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Master in Nautical Wetenschappen (Master in Nautical Sciences )

Master (ISCED 2011 level 7)


Tijdsduur 2 semesters
Cost 1000 USD/year for Belgian citizen, 7500 USD/year for foreigners

The master training is organised in co-operation with Antwerp University, Ghent University and Liège University.

Mandatory subjects – Core Modules

  • Maritime transportation
    Ship's exploitation – Supply Chain Management 1 – Maritime law
  • Maritime technique
    Navigation tide analysis, Voyage Planning, ice navigation, Radar/Arpa simulator) – Regulations (risk analysis) – Manoeuvres – Propulsion – Automation – Inspection, surveying and maintenance
  • Human resources and communication
    Group communication in an intercultural environment – Crisis & Crowd Management

         + Master thesis

Optional subjects related to research topics

  • Safety and health
    Strategic management – Maritime medical urgencies
  • Maritime transportation
    Analysis of shipping markets – Supply Chain Management 2 – Port management and policy – Business economics
  • Problems of marine environment
    Advanced maritime ecology
  • Problems of maritime energy
  • Maritime techniques
    Introduction into hydrography – Special ship types: oil, gas (LNG/LPG) and chemical tankers – Advanced maritime technology, safety and stability – Dynamic Positioning
    Seminar on ship construction, propulsion and automation
  • Human resources and communication
    Information and communication technology – Data analysis
Structurele componenten
Ship training
Practical/Field work

ISCED Categories

Persoonlijke vaardigheden en communicatie
Beleid en bestuur
Logistiek en bedrijfsvoering scheepsvaart
Olie, gas en minerale grondstoffen
Mariene Ruimtelijke Planning
Maritieme veiligheid
Navigatie en zeemanschap
Marien and maritiem recht