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UNILAG IMS Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Environmental Studies (Part-Time)

SECTION A: SUMMARY OF THE PROGRAMME
Name of the Programme: Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Environmental Studies (Part-Time)
Department of Domicile: Institute of Maritime Studies
Faculty of Domicile: School of Postgraduate Studies Title of Degree to be awarded Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Environmental Studies (PGDME)

SECTION B: INTRODUCTION

Maritime Industry is fast evolving with the need to prepare suitable manpower for administrative and managerial position in public and private organizations, involved in coastal, marine and maritime activities. The manpower is needful to develop, promote and operate responsibly to the real needs of the maritime industry and provide adequate service, research and development required to sustain the current and future maritime sector and national growth and development. The maritime administration and management will be able:

  •  To provide an expert overview of the complex but inter-related maritime specialized field and opportunities towards achieving a sustainable maritime sector at national and International level.
  • To resolve issues related to maritime management, operation, capital assets, human resources and the maritime world.
  • To engage with practice informed theory across the maritime sector.
  • To demonstrate original application of knowledge to maritime issues and in the choice of appropriate to practice.

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SECTION C: PHILOSOPHY
Nigeria is acclaimed as a maritime nation because of its extensive coastline and the abundance of both interests as an industry, as an enterprise and as an area of academic of pursuit. The maritime is a critical to the nation as it accounts for the carriage of over 95% of the exports and imports of the Nigerian trade in oil and non-oil markets. Its role on regional development is enormous, especially within the coastal communities bordering the Gulf of Guinea. The investment opportunities in the industry are huge, spanning the entire spectrum of activities in the areas cargo operations and stevedoring services, marine services, warehousing, haulage, packing, logistics, shipping services, liner and container shipping, tanker shipping, bulk shipping, reefer trade, passenger cruise service, ship building ship repairers. With so much investment opportunities, the maritime industry has the potential to unlock the economic development of the country in terms of driving the economy through ancillary industries, wealth creation, job creation and poverty reduction. However, these potentials are still latent. The maritime sector is yet to attain 25% of its potentials due to a myriad of challenges. Although the industry can be said to rank second, next to oil and gas, in terms of revenue generation to the nation, its core activity, namely shipping sector, contributes only about 0.05% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP);whereas in Greece, for example, where enthusiasm for maritime business and concern is as strong as Nigeria, the contribution of shipping activities is as much as 4.5%,with the Greek maritime sector accounting for the employment of 4% the country ‘s workforce. Thus, a major challenge of the maritime industry is to grow so as to fully realize its potentials and to drive the national economy commensurate with the aspirations of major stakeholders in the sector. Growing the maritime sector requires highly skilled personnel and professionals. At present, there is a dearth of maritime professionals in the country. This is demonstrated in the findings of workshop on Manpower Capacity Analysis and Development Plan for the Maritime Industry which evaluated the Training Needs Survey of the Maritime Sector, conducted by Maritime Academy of Nigeria, Oron in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Transport, April, 1996-1999. In a bid to bridge the gap in Nigeria’s mission statement; “To achieve safe, secure shipping, cleaner oceans and enhance maritime capacity in line with best global practice towards Nigeria’s economic development”, NIMASA established Maritime Institute in selected universities across Nigeria, of which University of Lagos is one.

SECTION D: AIMS / OBJECTIVES
The proposed programme is aimed at professional training to broaden the academic horizon and empower graduates to project their careers indifferent sectors where basic and applied knowledge of maritime communications & navigation issues are needed for shipping and related activities. The programme will also enable graduates with strong technical training in similar scientific profession to acquire knowledge about current trends in maritime communisation & navigation and enhance real time problem solving. Therefore, the specific objectives of the programme are: To equip qualified professionals with the needed knowledge of the physical, chemical, and biological characteristics of the marine environment and to train them to acquire the skills to deal with challenging and dynamic nature of the marine environment in order to ensure cleaner oceans. To equip students with knowledge of socio-economic and economic aspects of marine and maritime affairs so as to provide them the skills necessary in understanding a coastal economy; Provide a sufficient number of qualified professionals with additional skills in marine affairs and maritime and marine pollution studies.

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SECTION E: RATIONALE/JUSTIFICATION
The University of Lagos has longstanding track records of excellence in teaching and research. Although the programme is domiciled in the Institute of Maritime, it will be an inter-disciplinary course involving departments in the Sciences, Engineering, Social Sciences and Law and students will be rigorously trained by highly rated faculty members, which has been the bedrock of the programmes offered by the Postgraduate School. This has enhanced the reputation of our programmes and created a platform for aspiring students choose from our programmes to acquire needed skills and knowledge. The proposed programme is designed to meet the mission of the University of Lagos, and the recently established Institute of Maritime Studies, University of Lagos.

