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Aligning the course learning outcomes of maritime business degrees with industry preferred skill sets to increase student employability in the onshore maritime industry

posted on 2023-05-25, 19:02 authored by Shu-Ling ChenShu-Ling Chen, Stephen CahoonStephen Cahoon, Pateman, H, Prashant BhaskarPrashant Bhaskar, Wang, G, Parsons, J
This project investigates whether the Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) of maritime business degree meet the specific employability requirements of the onshore sector of the maritime industry. It firstly identifies common employability skills embedded in the CLOs of maritime business degrees by undertaking a comparison of existing CLOs between universities. Secondly, it interviewed and surveyed senior managers in the onshore maritime sectors in Australia, the US and Canada to investigate current and future industry employability skills required for maritime business graduates. Thirdly, these industry-focused employability skills sets were used for developing a mapping tool to evaluate alignment between the industry preferred employability skills sets and the universities’ CLOs and curriculum. Strategies for improvement of the CLOs and curriculum of maritime business degrees are recommended to align with employer-identified future skills to enhance students’ employability in the onshore maritime industry.


International Association of Maritime Universities


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IAMU 2016 Research Project (No. 20160405) Aligning the Course Learning Outcomes of Maritime Business Degrees with Industry Preferred Skill Sets to Increase Student Employability in the Onshore Maritim

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International Association of Maritime Universities




Australian Maritime College


International Association of Maritime Universities

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