MSc in Health Education and Health Promotion

Course Information Package

Course Unit Title SHIP MANAGEMENT
Course Unit CodeDLMLSB511
Course Unit DetailsMA/LLM Maritime Law and Shipping Management (DL) (Specialisation Electives) -
Number of ECTS credits allocated6
Learning Outcomes of the course unitBy the end of the course, the students should be able to:
  1. Understand the tasks related to management of ships in the 21st century and the inter-relationship of various departments in a ship management company.
  2. Appreciate the competitiveness of the ship management industry and the importance of offering quality services to the clients.
  3. Show in depth understanding of the responsibility and liability of a ship manager towards its client and the flag.
  4. Comprehend the importance of a successful manning policy and training in the shipping industry.
  5. Ability to apply basic budgetary control applicable in the context of a ship management company.
  6. Capacity in understanding the concept of a financial project appraisal in relation to operations, safety, environmental and political factors.
Mode of DeliveryFace-to-face
PrerequisitesNONECo-requisitesNONE
Recommended optional program componentsNONE
Course Contents
• Ship Types. Bulk Carriers, Container Ships, Multipurpose Ships, Oil and Chemical Tankers. Technical and Operational aspects, including the application of international regulations (including IMO, EU, regional and national). Safety aspects. 
• The development of ship management companies in Cyprus& abroad in recent years.
• Detailed analysis of the various functions of ship management, the inter-relationship of the departments in a ship management company and the most important competences of a ship management company. 
• The importance of recruitment and retention as the two basic building blocks for a successful manning policy and various aspects of training, mandatory as well as discretionary.
• Challenges and prospects that the shipping industry face in terms of human resources (manning) in Europe and in the world.
• Apply basic budgeting methods to calculate net profit from the operation of the vessel.
• The importance of safety, security and environmental restrictions in the management of a vessel as part of total quality management overview.
Recommended and/or required reading:
Textbooks
  • 21st Century Ship Management, Dickie J.W., 2014.
  • Ship Knowledge, Klaas van Dokkum 5th Edition, 2008
References
  • http://www.ics-shipping.org/shipping-facts/shipping-facts: e-Shipping, E-Learning Module 15 : Fundamentals of Ship Management by Dr. Efstratios Georgoudis, e-Shipping, E-Learning Module 20 : International Maritime Transportation by Prof. Tony lane, Dr. Angelos Menelaou, Dr. Alec D Coutroubis, e-Shipping, E-Learning Module 17 : Comparative Analysis of Ship Management and Ship Owning by Dr. Evi Plomaritou
  • Ship Management, Willingdale, M., LLP 1998
  • Ship Management, J. Spruyt, 2nd Edition, LLP, 1994
  • Ship Registration, N. P. Ready, 3rd Edition, LLP, 1998
Planned learning activities and teaching methods
The intended use of this module is such that you progress through from unit 1 to unit 10 in unit order. The module is designed to introduce and explain the material you are expected to learn. All the readings from the recommended textbooks associated with a specific unit, will be clearly stated. Furthermore, any relevant readings associated with a particular topic will be stated at various points within the unit, wherever appropriate. It is worth noting that all readings provide a good source of additional examples on which you can practice if you so wish.
The on-line learning environment provides an opportunity for receiving on-line feedback from the Module Instructors during your study and you are strongly advised to take advantage of this. In addition, you will be encourages to interact both with other students and your instructor so as you feel part of an on-line community of learners that belong to the University network.

Recorded lectures/ Narrated presentations
You may be asked to watch a recorded lecture or narrated presentation posted on the web addressing the main concepts of a particular unit.

Dynamic Online Interaction: 
 • Asynchronous communication tool (Discussion Forum)
You may be asked to participate, wherever appropriate, in an online forum posting your views on certain topics covered in a particular unit.  
 • Synchronous communication tool (instant messaging)
Using the synchronous communication tools (such as, skype, chat rooms, video-conferencing, etc.), you may discuss with the Module Instructor (s) and/or other students on line with reference to specific issues covered in a given unit.
Self-assessment:
Throughout the Study Guide, you will find a various forms of assessment/ self-assessment as follows: 

 - Online multiple choices questions on the topics covered. 
 - Online review questions designed to provoke thought/ action and reflection on the topics covered in each unit and their applicability in real life.
 - Online numerical exercises that require computational work designed to check that you can correctly apply a technique or method covered in a specific unit.
 - Discussion forum participation based on recommended articles and the questions offered for dynamic online interaction.
 - Instant messaging participation.
 - Further readings beyond those already recommended in this Guide.

Assessment methods and criteria
Case Studies50%
Final Exam50%
Language of instructionEnglish
Work placement(s)NO