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                                        PARTICIPATING FACULTIES

 

SPGS          LAW 

          School of Postgraduate Studies                                                          Faculty of Law

SCIENCE          BUS 

                 Faculty of Science                                                          Faculty of Business Administration

ENGR          SOSC 

                Faculty of Engineering                                                          Faculty of Social Sciences

Nigeria is acclaimed as a maritime nation because of its extensive coastline and the abundance of both human and natural resources in the country. Expectedly, the maritime sub-sector has generated a lot of interest as an industry, as an enterprise, and an area of academic pursuit. The maritime sector is critical to the nation as its accounts for the carriage of over 95% of the exports and import of Nigerian trade in oil and oil markets.Its role in regional development is enormous,especially within the coastal communities bordering the Gulf of Guinea.

 The investment opportunities in the industry are huge,spanning the entire spectrum of activities in the areas of cargo operation and stevedoring services, maritime services, warehousing ,haulage,packaging,logistics,shipping services, liner and container shipping, tanker shiping, bulk shipping, refer trade, passenger cruise service, ship building and ship repairs.

With so much investment opportunities, the marine industry has the potential to unlock the economic development of the country in terms of driving the economy through ancillary industries, wealth creation and poverty reduction.

However, these potentials are still latent. The maritime sector is yet to attain 25% of its potential due to a myriad of challenges. Although, the industry can be said to rank next to oil and gas in terms of revenue generation to the nation, its core activity, namely the shipping sector contributes only about 0.05% of the country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP) whereas in Greece, where enthusiasm for maritime business and concern is as strong as Nigeria, the contribution of shipping activities is as much 4.5%, with the Greek maritime sector accounting for the employment of 4% of the country's workforce.

The major challenge of the maritime industry in Nigeria is to grow to the extent of fully realizing its potentials and driving the national economy commensurate with the aspiration of major stakeholders in the sector.

Growing the maritime sector requires highly skilled professionals. At present, there is a dearth of maritime professional in the country .This is demonstrated in the finding of the Workshop on Manpower Capacity Analysis and Development Plan for the Maritime Industry which evaluated the training needs survey of the maritime sector,conducted by the Nigeria, Oron in collaboration with Federal Ministry of Transportation from April 1996-1999.

 In a bid of bridge the gap in Nigeria's maritime manpower development capacity and in line with NIMASA's mission statement, 'to achieve safe, secure shipping,cleaner oceans and enhance capacity in line with best global practices towards Nigeria's economic development'.

NIMASA established maritime institutes in selected universities across Nigeria of which University of Lagos is one. The institute will run programmes to equip Nigerians with the required skills to fill ever-rising demand for personnel in the lucrative maritime industry in Nigeria. The institute of Maritime Studies, University of Lagos proposes innovative news ideas. 

 

 

SECTION A:  SUMMARY OF THE PROGRAMME

 

Name of the Programme:  Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Communications & Navigation (Part-Time)

 

Department of Domicile:  Institute of Maritime Studies

 

Faculty of Domicile:  School of Postgraduate Studies

 

Title of Degree to be awarded Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Communications & Navigation (PGDMC)

 

SECTION B:  INTRODUCTION

 

Maritime Industry is fast evolving with the need to prepare suitable manpower for administrative and managerial position in public and private organizations, involved in coastal, marine and maritime activities. The manpower is needful to develop, promote and operate responsibly to the real needs of the maritime industry and provide adequate service, research and development required to sustain the current and future maritime sector and national growth and development. The maritime administration and management will be able:

  • ·         To provide an expert overview of the complex but inter-related maritime specialized field and opportunities towards achieving a sustainable maritime sector at national and International level.
  • To resolve issues related to maritime management, operation, capital assets, human resources and the maritime world.
  • To engage with practice informed theory across the maritime sector.
  • To demonstrate original application of knowledge to maritime issues and in the choice of appropriate to practice.

 

SECTION C:PHILOSOPHY

Nigeria is acclaimed as a maritime nation because of its extensive coastline and the abundance of both interest as an industry, as an enterprise and as an area of academic of pursuit. The maritime is a critical to the nation as it accounts for the carriage of over 95% of the exports and imports of the Nigerian trade in oil and non-oil markets. Its role on regional development is enormous, especially within the coastal communities bordering the Gulf of Guinea.

The investment opportunities in the industry are huge, spanning the entire spectrum of activities in the areas cargo operations and stevedoring services, marine services, warehousing, haulage, packing, logistics, shipping services, liner and container shipping, tanker shipping, bulk shipping, reefer trade, passenger cruise service, ship building ship repairers.

With so much investment opportunities, the maritime industry has the potential to unlock the economic development of the country in terms of driving the economy through ancillary industries, wealth creation, job creation and poverty reduction.

However, these potentials are still latent. The maritime sector is yet to attain 25% of its potentials due to a myriad of challenges. Although the industry can be said to rank second, next to oil and gas, in terms of revenue generation to the nation, its core activity, namely shipping sector,contributes only about 0.05% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP);whereas in Greece, for example, where enthusiasm for maritime business and concern is as strong as Nigeria, the contribution of shipping activities is as much as 4.5%,with the Greek maritime sector accounting for the employment of 4% the country ‘s workforce.

Thus, a major challenge of the maritime industry is to grow so as to fully realize its potentials and to drive the national economy commensurate with the aspirations of major stakeholders in the sector.

Growing the maritime sector requires highly skilled personnel and professionals. At present, there is a dearth of maritime professionals in the country. This is demonstrated in the findings of workshop on Manpower Capacity Analysis and Development Plan for the Maritime Industry which evaluated the Training Needs Survey of the Maritime Sector, conducted by Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Transport, April, 1996-1999.

