TS501822 - Maritime Digital Security


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course will provide an introduction to maritime digital security, with the main emphasis on the implementation of cyber risk management and the handling of digital vulnerabilities. The theory focuses on developments in the maritime industry, risk communication and risk management in a digital perspective. To increase the understanding of the operational handling of cyber incidents, real cases and simulator scenarios are used. For a better understanding of handling and emergency preparedness, the scenarios focus on linking the sea and land sides. The course is divided into three modules: 1) Maritime digital security and awareness, 2) Cyber ​​risk management in theory and practice, 3) Cyber ​​incidents in the maritime industry - case studies and simulator exercises.

Learning outcome

Upon completion of the course, the student must have the following learning outcomes in the form of knowledge, skills and general competence:

The student must have knowledge of:

• typical threats to maritime digital systems, and know about defense techniques against these threats. • the challenges associated with digital security management in maritime organizations

• theory related to digital security management and risk management.

The candidate must have skills in:

• identification of safety tasks that must be handled by experts.

• implementation of cyber risk management at a higher level in maritime organizations.

• discussion of safety aspects with colleagues.

The candidate must have general competence in:

• cyber risk management.

• implementation of preventive measures, as well as knowledge of processes for handling cyber incidents.

• how new digital vulnerabilities develop in relation to the industry's need for digitization and efficiency.

Learning methods and activities

  • Lectures
  • Group work
  • Simulator exercises
  • Presentation

The course is held intensively over a 2-week period, where students will go through lectures, group work and simulator exercises with accompanying debriefs. Students are given group work and will present in plenary

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignments

Further on evaluation

Individual report, minimum 10-15 pages. The student must have 80% attendance in the course and 100% attendance on simulator exercises and "debriefs" in order to register for the exam. Special cases are assessed individually by submitting an application to the Study Program Manager. The report shall be submitted in NTNU's Digital Exam System INSPERA as one pdf-file.

Compulsory activities from the previous semester can be approved by the department.

Re-sit examination: Students who failed the exam or have a legitimate leave of absence from the exam, will be allowed to re-sit the exam during the next semester.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Management of Demanding Marine Operations (830MDO)
Management of Demanding Marine Operations (MLAKMO)

Course materials

Will be informed in advance of the start of the course.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Organization and Leadership
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Assignment 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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