Industry and governments around the world are all engaged in the international effort to battle climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, air pollutants, sea-level rise and weather-pattern changes. At the same time, there is a constant pressure towards cost-efficiency and market competitiveness.

The Paris Agreement and new IMO regulations along with its GHG strategy mean that a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions is necessary over the coming decades, with zero emissions of CO2 before the end of the 21st century (IPCC, 2014). Every maritime stakeholder must play a role in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) call for immediate action on the part of all countries, organizations and individuals. The IMO’s strategy on GHG calls for a reduction in CO2 emissions of 40% by 2030, and 70% by 2050 from 2008 levels. Adopting innovative and sustainable technologies and mitigation measures in shipping and ports/shipyards is expected to lead to a competitive advantage and improved profitability through cost savings. The PgDip in Maritime Energy aims at combining innovative technical solutions with a socio-economic perspective in a holistic manner.

The programme equips maritime professionals with technical and socio-economic knowledge relating to IMO’s regulations on air pollution and potential mitigation measures to achieve a low carbon and energy-efficient maritime future. It is designed for people with a technical profile (e.g. naval architects, deck officers and engineers, surveyors etc.) as well as professionals with backgrounds, such as ship operators, superintendents, port and shipyard managers and other maritime professionals.

Graduates of the programme join WMU’s global network of maritime professionals who are experts in their fields and working towards sustainable development and excellence.

Programme Structure

The programme carries 40 European credits, and can be completed over a single year, or spread over three years, to allow students maximum flexibility to fit their studies around their demanding careers. It is comprised of five modules:

Module 1: Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development

Module 2: Ships and Energy Efficiency

Module 3: Future Propulsion Technologies

Module 4: Energy Conservation in Ports and Shipyards

Module 5: Best Practices and Life-Cycle Perspectives

Successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma gives graduates direct access to the world-renowned Master of Science in Maritime Affairs programme, taught in Malmö, Sweden.

The content of the programme is constantly updated to ensure relevance and topicality. For details, including content, calendar, fees and payment system, and to apply for admission, please visit pgdme.wmu.se If you have any queries, please send them to pgd@wmu.se