The course is aimed at potential students currently holding a responsible sea-going appointment, or a junior management position in one of the various international and global maritime occupations, and possessing the ambition to reinforce their professional skills and experience in order to seek more senior positions in the same, or related, sectors of these maritime industries. The typical student will be of graduate calibre and applications from ‘mature’ students will be encouraged. Applicants should have one of the following: * A recognised university degree (normally a 2:2 minimum) in an appropriate discipline. * A Certificate of Competence as Master or Chief Engineer, Class 1 Master Mariner, Class 1 Engineer, Standards of Training Certificates and Watchkeeping Management Level Qualifications, or equivalent, and work experience in the sea transport industry to a reasonable level of responsibility, such as 1st or 2nd Officer, 2nd or 3rd Engineer, or equivalent. * A Higher National Diploma in an appropriate discipline plus relevant professional qualifications and experience. * Relevant experience and qualifications in the offshore industry to a reasonable level of responsibility. The selection process may include an interview. For those students whose first language is not English, the following qualifications are also required: * IELTS: 6.5 * TOEFL (internet-based): 100
This course will be attractive to students from many sectors of, and occupations within, the maritime and sea transport industries, serving both at sea and onshore, either in the UK or internationally. The typical student is likely to be holding a responsible sea-going appointment, or a middle management position in one of the various maritime occupations, and wishing to reinforce their professional skills and experience in order to seek more senior positions in the same, or related, sectors of the maritime industries.
Employment opportunities are enormous and they exist in shipping (ship managers and brokers), industry associations, regulators (classifications societies, government), support services (education), and intermediate services (insurers, banking and technology).
Students will gain a good understanding of maritime operations and technology, and the related business environment in which they work, with technical knowledge of selected aspects of large ship design and operation and/or related maritime land-based or offshore structures, sub-sea engineering/mining, marine technology, with skills suitable for taking leadership and management responsibility in a wide range of maritime activities.
The course makes use of prestigious visiting speakers to supplement core academic content.
* Maritime technology
* Maritime operations
* Maritime management
* Maritime economics and finance
* Marketing of marine services
* Maritime law and insurance
Teaching and assessment
The course is delivered on a flexible, modular basis comprising intensive periods of attendance, supported by work-based and distance learning. In addition to modules related to the management of technology, the course also offers modules in business management and related skills beyond those gained in traditional maritime service.