Civil Engineer


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A TransportNET course


The course analyses the shipbuilding sector, detailing main economic issues of the ship production process and the impact that shipbuilding generates on different shipping sectors. A focus on how regulation and policies impact on the competitiveness of different shipyards (and their role within regional economies) will be part of the course as well as the discussion of the impact of new trends (i.e. circular economy, green performance indicators, new ship propulsion and digital systems) on shipyards competitive characteristics and the related shipbuilding markets.

An intensive immersion into the shipbuilding related economic issues, mainly focusing on organizational problems, the competition among different segments, and the industrial and policy implications of the changing competing environment and other external factors (e.g. automation, new technologies and materials, emission standards, circular economy, funding schemes).


The course will be delivered via an innovative “blended” approach:

- Online asynchronous and synchronous lecturing using the online platform Microsoft TEAMS (27th-30th November);

- 3 days (5th-7th December) of intensive in person activities at the University of Genoa, Italy.


Who for?

PhD students and postgraduates with a strong interest in shipbuilding and related supply chains.

The course is also open to practitioners interested in developing a specialisation in the ship production process and related industry and policy issues.


5 ECTS credits are awarded upon successful completion of the full (online + in-class) programme.

3 ECTS credits for the completion of the online module only.

Course number:
Short- en long-term programmes
Area of interest:
Civil Engineer, Economics, Business and (Public) Management
Starting date:
TransportNET experts

Seminars from industry experts will also be part of the programme.

Online - In person in Genua

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