Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Energy Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Energy Management is a course that covers topics such as:

  • Energy Efficiency and Ship Design
    • Frictional and viscous resistance reduction
    • Ship design and energy efficiency
    • Ship construction and shipboard equipment
    • Ship propulsion improvement designs - Pre-swirl, propeller and post-swirl
    • Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI)
    • Energy efficient ship design for life cycle considerations
    • Retrofitting
    • Energy efficiency and shipboard emissions
  • Introduction to Energy Management and the International Response in Shipping
    • Energy sources and focus on fossil fuels
    • Important notions relating to energy
    • Energy type: a social choice
    • Energy security
    • Impacts of air emissions: local pollution to global climate change
    • Energy management principals, policies and their rationale
    • Shipping community response to air emissions control
    • The international response to air pollution (IPCC, UNFCCC, the Kyoto Protocol etc.)
    • Energy efficiency policy and the International Maritime Organization (IMO)
    • Promotion of energy efficiency in shipping
    • MARPOL Annex VI
  • Energy Management On-board Ship
    • Energy audit and review
    • Overview of ship-board activities
    • System planning for energy efficiency
    • Ship performance monitoring
    • Maintenance for energy efficiency
  • Energy Efficient Ship Operations
    • Fleet optimisation
    • Ship management, legal aspects and energy efficiency
    • Slow steaming
    • Ship loading management
    • Trim optimisation
    • Weather routing and e-navigation
    • Ship ballast requirements
    • Ballast water management
    • Ship loading to ensure stability and safety
    • IMO guidelines on ballast water management
    • Port operation and green ports
    • Optimal ballast and best practice
  • Alternative Fuels and Marine Renewable Energy
    • Alternative fuels
    • Motivation, MARPOL Annex VI Chapter 3, air pollutants
    • Renewable Energy

Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Energy Management is intended for:

  • Middle to senior managers in shipping and related industries, including transport, maritime trade, offshore energy and logistics

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