Country

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Japan  
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Asia / Pacific  
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Academic MET

1. Kobe University, Graduate School of Maritime Sciences

Undergraduate Program

Undergraduate Program (Admission capacity: 200 persons) has three departments as follows,

 

  • Department of Maritime Technology Management (90 persons)

  • Department of Maritime Logistics Sciences (50 persons)

  • Department of Marine Engineering (60 persons)

     

    Department of Maritime Technology Management

    Nautical Science Course

    The goal of the Nautical Science Course is to give students a systematic knowledge and practical skills of nautical technology and shipping management required for merchant marine deck officers. The program encourages the students to develop their leadership for a captain.
The curriculum is organized to meet the deck officer licensing requirements. It equips students with an understanding of a ship as system, including its equipment and operation. Included in the core curriculum are theoretical and practical education in navigation, ship handling, seamanship, communications, marine safety, navigational aids and maritime regulations. However, the essential feature of the Nautical Science major at KUMS(Kobe University of Maritime Sciences) is that it integrates many facets of the marine transportation. Also covered are general and transport economies, international laws, logistics management, naval architecture, marine engineering as well as ocean and environment science.
The majority of Nautical Science graduates proceed to the 6 months' Sea Training Course to sit for the Third Grade Maritime Officer (Navigation) licensing examination. With the completion of the sea training and the grant of the license, they are employed by maritime and associated industries as deck officers, shipping agents of inspectors, marine insurance adjusters or underwriters, port or warehouse managers, etc. Some enter computing and civil service or graduate education. Whether at sea or on land, nautical studies graduates are pursuing successful careers because of their strong leaderships and sense of responsibility fostered through rigorous academic learning and practical experience which KUMS is famous for.

     

    Marine Engineering Course

    The goal of the Marine Engineering Course is to lead our student to a professional engineer with solid foundation capable of pursuing careers in maritime as well as in non-maritime industries through comprehensive studies of ship's machinery and power systems.
The program is carefully designed to equip students with a substantial background in mathematics, physics and computer techniques and an understanding of engineering sciences including control theory, electrical circuits, mechanics of materials, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics. A particular emphasis is placed on providing solid foundation in mechatronics.
The core curriculum includes Manufacturing Processes, Turbo machines, Internal Combustion Engines, Fuels, Combustion & Flames, Propulsion Systems, Electrical Machinery, Naval Architecture, Marine Facilities, Navigation.
Also included are Mechanical Drawing, Workshop Practice, Cutter and Marlinespike (Line Handling) Deck Skills Training, Mechanical & Nuclear Systems Lab I,II, Sea Training on "Fukaemaru" and ships of the Institute for Sea Training and Independent Study/Thesis.
Marine Engineering graduates take up a wide range of occupations. These range from the merchant marine engineering officers to teaching and lectureships. Many proceed to the 6 months' Sea Training Course to sit for the Third Grade Maritime Officer (Engineering) licensing examination, while others enter various industries on land such as heavy industries, ship yards, public utilities, energy industries, transportation, manufacturing computing, civil service etc. Some pursue their careers in insurance and/or trading companies. Of course the graduates can proceed to higher academic degree of the graduate program.

     

    Department of Maritime Logistics Sciences

    The goal of Maritime Logistics Sciences program is to lead our student to a system engineer who can solve problems in the planning, operation, and management of transportation systems. This program provides students with an understanding of the issues involved in the movement of people and goods by goods by, sea, air, and land. For this, the program focuses on the optimization of transportation and distribution systems from socioeconomic, mathematical, and computer scientific view points. With a wide variety of electives, the curriculum allows students to concentrate either on management science or information science aspect. A substantial part of this program is taught by the Maritime Logistics Sciences divisions in our graduate school. This program prepare students for careers in ports and warehouses, freight forwarders logistics services, computer and other manufactures and software houses.

     

    Department of Marine Engineering

    The goal of the Marine Engineering is to provide graduates with a broad background in electronic, mechanical and ocean engineering for careers as electro-mechanical engineers in maritime as well as non-maritime industries. This program aims to equip students with an understanding of principles of marine devices and machinery along with general knowledge of engineering sciences for entry-level work or for advanced study. Attention is focused on developing students' ability to use computer and simulation technology as engineering problem solving tools. The course of study includes studies in evolving areas of mechatronics, materials, cryogenics, energy conversion, and manufacturing processes. What the program delivers is broad-based but advanced knowledge beneficial to the flexible and creative application in engineering systems planning, design, production as systems operation and control. Graduates are employed by electric, electronic, machinery, manufacturing, automatic control, air-conditioning and information-processing companies.

     

     

     

    Graduate School Divisions

    The Graduate School of Maritime Sciences offers graduate programs leading to the Master of Maritime Sciences (60 persons) and PhD (11 persons) degrees is offered by the department under the administration of the Graduate School of Maritime sciences. The Graduate school of Maritime sciences have biannual admission seasons (April and October). Supervisors are available to advice in the selection of the course program, a research topics as well as aspects of graduate studies leading to a Master and PhD degrees. The graduate school has three divisions as follows,

  • Maritime Management Sciences

  • Maritime Logistics Sciences

  • Marine Engineering

     

    Master Course

    Admission Policy (Policy for accepting applications)
We seek those who wish to expand and deepen his/her basic knowledge acquired at the undergraduate level and practical experience after their graduation. Anyone wishing to play an active role in an interdisciplinary field of planning and research in maritime firms and maritime administrations by mastering the specialized and interdisciplinary study of maritime sciences. Anyone seeking the ability to solve various problems pertaining to transportation and logistics and the passion to engage in research and development. Anyone, equipped with a global-scale perspective on marine environment conservation, who wishes to become an professional in carrying out work in research and development of front-line technology, mechatronics, and energy and environmental science.

