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  • Tuition Fee:
  • / Year
  • Foreign: $ 18.2k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 15 January 2016

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    There is a growing need for researchers with experience of life at sea. There is also a growing need for competent and educated leaders, both onboard ships and in onshore organizations – leaders who can guide the shipping industry into a new era faced with demands for effective logistics solutions, strict quality demands and very strict requirements aimed at preventing environmental pollution.

    The aim is to provide officers and shore-based personnel in the shipping cluster an opportunity to further train themselves to become the next generation of leaders within ship management, strategic management and/or enable them to participate in research education and research projects.

    The compulsory curriculum of the programme gives the students a theoretical and practical knowledge in Project Management, Quality Management and Risk Management from courses with a well proven Chalmers standard at Master level (these courses are generic and included in Chalmers Master’s programs in International Project Management, Supply Chain Management, Quality and Operations Management), Master's level standard’s skills within the areas: Human factors, Marine Environmental protection and Energy Management from courses developed by professional researches at Chalmers Department of Shipping and Marine Technology which is profiled with individual cutting edge competence provided by elective courses within the area of shipping business strategy including Maritime law and/or advanced Master's level education in Research methods/Project Management .

    Career opportunities

    Graduates from the program can apply for higher management positions at companies in the shipping industry within the fields of ship management and strategic management with the natural possibility for promotion. Graduates also have sufficient knowledge and the formal qualification to apply for research studies in these areas.


    Chalmers has a strong position in Maritime research and education, with research both within the department of Shipping and Marine Technology and Chalmers Lighthouse funding from the shipping industry.

    Who should apply

    The ideal candidate for the program is a maritime professional preferably with some years’ experience within the shipping industry after received a BSc degree in major nautical, marine engineering, shipping and logistics or equivalent education and with a genuine passion for quality and sustainability.

    Why apply

    The program offers an opportunity for officers and shore-based personnel in the shipping cluster to enhance their knowledge in maritime management and acquire a degree of Master of Science at Chalmers University of Technology and take part of shaping the future shipping industry as leaders and researchers.

    First Year
    ExplanationsAUTUMN TERM
    • Study period 1
    Compulsory courses
    • Project management,
    • Examination
    • Human factors, Project
    • Study period 2
    Compulsory courses
    • Intercultural communication, Project
    • Research methods, part B, Project
    • Research methods, part A, Examination
    SPRING TERM Study period 3 Compulsory courses
    • Quality management, Examination
    Elective courses
    • Marine risks and insurance, Examination
    • Marine propulsion systems, Examination
    • Maritime insurance and transport law, Written and oral assignments
    • Study period 4
    Compulsory courses
    • Risk management and safety, Examination
    Elective courses
    • Engine room ergonomics, Written and oral assignments
    • Maritime environmental law, Written and oral assignments

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    Bachelor´s degree (or the equivalent) with a Major in: Nautical Science, Marine Engineering or Shipping and Logistics or the equivalent Prerequisites: For applicants without a major in Nautical Science or Marine Engineering there is an additional prerequisite of studies in Maritime law or Maritime transport economics or the equivalentPreferable course experience: Professional experience relevant to the Maritime industryEnglish Language ProficiencyThe most common and important scores that are accepted areIELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part) English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6.5 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 60 (Grade C) TOEFL paper-based test score : 575 TOEFL iBT® test: 90

    All Scholarships administered by Chalmers have now been awarded and all applicants have been notified of their selection results.

    Important: Applications for scholarships should be made along with the application for Master's studies. Students should not wait until they receive an admission to do so.

    • The Avancez Scholarships are 75% tuition fee waivers awarded by Chalmers University of Technology and are funded by the Chalmers Foundation. These scholarships are available to all students who are liable to pay tuition fees i.e., students with non-EU/EEA nationality.

    • The IPOET (International Programme Office for Education and Training) Scholarships are 75% tuition fee waivers funded by the Government of Sweden. They are awarded by Chalmers University of Technology and available to nearly all fee-paying students, with the exception of 12 countries.

    • The Mölnlycke Health Care Scholarships are 100% fee tuition waivers with possibilities for summer internships and a final master's thesis project.

    • The Sievert Larsson Scholarship Fund (within Friends of Chalmers) offers a 100% tuition fee waiver and living expenses to students of Thai nationality who aim to study on a Master’s programme at Chalmers University of Technology.

    • The US Friends of Chalmers Scholarship is a scholarship comprising USD 35 000 (i.e. a reduction of the tuition fee by USD 8750 per semester) and is awarded to one student with US citizenship.

    • The Volvo Car Corporation Scholarships are 100% tuition fee waivers awarded to 2 Chinese students with the guarantee of participation in the VESC (Volvo Engineering Student Concept) programme which includes a summer job, master thesis project, mentorship and possible employment at Volvo Car Corporation.

    • The Volvo Group Scholarship Programme is a 100% fee tuition fee waiver awarded to students of Indian nationality and Chinese nationality. The Scholarship includes possibilities for internships during the summer, a final Master thesis project and mentorship.

    Scholarships that will not be offered in 2014

    • The Chalmers MasterCard Scholarship (will be offered again in 2015) Available biennialy for a Master's student from Central America, South America or Mexico. The scholarship comprises a 280 000 SEK reduction of the tuition fee (70 000 SEK reduction/ semester).

    • The FlexLink Scholarship (not available in 2014) for a Master's Student from China is a 100% tuition fee waiver along with possibilities for internship and a final master thesis project.

    Note: Being granted alternative funding from external patrons does not affect the possibility of obtaining scholarships from Chalmers as an applicants financial status is not taken into account during the nomination process.

    Scholarships for current students

    Adlerbert 60th Anniversary Scholarships - Will be offered for the first time during 2014 to fee paying Master's Programme students who were admitted Autumn 2013, including scholarship holders whose scholarships do not include costs of living coverage. This means that, for instance, holders of Swedish Institute scholarships and Sievert Larsson, version 2 scholarships will not be eligible to apply. In order to be eligible the applicant must have passed at least 60 credits during the first year of studies. The scholarships, which amount to 60 000 SEK each, will be awarded based on the applicants' cumulative grade point average . Around 10 to 20 scholarships will be offered in 2014. More information about how to apply, etc., will be published soon.

    Adlerbert Foreign Student Hospitality Fund - Only open for international students who have been admitted to, and enrolled on, a Master's Programme at Chalmers. Thus, prospective students cannot apply. Students can be awarded the scholarship a maximum of two times. The application period opens in late January and closes in late February. Consequently, it is only possible to apply during this period of a student's first and second year.

    Scholarships administered by the Swedish Institute

    The Swedish Institute, a government agency, administers over 500 scholarships each year for students and researchers coming to Sweden to pursue their objectives at a Swedish university. Use their online guide in order to find out if any of the Swedish Institute scholarships are available for citizens of your country at your intended level of study.

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