PhD Shipping and Marine Technology

General information

The department of Shipping and Marine Technology comprises scientific areas related to shipping and ship technology on and below the water. The doctoral programme has three tracks: Naval Architecture, Shipping Technology and the Marine Environment. The aim of the doctoral programme is to educate researchers with good knowledge in scientific research methodology and teaching, with good presentation skills and with the ability to carry out independent scientific research of an international standard.

The education comprises research workcourses, participation in scientific seminars and development of pedagogical competence. In the course of the education the doctoral student is expected to present his/her current work at academic conferences and in scientific journals.

  • Naval Architecture

The track may be specialized either towards ship structures or hydrodynamics. Ship structures comprises project planning in ship design, strength properties of marine structures, fatigue, lightweight construction and risk assessment with an application, for instance, to ship safety. Hydrodynamics comprises the hydrodynamic properties and design of the ship with respect to resistance, propulsion, maneuvering and sea keeping. Simulation methods are developed in both areas.

  • Shipping Technology

The track comprises ship handling and ship management, including Human Factors, work environment, information requirements and nautical subjects. Other research topics are ship operation, chartering, cargo handling and organizational issues, like manning and education. Within all areas studies, assessments and measurements are made, and guidelines and proposals are developed for organizations concerned.

  • Marine Environment

This track comprises the environmental impact of seaborne transport in the form of emissions to air and water. Cleaning techniques and other solutions to reduce the environmental impact are studied as well. Other areas are the development and application of methodology for the assessment of the environmental impact and resource utilization from a systems engineering perspective.

Structure of the doctoral programme. The education comprises research work, courses, participation in scientific seminars and development of pedagogical competence. In the course of the education the doctoral student is expected to present his/her current work at academic conferences and in scientific journals.

The doctoral student is assigned an examiner, a main supervisor and at least one assistant supervisor. The examiner could be the supervisor. The main supervisor must be at least associate professor and the assistant supervisor shall have a doctoral degree.

In the beginning of the education the main supervisor and the doctoral student prepare an individual study plan. This plan shall be approved by the examiner and the director of studies for the track. A description of courses and a plan of the research work, mainly covering the work leading to the Licentiate degree, shall be included. The study plan shall be updated at least once a year in connection with the annual follow-up meeting with the student, the examiner, the supervisor and the director of studies.

Mandatory courses
Doctoral students admitted after September 1, 2012, are required to take 15 credit points from the area of Generic and Transferable Skills during their graduate studies. In addition to these courses, the student is also required to participate in the introduction day for doctoral students. Further requirements are an oral popular science presentation to be performed prior to the PhD thesis defence and a written popular science presentation to be published on the back of the PhD thesis.

Objective:

The aim of the doctoral programme is to educate researchers with good knowledge in scientific research methodology and teaching, with good presentation skills and with the ability to carry out independent scientific research of an international standard.

Contact Person: Joakim Dahlman (joakim.dahlman@chalmers.se)

Content

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

0732 - Near- and offshore constructions", "0712 - Environmental protection technology", "0713 - Offshore and renewable energy", "0715 - Machinery and operators", "0716 - Naval engineering", "0724 - Oil, gas and mineral resources", "0731 - Surveying", "0311 - Maritime economy", "0413 - Logistics and shipping operational management

Venue

Venue: Chalmers University of Technology
Gothenburg, Sweden

Department of Shipping and Marine Technology
Hörselgången 4, Campus Lindholmen, Gothenburg

Application


Prerequisites:

A university degree, relevant to the considered research field, of at least 240 credits (c). Applicants who have acquired an equivalent education can be admitted after an individual evaluation.

  •  For the Naval Architecture track a technical education within Naval Architecture, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering Physics or the equivalent is required.
  • Shipping Technology and Marine Environment are very wide areas and the requirements are determined depending on the considered project. A suitable background for Shipping Technology is a ship officer’s education.
  • Applicants who do not have English or a Nordic language as their mother tongue also have to pass an English language test (e.g. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 550, ‘‘paper based’’ or TOEFL 213, ‘‘computer based’’) for admission.

Application Procedure:

The primary way to  get a doctoral position at Chalmers is to look at the website Vacancies, where all the positions are announced.  Sometimes also in other global websites for vacancies, newspapers with national coverage, as well as trade papers. The head of the department at which you are working should support your application by signing your application form.

Qualification

Academic level: PhD
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