In a bid to bridge the gap in Nigeria’s maritime manpower development capacity and in line with NIMAS’s mission statement; “To achieve safe, secure shipping, cleaner oceans and enhance maritime capacity in line with best global practices towards Nigeria’s economic development”, NIMASA established Maritime Institutes in selected universities across Nigeria of which University of Lagos is one. The Institutes will run programmes to equip Nigerians with the required skills to fill the ever rising demean d for personnel in the lucrative maritime industry in Nigeria.

The Institute of Maritime Studies proposes an innovative new postgraduate diploma in Maritime communications & Navigation Studies. The programme, which is supported financially by NIMASA is inter-disciplinary and designed to equip students for exciting career options and /or advancement sin the booming fields of maritime communications, Navigation and shipping.

 

 

 

 

SECTION D: AIMS / OBJECTIVES

The proposed programme is aimed at professional training to broaden the academic horizon and empower graduates to project their careers indifferent sectors where basic and applied knowledge of maritime communications & navigation issues are needed for shipping and related activities. The programme will also enable graduates with strong technical training in similar scientific profession to acquire knowledge about current trends in maritime communisation & navigation and enhance real time problem solving. Therefore, the specific objectives of the programme are:

To equip qualified professionals with the needed knowledge of communication with ships of any size or nationality;

To equip students with knowledge needed to receive and send urgent maritime safety information;

To equip graduates with the expertise to be able to end or receive distress alerts in an emergency to/from rescue coordination centres ashore and nearby ships anywhere in the world;

To provide a sufficient number of qualified professionals with additional skills to receive GNSS signals and radio signals from broadcast stations for purposes of safe navigation of vessels;

To meet the growing nationals need for marine and maritime studies professionals.

SECTION E: RATIONAL/ JUSTIFICATION

The University of Lagos has longstanding track records of excellence in teaching and research. Although the programme is domiciled in the Institute of Maritime Studies, it will be an inter-disciplinary course involving departments in the Sciences and Engineering within the University and students will be rigorously trained by highly rated faculty members, a feature which has been the bedrock of programmes offered by the Postgraduate School. This has enhanced the reputation of our programmes and created a platform for aspiring students to choose from our programmes to acquire needed skills and knowledge.

The proposed programme is designed to meet the mission of the University of Lagos, and the recently established Institute of Maritime Studies, University of Lagos.

SECTION F: MINIMUM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

(i)                   The programme is open to candidates who possess a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Sciences, marine Sciences, Engineering, Geography, Surveying, Earth Sciences and other related disciplines of the University of Lagos or any of the recognized Universities.

(ii)                Also, Candidates with Higher National Diploma (HND) in a relevant field with a minimum of lower credit and three (3) years of relevant work experience.

(iii)               Candidates must satisfy all requirements as stipulated by the School of Postgraduate Studies of the University of Lagos. Moreover, candidates may be required to undergo a selection process.

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION G: PROGRAMME STUCTURE

The candidate shall be required to take and pass all the following compulsory courses during the course of the programme.

Compulsory Courses

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Units

1

IMC 701

Mathematical Methods

3

2

IMC 702

Radio Wave Propagation

2

3

IME 703

Application of Statistics & ICT in Marine Environment

2

4

IMC 703

Digital Communications l

3

5

IMC 705

Global Navigation SatelliteSystem

2

6

IMC 706

Classical Electrodynamics

2

7

IMC 709

Electronic Navigation System

3

8

IMC 719

Research Project

4

 

 

                                                                                                  Total

21

 

Elective Courses

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Units

1

IMC 704

Digital Communications ll

2

2

IME 706

Maritime Safety & Security Management

2

3

IMC 707

Satellite Communications

2

4

IMC 708

International Maritime Satellites ( Inmarsat)

2

5

IMC 711

Navigation & Marine Meteorology

2

6

IMC 712

Contemporary Issues in the Maritime Industry

2

 

 

                                                                                                   Total

12

 

Semester 1 Courses

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Status

Units

1

IMC 703

Digital Communications l

C

3

2

IME 703

Application of Statistics & ICT in Marine Environment

C

2

3

IMC 705

Global Navigation Satellite System

C

2

4

IMC 719

Research Project

C

4

 

 

                                                                                                   Total

11

 

Semester 2 Courses

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Status

Units

1

IMC 702

Radio Wave Propagation

C

2

2

IMC 704

Digital Communications ll

E

2

3

IMC 706

Classical Electrodynamics

C

2

4

IMC 709

Electronic Navigation System

C

3

5

IMC 708

International Maritime Satellites ( Inmarsat)

E

2

 

 

                                                                                                   Total

11

 

Semester 3 Courses

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Status

Units

1

IMC 701

Mathematical Methods

C

3

2

IMC 707

Satellite Communications

E

2

3

IMC 711

Navigation & Marine Meteorology

E

2

4

IME 706

Maritime Safety & Security Management

E

3

5

IMC 712

Contemporary Issues in the Maritime Industry

E

2

 

 

                                                                                                   Total

11

 

SECTION H: DURATION OF PROGRAMME

The programme duration shall be 18 months (or 3 semesters). The studentship and candidacy of the student may lapse if after four consecutive semesters such candidate has not presented himself/herself for project defence.

SECTION I: COURSE DESCRIPTION

IMC 701 Mathematical Methods                                                                                                           3 Units

Ordinary differential equations; Special functions: Bessel and Legendre equations; Gamma and Beta functions; Sturm-Licuville theory; Numerical integration and differentiation; Lease squares technique; finite difference technique; Fourier and Laplace transforms; complex variables; Tensor analysis and applications.

IMC 702  Radio Wave Propagation                                                                                                        2 Units          

Different modes of radio wave propagation; Maritime navigation systems and their frequencies; Radio wave radiation; Frequency; wavelength and Velocity; Radio frequency bands; Maxwell equations; Signal fading; Basic geometrical optics and approximations; Antenna theory.

