Mar­itime Man­age­ment and Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment Education

CHALMERS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY

Founded in 1829, Chalmers is a highly pro­gres­sive uni­ver­sity sit­u­ated in Gothen­burg, Swe­den and known locally and glob­ally for edu­ca­tion, research and inno­va­tion with a wide range of appli­ca­tions. The uni­ver­sity focuses on research and edu­ca­tion in tech­nol­ogy, nat­ural sci­ence and archi­tec­ture. Chalmers ranked num­ber 76 in the world on QS Engi­neer­ing and IT list and placed within the 5275 bracket on Shang­hai Jiao Tong’s Aca­d­e­mic Rank­ing of World Uni­ver­si­ties Engineering/​Technology and Com­puter Sci­ences list (no. 1 in Sweden).

With more than 11000 stu­dents and 2500 employ­ees, approx­i­mately 40 per­cent of Sweden’s grad­u­ate engi­neers and archi­tects are edu­cated at Chalmers. Each year, over 200 grad­u­ate and over 800 under­grad­u­ate degrees are awarded. More than 3000 grad­u­ate stu­dents attend pro­grams at the uni­ver­sity. The Inter­na­tional stu­dent pop­u­la­tion is around 40% of all stu­dents at the under­grad­u­ate and grad­u­ate level.

Ship­ping and marine tech­nol­ogy depart­ment orga­nizes a coher­ent research and edu­ca­tion within a wide knowl­edge area at Chalmers for edu­ca­tion of sea­far­ers and naval archi­tects. These activ­i­ties in oper­a­tions and design have been com­ple­mented with com­pe­tence within logistics/​economy, envi­ron­ment and human fac­tors. The Depart­ment of Tech­nol­ogy Man­age­ment and Eco­nom­ics focuses on the inter­ac­tion between tech­nol­ogy and soci­ety in an eco­nomic and social con­text. Orga­ni­za­tion and man­age­ment of busi­ness processes such as logis­tics, inno­va­tion, tech­nol­ogy and prod­uct devel­op­ment, pro­duc­tion and strate­gic change are key issues. The depart­ment com­bines the­ory from engi­neer­ing with the­ory from mainly eco­nom­ics and behav­ioral science.

Academic Programs

Mas­ters Programs

  • MSc in Naval Archi­tec­ture and Ocean Engi­neer­ing (2 years): This Inter­na­tional Master’s Pro­gramme will give you a solid base for a future pro­fes­sional career in these fields of engi­neer­ing. The pro­gramme focuses on ships and off­shore struc­tures, but is equally attrac­tive for stu­dents with a gen­eral inter­est in strength– and hydro­dy­namic analy­sis and sys­tems engineering.
  • MSc in Mar­itime Man­age­ment (2 years): The pro­gramme gives the stu­dents a the­o­ret­i­cal and prac­ti­cal knowl­edge in Project Man­age­ment, Qual­ity, Risk and Safety Man­age­ment with a well proven Chalmers stan­dard at Mas­ter level. These courses are generic and are included in Chalmers Master’s pro­grams in Inter­na­tional Project Man­age­ment, Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment, Qual­ity and Oper­a­tions Man­age­ment. The pro­gramme also gives Master’s level standard’s skills within the areas Lead­er­ship and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Marine Envi­ron­men­tal Pro­tec­tion and Energy Man­age­ment from courses devel­oped by pro­fes­sional researchers at Chalmers Depart­ment of Ship­ping and Marine Technology.
  • MSc in Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment (2 years): The pro­gram focuses on the design, man­age­ment and improve­ment of sup­ply chain man­age­ment strate­gies. It is mul­ti­dis­ci­pli­nary and builds on sev­eral sci­en­tific dis­ci­plines. This pro­gram helps stu­dents develop their skills in pur­chas­ing, logis­tics, mar­ket­ing, trans­port and gen­eral man­age­ment. Problem-​based learn­ing includ­ing case stud­ies and prob­lem solv­ing with quan­ti­ta­tive and qual­i­ta­tive mod­els is one impor­tant aspect of the pro­gram. Large multi­na­tional firms such as Volvo, Sca­nia, SKF, Skan­ska, Nestlé, Porsche, Proc­ter & Gam­ble, Quik­sil­ver, DHL, Schenker and IBM, as well as top-​flight con­sul­tancy firms such as McK­in­sey, Boston Con­sult­ing Group and ADL have employed many stu­dents who have majored in sup­ply chain man­age­ment at Chalmers.
  • MSc Nordic Mas­ter in Mar­itime Man­age­ment (2 years): The aim is to pro­vide offi­cers and shore-​based per­son­nel in the ship­ping clus­ter an oppor­tu­nity to fur­ther edu­cate them­selves to become the next gen­er­a­tion of lead­ers in the ship­ping clus­ter and enable them to par­tic­i­pate in research edu­ca­tion. The pro­gram is jointly offered by Chalmers Uni­ver­sity of Tech­nol­ogy, Åland Uni­ver­sity of Applied Sci­ences, Novia Uni­ver­sity of Applied Sci­ences and Vest­fold Uni­ver­sity Col­lege. The pro­gram is aimed at three groups - offi­cers look­ing for broader and more in-​depth knowl­edge of oper­at­ing a ves­sel; offi­cers look­ing for a shore-​based job in the ship­ping clus­ter; and shore-​based per­son­nel look­ing for more in-​depth knowl­edge in ship­ping and logis­tics. Grad­u­ates from the pro­gramme can apply for man­age­ment posi­tions at com­pa­nies in the ship­ping clus­ter includ­ing oper­a­tion man­ager, pur­chaser, tech­ni­cal super­in­ten­dent, marine super­in­ten­dent, bro­ker etc. Grad­u­ates have suf­fi­cient knowl­edge to apply for research stud­ies in the fol­low­ing areas: mar­itime envi­ron­ment, ship safety, human fac­tors, sur­vey­ing etc.

