List of Indicative Courses
Executive Professional Development Courses (EPDCs) in a variety of subjects may be offered by WMU in Malmö as well as locations around the world. Providing mid-career updating and knowledge sharing for maritime professionals, EPDCs range in length from a few days to several weeks. The blend of academic expertise and hands-on practical experience can be immediately applied in the workplace. All courses are led by WMU faculty members and highly qualified consultants.
EPDCs are can be tailor made to meet the educational requirements of a particular organization and a close relationship is established between the client and WMU’s executive education staff from the initial course design. Joint efforts are made to ensure that problems encountered by the organization are thoroughly analyzed and the key issues clearly identified. This allows for the teaching and learning objectives to be well formulated, corresponding programme curricula drafted, and the most suitable instructors selected.
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Information Communication Technologies (ICT) play an increasingly important role for Maritime Education and Training (MET) institutes and the maritime industry. This course provides participants with the knowledge and skills to develop ICT to support MET activities in their own home organization. The course is based on the following cornerstones: a problem and project-oriented pedagogical approach, where learning takes place in interaction with a concrete professional issue; new types of ICT platforms that allow for rapid application development by the participants themselves, without requiring any programming skills; and a light-weight development approach that provides enough guidance for the course participants without getting in the way of an ambition to achieve visible results.
This annual Professional Development Course aims to enhance knowledge about the framework of maritime casualty investigation and to add specific expertise on issues such as legal considerations, maritime casualty investigation process, data analysis and the Human Element. The course is also intended to provide for the exchange of experience and thoughts between colleagues. It has been designed for maritime casualty investigators who are new to the field.
To provide Government Representatives with the foundational knowledge to establish/improve respective Port State Control Programs through effective examinations. Training topics include: port state control purpose and concepts; code of conduct; vessel targeting processes; basic application of International requirements to foreign vessels for hull, machinery, fire protection, lifesaving equipment, communications, navigation equipment and systems, safe management, maritime security, and a variety of additional systems; and practical guidelines on how to examine foreign vessels for compliance and control actions. The course is delivered through lectures, in-class exercises, and typically includes a field trip to a vessel.
The aim of this course is to provide the participants the basic concept of port logistics and its meaning of total transport chain with a particular emphasis on a container terminal and to discuss the importance of a proper container terminal capacity (PCTC) for both a port and its customer. In order to fulfil this, with the development of a relevant simulation program, an analysis of the proper handling capacity for container terminal will be made. Further economic impacts arisen from the improper container terminal capacity will be examined from the total cost incurrent in the port.
The purpose of the course is to give a broad overview of the different environmental issues that are related to oil and gas operations offshore. The purpose is to review legal, scientific and technical aspects of environmental management from the perspective of the regulator as well as from the industry. The target group are professionals in the sector in charge of or responsible for various aspects of the exploration and production from offshore platforms. More in detail the course lectures will consider physical, chemical and biological features and phenomena of relevance to offshore oil and gas exploration and production. They will provide an overview of the environmental issues related to O&G industry impacting ocean and coastal ecosystems. Furthermore the lectures will consider impacts of exploration and regular production as well as decommissioning, strategic issues related to siting, environmental assessments, regulatory aspects, and technical requirements and best practices. Also the teaching will consider the impacts of related activities such as transport during exploration and production. In addition the course will provide an understanding of the legal regimes under IMO and the UN Convention of the Law of the Sea from the perspectives of the maritime industry. In addition through case studies the course will provide the technical knowledge into various tools, methods and approaches for managing environmental issues.
Examines the International Convention for the Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (BWMC) which aims at preventing the risks arising from the transfer of Harmful Aquatic Organisms and Pathogens (HAOP). State Parties and their Administrations must be prepared to meet the requirements and obligations of the Convention, particularly Compliance monitoring and Enforcement.
