Master in Maritime Logistics

Education

Master in Maritime Logistics

The Master in Maritime Logistics (MML) is a 1-year innovative international joint master’s degree program delivered by NOVA SST and the Portuguese Naval Academy.

This program represents a chance to become the professional in maritime logistics the industry is looking for. The program fosters optimal technical and managerial preparation, oriented towards current and future challenges faced by the industry, such as digitalization and multicultural interconnectedness, combined with valuable on-field experience.

 

Logo Master in Maritime Logistics

In Partnership with the Portuguese Naval Academy

Escola Naval

Objectives

This degree program assembles a fundamental set of knowledge in Logistics, with additional domains in Industrial Engineering and Management, which allows professionals of the maritime-port industry to develop the relevant research, innovation, technical, digital, and soft skills within the framework of sector related needs, including critical reasoning and a proactive predisposition.

The demand for Blue Skills is expected to increase in the next year’s most significantly in the areas of maritime transport, shipbuilding and shipping services. Especially, young professionals without prior specific education will have the opportunity to join the maritime industry that is expected to be in high demand of skilled specialists.

To whom it is intended

The Master in Maritime Logistics is intended for professionals with at least 5 years of experience that aim to obtain new skills in maritime operations and logistics, or to requalify their job-related skills in the maritime logistics domain, by acquiring a master’s degree.

Career opportunities

The Master in Maritime Logistics will train specialists able to:

  • Understand, optimize and operate intermodal logistics schemes, value and supply chains.
  • Create strategies to face the complexity of the sector and forecast the changes in the demand.
  • Gain an integrated and systemic vision of the various aspects of port’s operation and logistics;
  • Research, propose innovative solutions and organize teams, in different contexts of maritime logistics.

In particular the programme will give some qualification profiles that are not easily available on the market, which are:

  • Integrated logistics Managers.
  • Maritime Supply Chain Specialists.
  • Port Managers.
  • Shipping/Transport Technicians and Managers.

 

Curriculum

Master in Maritime Logistics

The programme duration is 1 academic year with a total of 60 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System).

The first semester is the curricular part of the program. The courses are configured as weekly-based modules. This structure enables intensive learning approaches with a blend of learning methodologies to develop a critical and a proactive attitude in the analysis and diagnosis of problems, and in the search for innovative solutions.

The modules will be delivered face-to-face at NOVA SST campus and in the Naval Academy facilities.

External professors from other universities and industry experts will be giving lectures in the form of seminars/workshops/case studies.

In the second semester, the students can implement a project or engage in a professional internship.

Master Structure

Meet the Faculty

Funding

MARLEM - Maritime Logistics Engineering and Management. Project funded by European Union.

EU, European maritime and fisheries fund logo

The Master in Maritime Logistics is a main outcome of the MarLEM project.

This project aims to fill the existing higher education gaps and needs in Maritime-related Education and Training in order to increase the number of skilled professionals in Maritime Logistics, which is one of the most promising developing clusters of the blue economy.

The project consortium is coordinated by Qualiseg - Engenharia e Gestão Lda (Portugal), while other members are NOVA SST (Portugal), the Naval Academy (Portugal), University of Strathclyde (United Kingdom), Forum Oceano (Association for the Economy of the Sea, which represents the Portuguese maritime cluster), CERTH (Centre for Research & Technology, Greece), WEGEMT (European association of Universities in Marine Technology and Related Sciences, The Netherlands) and Marine Southeast Limited (maritime cluster, United Kingdom).

 

Mobility Actions Funding

M4ML  - Mobility For Maritime Logistics. Project funded by EEA Grants.

M4ML

The M4ML project provides financial support to the bilateral exchange of students, faculty and researchers between Portugal and Norway.

The project consortia is composed by the Naval Academy and NOVA SST, Qualiseg - Engenharia e Gestão Lda,  and the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

M4ML

Partnerships

Companies

MSEL

Schedule

Daytime (9:00 am to 4:00 pm)

Applications

1st Call: 10th April to 20th May

2nd Call: 15th June to 15th July

 

Acceptance fee

Accepted applicants will have to pay (within a maximum of 7 consecutive days from the date of placement) a non-refundable fee, which will be deducted, after registration, from the total tuition fee. Any payment made after the deadline will not be refunded, the candidate being excluded.

Acceptance fee: 1200 Euros

Tuition fees (awaiting approval)

National students: 12.000 Euro
International students:12.000 Euro

 

FAQ

Yes, the Master in Maritime Logistics programme accepts students from other countries, not just students from Portugal.

If you are not a national (or a permanent resident) from an EU member state, please check what conditions are applicable to your specific case athttps://studyatfctnova.fct.unl.pt/international-student/.

You must also hold a suitable degree (pls see admission requirements in these FAQ)

Yes.

The Master in Maritime Logistics is a programme whose students must have at least five years of professional activity, preferably, but not exclusively, in Logistics Operations and Management, such as ship owners/charterers, ports, port terminals, transportation, logistics centres, agents or brokers.

Students must also hold a suitable degree or a professional, scholar or scientific curriculum with sufficient merit. Please see admission requirements in these FAQ.

