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Opleidingsonderdelen 2012-2013  
Qualification awarded
In order to obtain the degree of Master of Science in Transport and Maritime Economics the student
  • should be enrolled for the programme in question under a diploma contract or under an exam contract to obtain a diploma
  • should have taken all the exams that the programme encompasses
  • should previously have registered for the programme with the examination board.
  • should have acquired at least 60 ECTS-credits
The programme consists of 60 ECTS-credits.
In a model academic year, the student takes between 54 and 66 ECTS-credits.
Admission requirements

After permission : master of applied economic sciences (business administration, economic policy, business engineering and business engineering in management information systems), of law, of sociology, of nautical sciences, of political sciences, of comparative and European politics, of industrial sciences and of engineering sciences.
Foreign diplomas: academic master or 4-year bachelor

Objectives and learning outcomes
Firstly, the Master (MTME) has a thorough knowledge of research methodology, quantitative and qualitative research methodology, advanced industrial economics and game theory applied to the transport and maritime sector, the organization of the shipping industry, strategic port planning and port marketing, port management, port policy, supply chain management, ICT and risk management, strategic management, and additional related issues. Secondly, the Master needs to have the necessary flexibility and creativity in this highly international sector that is liable to day-to-day changes.
The Master will lead the research activities, will make studies, co-ordinate them and secure the follow-up (within the academic world, the private sector, and relevant government bodies). He/she will also be responsible for the documentation management and data processing in order to contribute to the preparation of the policy, the decision-making process and policy implementation.
He/she will have to lead a team of experts, and will help to define the strategy of the corporation. In order to develop the strategic policy of the corporation the Master will also formulate policy proposals and advice.
The Master will also have to take care of good internal communication in order to guarantee a good information flow between the actors concerned. Maintaining good external contacts (networking) is essential for securing an optimised position of his/her corporation on the (inter)national market.
Final examination
A student’s final result is a weighted average of the exam results the student has obtained for all the programme components of his/her training programme. In calculating the final result, the credits corresponding to the various programme components are used for weighting the results obtained for those components.

The final result is expressed as an integer out of 100.

A student whose final result is less than 50 out of 100 can never be declared successful.

A student is successful for the training programme if he/she has obtained credits for all the programme components in his/her training programme. 
For more information see the Education and Examination regulation.