Maritime Operations and Ship Technology

The American College of Greece

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Maritime Operations and Ship Technology

  • Host University

    The American College of Greece

  • Location

    Athens, Greece

  • Area of Study

    Supply Chain Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • US Credits

    3
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    DESCRIPTION:
    The ship as the production unit of a shipping firm. Concepts associated with the technology of the vessel and the different vessel types. Impact of diverse elements such as voyage planning, compliance with international regulations, cost control, and the role of the human element in the maritime context.

    RATIONALE: 
    A variety of features and elements of ships and cargoes, of both technical and financial nature, impact on the vessel’s operations and commercial exploitation. This course examines the principal characteristics and role of ship technology. Furthermore, it provides an understanding of the ship’s operations and the way these operations affect the decision making of the shipping company.

    LEARNING OUTCOMES: 
    As a result of taking this course, the student should be able to:
    1. Describe how the different features of ships and cargoes affect the operating and commercial practices of shipping companies (comprehension).
    2. Examine the basic technological differences among the different types of vessels (knowledge).
    3. Identify the critical factors associated with the operations of the vessel and discuss the challenges that they pose to the management of shipping companies (knowledge and comprehension).

    METHOD OF TEACHING AND LEARNING:
    In congruence with the teaching and learning strategy of the college, the following tools are used: lectures, slide presentations, the carrying out of a written project, in-class discussions and student team work presentations.