Maritime Management (technical specialization)
Vestfold - Full time
- Specialization: Technical
- Progression of study: Full time
- Campus: Vestfold
- Teaching model: On Campus
- Application code: 7124
- Study level: Master's degree
- Credits: 120
- Closing dates: Non-EU/EEA applicants may apply from 1 October to 1 December. EU/EEA applicants may apply from 1 February to 15 April.
- Start up: Autumn 2022
- Teaching Language: English
- Semesters: 4
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.
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 shipowners, 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, marine economics, strategic analysis and leadership, management of construction projects, methodology, organization and management, entrepreneurship and innovation.
Gain international experience
This master’s programme offers candidates the chance to study abroad. This must be agreed with and given prior approval by the faculty on an individual basis.
The programme provides a solid foundation for graduate students intending to take further doctoral degree studies (PhD) at universities all over the world.
A study plan describes the content, structure and organization of a study programme. To each study plan there is a set of subject plans that describes the different subjects. In the subject plan you will also find a reading list. Below you will find a study model that shows you which subjects that are taught each term. In the study model you'll also find links to each subject plan.
This programme requires a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or in maritime operations (nautical or machinery), or equivalent education.
You must also fulfill the English requirements, and have a cumulative grade point average equivalent to, or better than, a C in the ECTS system (we do the grade conversion).
Please read all the information about the admission process before you apply.
Please note: If you have ship certificates or work experience in the maritime industry, please upload documentation of this.
Reservation of places:
50% of the places in the study programme are reserved for applicants holding a Norwegian Bachelor's degree.