SECTION F: ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. The programme is open to candidates who possess Bachelor’s Degree in Sciences, Education Chemistry, Education Biology, Education Integrated Sciences Engineering, Technology, Earth Sciences, Geography and other related disciplines of the University of Lagos or any of the recognized University.

 

  1. Also, candidates with Higher National Diploma (HND) in a relevant field with a minimum of lower credit and three (3) years relevant work experience.

 

III. Candidates must satisfy all requirements as stipulated by the School of Postgraduate Studies of the University of Lagos. Moreover, candidates will be required to undergo a selection process.



SECTION G: PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Compulsory Courses

S/N Course Code Course Title Units
1 IME 701 Marine Pollution, Control & Management 3
2 IME 702 Marine Resources & Management 2
3 IME 703 Application of Statistics & ICT in Marine Environment 2
4 IMC 709 Electronic Navigation Systems 3
5 IME 705 Maritime & Coastal Law 2
6 IME 706 Maritime Safety & Security Management 2
7 IME 713 Research Project 4
                                                                                                        Total 18

Elective Courses

S/N Course Code Course Title Units
1 IME 704 Marine Water Resources & Wastewater management 2
2 IME 707 Marine Coastal Ecosystems 2
3 IME 709 Marine Tourism & Business Opportunities 2
4 IME 710 Environmental Modelling & Spatial Analysis 2
5 IME 711 Navigation & Marine Meteorology 2
6 IME 712 Contemporary issues in the Maritime Industry 2
                                                                                                        Total 12

Semester 1 Courses- (Part Time)

S/N Course Code Course Title Status No of Units
1 IME 701 Marine Pollution, Control & Management C 3
2 IME 703 Application of Statistics & ICT in Marine Environment C 2
3 IME 707 Marine Coastal Ecosystems E 2
4 IME 713 Research Project C 4
14

Semester 2 Courses- (Part Time)

S/N Course Code Course Title Status No of Units
1 IME 702 Marine Resources & Management C 2
2 IME 704 Marine Water Resources & Wastewater management E 2
3 IMC 709 Electronic Navigation Systems C 3
4 IME 710 Environmental Modelling & Spatial Analysis E 2
Total 9

Semester 3 Courses- (Part Time)

S/N Course Code Course Title Status No of Units
1 IME 706 Maritime Safety & Security Management C 2
2 IME 711 Navigation & Marine Meteorology E 2
3 IME 705 Maritime & Coastal Law C 2
4 IME 712 Contemporary issues in the Maritime Industry E 2
5 IME 709 Marine Tourism & Business Opportunities E 2
Total 10

SECTION H: DURATION OF PROGRAMME

The programme duration shall be 18 months (or 3 semester).The studentship and candidacy of the student may lapse if after six consecutive semesters such candidate has not presented himself/herself for project defense.

SECTION I: COURSE DESCRIPTION

IME 701 Marine Pollution, Control & Management 3 Units

Course provides knowledge of the overall framework governing marine pollution,regulations, compliance requirements and management strategies.Analysis using an integrated approach to the various sources of pollution,using best practices to minimize contamination,response to accidents and all legal procedures relevant to maritime and offshore sectors.

IME 702 Marine Resources & Management 2 Units

Bio list of marine resources of Nigeria coastal waters with emphasis on the commercially important ones in the Gulf of Guinea, the Nigeria estuaries and the inland waters. Management practices on the naturally occurring biota.

IME 703 Application of Statistics &ICT in Marine Environment 2 Units

Course provides topics in information Systems and Information Technology from marine management angle. Topics include Information System’s role in decision making, approach to data management, application to more common technologies, security and electronic data interchange.

IME 704 Marine Water Resources & Waste water Environment 2 Units

Concepts of water resource planning and policy; water demand analysis, environmental and socio-economics analysis and optimization techniques; modelling concepts and approaches in water resource planning issues, policy and legal framework for water resource management.

Water pollution is a major aspect of environmental degradatiom. Causes and characteristics of wastewater and their effects on water pollution will be studied. Introduction to management and engineering aspects wastewater problems, control and treatment processes.

IME 705 Marine and Coastal law 2 Units

Review of the law of the sea, Nigeria coastal coastal and maritime laws, its applications and case studies with special reference to shipping laws, oil and gas, tourism and aquatic resources protection and conservation. Introduces students to the legislation applicable in the marine and coastal environments.

