Date of Award
Master of Science in Maritime Affairs
Maritime Education & Training
This dissertation is a study of the new developments in maritime technology, new educational methodology and technology, and the new standards of STCW 95. The impact upon Chinese MET is analysed in relation to these three aspects. A general study is made of the latest developments in maritime technology and MET educational methodology. The outcome indicates that the influence of the integrated bridge systems (IBS) and the one man bridge operation (OMBO) have an effect on the shipping industry; the new MET educational methodology and technology also have a deep impact on the traditional way of education in Chinese MET institutions. The present status of the Chinese MET has been briefly described in order to delineate or outline the advantages and limitations of the MET. The focus is placed on instructors’ qualifications, revision of curricula and programmes, replacement of old and out of date equipment for training by new and up to date marine equipment, use of the simulator for training and assessment, and the inadequate knowledge of students in the English language communication. The results were collected and evaluated in the conclusions which highlight the necessity of adapting to technology developments. A number of recommendations are also made in view of the deep impact upon Chinese MET in the 21st century.