TS300819 - Digital shipping


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Portfolio 100/100

Course content

- The digital transformation of the shipping industry - Marine 4.0 - Connection and connectivity from shipping office to ship - Remote controlled and autonomous shipping operations - Remote controlled and autonomous port operations - Remote controlled and autonomous vessels - Vessel technology: control and operation centers onboard and onshore - Fleet management from shipping office - Optimization of supply chain and shipping processes - Energy and resource management onboard and onshore - Big Data - Digital twins - Economy - how to utilize big data to optimization of maintenance systems and onboard systems - Maritime cloud - Internet of Things in shipping - The future of shipping - Digitalization of the Supply Chain

Learning outcome

In this subject the student will get an introduction to the digital paradigm shift we are experiencing in the shipping industry. Digitalization is transforming the maritime world, enabling smart decision-making and also integrating the the global supply chain. Smart operations will be used to reduce costs and gain competitive edge. At the same time, we recognize that challenges lie ahead. How will the future ship owners and shipping offices operate? How will the vessels be handled and optimized? How will the autonomous race influence the supply Chain and the processes in the shipping industry? After completion of the subject, the student will have knowledge and a holistic overview of how Technology and the shipping industry interact on optimisation of cost, economy and general resources.

Learning methods and activities

Lecture. Group work. Self-study. Work requirements. Digital workbook. Focus on business-related learning experiences.

A minimum of 80% attendance is required in the scheduled teaching.

Compulsory assignments

  • 80% participation in classes

Further on evaluation

Students must prepare two mandatory assignments (digital transformation roadmap proposal for a shipping-related company) gathered in a folder, and they must have a presentation of the proposal. Participants in each group will get the same grade. The grade in the course will be based on the mandatory group assignments and hand-ins. All mandatory group works have to be completed. Deferred examination (= New and postponed exam): Deferred examination for those who possess a valid absence and those who passed the last ordinary exam, will be held during the next semester for postponed examinations.

Course materials

Will be announced at the beginning of the semester.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Nautic
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Portfolio

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD Portfolio 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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