IMC 703  Digital Communication l                                                                                                          3 Units

Channels and media; Power and energy; Concept of time domain; Bandwidth; Band-pass signals; Samplings; Orthogonality and orthonormality of signals; Multivaritate distributions; Random processes; correlations and matched-filter; Optimal detections.

IME 703 Application of Statistics & ICT in Marine Environment                                                        2 Units

Course provides topics in information systems and information technology form marine management angle. Topics include information system’s role in decision making. Approach to data management, application to more common technologies, security and electric data interchange.

IMC 704 Digital Communication ll                                                                                                           2 Units

Signals space and modulation; Pulse amplitude modulation (PAM) and error probability ; Nyquist filtering ; Quadrature amplitude modulations (QAM) error probability; FSK; Frequency multiplexing; Link budgets; interpolations; Source coding; Chanel coding; OFDM; Spread spectrum.

IMC 705  Global Navigation Satellite Systems                                                                                       2 Units

Different constellations; Basic satellite theory; Global Positioning System (GPS); Position fixing; Dilution of precision (DOP); Error budgets; Differential GPS (DGPS); Receiver architecture and antenna systems; Global orbiting navigation satellite system ( GLONASS); Galileo, Space Based Augmentation System (SBAS); Marine applications-Emerging developments in offshore PPP; Precise navigation in constricted waterways; RTK an long-range RTK advancements.

IMC 706   Classical Electrodynamics                                                                                                         2 Units

Dielectrics; Electrostatic- boundary value problems, transmission lines; wave guides and resonance cavities; Magneto-statics; multi-poles expansions and fields; Radiating systems; Time varying fields; Maxwell’s equations and electromagnetic potentials; conservation laws; Plane waves; magneto-hydrodynamics.

 

IME 706  Maritime Safety & Security Management                                                                              2 Units

Creating robust safety culture by determining threats, vulnerabilities and consequence to personnel assets, operation and critical infrastructure; Development and application of risk assessment and management techniques to maritime safety and security.

IMC 707  Satellite Communications                                                                                                          2 Units

Evolution of Satellite Technology and Applications; Satellite Links; Multiple Access Methods; Frequency Bands; Space Segment and Satellite Implementation; Broadcast and Multicast Links to Multicast Users; Television Applications and Standards; Digital Video Compression Systems and Standard; Satellite Digital audio Radio Service; VSAT Networks for Interactive Applications; Fixed Telephony Satellite Networks; Mobile Satellite Service; Frequency management and regulations.

IMC 708  International Maritime Satellites (Inmarsat)                                                                         2 Units

History; Space segment; Ground segment; Mobile earth stations ( MES); Applications in the maritime industry; Land and aeronautical applications; Operational satellites; Operational frequencies; Inmarsat Systems: inmarsat-A, inmarsta-B, inmarsat-C, inmarsat-E, inmarsat-M, Inmarsat-mini M; Multichannel operations; Applications in shore-to-ship directions; Safety and emergency applications; global area network.

IMC 709  Electronic Navigation Systems                                                                                                 3 Units

Depth sounding; Speed measurements techniques: water pressure, electromagnetic induction, acoustics; Loran-C; Integrated bridge systems: bridge equipment tests, nautical safety, Ship manoeuvring information; Electronic charts: electronic chart system (ECS), Automatic identification system (AIS); Gyro compass; Radio direction finding (RDF); Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS); Voice, facsimile and high speed data transmissions; International maritime organization (IMO) and International telecommunication union’s (ITU) operational procedures, standards and practices.

IME 711  Navigation & Marine Meteorology                                                                                          2 Units

Course impacts basic knowledge that guides when undertaking voyage at sea. Basic knowledge of the characteristics of various weather systems, reposting procedures and recording systems. Use of meteorological instruments on board ships, interpretation of weather information, synoptic charts, knowledge of tropical revolving storms (cyclona), ocean current system ( Indian ocean) and tidal conditions in relation to navigation.

 

IME 712  Contemporary issues in the Maritime Industry                                                                     2 Units

Course aims to create opportunity for exchange of ideas with each other and other maritime experts through presentations, discussions and case studies. Subject covers contemporary issues in the various aspects of the maritime industry: Transport, Information Technology, Logistics, Safety, Security, Environment, Technology, Commerce and Policy. Issues such as importance of maritime policy on development of national merchant marine; current issues and key concerns in maritime industry, challenges of maritime safety, security, environmental protection and labour issues; carriage of dangerous goods; satellite and other forms of communication and data transfer systems and their application to the maritime community, use of information technology for maritime education and industry needs.

IMC 719  Research Project                                                                                                                        4 Units

Student will carry out a supervised research project in any are of interest in marine communications.

SECTION J: GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates are expected to register for and pass minimum of 24 units including all the compulsory courses (The programme includes;18 units of Compulsory Courses and 12units of Electives) and satisfy all other requirements stipulated in the regulations of the School of Post graduate Studies. A candidate is expected to obtain a minimum grade point average (CGPA) of 2.40.Furthermore,a candidate who fails any compulsory course may be allowed to repeat that course within the period allowed fort the programme provided that the candidate has not failed courses totalling more than 6 units. Candidate who obtains a CGPA of 4.50 will graduate with ‘Distinction’ while a candidate who obtains a CGPA of 2.40 or higher but less than 4.50 will graduate with a pass. Candidate who obtains a CGPA of 2.40 and above but has more than 9 units outstanding will be ASKED TO REPEAT (Fail Repeat). Candidate who obtains a CGPA that is below 1.50 will be asked to withdraw (Fail withdraw).

 

A compulsory course is one that must be registered for and passed by a candidate to obtain in the degree while an elective course is one which may be taken to make up the minimum requirements of units or to increase the choice of course up to the maximum number of units allowed by the programme. The Post graduate Diploma in Maritime Environmental Studies would be awarded by the Senate of the University of Lagos to successful candidates.

