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Graduate courses

Departments' graduate courses for PhD-students.

  Study programme, year:  1 2

Study programme syllabus for
The Study programme syllabus is adopted 2019-02-11 by Dean of Education and is valid for students starting the programme the academic year 2020/2021

Entry requirements:

General entry requirements:

Basic eligibility for advanced level


Specific entry requirements:


English proficiency:

An applicant to a programme or course with English as language of instruction must prove a sufficient level of English language proficiency. The requirement is the Swedish upper secondary school English course 6 or B, or equivalent. For information on other ways of fulfilling the English language requirement please visit Chalmers web site.


Undergraduate profile:

Major in Nautical Science, Marine Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Port Management, Shipping and Logistics or the equivalent



For applicants without a major in Nautical Science or Marine Engineering there is an additional prerequisite of studies in Maritime law or Maritime transport economics or the equivalent.
Preferable course experience: Professional experience relevant to the Maritime industry.

General organization:


The aim of the Master's programme in Maritime Management is to offer an internationally attractive and competitive education within ship management and operations, quality, risk and safety management, sustainable shipping and the legal and economic framework of shipping. The focus during the programme will be on quality, sustainability and business acumen but the aim is also to make the education attractive for students with a general interest in project management, risk management and safety, maritime law and insurance. Other aims of the Master's programme in Maritime Management are to extend the knowledge and understanding associated with a Bachelors degree. The education provides an opportunity for originality in developing and/or applying ideas, often within a research context. Finally the programme aims to give insight in the scientific foundation and proven experience in Maritime Management as well as insight to current research and development work.


Learning outcome:

The programme in Maritime Management aims to prepare the student for independent work as a Maritime Managers on a level that follows the degree requirements for the master level according to the Swedish Degree Ordinance.

After completed programme, the students should be able too...

Knowledge and understanding

1. Demonstrate a broad knowledge within Maritime Management including research methods and science
2. Demonstrate a significantly deepened knowledge within management, leadership and sustainability.
3. Describe and explain theoretical principles, practises and skills to effectively manage projects within the maritime cluster
4. Identify the need to update the own knowledge and develop the own competence
5. Describe risk, safety- and quality management and its principles
6. Describe how and when different methodologies and tools of risk, safety- quality management can be used in practice
7. Exemplify leadership as process and interaction
8. Explain and paraphrase basic concepts and terminology in management - and financial accounting.

Skills and abilities

9. Design, analyse and evaluate complex solutions within the maritime management area
10. Analyse management issues associated with effective project communication, information and knowledge management
11. Critically analyse, use and design a risk management plan for a system or an organization
12. Apply risk analysis techniques to modify a system or organisation in terms of safety, productivity/profitability, quality, and environmental sustainability
13. Apply and be able to facilitate qualitative and quantitative methodologies practically in order to improve organizations and processes
14. Demonstrate the abilities to critically, independently and to creatively identify, formulate and solve complex problems, analyze and critically evaluate management solutions as well as participate in research and development work and thereby contribute to the knowledge development
15. Demonstrate the abilities to critically and systematically integrate knowledge and to model, simulate, predict and evaluate behaviour and events, also with limited or incomplete information
16. Demonstrate the abilities to plan and with suitable methods carry out qualified tasks within given constraints
17. Demonstrate the abilities to design and develop processes and systems based upon society¿s goal on economic, social and sustainable development
18. Demonstrate the abilities to communicate their conclusions, and the knowledge and rationale underpinning these, to specialist and non-specialist audiences clearly and unambiguously, and in national as well as international contexts
19. Apply their knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to Maritime Management
20. Use and explain the content in common economic reports within companies in general and the shipping business in particular
21. Describe and separate different kinds of economic accounting methods and to modify and calculate the outcome with the use of such methods.

Judgements and attitudes

22. Demonstrate the ability to formulate judgements that include reflecting on scientific, social and ethical responsibilities and to demonstrate awareness of ethical aspects on research and development work
23. Demonstrate insight into the possibilities and limitations of technology, its role in society and the responsibility of humans for its use, including, social, economic and environmental aspects
24. Demonstrate insight and ability to work in teams and collaborate in groups with different compositions
25. Demonstrate skills to allow them to continue to study in a manner that may be largely self-directed or autonomous
26. Judge investment alternatives by finding and organizing relevant information, carry out relevant investment calculations.


Extent: 120.0 c



Master of Science Thesis, 30 hec, or Master of Science Thesis, 60 hec.


Courses valid the academic year 2020/2021:

See study programme


Accredited to the following programmes the accademic year 2020/2021:

 Degree requirements:
  Degree of master of science (120 credits):
Passed courses comprising 120 credits
Passed advanced level courses (including degree project) comprising at least 90 credits
Degree project 30 credits
Advanced level courses passed at Chalmers comprising at least 45 credits
Courses (including degree project) within a major main subject 60 credits
Fulfilled course requirements according to the study programme
The prior award of a Bachelors degree, Bachelors degree in fine arts, professional or vocational qualification of at least 180 credits or a corresponding qualification from abroad.

See also the Local Qualifications Framework - first and second cycle qualifications

Title of degree:

Master of Science (120 credits). The name of the Master's programme and the major subject Shipping and Marine Technology are stated in the degree certificate. Specializations and tracks are not stated.


Major subject:

Shipping and Marine Technology

Other information:

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