TS501822 - Maritime Cyber 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 cyber security, with the main emphasis on the implementation of cyber risk management and the handling of cyber incidents. 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 cyber security exercises are used.

The course is divided into three modules:

1) Introduction to maritime cyber security,

2) Cyber ​​risk management,

3) Maritime cyber ​​incidents - case studies and cyber security 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:

  • threats and vulnerabilities to maritime systems, and know about defense techniques.
  • the challenges associated with digital security management in maritime organizations
  • theory related to cyber security management and risk management.

The candidate must have skills in:

  • identification of security tasks that must be handled by experts.
  • implementation of cyber risk management at a higher level in maritime organizations.
  • discussion of security 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
  • Cyber security 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

The exam is an individual report.

The student must have 80% attendance in the course to deliver the exam. Special cases are assessed individually by submitting an application to the Study Program Manager.

The exam 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 (MLAKMO)
Operational Maritime Management (830MDO)

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 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

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

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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