Master in Maritime Studies


Programme Description

Maritime Studies

The graduate Maritime Studies study lasts two years, i.e. four semesters (120 ECTS credits). Upon completion of the graduate study, students acquire the academic degree of Master in Maritime Transport.

The basic goals in education of future mariners is to develop the expertise required to manage, handle and maintain modern technical and technological ship, port and transport systems; to encourage capacity for scientific research in the area of marine sciences;to foster the ability to actively participate in the commercial activities and efficient management of companies and services in social and commercial fields; all these directed towards a more intensive development of the maritime economy as a whole.

Finishing the graduate study in Maritime Studies students are eligible for admission to the postgraduate Maritime Studies Programme, organised by the Faculty of Maritime Studies in Rijeka in co-operation with the University of Dubrovnik, the University of Zadar, the Faculty of Maritime Studies in Split, the Croatian Hydrographic Institute and the Croatian Navy.

Classes are held in small groups, focusing on excellence in marine expertise and skills through practical training. Special emphasis is put on individual mentoring of the students thus developing the specialised skills demanded the complex shipping economy.


1st year

  • Applied mathematics
  • Business and business
  • Organisation in shipping
  • Scientific research methodology
  • Vessel automation
  • Sea transport
  • Ship propulsion, types and selection
  • Business ethics
  • History of shipping
  • Quality and safety management and environmental protection
  • Strategic management and business policy of shipping
  • Companies
  • Expert systems for shipping
  • Maintenance systems

2nd year

  • International maritime safety system
  • Management in shipping
  • Nautical tourist market
  • Systematic approach to shipping
  • Risks in shipping
  • Intelligent transportation systems
  • Thesis

Optional courses

  • Modern microprocessor and micromechanical technology in shipping
  • Onboard air-conditioning systems
  • Communication systems in shipping
  • Ship stability
  • Shore transportation systems planning
  • Prevention of corrosion
  • Optimising ship propulsion
  • Maritime design of ports and waterways
  • Nautical tourism management
  • Marine electric power machines
  • Renewable energy sources in shipping
  • Ship power systems
  • Logistics inshore transportation
  • Modelling and simulation in shipping
Last updated January 2018

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