PROGRAMME FOR MASTER’S DEGREE

SEA PORTS MANAGEMENT

Qualification awarded

Master of Marine Port Engineering

Level of qualification

University studies, Second cycle, graduate (Master’s)

Specific admission requirements

Minimum access requirements: Bachelor degree or its equivalent
Minimum access qualification degree:

Specific arrangements for recognition of prior learning (formal, non-formal and informal)

Study subjects or parts thereof, corresponding to formal and subject requirements of selected study programme, may be included to individuals who graduated, studied or are presently studying at institutions of higher education in Lithuania or other countries, accredited in accordance with Lithuanian higher education curriculum, and who want to continue their studies at the University at the same or inferior cycle or studies of other studies programmes.

Profile of the programme

Can take researcher‘s or higher skill qualification post, manager‘s in transport sector, marine industry as well as in various research educational institutions and to continue the third level studies.

Key learning outcomes

1. Knowledge and understanding

2. Intellectual abilities

3. Practical abilities and skills

4. General transferable abilities and skills

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Educate sea ports engineering master qualification persons could work as engineers and researchers in different maritime industry companies (Port Administrations, Stevedoring, ships agency, cargo forwarding, surveyed and other companies and institutions), constructors in design companies, technical advisers, industry companies and its subsidiaries managers, project managers in commercial companies, universities and research institutions.

Access to further studies

Access to the third cycle studies

Course structure diagram with credits

1 semester

Course ECTS
1 Research and Innovation (T000M080) 5
2 Reliability of Engineering Systems (T210M010) 5
3 Research Work (Port and Fleet Organization) (T003M007) 6
4 Transportation Systems and Their Management (T003M100) 7
5 Transport Theory (T003M025) 7
Total: 30

2 semester

Course ECTS
1 Research Work 2 (T003M008) 6
2 Port Engineering Infrastructure (T003M011) 6
3 Maritime Development Issues and Research Directions (T003M018) 6
4 Ship Types & Design Conceptions (T300M002) 6
5 6
Total: 30

3 semester

Course ECTS
1 Port Infrastructure Planning and Design (T003M040) 6
2 Maritime Law and Insurance (T003M014) 6
3 Logistics and Administration (T003M004) 6
4 Research Work 3 (T003M009) 6
5 6
Total: 30

4 semester

Course ECTS
1 Master’s Thesis (T003M006) 30
Total: 30
Course ECTS
1 Intermodal and multimodal tranzit (T003M102) 5
2 Developement of Port Superstructure) (T003M020) 6
3 Port Navigation System (T003M015) 6
4 Cargo flows and their management (T003M027) 6
5 Port development and infrastructure (T003M019) 6
Course ECTS
1 Port dredging and environmental problems (T003M016) 6
2 Cargo Handling Operations and Management (T003M041) 6
3 Developement of Port Superstructure) (T003M020) 6
4 Port development and infrastructure (T003M019) 6

Examination regulations, assessment and grading

The University applies cumulative grading in order to ensure objective evaluation, active students’ participation during the semester and their ability to apply theoretical knowledge in practice. Cumulative grading final evaluation consists of interim course assignments (test, individual work, paper, laboratory work defence, and etc.) and final exam grades. If the student fails the interim course assignments and does not make to transition grade−minimal grade of determined interim course assessments−he is not allowed to take the final exam. Each study programme is completed by defending final thesis (project) and (or) taking final exams.

A ten-point grading system is used at the University. Knowledge is assessed in the following marks

Pass/fail system KU grade* Definition
Pass 10 (excellent) excellent performance, outstanding knowledge and skills
9 (very good) strong performance, good knowledge and skills
8 (good) above the average performance, knowledge and skills
7 (highly satisfactory) average performance, knowledge and skills with unessential shortcomings
6 (satisfactory) below average performance, knowledge and skills with substantial shortcomings
5 (sufficient) knowledge and skills meet minimum criteria
Fail 4, 3, 2, 1 (insufficient) knowledge and skills do not meet minimum criteria / below minimum criteria

Graduation requirements

Undergraduate and master student’s knowledge, skills and abilities, indicated in the study programme description, are examined and evaluated during the public defence of his Final thesis. Final thesis by its nature can be scientific research or scientific-applied. Final thesis is analytical work based on independent scientific or applied research. A Bachelor’s thesis comprises 12 credits; Master’s thesis comprises 30 credits in the study programme of 120 credits or 24 credits in the study programme of 90 credits. Final thesis and its defence is to demonstrate student’s creativity and the ability to critically evaluate theoretical and practical innovations, as well as others’ previously carried out researches and their results; to indicate student’s knowledge in social and commercial environment, legislation, and financial capacity; to show information sourcing and its qualified analysis skills, computational methods and specialized software and general-purpose information technologies using skills, as well as the ability to clearly and correctly orally or in written present their research results and (or) product designed to different audiences.

Final thesis is defended publicly in front of the Study Field Qualification Committee approved by the Rector. All members of the Qualification Committee evaluate the final thesis and its defence in separate grades in ten-point grading system. Weighted coefficient of defended grade is up to 0.2. The final grade is the arithmetic average of the grades given by the Qualification Committee members, rounded to the nearest whole number.

Mode of study

Part-time

Full-time