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Maritime Management (technical specialization)

Vestfold - Full time

This study is intended for students looking for management positions within the maritime industry, a highly international and globalized industry with a number of exciting challenges and opportunities.

  • Closing dates: Expired

Study facts

  • Campus: Vestfold
  • Study level: Master's degree
  • Progression of study: Full time
  • Specialization: Technical
  • Start up: Autumn 2024
  • Teaching model: On Campus
  • Credits: 120
  • Closing dates: Expired
  • Application code: Non-EU 7124 and EU/EEA 7131
  • Semesters: 4
  • Teaching Language: English
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Technical specialization

With the technical specialization we will teach you Ships Structures, Marine Machinery and Electro, Automation and Telecommunication.

Why study Maritime Management?

Norway is among the largest and most innovative shipping nations in the world. The maritime industry is very strong in Norway and provides the basis for maritime competence worldwide, as well as opportunities for  innovation and  strengthening of a keyindustry both at sea and in land-based positions.

The programme offers two alternative specializations, one technical and one commercial. The program focuses on key challenges and issues within the maritime industry. Some courses focus exclusively on the maritime industry, while other course units are more generic. The programme also covers management and leadership skills. The  programme is designed toprovide a broad understanding of topics that are specifically related to the maritime industry.

Semester exchange to USN

This programme offers exchange opportunities for students from partner universities. The application deadline is 15 April  for the autumn semester, and 15 October  for the  spring semester.

Career prospects

The maritime industry, both in Norway and internationally, offers a wide variety of jobs for candidates holding a master’s degree in maritime management. The graduate candidates from the management program will be attractive to  companies such as ship owners, commercial management , financial institutions, insurance , shipbrokers, transportation and logistics , maritime equipment suppliers, shipbuilding and repair , engineering and contractors.

Working with the local business community

The Master of Maritime Management is a  programme that was procured from the maritime industry through a national program for maritime education and research. The USN had a number of industry members closely involved in developing the programme and many  still  participate as Professors, guest lecturers, company and yard visits, and  supervisors. Additionally, most master’s theses are written in connection with industrial partners.

What you will learn

The two specializations have different learning outcomes  in this master’s programme. In the commercial  specialization, you will learn about accounting and financial management, supply chain management and maritime law.

Alternatively, in the technical specialization you will learn about ship structures, ship machinery, electro, automation and telecommunications.

In addition, there are several common topics covered, such as ship operations, ship design, maritime economics, strategic analysis and leadership, management of construction projects, methodology, organization and management, entrepreneurship and innovation.

Further studies

The programme provides a solid foundation for graduate students  intending to take further doctoral degree studies (PhD) at universities all over the world.

Get international experience

You can take parts of maritime management abroad. Studying or taking an internship abroad can give you the opportunity to expand your international competence, language skills, personal qualities and adaptability. It can also make you more attractive in the job market. We have agreements with foreign universities, colleges and internships adapted to your studies.

Study Plan

A study plan describes the content, structure and organization of a study programme. To each study plan there is a set of course plans that describe the different courses. In the course plan you will also find a reading list. Below you will find a study model that shows you which courses that are taught in each term. In the study model you'll also find links to each course plan.

Study plan for 2024 autumn

Admission requirements

Admission to the Master of Science in Maritime Management with specialization Maritime Technical Management, requires either: 

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, or
  • Maritime bachelor's degree in nautical, or
  • Maritime bachelor's degree in machinery, or
  • corresponding education

For all applicants, the following is also required: 

  • Have a minimum grade average comparable to a Norwegian C
  • You must also fulfil the English requirements


Please note: If you have ship certificates or work experience in the maritime industry, please upload documentation of this.


Please read all the information about the admission process before you apply.

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Progression of study info

Expected progress of study. Full time is programmes with full progress of study (60 ECTS credits per academic year, 30 ECTS credits per semester). Part time is programmes with less than full progress of study (less than 60 ECTS credits per academic year, or less than 30 ECTS credits per semester).

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On Campus
Full time
Autumn 2024