Organization and Leadership in Merchant Navy

SwB, course package, 60 credits

There is a growing demand for competent and educated maritime leaders, both onboard ships and in onshore organizations – leaders who can guide the shipping industry into a new era faced with demands for cutting-edge transportation solutions, effective energy management, strict quality demands and stellar communication skills. This course package contains a wide selection of the offerings from Chalmers Master's programme in Maritime management, which will provide students with a wide range of competences needed by the maritime industry of tomorrow.

First semester: September 2015 – December 2015
BOM016- Project Management, 7.5 cr
TEK480 - Management accounting, 7.5 cr
ENM015 - Technical change and the environment, 7.5 cr
SJO825 - Organization and leadership, 7.5 cr

Second semester: January 2016 – June 2016
IEK312 - Quality Management, 7.5 cr
SJO292 - Maritime risk and insurance, 7.5 cr
SJO835 - Risk management and safety, 7.5 cr
SJO790 - Engine room ergonomics, 7.5 cr

Entry requirements
Minimum 3½ years and preferably 4 years of studies in a BSc degree programme in Brazil.
Major in: Nautical Science, Marine Engineering or Shipping and Logistics or the equivalent.

English requirements
The most common and important scores that are accepted for studies at Chalmers are

  • IELTS (academic training), 6.5 (with no part of the test below 5.5)
  • TOEFL (Internet based): 90 (with a minimum of 20 on the written part)
  • TOEFL (paper based): 575 (with a minimum of 4.5 on the written part)

The above tests and test scores are minimum requirements, no exemptions will be granted by Chalmers.
The Institutional TOEFL-test (ITP) score is not valid for academic purposes at Chalmers.

Application (for entry academic year 2015/16)
Credits: 60 cr
Duration: 10 months or 2 semesters
Start of first semester: Early September 2015
End of second semester: Early June 2016
Rate of study: 100% (full-time studies at Chalmers is equivalent to 4 courses or 30 credits per semester)
Instructional time: Daytime
Language of instruction: English
Teaching form: On-campus
Tuition fee: 140 000 SEK
Application period:
10 February: Application period opens on
20 February: Application deadline
25 February: Deadline for University Admissions to receive documents to complete the electronic admission application (transcript in Portuguese, official translation of transcript in English, copy of English test results)
18 March: Notification of selection results published on your personal profile on
Application instructions in detail (external link on
Questions regarding application and admission: Chalmers’ Admissions,
Specific questions about course content: Olle Lindmark,
Other questions: Student Exchange Office,

Published: Fri 23 Nov 2012. Modified: Mon 02 Mar 2015