MSc Marine Sciences - Ocean Physics and Technology

General information

The large development of the maritime industry and economy, the security of coastal borders, the safety of maritime traffic, the impact of climate change on oceans and coasts, the extraction of renewable energy from the sea are only few of the applied fields where a background in ocean physics and technology is required. Connecting basic science and technology/engineering promises new technological advancements in the fields of ocean resources exploitation, maritime transport efficiency and safety, operational oceanography, marine ecosystem health and coastal protection. 

Traditionally oceanography has concentrated on the open ocean currents and only recently it has connected with the continental margins and the coasts, developing ocean weather predictions, connecting surface waves with deep currents. On the other hand, engineering has traditionally developed in the coastal areas and in the transport sector. is from this new knowledge merging that we will be able to find new solutions to global change impacts on marine ecosystem and coastal protection, to improve efficiency in renewable energy extraction from sea currents.

 

The new Master in ‘Ocean Physics and Technology’ wants to advance education and research in order to face the challenges of the sustainable management of ocean resources and the development of marine activities. The specific high level training offered by the Master is centered around the numerical methods of simulating the ocean environment, ocean monitoring and forecasting.

Content

The highlighted icons, represent the fields of education (in compliance with ISCED Classification) engaged during this course/programme.

0312 - Policy and governance", "0731 - Marine spatial planning", "0713 - Offshore and renewable energy", "0724 - Oil, gas and mineral resources

Venue

Venue: University of Naples
Naples, Italy

Application

Open from
1 Dec 2015 to 30 Sep 2016

Cost:

Tuition fees (comprehensive of all University taxes): € 4.000,00


Prerequisites:

This is a second level master’s degree jointly offered by Parthenope and Bologna Universities for the year 2016. A second level Master’s is for applicants with an Italian second level degree or a European degree that entails having completed at least four years of university studies.

Admission to the Joint Master is highly competitive. Most successful applicants have to have completed an undergraduate degree plus a Master degree in basic science or engineering disciplines.


Application Procedure:

This is a second level master’s degree jointly offered by Parthenope and Bologna Universities for the year 2016. A second level Master’s is for applicants with an Italian second level degree or a European degree that entails having completed at least four years of university studies.

Admission to the Joint Master is highly competitive. Most successful applicants have to have completed an undergraduate degree plus a Master degree in basic science or engineering disciplines.

Applications are submitted online. A Joint Committee made up of staff members from both institutions evaluates applications, and notification is made to the applicants by middle of January. This year all the classrooms will be offered at the University of Naples premises.

Admission qualifications

Physics, Engineering. Mathematics, Geology, Biology, etc

Linguistic skills

english proficiency

Selection criteria

An interview after submission of a CV. The only pre-requisite is to have an Italian 5 years University degree (3+2) or international equivalent.

FINAL Important dates:

Activity Date
 Formal submission deadline for application   Feb 20th, 2016
 Student interview  Feb 25th (and following days if necessary)
 Student acceptance and ranking   Mar 04th, 2016
 Registration and Tuition payment (first tranche, €3000)  Mar 11th, 2016
 Icebreaking event  Apr 04th, 2016
 Classes start  Apr 05th, 2016
 Tuition payment (second tranche, €1000)  May 30yh,2016
 Classes end  Sept 30th, 2016 (August break)
 Stages start  Oct 1st, 2016
 Stages end  Feb 28th, 2017
 Master project presentation  Mar 20th and 23th, 2017 
 Degree award ceremony end of Master  Mar 24th, 2017

Qualification

Academic level: Master

Qualification: Graduate Diploma
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