Innovative Maritime Design Education at NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences

Sietske de Geus-Moussault, Carmen Kooij, Herbert Koelman

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The digital and energy transition will change our industry. To be prepared for this challenge, NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences puts quite some effort in developing new innovative courses and new types of digitally enabled education. An example is a new minor concentrated on engineering tools and methods that have emerged in the (construction) industry over the past decades. In addition, the school is also working on a game to educate an old trade: ship stability. In addition to the changes to the existing programs, a new level of education is introduced in the Netherlands, the Professional Doctorate. The Professional Doctorate is comparable to the PhD but focusses on practically applied research. All these changes and innovations to the current maritime education at NHL Stenden are elaborated upon in this paper. The paper concludes with an outlook to the future, based upon the results from a survey held under students and lecturers regarding their view on the future of maritime education. The results of this survey show that especially green and modern propulsion methods are underexposed in the current curriculum.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2022
EventSNAME 14th International Marine Design Conference, IMDC 2022 - Vancouver, Canada
Duration: 26 Jun 202230 Jun 2022


ConferenceSNAME 14th International Marine Design Conference, IMDC 2022

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  • Education Innovation
  • Maritime Bachelor
  • Maritime Education
  • Professional Doctorate


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