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New Master’s Programme in Maritime Operations to be Launched by NMCI

10th May 2024
The National Maritime College of Ireland at Munster Technological University
The National Maritime College of Ireland at Munster Technological University will host the launch of its new MSc in Maritime Operations on Thursday 30 May

CILT Mobility & Supply Chain Skillnet and the National Maritime College of Ireland (NMCI) at Munster Technological University are hosting a launch for their newest Master’s programme supporting development in the offshore renewable energy, ports, transport and logistics, and maritime sectors.

The Master of Science in Maritime Operations fills a long-standing need by creating an education pathway for those seeking to lead Ireland’s maritime industry into a sustainable future.

Participants will gain the requisite knowledge and tools for sound decision-making and leadership in onshore management roles, as well as offering support for various maritime operations such as port management, ship management, offshore energy development, aquaculture and other marine endeavours associated with Ireland.

The support of Skillnet Ireland in utilising the ESF+ fund allows CILT Mobility & Supply Chain Skillnet to facilitate industry to access this programme at a significant discount of 45%.

The launch of the MSc in Maritime Operations will take place on Thursday 30 May at 3pm in the National Maritime College of Ireland. Minister for Transport Eamon Ryan will address attendees alongside Head of NMCI head Paul Hegarty and MTU president Prof Maggie Cusack. Register your attendance HERE. Team

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