Although seaborne transportation is the most environmentally friendly mode of transportation, GHG emissions and air pollutants from international shipping have been under increased scrutiny. Combined with other environmental concerns and volatile fuel prices, this has redrawn attention to energy efficiency. In this regard, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopted mandatory regulations (EEDI and SEEMP) through MARPOL Annex VI – chapter 4. In addition, MARPOL Annex VI - chapter 3 details the measures to address various air pollutants (SOx, NOx etc.) from ships. This course examines MARPOL Annex VI, chapters 3 and 4 in particular, with supporting information related to energy efficiency and ship resistance/propulsion, innovation, and Emission Control Areas (ECAs), alternative fuels, and renewable energy.
The increasing amounts of dangerous cargo, including radioactive materials, carried overseas requires an international framework of regulations and good practice. The IMDG Code, mandatory since 2004, provides this framework incorporating basic principles: detailed recommendations for individual substances, materials and articles, and a number of recommendations for good operational practice including advice on terminology, packing, labeling, stowage, segregation and handling, and emergency response action.
Examines the problems, issues and alternative methods involved in ship finance and investment appraisal focusing on the critical evaluation of the various financial methods under risky and uncertain situations. General principles of shipping financial management and the impact of economic variables on the financial operations of shipping business organizations are presented and analysed.
Provides a discussion of advanced statistical concepts and an introduction to economic modeling and market analysis in transportation, shipping and logistics. The course offers to participants the basic business modelling tools, skills and experience necessary to begin conducting empirical research in shipping. A hands-on approach is followed, where empirical assessment methods require students to use real market data in statistical software and enable them to implement the most applicable quantitative methods in maritime transport.
Aims to provide a broad understanding of international trade and transport from the commercial and managerial perspective. The course provides an insight into the interrelationship between the contractual terms used in an international trade transaction (INCOTERMS), the payment terms (UCP 600) and transport documents in connection with that transaction as well as the international regulations relating to the carriage of goods by sea (Hague, Hague-Visby, Hamburg, Rotterdam Rules) as well as by multimodal transport. Managerial staff will gain an understanding of the commercial aspects of international trade and transport, the relationship between trade, financing and transport documents, international private law conventions, national legislation, and standard terms and agreements.
The Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) 2006, containing detailed provisions that require uniform standards of welfare and safety for seafarers, is touted as both the Seafarers’ Bill of Rights and the Fourth Pillar of Maritime Safety. As with any major convention, MLC 2006’s entry in the world stage has legal, commercial, and practical implications for different stakeholders. It therefore behooves all maritime professionals to gain an intimate knowledge of and familiarity with this important convention. The workshop provides an understanding of the MLC 2006 and the various maritime labour issues facing the maritime industry with the Convention’s entry into force on 20 August 2013.
The workshop is designed for those who already have a basic understanding of the MLC 2006 and the various maritime labour issues facing the maritime industry in the advent of the convention’s entry into force. This workshop will rely on the extensive use of group exercises in order to familiarize participants with the ILO’s guidelines for port State control officers as well as flag State surveyors carrying out inspections under the MLC2006. This workshop is useful also for shipowners, seafarers, and all other entities with an interest in the more detailed issues relating to the implementation and enforcement of the MLC 2006.
The course aims to analyse a wide range of contemporary issues in the law of the sea with a view to exploring challenges to the public order of the oceans. The objective of the course is to give an overview of the various controversial issues faced by the international community in developing the public order of the oceans.
The courses gives and introduction of Part XII of the United Nations Convention of the Law of the Sea and the principal Conventions adopted under the auspices of IMO to protect and preserve the marine environment. The objective of the course is to give an overview of the activities carried out by international organizations, governmental institutions, and the shipping sector in fulfilling the obligations to protect the environment according to the international legal framework imposed by those conventions.
At a time when trade is global and crews are multi-cultural, effective communication on board and between ship and shore is essential. As a result, global standards governing communicative competence have been strengthened by IMO through its legal instruments. More generally, it is now recognised that globalisation of maritime services, including the supply of seafarers, has led to the adoption of Maritime English as a career tool, permitting mobility, flexibility and competitiveness. Consequently, national authorities and training institutions are required to develop effective training strategies, which meet these new demands. The main aim is to Upgrade the Teaching Competencies of those professionals involved in the delivery of Maritime English courses. Other aims are: • To provide a full understanding of the scope of Maritime English • To introduce or reacquaint teachers of Maritime English, and teachers teaching in English, with contemporary methodologies and provide a forum in which these can be practised • To help participants understand the principles of communicative language teaching methodology, as promoted by IMO Model Course 3.17, and integrate these into their teaching • To consider the best ways to effectively teach/ learn IMO’s Standard Marine Communication Phrases (SMCP) • To provide teachers with the tools to select and create course materials.
