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BAMM1001 Maritime IT

Course description for academic year 2022/2023

Contents and structure

Subjects in this course:

  1. Maritime IT systems
  2. Cyber Security Introduction
  3. Cyber Risk Management 
  4. Introduction to automation and autonomy, new developments and trends
  5. Human-centered design, usability evaluation and providing input
  6. Frameworks and regulations, management and administration related to maritime IT
  7. Future Maritime IT directions

Learning Outcome


The student 

  • has introductory knowledge of onboard ICT systems, including environmental requirements 
  • can identify and understand the use of common technology systems on board (OT and generic ICT).
  • understands the purpose of common IT systems found on board (e.g. network switches, routers, file and email servers)
  • is aware of various paths to provide usability input
  • demonstrates a clear understanding of common security principles and how to avoid common risks of attacks and security threats
  • understands methods (also called levels) of automation/autonomy
  • is aware of capabilities and limitations of automation
  • is aware of new trends such as big data, smart ships, block chain.
  • understands the vital role of company policies in meeting with regulatory requirements



The student

  • can identify common systems on board (OT and generic ICT) 
  • has the ability to make basic usability evaluations of maritime electronics
  • has the ability to undertake basic threat analysis
  • has the ability to undertake basic risk analysis
  • can design risk mitigation procedures in response to risk analysis output



The student

  • can discuss risk management and how technology risks may be incorporated into the ISM requirements
  • can provide input and feedback for updates, retrofits and new builds
  • can take part in undertaking a risk analysis and mitigation process
  • can locate and adhere to regulatory frameworks relevant to ship cyber security
  • is aware of new trends and innovations in maritime technology

Entry requirements


Recommended previous knowledge

The course is part of a specially arranged transitional arrangement from a 2-year maritime technical vocational college to a bachelor. Content and structure are based on this premise, as well as requests from representatives from the maritime industry.

Teaching methods

Session-based teaching. Lectures, flipped classroom, practical tasks and self-studies. 

Compulsory learning activities

One poster/presentation.


Semester assignment.

Grade A-F.

Examination support material

All aids allowed. 

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