The Department of Shipping Trade and Transport offers an undergraduate program of studies of an average duration of four years leading to a Degree in Shipping, Trade and Transport. The program in question includes:
- Two cycles of university courses. The first focuses on core courses providing the necessary foundations. The second cycle offers specialization courses and elective ones, organized in tracks, out of which students can pick the ones corresponding to their specific professional interests (specialization and elective courses).
- The actions concerning the University-Business World Affiliation, which consist in organizing student internships, educational visits to businesses weekly lectures of leading practitioners in the Business Sector at the University etc. In 2009 the Department participated actively in the organization of the Employment and Career Structure (DASTA) providing its support to the organization of the New Business Affiliation Office, the Internship Program and the Center for Enterpreneurship and Innovation.
- A fourth year dissertation completed by students under the supervision of their Advisors and in which they are called to employ the theoretical framework they have acquired in the solution of specific problems thus demonstrating their analytic and synthetic skills.
The Department’s Study programme combines a sound foundation in all the spectrum of business activities while at the same time offering specialized scientific training in the sector of the Shipping Company of Transport and International Trade. Each course carries 3 credits. More than 65 courses are offered by the Department.
Offered Courses are distributed as follows:
(A) Core Program Courses (Compulsory)-First Cycle
The First Cycle Undergraduate Program of Studies consists of:
- 12 Core Compulsory Courses (36 credits) from the field of fundamentals of business administration and operation: Mathematics, Economics, Statistics, Computer Science, Law, Sociology, Economic Geography and two courses of English Language. Certain courses are accompanied by associated Workshops (Mathematics, Statistics and Informatics) therefore the total number of credits to be obtained rises to forty (40).
- 17 Core Courses in Administration (516 credits) which pertain to Accounting and Finances Introduction Courses, Business Organization and Management, Production Management, Human Resources Management, Quantitative Methods for Transport and Trade, Transportation Economics, Maritime Economics, Maritime Technology, Maritime Accountings, Marketing and Logistics.
- Nine (9) specializations courses (27 credits) in Shipping, Transport and Trade, which are taught in the third and fourth year of studies, and concern Law of the Sea, Maritime Law, Shipping Audit, Ship Management and Freight Handling, Marine Environment Protection and Management, Chartering and Shipping Insurance and Transportation Systems Analysis.
(B) Specialization and In-depth Elective Courses (Second Cycle)
The specialization and in-depth elective courses consist of:
- 6 elective in depth courses (a minimum of 16 credits) chosen from three course groups in the fields of Shipping, Transport and International Trade, distributed in the 5th and 6th semester (one course per semester) and the 7th and 8th (three courses per semester).
- Two (2) Elective courses (6 credits) to be chosen from a group of courses offered by the Department
- A Final Year Dissertation corresponding to 6 credits to be completed in the course of the two final semesters.