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Opleidingsonderdelen 2012-2013  
Qualification awarded
In order to obtain the degree of Master of Science in Transport and Maritime Management 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 (MTMM) has a thorough knowledge of the organisation of the maritime sector, strategic port planning and port marketing, port management, port policy, supply chain management, ICT and risk management, strategic management, marine and transport insurance, maritime law, transport law, international maritime law, terminal management, regional and environmental economics, and other 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. He/she has to lead a team of experts, and will play a decisive role regarding the strategy of the co-operation. Next, he/she will have to draw up long-term or short-time business plans.
He/she will closely collaborate with customers/suppliers in an international context, and will see to it that the plans will be transformed into concrete and individual and/or objectives of a team. In order to develop the strategic policy of the corporation the Master will also formulate policy proposals and advice. He/she will also be responsible for the organisation, co-ordination, adjustment and follow-up of policy making activities in close collaboration with his colleagues and fellow workers in order to secure the strategy of the corporation. To this end, the Master will have to develop the following activities: the set-up of an adequate organisational structure, the assignment of the available human potential, delegation of responsibilities. He/she will also to preside or take part in meetings, make reports, follow up the results and adjust where needed, formulate policy indicators for adequate input and output quality indicators, and assist the fellow workers in solving difficult and delicate issues, etc.
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, which will contribute to the positive image of the company or corporation concerned.
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.