Institute Of Maritime Studies – Scope

Scope of the Programmes in the Institute

Maritime studies cuts across different disciplines and human activities. As a result, the programmes adopt trans-disciplinary approaches and pedagogies. This calls for cooperation and collaboration of faculty from different knowledge areas/disciplines. The programmes cover knowledge, skills, values and attitudes developed from the Arts, Biological Sciences, Engineering, Environmental studies, Law, Management and Social Sciences. Under the Maritime studies, programmes are designed in such a way that students can pursue a PGD or M.Sc degree, as the case may be, in either:

  1. Navigation and Telecommunication Systems in Maritime Studies; or
  2. Maritime Business and International Logistics; or
  • Maritime Business Management, or
  1. Maritime Regulation Studies, Law and Policy.


Organisational Structure

The Institute shall have the following bodies:

  1. Management Advisory Board

The Institute shall have a Management Advisory Board whose members shall be appointed by the Vice- Chancellor.

The role of the Advisory Board shall to:

  1. Establish broad policies and directions, as well as short, medium and long term strategies for the Institute;
  2. Ensure the availability of adequate financial and material resources for the Institute through the mobilization of resources for the successful implementation of the core functions of the Institute;
  • Ratify and approve the annual programme, budgets and reports of the Institute prepared by its management and any other matters relating to the activities of the Institute;
  1. Appraise and periodically review the Institute’s systems and processes and the performance of its staff to ensure sustained quality of its academic programmes and other functions;
  2. Provide synergy between the Institute, NIMASA, International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and other local and international agencies and Institutions in the maritime industry.




  1. Academic Board

The Institute of Maritime Studies shall have an Academic Board which shall be responsible for providing direction and approval of all academic programmes of the Institute and seek Senate approval through the Board of the School of Postgraduate Studies. The Board shall be established based under the existing Regulations of the University. The Board shall be broad and inclusive in line with the trans-disciplinary nature of the Institute.  The Board shall be made up of the Director (who shall be the Chairman), Deputy Directors and Coordinators of core subject areas. The Secretary shall be the Secretary of the Institute.


  1. Management Components

The Institute shall have the following:

  1. A Director who shall be the Chief Executive Office of the Institute and charged with its day-day running.
  2. Deputy Directors (Academic and Research). The Deputy Director shall be senior academic not below the rank of a Senior Lecturer with a Doctorate Degree in relevant discipline within the programmes of the Institute, but preferable a Professor from the relevant disciplines.

The Deputy Director (Academic) shall be charged with the responsibility of seeing to the smooth running of the academic component of the Institute, including preparation of teaching time-table, establishing contacts with nominated Lecturers, Students Academic Advising, and any other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the Director and/or the Boards.

The Deputy Director (Research) shall be charged with the responsibility of seeing to the research component of the Institute. This shall include: organization of Seminars, over-seeing research projects of students, research proposals from the Institute, and any other duties as may be assigned to him/her by the Director and/or the Boards.

  1. Coordinators of the three core areas of the programmes in the Institute:
  2. Maritime Telecommunication and Nautical Science,
  3. Maritime Business Management and International Business Logistics, and
  • Maritime Regulations, Law and Policy.

Duties shall include coordinating course registrations, collation and compilation of results

  1. Programme Managers (who assist the Deputy Director (Research) in coordinating the research components of the Institute;
  2. Faculty members (who shall be drawn from the core academic staff of the University and from relevant Faculties, based on competence, in line with existing regulations of the University).
  3. A Secretary, who shall be the head of the Administrative staff of the Institute.
  4. An Accountant, who shall be in-charge of the Institute’s financial matters, liaising with appropriate arms of the University for this purpose and keeping all the necessary books of account