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BAMM3004 Green maritime technology

Course description for academic year 2024/2025

Contents and structure

As in all industries, there is currently a major motive power for the development and implementation of new clean technology within the maritime industry. This process is driven by society, both globally and locally, to ensure a sustainable future. The focus of this course is the ship technology, which covers systems such as hull, machinery, propulsion and ballast water. The course will give the students both a broader and a deeper understanding of new green technology.

An overview of the current status of development and implementation of new green technologies in ship design will be provided, including discussion of key drivers such as new rules/regulations and economic performance.

The following five topics will be more thoroughly covered.

  1. Fuel-saving ship design, seen from an overall system perspective
  2. Electrically powered vessels, based on batteries or fuel cells, including hybrid solutions
  3. Gas-powered vessels, based on LNG
  4. Emission reduction to air - NOx and SOx
  5. Ballast water cleaning

The students will also carry out a separate study of a specific topic, either one of the topics above, or a separate topic after consulting with the course coordinator.

This is an elective course, and it has not been decided whether this course will take place in the academic year 2024/2025.

Learning Outcome


The student

  • has general knowledge of the current situation within the development of green technology in the maritime industry. This includes background, laws and regulations and political framework
  • knows the development and implementation of green technology within five specific course areas
  • understands and assesses subject matter for a particular green maritime technology


The student

  • can apply professional knowledge and find relevant results from research and scientific development and make reasoned choices within maritime green technology
  • can explore, talk to companies, research online
  • can reflect, find and assess academic material and present this in such a way that it illuminates an issue within green maritime technology using academically relevant tools

General competence

The student

  • can carry out studies of specific green technologies
  • knows about innovation and can convey central subject matter
  • has insight into ethical issues

Entry requirements


Recommended previous knowledge

The course is part of a specifically arranged transition arrangement from a 2-year maritime technical vocational school to a bachelor's degree.

Teaching methods

Session-based teaching.

Compulsory learning activities



Semester assigment.

Grading scale A-F.

Examination support material

All aids allowed

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