  • Marine and coastal legislation impact on sustainable marine and coastal management
  • Applying relevant marine and coastal legislation to various scenarios.

IME 706 Maritime Safety & Security Management 2 Units

Creating a robust safety culture by determining threats, vulnerabilities and consequences to personnel assets, operation and critical infrastructure; Development and application of risk assessment and management techniques to maritime safety and security.

IME 707 Marine Coastal Ecosystems 2 Units

Study of the different coastal ecosystems in Nigeria. The Lagoons, the rivers, the bays and the beaches. General characteristics and their role in the maritime industry in Nigeria.

IME 709 Marine Tourism & Business Opportunities 2 Units

This course examines how marine tourism links people to one another and to the environment. The module also explores business opportunities in a marine context, focus on principles such as viability of existing business ventures, business practice and procedures and knowledge required to develop and effectively carry out a variety of business tasks.

  • Marine tourism links people to one another and the marine environment
  • Marine business opportunities
  • Analyse and evaluate the viability of existing business ventures
  • A business numeracy principles and analytical procedures to make sound judgements and predictions in business projects
  • Apply basic economic, legal and business knowledge to develop and effective carry out a variety of business projects
  • Apply basic economic, legal and business knowledge to develop and effectively carry out a variety of business tasks

IMC 709 Electronic Navigation System 3 Units

Basic sounding; Speed measurements techniques: water pressure, electromagnetic induction, acoustics; Loran-C; Integrated bridge systems bridge equipment tests, nautical safety, ship manoeuvring information; Electronic charts: electronic charts system (ECS),Automatic identification system (AIS); Gyro compass; Radio direction finding (RDF);Global maritime distress and safety system (GMDSS);Voice, facsimile and high speed data transmissions; international maritime organization (IMO) and International telecommunication’s (ITU) operational procedures, standards and practices.

IME 710 Environmental Modelling & Spatial Analysis 2 Units

Basic GIS and image processing skills will be studied. Data from a range of sources will be studied and manipulated to give output that teaches about environmental phenomena. Spatial analysis techniques, environmental modelling and risk assessment will be introduced. Maps will be produced. Usage of various GIS software will be taught.

IME 711 Navigation & Marine Meteorology 2 Units

Course impacts basic knowledge that guides when undertaking voyage at sea. Basic knowledge of the characteristics of various weather systems, reposting procedures and recording systems .Use of meteorology instruments on board ships, interpretation of weather information, synoptic charts, knowledge of tropical revolving storms (cyclona),ocean current system (Indian ocean) and tidal conditions in relation to navigation.

IME 712 Contemporary issues in the Maritime Industry 2 Units

Course aims to create opportunity for exchange of ideas with each other and other maritime experts through presentations, discussions and case studies. Subject covers contemporary issues in the various aspects of the maritime industry: Transport, Information Technology, Logistics, Safety, Security, Environment, Technology, Commerce and Policy. Issues such as importance of maritime policy on development of national merchant marine; current issues and key concerns in maritime industry, challenges of maritime safety, security, environmental protection and labour issues; carriage of dangerous goods; satellite and other forms of communication and data transfer systems and their application to the maritime community, use of information technology for maritime education and industry needs.

IME 713 Research Project & Field-work

Investigation on maritime policy and affairs in which the student chooses to write a dissertation required for the post-graduate diploma degree. This investigation is carried out under close supervision.

SECTION J: GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates are expected to register for and pass minimum of 24 units including all the compulsory courses (The programme includes;18 units of Compulsory Courses and 12units of Electives) and satisfy all other requirements stipulated in the regulations of the School of Post graduate Studies. A candidate is expected to obtain a minimum grade point average (CGPA) of 2.40.Furthermore,a candidate who fails any compulsory course may be allowed to repeat that course within the period allowed fort the programme provided that the candidate has not failed courses totalling more than 6 units. Candidate who obtains a CGPA of 4.50 will graduate with ‘Distinction’ while a candidate who obtains a CGPA of 2.40 or higher but less than 4.50 will graduate with a pass. Candidate who obtains a CGPA of 2.40 and above but has more than 9 units outstanding will be ASKED TO REPEAT (Fail Repeat). Candidate who obtains a CGPA that is below 1.50 will be asked to withdraw (Fail withdraw).

A compulsory course is one that must be registered for and passed by a candidate to obtain in the degree while an elective course is one which may be taken to make up the minimum requirements of units or to increase the choice of course up to the maximum number of units allowed by the programme. The Post graduate Diploma in Maritime Environmental Studies would be awarded by the Senate of the University of Lagos to successful candidates.

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