Maritime Management

Maritime Management is a Master’s degree programme for sea captains and marine engineering professionals who want to deepen their managerial expertise.

Master's Degree

60 ECTS
30 Intake
Master of Maritime Management
Master of Engineering

Important Dates

Next application period: Spring 2022
Studies start: Autumn 2022

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Master of Maritime Management

Think Future – In Fast Automating Marine Environment

Maritime Management is a Master’s degree programme for sea captains and marine engineers. Master's programme has been tailored for professionals who want to deepen their managerial expertise in digitalizing and automating shipping as well as gain economical, legal and contractual expertise in maritime business. Students will be able to use the knowledge obtained for development, problem solving and innovation within maritime management and marine engineering. Academic knowledge from legal, economic and technical issues are combined with expertise from the industry. Teaching teams also arrange visits and workshops together with the industry in Finland, Nordic countries, and London.

Students can choose either to study the programme

  1. as blended learning in 2 years while working, with contact lectures every second month in Helsinki (starting every year since September 2022) or
  2. as one-year full time studies in Rauma (starting September 2023).

The Master's programme has been updated to meet the demands of the technological development of the different levels of autonomy of vessels according to IMO MASS standards for the future.

SAMK Students Will be Employed

Master’s studies on Maritime Management serve to educate highly skilled, competent and innovative specialists for demanding development, management and expert positions in maritime management companies and organisations. Both vertical and horizontal career paths are likely to take place, even before the Master’s studies have been completed.

For already fifteen years SAMK has provided this Master Programme for the seafarers who have wanted to continue successfully their careers in shipping companies and maritime administrations leadership. Since 2017 the Master programme has also been open for Marine engineers.

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Study Contents

The Master’s Programme in Maritime Management will offer deeper insight into management of international shipping, shipping legislation and contract management, risk assessment, safety and security management, casualty management, resilience engineering, energy and environment of shipping, and modern automation and ICT applications in marine industry.

Throughout the studies the development of Autonomous shipping (MASS) is highlighted to students both from legal and technical point of views, which also has impact on safety culture in shipping in general in years to come.

In addition research and development methods and tools will be applied in the real life development project.

Study Arrangements

Students can choose either to study the programme

  1. as blended learning in 2 years while working, with contact lectures every second month in Helsinki (starting every year since September 2022) or
  2. as one-year full time studies in Rauma (starting September 2023).

Forms of Learning

Synchronous and asynchronous e-learning studies will be used at other times. Studies use blended learning methods including lectures and cooperative learning sessions, e-learning, and project-based learning. The learning process is characterized by the strong integration of real working life problems and development projects. Master’s thesis worth 30 cr is undertaken through the whole study period.

What is Unique in Maritime Management Studies at SAMK:

  • Latest maritime simulator technology taken in use 2016
  • Audited Dynamic Positioning Training by Nautical Institute in July 2017
  • Awarded by RINA/LR maritime safety award 2016 as part of SEAHORSE consortium
  • SAMK is member of IAMU (International Association of Maritime Universities)
  • SAMK is member of IMCA (International Maritime Contractors Association)
  • Rauma and Pori are cities in the heart of maritime cluster of Finland

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The most comprehensive source of contracts and information for the global shipping industry.

MORE ABOUT THE SUBJECT

Komentosilta ja merta/
| Seafaring

Now we can simulate the trip of Aurora Botnia

Aurora Botnia, constructed by Rauma Marine Constructions (RMC), has now its own simulator. The project is a joint effort between RMC, Wasaline and SAMK.
Janne Lahtinen
| ISTLAB

Risk management challenges intelligent shipping

The route to intelligent shipping contains many uncharted waters, and in order to sail through them a broad network of cooperation and vision will be needed. Remote pilotage is one of the areas of research for Janne Lahtinen, Maritime Senior Lecturer, and his belief is that, with a better understanding of technology, we can move towards more efficient smart solutions, without compromising safety.

Further information

Student Admissions Office
+358 2 623 4801
admissions@samk.fi

Senior Lecturer
Peter Sandell
+358 44 710 3691
firstname.lastname(at)samk.fi

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