Graduate and Professional Development

         Maritime Security Graduate Certificate   

Maritime Security (Courses available on-campus and online via Stevens WebCampus) 

The objectives of this four course, 12-credit program are to provide the student with the operational and technological skills to deal with the international safety and security issues facing the Marine Transportation System (MTS). The student's perspective may be that of a vessel or port operator, port authority, or military or governmental security agency. Risk-based analyses are performed to assess concerns related to vessel and shore labor practices, navigational security and safety including cargo (e.g., oil spills) and vessel traffic (e.g., collisions). Acoustic and electromagnetic sensor and security technologies are studied, with a focus on their application to various security threat scenarios, including terrorism, piracy, and crime. 

Credits earned in the Maritime Security Graduate Certificate program can be applied toward a Master's Degree in Maritime Systems at Stevens Institute of Technology.  

For registration information and to learn more about the Graduate Certificate and Master's degree programs, please visit the following web link:


Spring 2012 Course Offerings:  - ENROLLMENT CLOSED

Course:  Port Security Sensing Technologies

Date: March 21 - 23, 2012

Location: Regional Maritime Training Center, Port of LA,  Los Angeles, CA

Course Tuition: $1,500 per participant.

Contact: Beth Austin DeFares, Director of Education,to learn more about the course delivery. Email: Phone: 201.216.5362.

The CSR offers graduate level courses in convenient, flexible delivery formats tailored to maritime security practitioners and maritime industry and government professionals.  Courses are delivered by CSR research faculty.

The objective of the above three-day course is to enable a broad base of maritime industry and government practitioners with minimal to moderate technical expertise to understand the basic technologies used in port security applications and to provide them with a basis to make informed managerial decisions regarding relevant technology-based solutions.

Students wishing to take classes for graduate credit, leading to a Graduate Certificate or a Master's Degree, should visit the Stevens Maritime Systems website at