Logistics. They also continue work on their      of a specified number of credits and the
                   the standard MSc programme, and provide a             dissertation preparation.                          grades obtained.
                   thorough grounding in maritime policy and the
                   IMO system for maritime governance, as well as        Dissertation: all students complete a              Master of Science
                   an introduction to the environmental, economic,       dissertation, which may be based on a particular   Students who obtain a cumulative GPA of 2.67
                   and managerial aspects of sea use. Students           issue relating to their work in their home         or above, calculated over the 80 grade-bearing
                   also start the preparation for their dissertation     country or on a current or emerging maritime       credits with no F grade, qualify for the award
                   in the research methodology subject.                  issue. The dissertation topic and proposal must    of the degree of Master of Science. Field
                                                                         be approved by the University, and may involve     studies, the research methodology subject and
                                                                         original research or be an analysis of a topic     the seminar on maritime transport policy and
                                                                         based on secondary sources. Students may           communications are not grade-bearing and are
                                                                         complete the dissertation individually, in pairs   simply classified as pass/fail. The Academic
                                                                         or in trios.                                       Council may award the degree with distinction
                                                                                                                            to the very best students.

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ENTRANCE
REQUIREMENTS

 14-MONTH                                                10-MONTH                                         TYPICAL 14-MONTH               ENGLISH LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS
 STANDARD PROGRAMME                                      ACCELERATED PROGRAMME                            PROGRAMME STRUCTURE            All applicants to the University must offer an internationally recognised
                                                                                                                                         English language proficiency test. Acceptable tests include IELTS, TOEFL,
 The University admits only mature                       In addition to meeting the requirements                                         Cambridge examinations, and GCE/SCE O-levels in English language.
                                                                                                          Term 1
 students who are already established                    for the standard, 14-month programme,                                           Other tests may be accepted by the Admissions Board; applicants
 in a career in the maritime field.                      applicants for advanced standing must            Foundation Studies     20 EC   should check with the Registry in such cases.
 The Admissions Board will consider                      demonstrate that they have already
 only those applicants who meet                          covered the content of the first term of         Research Methodology    4 EC   Candidates are assessed in accordance with the following
 the minimum general entrance                            the standard programme. The additional                                          general guidelines:
 requirements, which are:                                qualifications required are:
                                                                                                          Term 2                         Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
 • a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant                    • a postgraduate qualification in an area
                                                                                                          Specializations        40 EC   ESSP participation required if the scores are:
    discipline, or an equivalent university                 directly relevant to the specialization
                                                                                                                                         IBT 61 to 79
    qualification                                           which the student intends to follow
                                                                                                          Field Studies           4 EC   PBT 500 to 549
    or                                                   • senior level, directly relevant
 • the highest grade certificate of                        professional experience                                                      No ESSP required if the scores are:
    competency for unrestricted service                  • proficiency in English without attending      Term 3                         IBT 80+
    as master mariner or chief engineer,                    the English and Study Skills Programme,                                      PBT 550+
    or equivalent maritime qualifications                   and with a good score in the writing skills   Dissertation           20 EC
    and                                                     section of the test (see the full English                                    WMU’s TOEFL institution code is 9198.
                                                                                                          Seminar                 2 EC
                                                            language requirements below)
 • substantial, directly relevant
                                                         • excellent IT skills                                                          International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
    professional experience
                                                                                                                                         ESSP participation required: bands 5.0 and 5.5
 • competence in English language,                                                                       Total                  90 EC
                                                         Applicants to the accelerated programme
    demonstrated by an internationally
                                                         must supply detailed transcripts from their      Grade-bearing EC       80 EC   No ESSP required if the scores are: band 6.0 or above
    recognised standard test (see the full
                                                         undergraduate and postgraduate study. If
    English language requirements below)
                                                         transcripts are not issued, then the detailed    Non-grade-bearing EC   10 EC   Please note: the academic, not the general training,
 • computer competence (at least the                    syllabus, the marks gained, and a full                                          version of the test is required.
    ability to use Microsoft Office)                     academic reference must be supplied.
                                                                                                                                         Cambridge Examinations
 Good IT skills are essential, as students
                                                                                                                                         ESSP participation required: First Certificate (FCE)
 are required to use computers from
                                                                                                                                         No ESSP required if the scores are: Proficiency (CPE)
 the beginning of the first term to write
 their examination answers, complete
                                                                                                                                         Students who have a pass in a GCE O-level or the equivalent
 assignments and carry out research
                                                                                                                                         (WAEC, SSC, CXC etc.) must enclose a copy of their examination
 and other projects. Applicants who lack
                                                                                                                                         results certificate.
 computer and keyboard skills cannot
 be accepted.
                                                                                                                                         Sometimes applicants’ test results meet the University’s general
                                                                                                                                         guidelines, but show weaknesses in a certain skills area. In such
 From the group of applicants who meet
                                                                                                                                         cases, the Admissions Board will vary the guidelines shown above.
 these general entrance requirements, the
 Admissions Board will select only the best-
                                                                                                                                         Information on the accepted tests can be found at the following websites:
 qualified candidates, taking into account all
                                                                                                                                         www.toefl.org
 their qualifications and achievements.
                                                                                                                                         www.ielts.org
                                                                                                                                         www.cambridgeesol.org

