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23.2 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 24 credit hours of course work and a comprehensive project and report (6 credit hours), or 30 credit hours of course work. Students will typically register on a part-time basis.

23.2.1 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. appropriate maritime sector and business management course work; and

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

  2. In exceptional cases, applicants who have not completed an undergraduate degree, but who meet all other requirements, may be considered for admission. Preference will be given to those who have at least 10 years of relevant professional and managerial experience, and have successfully completed several years of post-secondary studies. Applicants who do not meet normal admission requirements shall be required to complete, with a high level of achievement, certain undergraduate courses before being considered for admission.

  3. Applicants who did not complete a baccalaureate or post-graduate degree at a recognized university where English is the primary language of instruction must normally complete either the:

    1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and achieve a paper-based score of 580 (or higher), computer-based score of 237 (or higher), or Internet based score of 92-93 (or higher); or

    2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and achieve a score of 7 (or higher).

    Information regarding the TOEFL is available from the Educational Testing Service at www.ets.org. IELTS information is available at www.ielts.org. It is noted that other equivalent tests acceptable to the School of Graduate Studies will also be considered.

23.2.2 Program of Study
  1. Students in 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, and six elective courses, a minimum of 9 credit hours from Maritime Management Electives and 3 credit hours from Technology Management Electives. Students on the project route will complete MARI 6101 Project in Maritime Management (6 credit hours). MARI 6101 requires students to choose a topic in consultation with the Academic Director and 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 and eight elective courses, a minimum of four courses from Maritime Management Electives and two courses from Technology Management Electives.

  2. Up to three relevant elective courses 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.

    1. Students with full-time status may register for a maximum of 9 credit hours in any regular semester and a maximum of 6 credit hours in intersession or summer session.

    2. Students with part-time status may register for a maximum of 6 credit hours in any regular semester and a maximum of 3 credit hours in intersession or summer session.

    3. Students may register for additional courses in a semester or session with the permission of the Academic Director of the Program.

23.2.3 Evaluation
  1. Students completing the Master of Maritime Management degree must obtain a grade of 'B' or better in all program courses.

  2. Students 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 student 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 student’s program after which the student shall be required to withdraw from the program.

23.2.4 Courses
23.2.4.1 Core Courses
  • MARI 6041 Marine Policy (credit restricted with the former MSTM 6041)
  • MARI 6042 Business of Shipping/Transportation of Goods (credit restricted with the former MSTM 6042)
23.2.4.2 Elective Courses
  • Maritime Management Electives
  • MARI 6027 Coastal and Ocean Environmental Policies (credit restricted with the former MSTM 6027)
  • MARI 6043 Marine Law (credit restricted with the former MSTM 6043)
  • MARI 6044 Marine Environment Law and Pollution Control (credit restricted with the former MSTM 6044)
  • MARI 6045 Port Operations and Management (credit restricted with the former MSTM 6045)
  • MARI 6046 Information Systems in the Marine Environment (credit restricted with the former MSTM 6046)
  • MARI 6047 Maritime Security and Event Investigation (credit restricted with the former MSTM 6047)
  • MARI 6048 Emerging Issues in International Marine Transportation (credit restricted with the former MSTM 6048)
  • MARI 6049 Maritime Risk Analysis and Management (credit restricted with the former MSTM 6049)
  • MARI 6050 Maritime Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (credit restricted with the former MSTM 6050)
  • MARI 6051 International Maritime Compliance & Business Continuity Planning (credit restricted with the former MSTM 6051)
  • Technology Management Electives
  • TECH 6022 Communication and Conflict Resolution in a Technical Environment (credit restricted with the former MSTM 6022)
  • TECH 6023 Strategic Planning, Policy, Participation and Management in Technical Operations (credit restricted with the former MSTM 6023)
  • TECH 6030 Principles of Management for Engineering Technology Enterprises (credit restricted with the former MSTM 6030)
  • TECH 6034 Project Management in the Offshore, Health, Fisheries and Engineering Technology Environments (credit restricted with the former MSTM 6034)
  • TECH 6039 Sustainability and Environmental Responsibility (credit restricted with the former MSTM 6039)
  • TECH 6052 Management of Intellectual Property (credit restricted with the former MSTM 6052)
  • TECH 6054 Technology Assessment (credit restricted with the former MSTM 6054)
  • Project in Maritime Management
  • MARI 6101 Project in Maritime Management (6 credit hours)