The Admission Requirements are:

1. At least 5 years of professional activity, preferably in Logistics Operations and Management, such as ship owners/charterers, ports, port terminals, transportation, logistics centres, agents or brokers;

2. One of the following:
a. A Portuguese 1st cycle degree or legal equivalent in the areas of Exact Science, Technology, Engineering, Economics, Business Management, Naval Administration or Geography;
b. A foreign higher academic degree granted, following a 1st cycle of studies in those areas organized according to the Bologna Process, by a State adherent to this Process;
c. Other academic degree in the same areas above that is recognized as meeting the goals of a 1st cycle degree by the Scientific Councils of NOVA SST or of the Naval Academy;
or
d. A professional, scholar or scientific curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this cycle of studies by the Scientific Council of the coordinating school (NOVA SST).

3. CEFR B2 level in English (basic fluency).

Yes. Such credits can be requested after having enrolled in the Master in Maritime Logistics programme, in accordance with “Regulamento de Creditação de Competências, Formação e Experiência Profissional da Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa”, which can be retrieved from https://www.fct.unl.pt/sites/default/files/regulamento-creditacao-competencias.pdf.

The maximum number of students attending the programme is thirty-five (35).

Applications will run from mid-April to mid-May.

For applications use the following link - https://clip.unl.pt/candidatura/segundo_ciclo?lang=EN&l%EDngua=en

Candidates with valid applications will be ranked by the Coordinating Commission of the programme under the following criteria

1. Academic curriculum
2. Professional curriculum
3. Professional experience

1. Academic curriculum
2. Professional curriculum
3. Professional experience

All candidates will be informed by email of their selection or rejection. A list of the selection outcome will be published on the website of the programme.

Students will be informed of their selection or rejection just before the enrollment period.

Selected students will have 5 days to accept their selection. Acceptance implies the payment of the Acceptance Fee, which will be deducted to the tuition fee.

Selected students failing to accept and pay the acceptance fee will be excluded.

Selected students will be informed of the enrollment period, along with the notice of their selection, by email. The enrollment period will also be published on the website of the programme.

The Master in Maritime Logistics programme will begin on the last week of September 2022. The full date will be published on the website on due time.

The first term will run from late September till the first half of February 2023. The second term will run from March till September 2023 (Summer vacations during August), including the on-field internship or work project.

No.

The master in Maritime Logistics is a full-time program, with courses being delivered as modules on a weekly basis, every two-weeks. I.e., one week on, one week off, with adaptations for holidays and an interruption during the Christmas & New Year season according to the school calendar go NOVA School oof Science and Technology for the scholar year 2022-2023 (to be published).

Internships will take place at companies, both in Portugal and abroad. NOVA SST and the Portuguese Naval Academy will provide a number of suitable internship locations and students are encouraged to propose locations of their own will as an alternative to those proposed by the two institutions.

Students may apply to the EEAGrants financed project M4ML, which provides for the financing of mobility actions, namely of a small number of students to Norwegian companies for that purpose.

All internships require the definition of goals and methods by the student and the hosting company. M4ML financed internships will be ranked and selected on this basis.

Applications

Entrance requirements for the 2022/2023 academic year

Vacancies for 2022/2023:

35

Admission rules:

Candidates must have at least 5 years of professional activity, preferably in Logistics Operations and Management at entities like ship owners/charterers, ports, port terminals, transportation, logistics centres, agents or brokers, etc.

In addition, candidates must hold

  • a 1st cycle higher academic degree or legal equivalent, organized according to the Bologna Process, by a State adherent to this Process, in the areas of Sciences, Technology, Engineering, Economics, Business Management, Naval Administration or Geography;
  • or another academic degree in the same areas above, that is recognized as meeting the goals of a 1st cycle degree;
  • or a professional, scholar or scientific curriculum that is recognized as attesting the capacity to carry out this master’s degree program.

Proficiency in English is mandatory.

Ranking:

Candidates will be selected on the following criteria:

  1. Academic curriculum;
  2. Professional curriculum;
  3. Professional experience in the field of the study cycle

Candidates may be required to have an interview with the selection committee. 

Coordinators:

Professor Helena Carvalho (NOVA SST)
hmlc@fct.unl.pt

Professor Pedro Água (Naval Academy)
pedroagua@escolanaval.pt

Email: mlm.coordenador@fct.unl.pt

Registration and Accreditation

DGES

Registration number R/A-Cr 155/2021 on 15/06/2021

A3ES

Publication date of the accreditation decision: 07/05/2021

Period of validity of the accreditation:
6 years from 31/07/2021

About the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

The Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering (DEMI) is a permanent organic unit of Nova School of Science and Technology, dedicated to teaching, to fundamental and applied scientific research and to the provision of services in the fields of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.

DEMI counts, currently, with 5 employees and 44 teachers who are committed to offering the best teaching experience and the best knowledge to their students, helping them develop their skills and achieve their personal and professional goals.

DEMI teachers also collaborate, at different levels, with diverse public and private institutions, particularly in the development of research projects in scientific and technological areas of relevance to Industrial and Mechanical Engineering, which aim to respond to the needs of the society.

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