Cases are part of the curriculum of the Master Shipping and Transport at Netherlands Maritime University (STC-NMU). In order to become qualified as a master, development of skills is equally important as development of knowledge. The objectives of a case driven method of learning is to develop new knowledge, apply knowledge, make informed judgements, as well to improve communication skills.
As the case study work is spread out over a longer period of time, students have sufficient time to reflect and improve based on feedback. In other words, a case driven approach will prepare student for a steering their own learning process.
The following case studies have been developed:
- port internationalisation case
- hinterland strategy case
- hinterland modal shift case
- port operations case
- terminal management case