Lietuvos aukštoji jūreivystės mokykla LAJM: studijos Klaipėdoje - Maritime Transport Logistics Technologies

STUDIES | INTERNATIONAL STUDIES | Maritime Transport Logistics Technologies


Academic field: Technologies sciences
Awards: Professional Bachelor of Technological Sciences 
Type: Undergraduate, full-time
Duration: 3 years (180 ECTS)
Study languages: English, Lithuanian, Russian
Direct access to the second cycle university studies (master).

General Description: Objective(s) of a study programme:
To prepare specialists in maritime transport logistics technologies who are able to design and manage the processes of maritime logistics technologies, independently prepare and implement logistics projects for sea freight transport in the global market, apply modern high technologies for sea and land freight transport, linking them with seaport and sea and land transport technologies, information communication technologies, freight forwarding and warehousing processes, based on the results of research on cargo flows, freight routes, vehicles and other important elements of the cargo transportation process, implementing the principles of logistics timeliness, security, efficiency, intermodality, internationalisation, in accordance with national and international general and maritime legislation, international maritime organization conventions, quality standards, port and maritime safety, environmental requirements, work individually and in a team, organizing their work, planning time and constantly developing their professionalism and general knowledge.

Learning outcomes:
1. Upon the completion of the study program the students are expected to have the following skills and competencies:
2. Understand the new sea ports and maritime transport technologies, apply knowledge of materials, elements, and technical means, design and construction methods and techniques which can be used in logistics technologies, apply quality assurance techniques.
3. Apply basic mathematical concepts, principles and calculation methods to manage technologies.
4. Analyze and evaluate the results of theoretical and practical research in the study field, interpret data and make professional decision using holistic approach, balancing benefits, quality, safety, reliability and environmental impact.
5. Make freight logistics technological solutions, taking into account current and projected freight flows, optimal selection of the transport route and means of transport, cargo storage methods.
6. Apply information technologies and systems to model maritime transport logistics technological solutions and to manage processes.
7. Plan and organize technological processes of cargo logistics.
8. Evaluate maritime transport logistics technology solutions depending on the port infrastructure and superstructure, cargo specifics, and management and economic efficiency.
9. Evaluate maritime transport logistics technology solutions from labor, environmental, cargo safety point of view taking into account national and international general, maritime and other legislation, the International Maritime Organization conventions, the quality standards of maritime safety and security conditions for the technologies of cargo carriage logistics processes.
10. Communicate and cooperate orally and in writing with domestic and foreign partners, engineering and technology community in the preparation and implementation of logistics technology projects.
11. To independently acquire knowledge in the field of professional activity, to understand responsibility for one's performance and its impact on social, economic and cultural development, well-being and environment, to develop a sustainable worldview, erudition, creativity, maritime mentality, values in the context of internationality and lifelong learning.

Activities of teaching and learning:
• Student-oriented lectures, critical thinking, integrated teaching of subject content and foreign language, analysis of scientific and practical literature, content analysis of national and international legal acts regulating the maritime transport sector and business;
• Studies using computer based programs and electronic simulators, prototypes of information systems operating in the seaport (Seaport terminal operations simulator, Maritime freight information system KIPIS, cargo route planning programs GIS and SeaRates, marine English language training programs Marlins, MarEng, computer engineering graphics system AutoCad, etc.);
• Training on logistics data sets, algorithms, international logistics chain and warehousing process modeling, technological projects are prepared;
• Preparation of applied research publications and presentations at national and international conferences; problem-based learning, case studies, projects, work in small and large groups, discussions and reflection, creative writing, selfstudies, tutorials etc.
• Practical studies are carried out during trainings, intriductory and professional internships, field trips to shipping, port and logistics companies are organized, on-the-job training provided;
• During the studies, contact lectures are combined with consultations, selfstudies and distance studies via virtual conferences.

Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Formative, cumulative and summative assessment methods are used.
Tests, essay, written report, control work, exam, presentation of data set and analytical models of problems, presentation of bibliography, presentation of case analysis results, individual written work, individual programming work, individual project, presentation of team working results, presentation of problem solving solutions, oral report at seminar and/or conference, demonstration of analytical skills, demonstration of programming skills, presentation of source codes of created models, presentation of visualized results, research paper, course work and public presentation, professional practice report (written) and defence, Final thesis and Final thesis defence.

Study subjects (modules), practical training:
The scope of the study programme is 180 credits.
General college education subjects (15 credits): Maritime English; Sustainable logistics mentality; Sustainable Business Culture; Philosophy; Basics of political science; History of Western European Culture (optional); Second foreign language (Russian, Spanish, German, A1, A2 level).

