The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s (NMMU) has launched an “innovative, new” post graduate diploma in Maritime Studies. The diploma will be offered by the...

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University’s (NMMU) has launched an “innovative, new” post graduate diploma in Maritime Studies.

The diploma will be offered by the Department of Development Studies in the Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences.
The announcement follows hard on the heels of a comment by Coega Development Corporation CEO Pepi Silinga that there was an opportunity to establish a ship repair yard at the deep water Port of Ngqura that would be a significant contributor to employment creation.
The CEO pointed to the fact that four off shore platforms had now entered the port for repairs, adding that this provided a boost because the crew needed accommodation and food.
The NMMU programme, that has the School of Marine Affairs of the University of Washington as one of its key partners, is designed to quip students for “exciting career options and/or advancement” in a number of “booming fields” including marine, maritime and coastal development, port management and development and the associated areas of coastal and marine tourism.
Among the specific goals of the course are:
-Equipping students with a knowledge of socioeconomic aspects of marine and maritime affairs so as to provide them with the skills necessary to understand a coastal economy, and
-Provide sufficient qualified professionals in these fields.

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