Education & Professional Development of Engineers in the Maritime Industry
20 - 21 September 2016, Singapore Register Now
Partnerships and Innovation in the Delivery of Education and Professional Development
In recent years higher education has seen a growth in the collaborations between institutions to deliver educational and training programmes. The relationships are variously called alliances, consortia, clusters or partnerships. Some such links are between industry and academia, or between organisations that are near neighbours, both partners gaining strength from the complimentary nature of their individual activities. In other cases the collaborative activity can be between similar organisations that are located on opposite sides of the world. By bridging the continental and cultural divides these programmes can attract a greater diversity of students, and ensure that their content has international relevance.
In parallel with this strengthening of collaborative networks, significant developments are being made in the way educational and training programmes are delivered. Imaginative ideas in the organisation of programmes, in modes of delivery, and in the technological infrastructure adopted have resulted in radically new programmes. Some of these innovations have transformed both the activities required of educators, and the learning experiences of students.
These developments in the establishment of networks between institutions, and the innovations in programmes delivery, can be found across the educational and training sectors, including those organisations dedicated to the professional development of engineers in the maritime industries.
This conference is intended to share the experiences of educators, trainers, employers and students in these rapidly developing areas. RINA invites papers from academics working on such developments in universities, colleges and academies, from training coordinators and managers in industry, and from professional engineers who have recent experience of such programmes as students. Relevant topics include:
- Case studies of academic collaborations, partnerships, and alliances.
- Case studies of partnerships between industry and academia.
- Benefits and difficulties experienced in collaborative ventures.
- Innovative programme structures such as for part-time or in-work students.
- Formalised professional development programmes set up within industry.
- Experiences of less conventional modes of delivery, such as ‘flying faculty’, distance learning, and moocs (massive online open courses).
- Developments in technology for teaching and learning, including equipment, software, the internet, and apps.
- Developments established in other sectors that could be applied in the maritime context.
Authors of selected papers will be invited to submit their paper for publication in the International Journal of Maritime Engineering.
KEYNOTE: Prof Richard Birmingham, Newcastle University
Selected papers include:
- Para-Professional Engineering Pathways for Maritime Engineering, Mark Symes, Australian Maritime College, Australia
- An Interdisciplinary Approach to Education: Case Study of an Academic Exchange, Jean-Baptiste R. G. SOUPPEZ, Southampton Solent University, UK
- Innovative concept of memorandum of understanding between universities and companies, Paula Michima, UFPE, Brazil
- Project Management Training, (Short Course) By Managers, For Managers, Mick Thurlbeck, Stapleton International Pte Limited, Singapore
- The “STICON” Start-up concept - The Maritime answer to Innovation & Make in India by CUSAT, K Sivaprasad, Associate Professor, Dept. of Ship Technology,CUSAT, C.G Gautham Krishnan, Ballast Engineer, ALE Middle East LLC
Registration and Payment
|Registration Fee (Inc VAT)||By 21/08/2016||After 21/08/2016|
|Concessions (retired/students, etc)||£180||£180|
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The registration fee includes printed conference papers, lunch, refreshments, drinks reception, a CD-ROM of the papers and presentations after the conference, and VAT. The CD-ROM will be posted to the delegates about 10-12 weeks after the conference.
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Attendance at Design and Operation of Ferries & Ro Pax qualifies as Continuing Professional Development. Delegates to the conference will receive a CPD Certificate