Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Maritime Affairs


Maritime Education & Training


Malmö, Sweden



First Advisor

Kimura, Masatsugo.


The existing marine engineering curriculum in Nigeria was designed and installed between 1977 - 78, but came into operation in 1979. It is more or less, a pattern o-f the United Kingdom's old system. The programme focuses less on education but more training on shipboard operation. The programme proved to be very useful, in that it produces skilled operators needed for ship operation. But fails to provide flexibility for someone wanting to change for new jobs ashore. Curriculum can never be static. Not only is it unlikely that a single curriculum could ever be agreed upon, but one curriculum could not satisfactorily meet the legitimately varied educational goals. A multiplicity of paths to certificates and engineering degree would be best. The changes in professional activities have a strong influence on objectives and contents of engineering training. The present curriculum is based on the Standard of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, (STCW), 1978. There is a low level of trust everywhere in the convention. Its prescriptions is not only out of date with machinery but the ship design, multi-purpose programme, and automation system.