The added-values and motivations of embarking on postgraduate maritime studies

Jarrod Ho*, Koi Yu Adolf Ng, Anita Koo

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Recently, there has been massive growth of postgraduate professional studies in higher education, where academic institutions increasingly provide programmes on subjects which traditionally emphasize on non-academic/practical learning approach. The reasons behind such growth, however, remain under-researched. Focusing on the maritime industry, this paper focuses attempts to understand the added-values of such programmes. Is it mainly serving industrial growth - increased productivity and better equipped the practitioners, or a means for occupational groups to obtain their professional status? This paper use students-responded data to answer the above questions through analysis of their motivations enrolling on such programmes and their evaluation of the effectiveness of postgraduate education.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports, IFSPA 2008 - Trade-Based Global Supply Chain and Transport Logistics Hubs
Subtitle of host publicationTrends and Future Development
PublisherDepartment of Logistics and Maritime Studies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Pages233-244
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9789623676328
Publication statusPublished - May 2008
EventInternational Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports, IFSPA 2008 - Trade-Based Global Supply Chain and Transport Logistics Hubs: Trends and Future Development - The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Duration: 25 May 200828 May 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of International Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports, IFSPA

Conference

ConferenceInternational Forum on Shipping, Ports and Airports, IFSPA 2008 - Trade-Based Global Supply Chain and Transport Logistics Hubs: Trends and Future Development
Country/TerritoryHong Kong
Period25/05/0828/05/08

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Transportation

User-Defined Keywords

  • Maritime education
  • Postgraduate professional programmes
  • Student motivations

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