SECTION A:  SUMMARY OF THE PROGRAMME

 

Name of the Programme:  Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Environmental Studies (Part-Time) 

Department of Domicile:  Institute of Maritime Studies 

Faculty of Domicile:  School of Postgraduate Studies 

Title of Degree to be awarded Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Environmental Studies (PGDME)

 

SECTION B:  INTRODUCTION

 

Maritime Industry is fast evolving with the need to prepare suitable manpower for administrative and managerial position in public and private organizations, involved in coastal, marine and maritime activities. The manpower is needful to develop, promote and operate responsibly to the real needs of the maritime industry and provide adequate service, research and development required to sustain the current and future maritime sector and national growth and development. The maritime administration and management will be able:

  •  To provide an expert overview of the complex but inter-related maritime specialized field and opportunities towards achieving a sustainable maritime sector at national and International level.
  • To resolve issues related to maritime management, operation, capital assets, human resources and the maritime world.
  • To engage with practice informed theory across the maritime sector.
  •   To demonstrate original application of knowledge to maritime issues and in the choice of appropriate to practice.

 

SECTION C: PHILOSOPHY

Nigeria is acclaimed as a maritime nation because of its extensive coastline and the abundance of both interests as an industry, as an enterprise and as an area of academic of pursuit. The maritime is a critical to the nation as it accounts for the carriage of over 95% of the exports and imports of the Nigerian trade in oil and non-oil markets. Its role on regional development is enormous, especially within the coastal communities bordering the Gulf of Guinea.

The investment opportunities in the industry are huge, spanning the entire spectrum of activities in the areas cargo operations and stevedoring services, marine services, warehousing, haulage, packing, logistics, shipping services, liner and container shipping, tanker shipping, bulk shipping, reefer trade, passenger cruise service, ship building ship repairers.

With so much investment opportunities, the maritime industry has the potential to unlock the economic development of the country in terms of driving the economy through ancillary industries, wealth creation, job creation and poverty reduction.

However, these potentials are still latent. The maritime sector is yet to attain 25% of its potentials due to a myriad of challenges. Although the industry can be said to rank second, next to oil and gas, in terms of revenue generation to the nation, its core activity, namely shipping sector, contributes only about 0.05% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP);whereas in Greece, for example, where enthusiasm for maritime business and concern is as strong as Nigeria, the contribution of shipping activities is as much as 4.5%,with the Greek maritime sector accounting for the employment of 4% the country ‘s workforce.

Thus, a major challenge of the maritime industry is to grow so as to fully realize its potentials and to drive the national economy commensurate with the aspirations of major stakeholders in the sector.

Growing the maritime sector requires highly skilled personnel and professionals. At present, there is a dearth of maritime professionals in the country. This is demonstrated in the findings of workshop on Manpower Capacity Analysis and Development Plan for the Maritime Industry which evaluated the Training Needs Survey of the Maritime Sector, conducted by Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Transport, April, 1996-1999.

In a bid to bridge the gap in Nigeria’s mission statement; “To achieve safe, secure shipping, cleaner oceans and enhance maritime capacity in line with best global practice towards Nigeria’s economic development”, NIMASA established Maritime Institute in selected universities across Nigeria, of which University of Lagos is one.

 

SECTION D: AIMS / OBJECTIVES

The proposed programme is aimed at professional training to broaden the academic horizon and empower graduates to project their careers indifferent sectors where basic and applied knowledge of maritime communications & navigation issues are needed for shipping and related activities. The programme will also enable graduates with strong technical training in similar scientific profession to acquire knowledge about current trends in maritime communisation & navigation and enhance real time problem solving. Therefore, the specific objectives of the programme are:

To equip qualified professionals with the needed knowledge of the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the marine environment and to train them to acquire the skills to deal with challenging and dynamic nature of the marine environment in order to ensure cleaner oceans.

To equip students with knowledge of socio-economic and economic aspects of marine and maritime affairs so as to provide them the skills necessary in understanding a coastal economy;

Provide a sufficient number of qualified professionals with additional skills in marine affairs and maritime and marine pollution studies.

SECTION E: RATIONALE/JUSTIFICATION

The University of Lagos has longstanding track records of excellence in teaching and research. Although the programme is domiciled in the Institute of Maritime, it will be an inter-disciplinary course involving departments in the Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences and Law and students will be rigorously trained by highly rated faculty members, which has been the bedrock of the programmes offered by the Postgraduate School. This has enhanced the reputation of our programmes and created a platform for aspiring students choose from our programmes to acquire needed skills and knowledge.

The proposed programme is designed to meet the mission of the University of Lagos, and the recently established Institute of Maritime Studies, University of Lagos.

SECTION F: ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

I.                    The programme is open to candidates who possess Bachelor’s Degree in Sciences, Education Chemistry, Education Biology, Education Integrated Sciences Engineering, Technology, Earth Sciences, Geography and other related disciplines of the University of Lagos or any of the recognized University.

II.                  Also, candidates with Higher National Diploma (HND) in a relevant field with a minimum of lower credit and three (3) years relevant work experience.

III.                Candidates must satisfy all requirements as stipulated by the School of Postgraduate Studies of the University of Lagos. Moreover, candidates will be required to undergo a selection process.

