Plenary Lecture

Modern Methods for Study and Evaluation in Maritime Universities According to MET Requirements

Professor Dumitru Dinu
Mechanical Engineering Department
Constanta Maritime University
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Abstract: Any maritime university has to comply with the requests imposed by the Ministry of Education which in most countries co-ordinates and guarantees the quality of education. On the other hand, the maritime university has to act according to the requests of the International Maritime Organization, within the so-called Maritime Education and Training concept – MET. It results the main characteristic of a maritime university: to comply at the same time with the requirements of the national educational system and those of the International Maritime Organization. The maritime universities ensure a complex education and training due to the demand for maritime personnel, qualified both “off-shore” and “on-shore” and to the more and more complex technology on board ships. The status of maritime university depends on the way they will organize the educational and research process and on the way they will succeed in fulfilling the needs of present time. That means mainly courses, laboratories and evaluation. The paper presents the efforts made in our university to develop and implement advanced distant simulation technology (on board and ashore) and formal teaching or training in the classroom or in the simulator respectively (ashore). Also it analyses the modern methods for better evaluation of the students.

Brief Biography of the Speaker: Dumitru Dinu graduated from the University of Galati, Diplomat Engineer, Naval Architect and doctor in Technical Science – Fluid Mechanics of the same University. First, he worked in maritime research, deep diving systems and marine technologies in Romanian Institute for Marine Research. In 1990, Dumitru Dinu begins an academic career in Constanta Maritime University. Professor from 1993 and Doctoral Thesis Supervisor from 2001, he is a recognized specialist in Fluid Mechanics and Marine Technologies. He wrote 10 books and over 50 scientific papers in the fields: Marine Technologies, Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulic Machines, Marine Pollution, Maritime Education and Training. Former Rector of Constanta Maritime University, Prof. Dinu leads now the Marine Engineering research Center of the University. His researches focus now on Design and research in naval field using Computer Fluid Dynamics.

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