Office of the Registrar
School of Graduate Studies (2012/2013)
17.2 Program

The Master of Maritime Management (M.M.M.) is a comprehensive academic program that provides a broad understanding of the structure and operation of organizations and the factors that influence business decisions in the context of maritime-based organizations. It provides a maritime management focus through the development of knowledge and understanding of the nature of technical operations and the factors that have an impact on their success, as well as the ability to apply these concepts within their organizations.

The program is offered online and requires successful completion of either (I) 24 credit hours of course work and a comprehensive project and report (6 credit hours), or (ii) 30 credit hours of course work. Candidates will typically register on a part-time basis, but any who register for full time study may complete the program in three semesters.

17.2.1 Admission Requirements
  1. Admission to the program is on a competitive basis. To be considered for admission to the program an applicant will normally possess a second class or better undergraduate degree from a university of recognized standing and will normally have:

    1. a Memorial University of Newfoundland Bachelor of Maritime Studies or Bachelor of Technology, or a comparable undergraduate degree with appropriate maritime sector and business management course work; and

    2. an appropriate technical knowledge and relevant marine sector employment experience.

  2. The deadlines for submission of applications for candidates wishing to enter studies are as follows:

    • Fall (September) semester: June 15
    • Winter (January) semester: October 15
    • Spring (May) semester: February 15

    Applications received after listed deadlines will be considered as time and resources permit.

17.2.2 Program of Study
  1. Candidates for the Master of Maritime Management shall be required to complete a minimum of either:

    1. Twenty-four credit hours of course work and a major project and report (6 credit hours). Course work includes two compulsory core courses (6 credit hours); and six elective courses (18 credit hours). Students on the project route will complete MSTM 6101 Project in Maritime Management (6 credit hours).

        • Core Courses (Two to be completed):
        • MSTM 6041 Marine Policy
        • MSTM 6042 Business of Shipping/Transportation of Goods
        • Elective Courses (Six to be completed: a minimum of one from Category A and three from Category B):
        • Category A
        • MSTM 6022 Communication and Conflict Resolution in a Technical Environment
        • MSTM 6023 Strategic Planning, Policy, Participation and Management in Technical Operations
        • MSTM 6030 Principles of Management for Engineering Technology Enterprises
        • MSTM 6034 Project Management in the Offshore, Health, Fisheries and Engineering Technology Environments
        • MSTM 6039 Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility
        • MSTM 6052 Management of Intellectual Property
        • MSTM 6054 Technology Assessment
        • Category B
        • MSTM 6027 Coastal and Ocean Environmental Policies
        • MSTM 6043 Marine Law
        • MSTM 6044 Marine Environment Law and Pollution Control
        • MSTM 6045 Port Operations and Management
        • MSTM 6046 Information Systems in the Marine Environment
        • MSTM 6047 Maritime Security and Event Investigation
        • MSTM 6048 Emerging Issues in International Marine Transportation
        • MSTM 6049 Maritime Risk Analysis and Management
        • MSTM 6050 Maritime Health, Safety, Environment and Quality
        • Project in Maritime Management
        • MSTM 6101 Project in Maritime Management (6 credit hours)
        • Students will choose a topic in consultation with the Academic Director and will work independently to carry out an in-depth study of a problem or application within the area of maritime management and fully document and present their findings. Preferably the problem will be directly related to a workplace situation.
    2. Thirty credit hours on a course-based route. Course work includes two compulsory core courses (6 credit hours); and eight elective courses (24 credit hours).

      • Core Courses (Two to be completed):
      • MSTM 6041 Marine Policy
      • MSTM 6042 Business of Shipping/Transportation of Goods
      • Elective Courses (Eight to be completed: a minimum of two from Category A and four from Category B):
      • Category A
      • MSTM 6022 Communication and Conflict Resolution in a Technical Environment
      • MSTM 6023 Strategic Planning, Policy, Participation and Management in Technical Operations
      • MSTM 6030 Principles of Management for Engineering Technology Enterprises
      • MSTM 6034 Project Management in the Offshore, Health, Fisheries and Engineering Technology Environments
      • MSTM 6039 Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility
      • MSTM 6052 Management of Intellectual Property
      • MSTM 6054 Technology Assessment
      • Category B
      • MSTM 6027 Coastal and Ocean Environmental Policies
      • MSTM 6043 Marine Law
      • MSTM 6044 Marine Environment Law and Pollution Control
      • MSTM 6045 Port Operations and Management
      • MSTM 6046 Information Systems in the Marine Environment
      • MSTM 6047 Maritime Security and Event Investigation
      • MSTM 6048 Emerging Issues in International Marine Transportation
      • MSTM 6049 Maritime Risk Analysis and Management
      • MSTM 6050 Maritime Health, Safety, Environment and Quality

    Up to three relevant elective courses (9 credit hours) may be transferred from other graduate programs within the School of Graduate Studies or from other post-secondary institutions recognized by Senate, subject to the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies on the recommendation of the Academic Director.

17.2.3 Evaluation
  1. Candidates for the Master of Maritime Management degree must obtain a grade of B or better in all program courses.

  2. Candidates who receive a grade of less than B in any course will be permitted to remain in the program provided the course is repeated and passed with a grade of B or better. Alternatively, the candidate may, on the recommendation of the Academic Director, and with the approval of the Dean of Graduate Studies, substitute another graduate course. Only one course repetition or substitution will be permitted during the candidate’s program after which the candidate shall be required to withdraw from the program.