This site is part of the Informa Connect Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 3099067.

Starting 08 October 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months.

Starting 08 October 2024

Delivered by digital learning over 12 months.

A professional development course exploring technology in shipping

Designed to provide you with the knowledge, management skills and digital competencies required to enhance a successful career in ship operations and maritime management

In Partnership with North Kent College


If you have questions or you would like to talk to one of our Education Consultants, get in touch! Contact +44 (0) 20 8052 2710 for extra details.

Diploma in Digital Transformation in Shipping

Core Modules

  • Module 1 - Introduction to digitalisation and emerging technologies
  • Module 2 - Added value of digitalisation in maritime applications
  • Module 3 - Data management and analytics
  • Module 4 - Cybersecurity
  • Module 5 - Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies
  • Module 6 - Automated decisions and smarter shipping
  • Module 7 - Unmanned vessels and automated shipping
  • Module 8 - Challenges, regulations and ethical aspects of emerging technologies
  • Module 9 - Managing a digital landscape
  • Module 10 - Shipping of the future: the 4th industrial revolution
  • Module 11 - Case study: decentralised seafarer certification

What you'll learn

  • Identify and describe emergent tech covered in the course
  • Acquire a historical appreciation of how these technologies have evolved
  • Identify and describe potential applications of emergent tech in the shipping industry
  • Utilise commercial software to analyse and create data visualizations and dashboards
  • Understand key concepts of cybersecurity as they relate to software, systems and wetware
  • Assess blockchain’s applicability to different scenarios
  • Explain cloud computing, its advantages and disadvantages, deployment and service models
  • Discuss what Cyberphysical Systems and IoT are and how they relate to Big Data
  • Define the different laws and regulations that affect shipping and the adoption of new technologies in the industry
  • Analyse different types of network effects and how these can capture value for company

How you'll learn

Every course is broken down into manageable modules, designed to accelerate your learning process through diverse learning activities:

  • Work through your instructional material online
  • Interact with your peers and learning facilitators through the online forum to discuss subject related issues and to network with your fellow learners
  • Investigate relevant, real-world case studies
  • Apply what you learn each week to ongoing project submissions

Your Digital Badge!

You can now have a digital version of your Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Certification!

Powered by Credly, your Lloyd’s Maritime Academy Digital Badge is an online version of your credentials that contains a description of your Award, Demonstrated Skills and what it took to obtain your Certificate qualification.

Also, your Digital Badge allows you to get labor market insights data including job openings, salary ranges and selected top employers, and you can display the badge in your email signature, electronic copies of your resume and on social media sites like LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter!

100% Online

  • Accessible – 24/7 availability from wherever you have an internet connection
  • Flexible – take control of where, when, how and the rate at which you study
  • Professional – industry leading course directors and tutors
  • Quality – study the same course used by corporations for internal training
  • Network – with tutors and like-minded professionals from around the world
  • Save money – no additional travel or accommodation costs