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APPLICATION                                             UNIVERSITY FEES                                      FINANCIAL SUPPORT                                  Your employer’s commitment to your studies
                                                                                                                                                                is vital; the donors expect your employer to
FOR ADMISSION                                           The University fee is made up of tuition,            FROM COMPANIES,                                    buy your initial plane ticket to come to Sweden,
                                                                                                                                                                and to employ you in a suitable position after
All candidates should apply on-line from the
                                                        field study programme costs, study materials
                                                        and the required medical and accident insurance.
                                                                                                             GOVERNMENTS AND                                    graduation. The donors have established
                                                                                                                                                                the criteria that they use when considering
WMU website (www.wmu.se) where all
the necessary information can be found.
                                                        The University fees for entrants to the Class of     FOUNDATIONS                                        applicants: awards are usually restricted to
                                                        2020 are as follows:
Applications can be submitted at any time;                                                                                                                      government employees from the least
                                                                                                             Half our students are funded by their own          developed countries who are aged under 40.
there are no cut-off dates.
                                                                                                             companies, governments or national funding         Some donors give priority to certain regions,
                                                        Standard MSc programme                   $27,300     agencies. Sponsors can choose whether to
Certified copies of certificates (including                                                                                                                     to certain specializations or to women. Detailed
                                                        Tuition                                 $23,000      make the all-inclusive payment, or to pay just     information about academic qualifications,
the results of an acceptable test of English
                                                                                                             the University fee to WMU, and then make           including English language test scores, IT
language) and transcripts supporting the                Field study programme                     $4,300     payments directly to the student to cover living   skills, professional track record and anticipated
qualifications listed must be attached as
                                                                                                             expenses. Payment must be made by bank             employment after graduation are taken into
electronic files.
                                                                                                             transfer to the University’s account before we     account by donors, along with your
                                                        Accelerated MSc programme               $24,300      can confirm enrolment. Details of how to do        motivational statement.
Paper applications are not accepted
                                                                                                             this can be found at the end of this Handbook.
                                                        Tuition                                 $20,000
Applicants who meet the minimum entrance                                                                                                                        If you hope to secure a donor fellowship, you
                                                                                                             Before applying for a fellowship from a WMU        must apply as early as possible to maximize
requirements are reviewed by the Admissions             Field study programme                     $4,300
                                                                                                             donor, you are strongly advised to explore all     your chances, and you are advised to submit
Board. Only the best candidates each year will
                                                                                                             funding possibilities in your home country, such   all the motivational statements. Donors start to
be approved and offered a place, pending the
                                                                                                             as from your own company or organization,          allocate fellowships very early each year, and
confirmation of funding.                                English & Study Skills                    $5,600     national scholarship programmes for study          the process goes on over a period of several
                                                        Programme                                            abroad, international scholarship and fellowship
If an applicant requests advanced standing                                                                                                                      months. We receive many more applications
                                                                                                             programmes, maritime sector organizations and      for these fellowships than the number of donor
to enter the accelerated MSc programme,
                                                        The fees and costs are revised annually, and so      philanthropic foundations. Make sure you find      fellowships available, and you should not rely on
the transcripts will be carefully assessed to
                                                        will be higher for students in the Class of 2021.    out about the requirements for each of these       WMU donors if there are other options in your
ensure that the essential criteria are met.
                                                                                                             options well in advance of the start of your       home country; it is very important that you and
An applicant who is considered for the
                                                                                                             programme. There is a list on our website of       your nominating authority make every effort to
accelerated programme, but not accepted,
                                                                                                             some of these organizations.                       secure financing on your behalf.
is automatically then considered for the
14-month standard programme.
                                                        LIVING COSTS
                                                        A student needs at least SEK11,000 per month
The Registry will notify you of the result of your      for rent at the University residence and basic       FINANCIAL SUPPORT
application as soon as possible. The process
may take longer at certain times of the year.
                                                        general living costs, plus air tickets. To rent a
                                                        flat privately is considerably more expensive.
                                                                                                             FROM WMU DONORS
                                                        Since WMU is a UN institution and not part of
When an academically cleared candidate has                                                                   If you cannot secure funding in your home
                                                        the national Swedish education system, our
secured financing, enrolment can be finalised.                                                               country, you can be considered for one of the
                                                        students cannot claim study support from the
At this point, the University will send each                                                                 fellowships granted via WMU by international
                                                        Swedish government or any other EU state.
candidate a medical report form, which must                                                                  donors. The majority of these fellowships cover
be returned to the University, along with a                                                                  the full costs of studying at the University:
formal declaration that the candidate accepts                                                                the University fee, accommodation at the
the conditions of his/her enrolment.                    ALL-INCLUSIVE PAYMENT                                residence, a monthly living allowance, and an
                                                                                                             air ticket home after graduation. Others cover
                                                        Some sponsors prefer to make a single                only the University fee. There is very limited
                                                        payment to the University to cover all the needs     donor support for the ESSP.
                                                        of their student during the programme. From
                                                        this inclusive payment, WMU provides tuition,        The application for donor funding must be
                                                        field studies, insurance, accommodation,             made by your employer, who completes the
                                                        and a monthly living allowance. Students             Application for Financial Support form,
                                                        on the standard, 14-month programme are              available on our website. To be considered
                                                        also provided with an air ticket home after          for certain donor fellowships, applicants must
                                                        graduation. The all-inclusive fees are as follows:   complete additional motivational statements.
                                                                                                             The blank forms for each donor which is
                                                                                                             currently requesting such a statement can
                                                        Standard MSc programme                   $57,700     be found on our website. As at August 2018,
                                                                                                             these awards are the Sasakawa World Maritime
                                                                                                             University Fellowships, the ITF Seafarers’
                                                                                                             Trust Fellowships, and the TK Foundation
                                                        Accelerated MSc programme               $48,800
                                                                                                             Fellowships. Please note that only typed
                                                                                                             electronic forms can be accepted to apply for
                                                                                                             donor support, and should be submitted with
                                                        English & Study Skills                   $11,200     your online application.
                                                        Programme