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION G: PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Compulsory Courses

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Units

1

IME 701

Marine Pollution, Control & Management

3

2

IME 702

Marine Resources & Management

2

3

IME 703

Application of Statistics & ICT in Marine Environment

2

4

IMC 709

Electronic Navigation Systems

3

5

IME 705

Maritime & Coastal Law

2

6

IME 706

Maritime Safety & Security Management

2

7

IME 713

Research Project

4

 

 

                                                                                                        Total

18

 

Elective Courses

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Units

1

IME 704

Marine Water Resources & Wastewater management

2

2

IME 707

Marine Coastal Ecosystems

2

3

IME 709

Marine Tourism & Business Opportunities

2

4

IME 710

Environmental Modelling & Spatial Analysis

2

5

IME 711

Navigation & Marine Meteorology

2

6

IME 712

Contemporary issues in the Maritime Industry

2

 

 

                                                                                                        Total

12

 

Semester 1 Courses- (Part Time)

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Status

No of Units

1

IME 701

Marine Pollution, Control & Management

C

3

2

IME 703

Application of Statistics & ICT in Marine Environment

C

2

3

IME 707

Marine Coastal Ecosystems

E

2

4

IME 713

Research Project

C

4

 

 

 

 

14

 

Semester 2 Courses- (Part Time)

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Status

No of Units

1

IME 702

Marine Resources & Management

C

2

2

IME 704

Marine Water Resources & Wastewater management

E

2

3

IMC 709

Electronic Navigation Systems

C

3

4

IME 710

Environmental Modelling & Spatial Analysis

E

2

 

 

 

Total

9

 

 

 

 

Semester 3 Courses- (Part Time)

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Status

No of Units

1

IME 706

Maritime Safety & Security Management

C

2

2

IME 711

Navigation & Marine Meteorology

E

2

3

IME 705

Maritime & Coastal Law

C

2

4

IME 712

Contemporary issues in the Maritime Industry

E

2

5

IME 709

Marine Tourism & Business Opportunities

E

2

 

 

 

Total

10

 

SECTION H: DURATION OF PROGRAMME                                                                                            

The programme duration shall be 18 months (or 3 semester).The studentship and candidacy of the student may lapse if after six consecutive semesters such candidate has not presented himself/herself for project defense.

SECTION I: COURSE DESCRIPTION

IME 701  Marine Pollution, Control & Management                                                                                   3 Units

Course provides knowledge of the overall framework governing marine pollution,regulations, compliance requirements and management strategies.Analysis using an integrated approach to the various sources of pollution,using best practices to minimize contamination,response to accidents and all legal procedures relevant to maritime and offshore sectors.

 

 

IME 702  Marine Resources & Management                                                                                                2 Units

Bio list of marine resources of Nigeria coastal waters with emphasis on the commercially important ones in the Gulf of Guinea, the Nigeria estuaries and the inland waters. Management practices on the naturally occurring biota.

IME 703  Application of Statistics &ICT in Marine Environment                                                             2 Units

Course provides topics in information Systems and Information Technology from marine management angle. Topics include Information System’s role in decision making, approach to data management, application to more common technologies, security and electronic data interchange.

IME 704  Marine Water Resources & Waste water Environment                                                         2 Units

Concepts of water resource planning and policy; water demand analysis, environmental and socio-economics analysis and optimization techniques; modelling concepts and approaches in water resource planning issues, policy and legal framework for water resource management.

Water pollution is a major aspect of environmental degradatiom. Causes and characteristics of wastewater and their effects on water pollution will be studied. Introduction to management and engineering aspects wastewater problems, control and treatment processes.

IME 705  Marine and Coastal law                                                                                                                        2 Units

Review of the law of the sea, Nigeria coastal coastal and maritime laws, its applications and case studies with special reference to shipping laws, oil and gas, tourism and aquatic resources protection and conservation. Introduces students to the legislation applicable in the marine and coastal environments.

·         Marine and coastal legislation impact on sustainable marine and coastal management

·         Applying relevant marine and coastal legislation to various scenarios.

IME 706  Maritime Safety & Security Management                                                                                   2 Units

Creating a robust safety culture by determining threats, vulnerabilities and consequences to personnel assets, operation and critical infrastructure; Development and application of risk assessment and management techniques to maritime safety and security.

IME 707  Marine Coastal Ecosystems                                                                                                               2 Units

Study of the different coastal ecosystems in Nigeria. The Lagoons, the rivers, the bays and the beaches. General characteristics and their role in the maritime industry in Nigeria.

IME 709  Marine Tourism & Business Opportunities                                                                                  2 Units

This course examines how marine tourism links people to one another and to the environment. The module also explores business opportunities in a marine context, focus on principles such as viability of existing business ventures, business practice and procedures and knowledge required to develop and effectively carry out a variety of business tasks.

§  Marine tourism links people to one another and the marine environment

§  Marine business opportunities

§  Analyse and evaluate the viability of existing business ventures

§  A business numeracy principles and analytical procedures to make sound judgements and predictions in business projects

§  Apply basic economic, legal and business knowledge to develop and effective carry out a variety of business projects

§  Apply basic economic, legal and business knowledge to develop and effectively carry out a variety of business tasks

IMC 709  Electronic Navigation System                                                                                                           3 Units

Basic sounding; Speed measurements techniques: water pressure, electromagnetic induction, acoustics; Loran-C; Integrated bridge systems bridge equipment tests, nautical safety, ship manoeuvring information; Electronic charts: electronic charts system (ECS),Automatic identification system (AIS); Gyro compass; Radio direction finding (RDF);Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS);Voice, facsimile and high speed data transmissions; international maritime organization (IMO) and International telecommunication’s (ITU) operational procedures, standards and practices.

IME 710  Environmental Modelling & Spatial Analysis                                                                               2 Units

Basic GIS and image processing skills will be studied. Data from a range of sources will be studied and manipulated to give output that teaches about environmental phenomena. Spatial analysis techniques, environmental modelling and risk assessment will be introduced. Maps will be produced. Usage of various GIS software will be taught.