Modules/subjects in the field of study (125 credits):
Applied Mathematics: Linear Algebra, Mathematical Analysis, Mathematical Modeling,
Logistics Information Technology: Information Technology, Basics of Programming, Algorithmization and Modeling;
Introduction to maritime transport logistics: Introduction to Logistics (in English), Geography of Transport Systems, Seaport Terminals and Operations;
Basic seaport and maritime transport technologies: Fundamentals of Mechanics; Fundamentals of electrical and Automation Technologies; Engineering and Computer Graphics; Fundamentals of Mechatronics;
Civil, Labour and Environment Protection in Port: Civil Safety, Labor Safety at the seaport, Protection of the marine environment, Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Safety and Fire Fighting, First Aid Basics, Personal Safety and Social Responsibility Training Program (STCW, A-VI / 1)
Sea Cargo Logistics Technologies: Cargo Handling and Mechanisations; General Cargoes Logistics Technologies; Bulk Cargoes Technologies; Dangerous Cargoes Logistics Technologies;
Warehousing and stock logistics technologies: Warehousing process; Storage technology; Warehousing and inventory distribution modelling;
Modelling the international supply chain: International logistics; Transport systems; Customs procedures and freight forwarding;
Maritime freight information systems: Maritime cargo information system Simulator; Port Operation Simulator;
Technology Applied Research and Projects Methodology: Technology language culture; Technology Research Methodology; Marine technology project management;
Port Transport/intermodal transport Technologies: Ship structure and equipment, Ship Stability Theory, Basics of the sea navigation; Vehicle structure; Vehicle operation technologies, Intermodality of the Transport System (optional);
Maritime business management, economics and legal bases of activity: Fundamentals of Management, Business Administration, Fundamentals of Port and Shipping Management (optional); Economic Theory, Business Economics, Maritime Economics (optional); Fundamentals of Law, Transport Law, Maritime Commercial Law (optional).

Practice (30 credits):
Port Transport Technologies Introductory Practice (5 credits);
Final professional practice: Maritime transport logistics technologies; Intermodal transport logistics technologies (25 credits).
Final Professional Bachelor's Thesis (10 credits).
Additional electives subjects/ programmes: Physical training; Training of commanders of junior officers.

Optional courses:
The study program provides for optional subjects / modules of both general education and study field (basics and specialization).
General Education Optional Modules/ Subjects (10 credits):
Sustainable logistics mentality; Sustainable Business Culture; Philosophy; Basics of political science; European Culture; Second foreign language (Russian, Spanish, German, A1, A2 level).

Optional modules/subjects in the field of study (45 credits):
Port Transport/intermodal transport Technologies: Ship structure and equipment, Ship Stability Theory, Basics of the sea navigation; Vehicle structure; Vehicle operation technologies, Intermodality of the Transport System;
Maritime business management, economics and legal bases of activity: Fundamentals of Management, Business Administration, Fundamentals of Port and Shipping Management; Economic Theory, Business Economics, Maritime Economics; Fundamentals of Law, Transport Law, Maritime Commercial Law;
Final Professional practice: Maritime transport logistics technologies; Intermodal transport logistics technologies (25 credits).

Distinctive features of a study programme:
• It is the only maritime transport logistics technology study program in the country that studies the global supply chain in a broad sense and with a strong focus on the maritime transport and seaport chain – after all, as much as 90 per cent world international trade is carried out by sea. Such studies provide an opportunity for students to study not only in typical higher education institutions where logistics studies are carried out, but also in maritime academies.
• Marine technology studies and the competencies of the future specialist are based on the needs of the international maritime transport sector and the latest marine technologies and are regulated by the International Maritime Organization conventions, therefore the study program structure and study subjects are similar to those in foreign maritime academies. The student is free to choose studies under the Erasmus + programme at any foreign maritime academy or university, as well as at other higher education institutions that offer studies in the same or related field. This provides an opportunity for graduates to acquire additional competencies and better prepare for the job market.
• Specialized computer based training and electronic simulators imitating real marine freight information systems and port terminals operations in Klaipeda and other seaports are intensively applied in teaching practice and subject studies, therefore students do not have any difficulties in practice or when starting work.
• The programme of basic safety training according to IMO convention STCW part A-VI/1 takes place in the Academy‘s Seafarers' Training Center, using pool, lifeboats and a helicopter lift simulator, firefighting and first aid laboratories.
• In the international maritime transport sector, communication in a foreign language is important, so the study of maritime and business English and optionally a second foreign language is Russian, Spanish or German.
• Lecturers, scientists, researchers, employees and managers of various maritime businesses provide the latest exclusive theoretical and practical knowledge of technologies applied in seagoing ships and ports, cargo terminals, organize study trips to port, shipping and logistics companies.
• Trainees usually work and receive remuneration in seaport companies during their professional practice.
• In cooperation with the Naval Forces of the Academy, students may participate in the training program for commanders of junior officers of the Naval Forces and obtain a reserve lieutenant's military degree and continue their service in the Lithuanian Armed Forces.

Access to professional activity or further study:
Access to professional activity:
Professional activities of graduates of Professional Bachelor in Maritime technology study program Maritime Transport Logistics Technologies can be carried out in ports, maritime transport and general and other logistics national and international companies in Lithuania and abroad, as well as in the companies performing activities related cargo transportation by sea and land transport, such as shipping, stevedoring, freight forwarding, manufacturing, and trade. Graduates will be able to work in business and governmental institutions managing maritime sector, such as Klaipeda State Seaport Authority, the Lithuanian Transport Safety Administration Maritime Department etc. The graduates can work as maritime logistics specialists, stevedore, port terminal technologist, logistics technologists, transport technologists, freight forwarders or as specialists in the related fields. The acquired qualification enables graduates to establish a company operating in the maritime sector.
Access to further study:
Graduates will be able to continue their studies in postgraduate programs, and pursue a Master's Degree in domestic and foreign higher education institutions according to stated rules and procedures. Graduates acquired the maritime technology professional bachelor's degree may pursue graduate studies in technology and in some universities in the field of social sciences, for example, Logistics Management. There are possibilities to upgrade or acquire new qualification in technology, business, management, public administration, etc.