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MSc IN MARITIME AFFAIRS   FOUNDATION STUDIES
PROGRAMME                 Foundation Studies are taught in the first term, and cover the

CONTENT
                          introductory knowledge that is fundamental to all activities
                          in the maritime field.

                          WMU 138     International Law, Maritime Conventions and International Institutions                                       4 EC
                                      To provide a foundation for the understanding of law, the complex body of treaties, and major
                                      international maritime conventions (the four pillars). To provide an introduction to the various
                                      international institutions involved in shipping and maritime affairs, including UN agencies and
                                      inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations and their interrelationship

                          WMU 139     The IMO System for Maritime Governance                                                                       4 EC
                                      To provide an introduction to the International Maritime Organization (IMO), including the
                                      development of standards and regulations leading to national implementation of IMO instruments,
                                      and the policy implications on maritime safety and security, environmental protection, and ship
                                      efficiency, including the transfer of knowledge and technology to developing maritime countries

                          WMU 142     Maritime Economics                                                                                           4 EC
                                      To review the fundamentals of economics, to present the basic concerns and special features of
                                      transport, shipping and ports. To apply economic principles to different aspects of maritime transport,
                                      including commercial policy, shipping market, ship operation, safety and environment protection

                          WMU 144     Marine Environmental Science                                                                                 4 EC
                                      To provide a scientific introduction to our oceans and coasts including the physical, chemical and
                                      biological processes that impact Earth’s ecosystems, climate and society. To learn about the
                                      evolution of our oceans, current systems, climate, storms, marine life, ecosystems, habitats,
                                      and the resources the seas provide society. To understand how human activities such as overfishing,
                                      marine pollution, and human-induced climate change disrupt the function of marine ecosystems,
                                      and the implications for the earth and its inhabitants

                          WMU 147     Management and Organizational Behaviour                                                                      4 EC
                                      To provide an introduction to the theory of public policy and its application to maritime policy,
                                      as expressed at the international level and in different jurisdictions. To examine the role of
                                      organizations as agents in the effecting of maritime policy and individual and organizational
                                      behaviour in that context

                          WMU 149     Research Methodology and Study Skills                                                                        4 EC
                                      To provide study skills training at the postgraduate level, including critical thinking, academic writing,
                                      referencing, discussion and oral presentation skills. To provide advanced training in research methods
                                      across the full range of sciences in maritime affairs to equip students with a thorough knowledge of
                                      research design, data collection, the principal methods of analysing quantitative and qualitative data
                                      and ethical issues

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SPECIALIZATION STUDIES

MARITIME EDUCATION
& TRAINING
This specialization has been designed for people engaged in the
leadership and administration of human development processes
in the work context, of maritime education and training, as well as
organizational management in both academic and non-academic
settings. It provides the knowledge essential for the optimization of
maritime education systems under international law, the creation,
acquisition and transfer of knowledge across maritime knowledge
clusters and the optimum leadership of contemporary organizations.