IME 711  Navigation & Marine Meteorology                                                                                                 2 Units

Course impacts basic knowledge that guides when undertaking voyage at sea. Basic knowledge of the characteristics of various weather systems, reposting procedures and recording systems .Use of meteorology instruments on board ships, interpretation of weather information, synoptic charts, knowledge of tropical revolving storms (cyclona),ocean current system (Indian ocean) and tidal conditions in relation to navigation.

IME 712  Contemporary issues in the Maritime Industry                                                                     2 Units

Course aims to create opportunity for exchange of ideas with each other and other maritime experts through presentations, discussions and case studies. Subject covers contemporary issues in the various aspects of the maritime industry: Transport, Information Technology, Logistics, Safety, Security, Environment, Technology, Commerce and Policy. Issues such as importance of maritime policy on development of national merchant marine; current issues and key concerns in maritime industry, challenges of maritime safety, security, environmental protection and labour issues; carriage of dangerous goods; satellite and other forms of communication and data transfer systems and their application to the maritime community, use of information technology for maritime education and industry needs.

IME 713  Research Project & Field-work

Investigation on maritime policy and affairs in which the student chooses to write a dissertation required for the post-graduate diploma degree. This investigation is carried out under close supervision.

SECTION J: GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates are expected to register for and pass minimum of 24 units including all the compulsory courses (The programme includes;18 units of Compulsory Courses and 12units of Electives) and satisfy all other requirements stipulated in the regulations of the School of Post graduate Studies. A candidate is expected to obtain a minimum grade point average (CGPA) of 2.40.Furthermore,a candidate who fails any compulsory course may be allowed to repeat that course within the period allowed fort the programme provided that the candidate has not failed courses totalling more than 6 units. Candidate who obtains a CGPA of 4.50 will graduate with ‘Distinction’ while a candidate who obtains a CGPA of 2.40 or higher but less than 4.50 will graduate with a pass. Candidate who obtains a CGPA of 2.40 and above but has more than 9 units outstanding will be ASKED TO REPEAT (Fail Repeat). Candidate who obtains a CGPA that is below 1.50 will be asked to withdraw (Fail withdraw).

 

A compulsory course is one that must be registered for and passed by a candidate to obtain in the degree while an elective course is one which may be taken to make up the minimum requirements of units or to increase the choice of course up to the maximum number of units allowed by the programme. The Post graduate Diploma in Maritime Environmental Studies would be awarded by the Senate of the University of Lagos to successful candidates.

SECTION A:  SUMMARY OF THE PROGRAMME

 

Name of the Programme:  Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Administration & Management (Part-Time)

 

Department of Domicile:  Institute of Maritime Studies

 

Faculty of Domicile:  School of Postgraduate Studies

 

Title of Degree to be awarded:  Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Administration & Management (PGDMAM)

 

 

SECTION B:  INTRODUCTION

 

Maritime Industry is fast evolving with the need to prepare suitable manpower for administrative and managerial position in public and private organizations, involved in coastal, marine and maritime activities. The manpower is needful to develop, promote and operate responsibly to the real needs of the maritime industry and provide adequate service, research and development required to sustain the current and future maritime sector and national growth and development. The maritime administration and management will be able:

  • ·         To provide an expert overview of the complex but inter-related maritime specialized field and opportunities towards achieving a sustainable maritime sector at national and International level.
  • To resolve issues related to maritime management, operation, capital assets, human resources and the maritime world.
  • To engage with practice informed theory across the maritime sector.
  • To demonstrate original application of knowledge to maritime issues and in the choice of appropriate to practice.

 

 

SECTION C:  PHILOSOPHY

 

According to the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA), 50,000 seafarers are needed for the Nigerian shipping industry to realise its full potential.  As at 2009, only 3,000 seafarers (mostly foreigners) were available for about 2000 vessels engaged in cabotage or local trade between Nigerian ports.  To bridge this gap and in line with NIMASA mission statement “To achieve safe, secure shipping and enhanced maritime capacity in line with best global practices towards Nigeria’s economic development,” NIMASA established Maritime Institute in selected universities of which University of Lagos is one.  The programme will equip Nigerians with the required skills to fill the ever rising demand for seafarers in the lucrative maritime industry in Nigeria.

 

The Institute of Maritime Studies commences an innovative new Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Administration & Management.  The programme, which is supported financially by NIMASA is inter disciplinary and designed to equip students for exciting career options and/or advancements in the booming fields of Maritime Administration & Management.

 

SECTION D:  AIMS/OBJECTIVES

 

The programme is aimed at professional training to broaden the academic horizon and empower graduates to project their careers in different sectors where basic and applied knowledge of maritime Administration and Management issues are needed for shipping and related activities.  The programme will also enable graduates with strong technical training in similar scientific profession to acquire knowledge about current trend in maritime administration and management and enhance real time problems solving.  Therefore, the specific objectives of the programme are:

1.      To equip qualified professionals with the needed knowledge in maritime administration and management to sustainable manage and operate on both offshore and onshore platforms.

2.      To equip students with the knowledge needed to effectively and efficiently administer and manage the specialized technical and commercial components of the maritime industry.

3.      To equip graduates with the expertise to resolve international maritime problems related to offshore and onshore operational activities anywhere in the world.

4.      To provide a sufficient number of qualified professionals with additional skills on maritime business and commercialization.

5.      To meet the growing national need for maritime studies professionals.

 

SECTION E:  RELATIONALE/JUSTIFICATION

 

The University of Lagos has longstanding track records of excellence in teaching and research.  Although the programme is domiciled in the Institute of Maritime Studies it will be an interdisciplinary course involving departments in Business Administration, Law, Social Science and in the Sciences within the University and students will be rigorously trained by highly rated faculty members and the related professional in the Maritime Industry.  This has enhanced the reputation of our programme and created a platform for aspiring students to choose from our programmes to acquire needed skills and knowledge.

 

The programme is designed to meeting the mission of the University of Lagos, and the recently established Institute of Maritime Studies, University of Lagos.