     

    Admission Process
Three methods will be applied in the admissions process as outlined below:

  • Guidelines for Admissions of General Applicants

  • Guidelines for Special Admissions of Foreign Students

  • Guidelines for Special Admissions of Working (Adult) Students

    For details, refer to the Kobe University Graduate School of Maritime Science master's program for enrollees.
After admissions, working students will be eligible for special treatment in terms of course flexibility.
In recent years, demand has been growing for continued training and reeducation, and the acquisition of master's degrees among working engineers and researchers at graduate school level. However, under the normal method of graduate school education, working graduate students are required to leave their master's programs. This severely narrows the opportunity to have graduate school education. Article 14 of the criteria for the Establishment of Graduate Schools, on the other hand, states that "When the need for special treatment in graduate courses in recognized, appropriate methods of education, such as offering lectures of a research environment at nighttime or other specified times, are permitted," and this allows for special consideration for working graduate students to continue their education.
With these considerations in mind, the Graduate School of Maritime Sciences will implement special education methods as stipulated in the Article. The description of the method is as follows.

  • Upon receiving consent from the appointed faculty member, a student may take a portion of his/her lectures and research training at nighttime or other specified times.

  • If the appointed faculty member approves the progression of the thesis and also recognizes that the student's workplace is equipment for research that will lead to a better outcome, then the student will be allowed to do his/her research at his/her workplace.

    Eligible Degrees
A student completing the master's program of the Graduate School of Maritime Sciences will be eligible for a Mater's Degree in Maritime Sciences. Students who demonstrate outstanding research performance in the program may also complete the course in a year and go on to the doctorate program. Students completing the master's program and continuing on to the doctorate program will not be required to pay an enrollment fee.

     

    Doctoral Course

    Admission Policy (Policy for accepting applications)
We welcome anyone who wishes to expand and deepen his/her education and research acquired in the master's program. Anyone wishing to play an active role in leading the planning, research and development of organizations in international maritime corporations, as well as in maritime administration, including the facilitation of collaboration between multinationals and in the field of maritime education. Anyone who, by examining, analyzing, and evaluating transportation and logistics systems from such diverse perspectives as safety, efficiency, economy and environmental protection, or by designing and developing environmental protection technology, wishes to clarify problems or establish a new field of research development. Anyone wishing to thoroughly utilize and expand advanced element technology on targeting next-generation machinery and power and energy systems, and conduct educational research from the safety, efficiency, and environment points of view.

     

    Admission Process
Tow methods will be applied in the admissions process as outlined below:

  • Guidelines for General Admissions and Continuation of the program

  • Foreign students and working (adult) students will be admitted on an equal basis.

    Students may matriculate in either April or October. For details, refer to the Guidelines for Applicants for the Doctoral Program of the Graduate School of Maritime Sciences of Kobe University.
After admissions, working (adult) students will be eligible for special treatment in terms of course flexibility.
In recent years, demand has been growing for continued training and reeducation, and the acquisition of doctorate degrees among working (adult) engineers and researchers at graduate school level. However, under the normal method of graduate school education, working (adult) students are required to leave their working positions for three years to complete their doctoral program. This severely narrows the opportunity to have graduate school education for them. Article 14 of the Criteria for the Establishment of Graduate Schools, on the other hand, states that "When the need for special treatment in graduate courses is recognized, appropriate methods of education, such as offering lectures or a research environment at nighttime or other specified time, are permitted," and thus allowing for special consideration for adults continuing their education.
With these considerations in mind, the Graduate School of Maritime Sciences will implement special education methods as stipulated in the Article. The description of the method is as follows.

  • Upon receiving consent from the appointed faculty member, a student may take a portion of his/her lectures and research training at nighttime or other specified times.

  • If the appointed faculty member approves the progression of the thesis and also recognizes that the student's workplace is equipment for research that will lead to a better outcome, then the student will be allowed to do his/her research at his/her workplace, completing the master's program and continuing on to the doctorate program will no required to pay an enrollment fee.

     

    Eligible Degrees
A student completing the doctoral program of the Graduate School of Maritime Sciences will be eligible for a Doctorate Degree in Maritime Sciences, Engineering, or Philosophy. Students who demonstrate outstanding research performance in the doctoral program may also complete the program in two years.

 

 

2. Tokyo University of Marine Science and Technology, Faculty of Marine Technology

Faculty of Marine Science

The sea, which accounts for more than 70% of the surface of the Earth, has not only an excellent environmental regulating function, but also is a treasure house of food resources. Therefore, the Faculty of Marine Science provides comprehensive education and research on the “knowledge, protection, and utilization of the sea.” It aims to deepen the understanding of the ocean through scientific research and promote the sustained utilization of marine bio-resources by protecting and restoring the marine environment in order to secure a stable food supply. Furthermore, it aims to secure and improve the safety of foods supplied by the oceans and develop and evaluate foods having new functions.

Faculty of Marine Technology

Japan which is surrounded by the sea has developed its economy by importing necessary resources and food and exporting industrial products using marine transportation. The Faculty of Marine Technology has, under the motto, “From the sea to the future”; trains robust young individuals who support the prosperity of our nation based upon both trade and technology work globally and flourish in the future. The aim is to train leading engineers who acquire knowledge and techniques of practical engineering. The Faculty of Marine Technology has three departments, the “Department of Maritime Systems Engineering”, “Department of Marine Electronics and Mechanical Engineering”, and “Department of Logistics and Information Engineering” and carries out advanced education and research with their respective features.

 
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