EDU 101     The International Legal and Administrative Framework of Maritime Education & Training                    8 EC   EDU 105   Knowledge Management                                                                                    8 EC
            To provide a broad appreciation of the role of the IMO and national governments in policy formulation                     To consider knowledge management and its importance to modern organizations and maritime
            and the administration of maritime affairs. To define and examine “maritime administration”                               clusters in improving operational efficiency. To understand the use of socio-technical skills and
            conceptually and in terms of governance and organizational structure, using modern management                             modern technology and digitization in creating, acquiring and transferring knowledge. To discuss the
            methodologies and techniques. To consider the evolution of international law in maritime education                        role and influence of data and global access to information on society. To examine knowledge and
            in particular within the ambit of the International Maritime Organization, and the human element                          knowledge repositories and their support, maintenance, development and use for organizational and
            issues that underpin educating for the maritime industry                                                                  industry growth. To examine how organizations learn and how this impacts growth, sustainability,
                                                                                                                                      relevance and profitability
EDU 102     Educational Psychology and Sociology                                                                     4 EC
            To discuss the fundamental principles of education including theories of learning, cognition and                LEA 101   Strategic Management and Leadership                                                                     8 EC
            motivation that can be used both in traditional MET institutions and for life-long learning with                          To provide in-depth understanding of strategic management and discuss tools for optimum strategic
            particular reference to changes in technology and sustainability perspectives. To examine social                          planning. To explore management theories as they relate to people, the evolution of practices and
            dynamics in the maritime industry, including diversity and culture                                                        their sectorial applications including in the maritime industry. To examine approaches to leadership
                                                                                                                                      and the exercise of power and influence. To discuss contemporary global issues – in particular as
EDU 103     Curriculum Development and Design                                                                        4 EC             they relate to the goals of the United Nations – and the place of change management and leadership
            To impart an understanding of the nature of curriculum. To discuss macro/micro and internal/external                      in achieving these goals. To discuss the meaning and relevance of maritime governance and
            influences on curriculum development and design including contemporary social discourses such                             corporate social responsibility for sustainable and value-centred maritime operations
            as the evolution of technology and sustainable development. To study the processes of curriculum
            design and development with particular application to the maritime industry. To enhance the ability             FST 101   Field Studies                                                                                           4 EC
            to develop curriculum documents for different purposes                                                                    To provide a range of field study opportunities to demonstrate the application of the theory taught
                                                                                                                                      in the specialization subjects. Students travel to major maritime destinations that offer valuable
EDU 104     Curriculum Delivery and Assessment                                                                       8 EC             insights into organizational practices and networking opportunities with professionals around
            To examine principles and practices of effective curriculum delivery relevant to the maritime context.                    the world
            To give an in-depth appreciation of how curriculum delivery can be optimized using contemporary
            digital tools including simulators, information and communication systems, learning management                  WMU 424   Seminar on Maritime Transport Policy and Maritime Communications                                        2 EC
            systems and e-learning. To discuss learner assessment and curriculum evaluation methods including                         To give students an opportunity to exchange ideas with each other and with maritime experts
            the use of advanced statistical analysis                                                                                  through presentations, debates and discussions. The seminars cover development of maritime
                                                                                                                                      transport policy as well as contemporary issues in information and communication technology

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SPECIALIZATION STUDIES

MARITIME ENERGY
MANAGEMENT
This specialization has been designed for people with a technical profile
(e.g. naval architects, ocean engineers, deck officers and marine engineers,
designers, superintendents, surveyors, engineers with a maritime background
etc.) as well as from other backgrounds, as ship operators, administrators, port
and shipyard managers and professionals from the energy and environmental
sectors and so on. It provides a comprehensive understanding of different
aspects of maritime energy management across the field from shipping
to oceans, and from ports to shipyards with a vision towards achieving
a sustainable, energy efficient and low carbon maritime industry.

