Skip to main content

Maritime Energy Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip) | ONLINE

Short-cycle tertiary education (ISCED 2011 level 5)


Duration 2 semesters
Cost $8750

Industry and governments around the world are engaged in the international effort to battle climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, air pollutants, sea-level rise and weather-pattern changes. At the same time, there is a constant pressure towards cost-efficiency and market competitiveness.

The Paris Agreement and new IMO regulations along with its GHG strategy mean that a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions is necessary over the coming decades, with zero emissions of CO2 before the end of the 21st century (IPCC, 2014). Every maritime stakeholder must play a role in the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) call for immediate action on the part of all countries, organizations and individuals. The IMO’s strategy on GHG calls for a reduction in CO2 emissions of 40% by 2030, and 70% by 2050 from 2008 levels. Adopting innovative and sustainable technologies and mitigation measures in shipping and ports/shipyards is expected to lead to a competitive advantage and improved profitability through cost savings. The Postgraduate Diploma in Maritime Energy aims at combining innovative technical solutions with a socio-economic-environmental perspective in a holistic manner.

The programme equips maritime professionals with technical and socio- economic-environmental knowledge relating to IMO’s regulations on air pollution and potential mitigation measures to achieve a low carbon and energy-efficient maritime future. It is designed for people with a technical profile (e.g. naval architects, deck officers and engineers, surveyors etc.) as well as professionals with backgrounds, such as ship operators, superintendents, port and shipyard managers and other maritime professionals.

Graduates of the programme join WMU’s global network of maritime professionals who are experts in their fields and working towards sustainable development and excellence.

Grant opportunities

WMU alumni are eligible for a 25% discount on this programme.


The Admissions Board will consider only those applicants who meet the following general entrance requirements:

  • A minimum of five years' work experience
  • A Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline (with full transcript)
    The highest grade certificate of competency for unrestricted service as master mariner or chief engineer
  • English language ability (both written and spoken, see below English Requirement)

ISCED Categories

Ocean Literacy
Policy and governance
Environmental protection technology
Offshore and renewable energy