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Study plan - Bachelor of Maritime Management

Autumn 2023

Bachelor in maritime management (BAMM) is a customized transition arrangement from vocational school education to a bachelor's degree, and is reserved for candidates with education from a maritime vocational school with specialization in deck officer or engineer officer.

The bachelor's program runs part-time, so that the study can be taken in parallel with work at sea or in the land-based maritime industry. It is not possible to adapt the study program to each individual student, but the program is laid out with great flexibility and will therefore suit most people.

Learning outcomes


The candidate

  • Has broad knowledge of maritime IT, the systems on board, various degrees of automation and challenges related to IT security
  • Has broad knowledge of maritime economics and logistics
  • Has broad knowledge of risk management and quality management
  • Has broad knowledge of organization and management, including project management
  • Has broad knowledge of central topics, theories, issues, processes, tools and methods within maritime management
  • Is familiar with research and development work related to maritime management
  • Can update his/her knowledge within the subject area, including literature searches, contact with various academic environments and revision of own practice
  • Has a overall perspective on maritime management, and knowledge of maritime business history, traditions, uniqueness and place in society
  • Has basic knowledge of innovation processes that contribute to the development of the maritime industry



The candidate

  • Can see the various subject areas under maritime management in context, and use knowledge, skills and expertise from several areas on a problem
  • Understands the various systems on board, strengths and weaknesses, knows challenges related to IT security and can use IT technical expertise to be involved in securing various systems
  • Understands the various systems on board, their strengths and weaknesses, and knows challenges related to IT security
  • Can lead a project and achieve the objectives for the project in line with the budget framework
  • Understands the structure of organisations, and can use relevant organisational, motivational and management tools
  • Can apply professional knowledge from maritime management and basic subjects, own experiences and relevant results from research and development, to practical and theoretical issues and make reasoned choices
  • Can reflect on own professional practice and adjust this under guidance
  • Can find, assess and refer to information and specialist material and present this in such a way as to illuminate an issue related to maritime management
  • Master relevant professional tools, techniques and forms of expression from the maritime industry



The candidate

  • Has insight into relevant professional and professional ethical issues within topics such as maritime IT, organization and management, project management, risk management and quality management
  • Can plan and carry out varied tasks and projects that extend over time, alone and as a participant in a group, in line with ethical requirements and guidelines
  • Can convey central subject matter such as theories, issues and solutions to various target groups in both English and Norwegian
  • Can exchange viewpoints and experiences with others with a maritime background and through this contribute to the development of good practice
  • Knows new thinking and innovation processes in the maritime field
  • Has developed a basis for the development of analytical ability and willingness, and acquired theoretical knowledge to continue studies at master's level at home and abroad


See the course descriptions for additional information on the courses included in the study programme.


The study is session based with online sessions. The teaching and learning methods are varied and aim to get the students to participate actively and practice independent thinking. The learning activities vary, including lectures, solving exercises in groups and problem-based learning. In addition to individual work, group work is encouraged throughout the programme.


The forms of assessment have two purposes:

1. To give the students feedback on where they stand academically and thus facilitate improvement.

2. To say something about the students' learning outcomes.

The grading scale consists of letter grades A-F or pass/fail. The grades A-E show that the student has passed the course, and the grade E indicates that the minimum requirements have been met. The grade F indicates failure. The grade C reflects a good and solid academic performance.


Maritime education provides opportunities for exchange to educational institutions in Europe within the EU programs Socrates/Erasmus and Leonardo daVinci. The exchange can be of different length and content. The college can also offer stays at partner institutions in other parts of the world during the study period. Contact the study supervisor to find out more about internationalization in the study program.