EGY 111     Energy and Maritime Industry – Principles and Regulatory Framework                                          4 EC   EGY 105   Human Element and Economics of Energy Management                                                              4 EC
            To apply system thinking; to define concepts related to energy and provide an appraisal of available                         To discuss the social and human aspects of modern technology applications in maritime energy
            energies; to discuss the predominance of fossil fuels; to examine the problems associated with                               and the related IMO and ILO instruments; to analyse barriers to maritime energy management and
            air emissions; to explain local pollution and global climate impacts; to understand the international                        discuss the roles of stakeholders and potential solutions; to discuss and analyse energy management
            regulatory and institutional framework for air emissions; to compare energy security for private and                         systems including the cost, financing and economic evaluation; to analyse the demand and supply
            public entities; to examine energy management in the shipping context                                                        of energy, electricity markets, and climate change policy; to examine the evaluation of sustainable
                                                                                                                                         investment in ports and shipyards
EGY 102     Energy-Efficient Ship Design and Operation                                                                  8 EC
            To understand MARPOL Annex VI including EEDI, SEEMP, MRV, DCS and technology transfer;                             EGY 106   Maritime Energy Management and Operational Research                                                           4 EC
            to examine technological innovation related to energy management in the maritime industry; to                                To describe operational research (OR) techniques relevant to maritime energy management (MEM),
            explain the basic process of onboard power generation and describe principal energy consumers;                               in particular simulation, optimization and decision-making; to discuss the relation between MEM
            to identify energy-saving measures in both ship design and operation; to discuss ship design and                             and operational research through mathematical modelling; to apply relevant OR techniques through
            energy efficiency through ship resistance reduction means and propulsion efficiency improvement                              OR software such as multi-criteria decision making, monte carlo simulation, externality modeling
            technologies; to discuss ship operation and energy efficiency through operational measures both at                           and speed optimization in ship design and ship/port operations; to analyse valuing of strategic
            ship and fleet levels along with the integration of port/ship duo; to analyse the impact of technical and                    investments and decisions through financial risk simulation; and to analyse the results of OR
            operational measures on fuel consumption of ships; to discuss machinery technologies including hull                          applications within the MEM context
            and propeller maintenance along with relevant ISO standards
                                                                                                                               EGY 113   Leadership in the Fourth Industrial Revolution                                                                4 EC
EGY 108     Energy Management in Maritime Onshore Facilities                                                            8 EC             To examine technological innovation related to energy management in the maritime industry;
            To discuss energy management in terms of its vision, planning and strategy in the context of ports/                          to understand the impact of the fourth industrial revolution within the MEM context including
            shipyards; to provide an overview of the ISO 50001 energy management system certification                                    autonomous ships, internet of things, cyber-physical systems, maritime digitalisation, big data and
            process and ISO 14001 environmental management systems; to explain energy auditing through real                              artificial intelligence; to understand science-policy-industry interface and the principle of science-based
            applications from ports/shipyards; to discuss the socio-economic benefits associated with abatement                          decision-making for future maritime energy leaders; to analyse the country needs and develop a
            technologies adopted in response to international, European and regional port emissions regulations;                         practical plan of action for their country or region to achieve the UN’s sustainable development goals
            to analyse the externalities in ports/shipyards; to apply the Circular Economy and industrial symbiosis
            approach within port/shipyard; to analyse the impact of climate change on port infrastructure and to               FST 101   Field Studies                                                                                                 4 EC
            discuss its adaptation                                                                                                       To provide a range of field study opportunities to demonstrate the application of the theory taught in
                                                                                                                                         the specialization subjects. Students travel to major maritime destinations that offer valuable insights
EGY 112     Alternative Fuels/Technologies and Marine Renewable Energy                                                  8 EC             into organizational practices and networking opportunities with professionals around the world
            To describe emission limits and technological options globally and within Emission Control Areas
            (ECAs); to examine emission abatement technologies and alternative fuels including LNG, LPG,                       WMU 424   Seminar on Maritime Transport Policy and Maritime Communications                                              2 EC
            biofuels, hydrogen and methanol; to discuss alternative future technologies including fuel cells and                         To give students an opportunity to exchange ideas with each other and with maritime experts
            batteries; to demonstrate a systematic understanding of the application of life-cycle analysis on fuel                       through presentations, debates and discussions. The seminars cover development of maritime
            cell concept; to discuss renewable energy for electricity generation and marine renewable energy                             transport policy as well as contemporary issues in information and communication technology
            including offshore wind and ocean energy (wave, ocean and tidal currents and tidal range, OTEC and
            salinity gradient) along with their environmental and social impacts including underwater noise; to
            examine solar and wind power applications onboard ships as well as in maritime onshore facilities

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