Maritime Energy Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip)
Industry and governments around the world are 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 Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Energy aims at combining innovative technical solutions with a socio-economic-environmental perspective in a holistic manner.
The programme equips maritime professionals with technical and socio- economic-environmental 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.
The programme carries 40 European credits, and can be completed over a single year. It is comprised of five modules.
The Admissions Board will consider only those applicants who meet the following general entrance requirements:
- A minimum of fice years' work experience
- A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (with full transcript)
The highest grade certificate of competency for unrestricted service as master mariner or chief engineer
- English language ability (both written and spoken, see below English Requirement)
English Language Requirements
All applicants must submit an internationally recognized English language proficiency test. Acceptable tests include IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge examinations, and GCE O-levels in English language. Other tests are accepted by the Admissions Board only under exceptional circumstances; applicants should check with the Registry in such cases.
Candidates are assessed in accordance with the following general guidelines:
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
WMU’s TOEFL institution code is 9198.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)
band 6.0 or above
Please note: the academic, not the general training, version of the test is required
Students who have a pass in a GCE O-level or the equivalent (WAEC, CXC etc) must enclose a copy of their examination results for evaluation by the Admissions Board.
Sometimes applicants’ test results meet the University’s general guidelines, but show weaknesses in a certain skills area. In such cases, the Admissions Board will evaluate the skill level based on guidelines shown above. Information on TOEFL may be obtained through US embassies/consulates or the US Information Service, and on the IELTS and Cambridge Examinations from the British Council or Australian or UK embassies/consulates.
Fees and Costs
The fees for the programme are US$1,850 per module. The fee is generally paid in two instalments; the first (US$3,700) before the start of the programme, and the second before the start of Module 3 (US$5,550).
|Time frame||11 months (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)|
The fees must be paid by bank transfer as follows:
|Account Name:||The World Maritime University|
|IBAN Number:||SE66 3000 0000 0396 8770 2567|
|Bank Address:||PO Box 24, S20124 Malmö, Sweden|
Details of transfer of funds should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org Alternative payment options could be arranged upon request
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