Exec­u­tive Program

  • Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment Pro­gram (SCM) – 10 days: This 10-​day man­age­ment pro­gram will give you excel­lent oppor­tu­ni­ties to dis­cuss sup­ply chain mat­ters with col­leagues from other com­pa­nies. Experts both from indus­try and from Chalmers, Penn State, Whar­ton and Kellogg’s School of Man­age­ment will pro­vide you with an update on the lat­est devel­op­ments in the field. Above all, the pro­gram will give you an in-​depth knowl­edge of how to han­dle the key issues in your company.

Doc­toral Programs

  • PhD Pro­grams: The depart­ment of Ship­ping and Marine Tech­nol­ogy com­prises sci­en­tific areas related to ship­ping and ship tech­nol­ogy on and below the water. The doc­toral pro­gramme has three tracks: Naval Archi­tec­ture, Ship­ping Tech­nol­ogy and the Marine Environment.

CHALMERS Admissions

MSc in Sup­ply Chain Management

  • Bach­e­lors degree with major in Indus­trial Engi­neer­ing and Man­age­ment or an Engi­neer­ing Dis­ci­pline. Math­e­mat­ics, min­i­mum 30 credit (includ­ing Sin­gle– and mul­ti­vari­able analy­sis, Lin­ear alge­bra and Sta­tis­tics, min­i­mum 7.5 cr. each). Min­i­mum 15 credit from stud­ies in one or sev­eral of the fol­low­ing sub­jects; Indus­trial man­age­ment, Logis­tics, Oper­a­tions man­age­ment or Sup­ply Chain Man­age­ment. The required 15 cr. may also include max­i­mum 7.5 cr. of Sus­tain­able development.

Mar­itime Management

  • Bach­e­lors degree with major in Nau­ti­cal Sci­ence, Marine Engi­neer­ing, Law, Eco­nom­ics or Ship­ping and logis­tics or the equiv­a­lent. For appli­cants with­out a major in Nau­ti­cal sci­ence or Marine engi­neer­ing there is an addi­tional pre­req­ui­site of stud­ies in Mar­itime law or Trans­port eco­nom­ics or the equiv­a­lent. Pro­fes­sional expe­ri­ence rel­e­vant to the Mar­itime Indus­try is preferable.

Eng­lish Lan­guage: There are sev­eral ways of prov­ing that you pos­sess the required level of Eng­lish lan­guage pro­fi­ciency. Most com­monly this is done by sub­mit­ting one of the approved Eng­lish lan­guage tests.

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