At a glance
Learning options, duration, time schedule – here you will find all answers to organization, structure and delivery of the programme at first sight.
The programme runs for eleven months, from September to July every year. A new module begins every eight weeks. Each module is completed with the submission of a written assignment before the next module begins.
- A minimum of three (3) years’ experience as a result of working with administrative, regulatory, technical, commercial or scientific aspects of maritime operations
- Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline or a Master Mariner / Chief Engineer qualification
- English language ability (both written and spoken): TOEFL score 80+ or IELTS score of band 6.0+ or Cambridge Proficiency Examination (CPE) or another qualification (e.g., GCE O-level, WAEC, CXC) deemed equivalent by the Admission Board
This programme is designed for both individuals in the private sector who manage and supervise tasks associated with the safe and secure conduct of shipping operations and for individuals in the government sector who focus on enforcement of regulations in the extended domains of maritime safety and security. Professionals who are involved in assessing associated deficiencies, including ways to alleviate them, will also benefit from the programme.
This programme is also ideal for individuals who are experienced in the field and are planning a move from on-board to on-shore positions. Furthermore, it is also beneficial for persons currently engaged in the supervision of operations. Company Security Officers or Designated Persons Ashore (DPA) are responsible for compliance with regulations and this programme provides deeper insight into the development of regulations, their interpretation and implementation in daily business operations.
In order to maximise flexibility, the programme is offered by distance learning. The e-learning platform includes videos, collaboration tools, and self-assessment exercises in preparation for the cumulative final assessment of each module. In addition, a discussion forum facilitates interaction between the students and with the instructors.
In total, you should expect to devote around 1,000 hours of your time to reading of material, personal learning, assignment preparation, discussion with peers, using collaboration tools, contacting instructors, etc. This works out to be about 200 hours per module.
This is a notable investment of time. Therefore, we recommend thoughtful planning when you begin your studies. It is best to progress steadily through the modules rather than to try and complete everything at the end of eight weeks.
Under extenuating circumstances, it is possible to request an extension by making an official written request to the programme coordinators.
Each of the five modules is individually assessed via a written assignment. In both the distance learning and classroom learning modes of delivery an assignment needs to be submitted before moving on to the next module. All assignments will be assessed by the instructors, using the same criteria as in the WMU M.Sc. Programme.
All study materials will be made available via an e-learning platform that includes the videos, as well as lecturing supporting lecture notes and other necessary materials. Self-assessment tools are also provided within the platform to help you prepare for the cumulative final assessment. Participants will also have access to the online WMU library materials.
Upon the successful completion of all requirements, you will be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Safety and Security issued by the World Maritime University.
Once you have fulfilled all of the requirements of the Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Safety and Security, you will be invited to participate in the annual WMU Graduation Ceremony in Malmö, Sweden. Should you choose to attend the ceremony, you will join the WMU Ph.D., M.Sc. and Postgraduate Diploma graduates for the conferring of degrees by the Chancellor of WMU, the Secretary General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
WMU graduates are proven leaders in the maritime sector. Graduates leave WMU not only with the knowledge they need to succeed, but also with an extended network of contacts from around the world. Once you have completed the Postgraduate Diploma Maritime Safety and Security, you will join our global network of graduates.
The total cost of the Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Safety and Security is EUR 6,900 (EUR 1,380 per module).
The fees include the necessary videos (available online) as well as the lecture notes in pdf format. Participants must cover the costs of any special arrangements they request.
During the programme you will receive two invoices. The first will be sent upon registration at the start of the programme and will cover the first two modules. The second invoice will be sent before you start the third module and will cover the remaining modules.
A 10% discount per participant is offered for more than two participants from the same company.
The Postgraduate Diploma carries a credit weighting expressed in European Credits (ECs). The complete programme consists of 40 ECs with each module consisting of 8 ECs. Under the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), these credits may be transferred on to other programmes, at WMU or elsewhere, if they are approved by the receiving university.
Credits earned in your Postgraduate Diploma may be used in partial fulfilment of the requirements for another degree. At WMU, for example, you would be completely exempted from the first term of the standard Malmö-based Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Maritime Affairs programme, allowing you to complete it in just ten months.
The Maritime Safety and Security programme offers the latest in distance-learning technology that includes an advanced e-learning platform to which only registered students have access. Through the e-learning platform, participants will have access to video lectures from each expert, self-study material and access to WMU’s online library materials.
Collaboration tools enable direct contact with the instructors and other participants in order to facilitate discussions and address questions.
Registration for the academy year of 2017/2018 is closed.
The registration for class 2018/2019 will open soon.
Safety and security for the smooth operation of ships is a critical topic that is essential for a wide range of maritime professionals. The Maritime Safety and Security programme focuses on the needs of the maritime industry and the programme can be specifically tailored to address the needs of your company or organization. If you would like to learn about the possibilities of offering this programme as a customized delivery within your company, please contact us. We would be happy to work with you in developing a programme to achieve your objectives. Special arrangements, such as workshops, can also be arranged.
Like the open enrolment, customized programmes offer full access to the distance-learning platform, access to the WMU’s e-library, teaching and supervision from an international team of faculty, and finally, all successful students receive an academic qualification awarded by WMU. With customized delivery we can offer customized pricing and payment options as well as the possibility of company specific opening and closing workshops to enhance the organizational learning and experience of the participants.
If you can assemble a group of at least fifteen candidates, contact us to discuss options for a customized delivery of the Postgraduate Diploma. We would be happy to meet you in person so we can clarify your objectives and decide how we can best support you to achieve them.
For general questions, registration for the programme or any other support, please contact:
Location 1 (Piraeus):
Dr Marina Papaioannou
Phone: +30 210 4291685
Location 2 (Singapore):
Phone: +65 6508 3958
Location 3 (Dubai):
Maria Michelle Kurian
Phone: +971 4 3026489
General Questions and Support:
In the Internet: www.maritime-executive-diploma.com