Master in Maritime Studies

University of Dubrovnik

Program Description

Master in Maritime Studies

University of Dubrovnik

Maritime Studies

The graduate Maritime Studies study lasts two years, i.e. four semesters (120  ECTS credits). Upon  completion  of  the  graduate  study,  students  acquire  the  academic degree of Master in Maritime Transport.

The basic goals in education of future mariners is to develop the expertise  required to manage, handle and maintain modern technical and technological  ship, port and transport systems; to encourage capacity for scientific research  in the area of marine sciences;to foster the ability to actively participate in the  commercial activities and efficient management of companies and services in  social  and  commercial  fields;  all  these  directed  towards  a more  intensive  development of the maritime economy as a whole.

Finishing  the  graduate  study  in Maritime Studies  students  are  eligible  for  admission to the postgraduate Maritime Studies Programme, organised by the Faculty of Maritime Studies in Rijeka in co-operation with the University of  Dubrovnik, the University of Zadar, the Faculty of Maritime Studies in Split, the  Croatian Hydrographic Institute and the Croatian Navy.

Classes are held in small groups, focusing on excellence in marine expertise  and  skills through practical training. Special emphasis is put on individual  mentoring of the students thus developing the specialised skills demanded for  the complex  shipping economy.


1st year

  • Applied mathematics
  • Business and business
  • Organisation in shipping
  • Scientific research methodology
  • Vessel automation
  • Sea transport
  • Ship propulsion, types and selection
  • Business ethics
  • History of shipping
  • Quality and safety management and environmental protection
  • Strategic management and business policy of shipping
  • Companies
  • Expert systems in shipping
  • Maintenance systems

2nd year

  • International maritime safety system
  • Management in shipping
  • Nautical tourist market
  • Systematic approach to shipping
  • Risks in shipping
  • Inteligent transportation systems
  • Thesis

Optional courses

  • Modern microprocessor and micromechanical technology in shipping
  • Onboard air-conditioning systems
  • Communication systems in shipping
  • Ship stability
  • Shore transportation systems planning
  • Prevention of corrosion
  • Optimising ship propulsion
  • Maritime design of ports and waterways
  • Nautical tourism management
  • Marine electric power machines
  • Renewable energy sources in shipping
  • Ship power systems
  • Logistics in shore transportation
  • Modelling and simulation in shipping
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Oct. 2017
2 years
Full time
Croatia - Dubrovnik
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