This is a 5-day course designed to give participants the knowledge and skills for the optimization of teaching and learning using simulators in the MET environment. It further develops participants’ knowledge and skills in regards to assessment of learning achieved through the use of simulators.
The course covers the following information: Basic theory of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) and its applications to different sectors, including the shipping sector; Basic oceanographic phenomena of relevance to ICZM; A review of evolving management concepts, principles and processes and the application of these in case studies from Arctic, temperate and tropical areas; Analysis of multiple use management problems typical for the coastal areas with the maritime industry included; Typical problems related to sectors such as tourism and fisheries in the ICZM context; Policy and legislation; Stakeholder participation; Climate change and ICZM; Maritime spatial planning; International, regional and national regulations and guidelines.
Training Course for Assessment, Examination and Certification of Seafarers (Administrators, Trainers and Assessors)
This is a 5-day course designed to give participants the knowledge and skills for the assessment, examination and certification of masters, officers and ratings on board the world’s merchant fleet.
Climate change is affecting practically all aspects of human life including shipping and the maritime industry. Impacts are already noted in ports and ship channels due to rising sea levels and changed erosion and sedimentation patterns. Completely new routings are being planned at sea as a result of the melting of the sea ice particularly in around the North Pole. The decreasing polar ice will also enable a number of other maritime activities such as mineral exploitation and fishing in polar areas. The course will review how the maritime industry will be affected technically as well as economically of the climate change.
Workshop: a maritime accounting approach in combination with international financial reporting standards. Shipping is one of the world’s most international industries. According to Carlo Cippola (The economic history of world population), shipping is indeed one of the prime forces responsible for shifting the world from an essentially national system to the global economy that exists today. The core of each national economy is the firm. The core of maritime industry is the shipping company. The actual players in the last 100 years are the British nation, the Norwegians, the Japanese & the Greeks. Before you work for a shipping company all graduates and postgraduates have to know the business/industry and to know how to read financial statements in order to be able to analyze the figures and afford them selves to be professional while delivering their services to their owners/shareholders. Accounting considered to be the basis for all the other activities supporting from the use of double entry till the preparation of financial statements and the interpretation providing its users accurate information for their future investments and actions.
Before you audit a company and its audit universe, it is wise to know the business/industry and familiarity to take place for all the auditors for a more effective and efficient audit. Shipping is one of the world’s most international industries. According to Carlo Cippola (The economic history of world population), shipping is indeed one of the prime forces responsible for shifting the world from an essentially national system to the global economy that exists today. The core of each national economy is the firm. The core of maritime industry is the shipping company. The actual players in the last 100 years are the British nation, the Norwegians, the Japanese & the Greeks.
The objective of the course is to give a broad overview of the law on maritime boundary delimitations, such as the cardinal principles applicable to the law on maritime boundary delimitation, the principal relevant circumstances, and the role of international court and tribunals in the development of the law on maritime boundary delimitations.
The theme of the course draws on the international executive experts in maritime administration and from the examination and critical assessment of various national maritime administration/navies and coast guard models around the world. The course will review in an interactive manner the role and skill sets of middle to senior managers relating to leadership and management responsibilities, organizational management, crisis and conflict management, and negotiating and consensus building. It will also focus on contemporary challenges of senior managers and competency development and accountability management.
WMU offers a specialist Maritime English and Study Skills Program (ESSP). The ESSP is designed to enhance English language competences and provide the skills necessary to follow a postgraduate program successfully, whether this program is at WMU or another institution. More than a quarter of the students are external students, who come to Malmö for this unique program that prepares them for both study and professional life in the maritime field.