A teaching incentive
Examensarbete för masterexamen
Maritime management (MPMAR), MSc
The change in maritime legislative demands, both national and international, has had a significant impact on the training and education within the maritime domain. The STCW Convention is the statutory text that regulates the training, certification and watchkeeping for seafarers. During the last few years, the STCW Convention has been revised to include updated group of tasks, duties and responsibilities as well as specification on the type and extent of training and education and subsequently on the training equipment used. This update is called the Manila amendment and has entered into force as of January 2012. Some parts of the maritime sector can be considered as high-risk areas and the transportation of petroleum and chemicals in bulk can be one of them due to the impact on health and environment those substances have unless handled properly. Specific demands on personnel competencies will call for a need for specific training and education as well as specific types of training equipment. Quality efforts in education and training should include parts of assessment and evaluation to monitor how well the training objectives have been met. The Manila amendment opens up for an extended use of simulators for the assessment of competency. A simulator can be a powerful tool in the learning process, but it is still very important to measure the effect that the tool has in reaching the goals outlined in the curriculum. This Master’s Thesis will show the impact of changed legislative demands in tanker education and how a cargo-handling simulator can be used to enhance student learning. It will also look into how a cargo simulator will perform in the ability to measure students’ competence in tanker handling in the light of the goals stipulated in the STCW Code.
Transport , Farkostteknik , Transport , Vehicle Engineering