 

SECTION F:  MINIMUM ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

(i)                 The programme is open to candidates who possess Bachelor degree in any discipline of the University of Lagos or any other recognized Institution.

(ii)               HND holders with three (3) years work experience in any field may also be considered for admission into the programme.

(iii)             Candidates must satisfy all requirements as stipulated by the School of Postgraduate Studies of the University of Lagos. Moreover, candidates may be required to undergo a selection process.

 

SECTION G:  PERIOD OF STUDY

Every candidate for the degree of Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Administration & management (PGDMAM) must pursue a part-time course of study and research in the University for a period not less than three semesters.

 

SECTION H:  GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 

Candidates are expected to register for and pass minimum of 24 units including all the compulsory courses and satisfy all other requirements stipulated in the regulations of the School of Postgraduate Studies.  A candidate is expected to obtain a minimum grade point average (CGPA) of 2.40.  Furthermore, a candidate who fails any compulsory course may be allowed to repeat that course within the period allowed for the programme provided that the candidate has not failed courses totalling more than 6 units.  Candidate who obtains a CGPA of 4.50 will graduate with Distinction while a candidate who obtains a CGPA of 2.40 or higher but less than 4.50 will graduate with a Pass.  Candidate who obtains a CGPA of 2.40 and above but has more than 9 units outstanding will be asked to repeat (Fail repeat).  Candidate who obtains a CGPA that is below 1.50 will be asked to withdraw (Fail Withdraw).

 

A compulsory course is one that must be registered for and passed by a candidate to obtain the degree while and elective course is one which may be taken to make up the minimum requirements of units or to increase the choice of courses up to the maximum number of units allowed by the programme. The Post Graduate Diploma in Maritime Administration and Management would be awarded by the Senate of the University of Lagos to successful candidates.

 

 

 

 

 

SECTION I: AVAILABILITY OF LIBRARY FACILITIES

 

The University of Lagos has collection of books, international and local journals as well as other study material related to Business Administration, Management, Law, Social Science and in the Sciences. The University Library also has huge collection of textbooks and journals with large reading and study rooms, including access to thousands of online citation index journals published by springer, Elsevier, Nature etc. Based on the University’s MOU with NIMASA, students may be allowed to the library facilities of NIMASA.

 

SECTION J: PHYSICAL FACILITIES ON GROUND FOR THE PROGRAMME

Two classrooms have been dedicated for use in each of the Faculties of Engineering & Science. In addition, teaching laboratories, postgraduate research laboratories, ship simulator laboratory and GMDSS laboratory all equipped for practical studies in most aspects of marine Administration and Management.

 

SECTION K:  PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The candidate shall be required to take and pass all the following courses during the course of the programme.

 

COMPULSORY GENERAL COURSES IN THE INSTITUTE OF MARITIME STUDIES

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Unit

1

IMS 701

Introduction to Ships and Shipping

2

2

IMS 702

Application of Statistics & ICT in Marine Environment

2

3

IMS 703

Maritime Safety & Security Management

2

4

IMS 798

Industrial Trip Report

1

5

IMS 799

Research Project

3

 

Total

10

 

 

COMPULSORY COURSES IN MARITIME ADMINISTRATION & MANAGEMENT

S/No

Course Code

Course Title

Units

1

IMA 702

Ocean Transportation

2

2

IMA 703

Principles of Maritime Administration and International Institutions                

2

3

IMA 705

Human Resources & Strategic Management 

2

4

IME 702

Marine Resources & Management

2

5

IME 705

Maritime & Coastal Law

2

 

 

Total

10

 

 

 

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

S/No.

Course Code

Course Title

Units

1

IME709

Marine Tourism & Business Opportunities

2

2

IMA 706

Shipping & Multi-Use Maritime Environment

2

3

IMA 707

Port Operation & Administration 

2

4

IMA 708

Risk Management in the Maritime Sector

2

5

IME 711

Navigation & Marine Meteorology

2

 

 

Total

10

 

 

SEMESTER 1 COURSES (PART TIME)

 

S/No.

Course Code

Course Title

Status

Units

1

IMS 701

Introduction to Ships and Shipping

C

2

2

IMA 703

Principles of Maritime Administration & Inter. Inst.              

C

2

3

IMS 703

Maritime Security & Safety Management

C

2

4

IMS 702

Application of Statistics & ICT in Marine             

C

2

     

Total

8

 

SEMESTER 2 COURSES (PART TIME)

 

S/No.

Course Code

Course Title

Status

Units

1

 IMA 702

Ocean Transportation

C

2

2

 IMA 705

Human Resources & Strategic Management 

C

2

3

IME 702

Marine Resources & Management

C

2

4

IME 705

Maritime & Coastal Law

C

2

5

IMS 798

Industrial Trip Report

C

1

     

Total

9

 

SEMESTER 3 COURSES (PART TIME)

 

S/No.

Course Code

Course Title

Status

Units

1

 IME 705

Risk Management in the Maritime Sector

E

2

2

IMA 707

Port Operation & Administration 

E

2

3

IME709

Marine Tourism & Business Opportunities

E

2

4

IME 706

Navigation & Marine Meteorology

E

2

5

IME 712

Contemporary Issues in the Maritime Industry

E

2

6

 IMS 799

Research Project

C

3

     

Total

13

 

 

SECTION L: COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

IMS 701:               INTRODUCTION TO SHIPS, SHIPPING (AND MARITIME ENVIRONMENT)         2 UNITS

Introduction to the maritime industry and ships used in the transportation of goods and services.  Shipboard nomenclature, types and missions of merchant ships, shipbuilding nomenclature and dimensions, shipbuilding materials and methods, modes of cargo handling and their impact on ship design.  To explore the mandates, needs and operational practices of other marine sectors and users, and gain an in-depth understanding of their interaction, both positive and negative. To examine and understand conflict management and maritime spatial planning approaches for multiple ocean use.

 

IMA 702:              OCEAN TRANSPORTATION                                                                                                    2 UNITS

 

Examination of theory and practice in the management of transportation logistics, labour, rate-making, role of government, international conventions and treaties.  Exposure to current trends and developments in shipping.

 

IMA 703:       PRINCIPLES OF MARITIME ADMINISTRATION AND INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS     2 UNITS

 To provide a broad overview and appreciation of the role of government on policy formulation and the administration of maritime affairs. To define and examine maritime administration conceptually and in  terms of governance and organizational structure utilising modern management methodologies and techniques, such as rational planning and new public management (NPM) in the maritime context. To provide an overview of the various international institutions involved in shipping and maritime affairs, including UN agencies and inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations and their interrelationships.

 

IMA705:         HUMAN RESOURCES & STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT                                                         2 UNITS                                                                                          

 

Strategic issues facing organizations, including top management decision making and social responsibility:  environmental and industry analysis: establishing organizational mission and objectives; corporate, business and functional level strategy formulation; global and multi-domestic strategies; strategic implementation and control; integrating operations, finance, marketing and human resource strategies; case analysis.

 

IMA707:   PORT OPERATION & ADMINISTRATION                                                                                      2 UNITS

Concepts of the port and methods of intermodal transfer. Port functions divided and analysed along business lines:  economics, management, finance, accounting and marketing cost studies.

 

IMA 708:   RISK MANAGEMENT IN THE MARITIME SECTOR                                                                     2 UNITS

To provide knowledge about the principles of risk assessment and management in the maritime sector. To discuss in detail how contemporary issues in maritime administration can, and have been addressed by suitable risk assessment tools. Practical examples and elaborated case study discussions are the main focus of this course.

 

IMS 798:       INDUSTRIAL TRIP REPORT                                                                                                           1 UNIT

The course on industrial trip is an hands on intensive experience as far as industrial engagement is concerned. It provides a platform for students to interact with industrial experts on issues centred on growth and development in the maritime sector. The course provides knowledge for a deeper understanding of the maritime industry integrating both theoretical and practical modes of training.

IMS 799:       RESEARCH PROJECT                                                                                                                     3 UNITS

 To provide students with practical means of integrating the knowledge gained in their studies and applying it, through research, analysis and interpretation, to real-life case studies from around the world. Challenges and opportunities for achieving positive environmental, social and economic outcomes in their home countries or regions through integrated approaches will be researched and reported.

IME 702:            MARINE RESOURCES & MANAGEMENT                                                                              2 UNITS

 

The course will provide students Bio list of marine resources of Nigeria coastal waters with emphasis on the commercially important ones in the Gulf of Guinea, the Nigeria estuaries and the inland waters as well as Management practices on the naturally occurring biota. Basic concept of aquatic pollution and major aquatic pollutant relevant to Nigeria situation will be discussed.

 

IMS 702:           APPLICATION OF STATISTICS & ICT IN MARINE ENVIRONMENT                                   2 UNITS

 

Course provides topics in information Systems and information Technology for marine management angle. Topics include information System’s role indecision making approach to data management, application to more common technologies, security and electronic data interchange.

 

IME 705:         MARITIME AND COASTAL LAW                                                                                               2 UNITS

 

Review of the Law of the sea, Nigerian coastal and maritime laws, its applications and case studies with special reference to shipping laws, oil and gas, tourism and aquatic resources protection and conservation. Introduces students to the legislation application in the marine and coastal environments.

 

IMS 703:        MARITIME  SECURITY & SAFETY MANAGEMENT                                                               2 UNITS

 

Creating a robust safety culture by determining threats, vulnerabilities and consequences to personnel assets, operation and critical infrastructure; Development and application of risk assessment and management techniques to maritime safety and security.

 

IME 709:        MARINE TOURISM & BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES                                                             2 UNITS

 

This course examines how marine tourism links people to one another and to the   environment.   The module also explores business opportunities in a marine context, focusing on principles such as viability of existing business ventures, business practice and procedures and knowledge required to develop and effectively carry out a variety of business task.

  • Understanding to the marine tourism environment and its various elements ( ecotourism, ethnic tourism, marine parks and protected areas, fisheries, sustainable development, tourism ethics and marine environmental education)
  • Marine tourism links people to one another and the marine environment
  • Marine business opportunities
  • Analyse and evaluate the viability of existing business ventures
  • A business numeracy principles and analytical procedures to make sound judgments and predictions in business projects
  • Apply basic economic, legal and business knowledge to develop and effectively carry out a variety of business tasks.

 

IME 711:             NAVIGATION & MARINE METEOROLOGY                                                                    2 UNITS

 

Course impacts basic knowledge that guides when understanding voyage at sea. Basic knowledge of the characteristics of various weather systems, reporting procedures and recording systems. Use of meteorological instruments on board ships, interpretation of weather information, synoptic charts, knowledge of tropical revolving storms (cyclona), ocean current system (Indian ocean) and tidal conditions in relation to navigation.

 

IME 712:               CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN THE MARITIME INDUSTRY                                            2 UNITS

 

 

Course aims to create opportunity for exchange of ideas with each other and other maritime experts through presentations, discussions and case studies.  Subject covers contemporary issues in the various aspects of the maritime industry:  Transport, Information Technology, Logistics, Safety, Security, Environment, Technology, Commerce and Policy.  Issues such as importance of maritime policy on development of national merchant marine; current issues and key concerns in maritime industry, challenges of maritime safety, security, environmental protection and labour issues; carriage of dangerous goods; satellite and other forms of communication and data transfer systems and their application to the maritime community, use of Information Technology for maritime education and industry needs.

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