Course Overview

Short Course
8 days over 6 weeks
Fee Subsidy
Up to 90% SF Funding

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has set the target for the harbour craft and pleasure craft sectors to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, aligning with the national climate ambition.

From 2030, all new harbour craft will be required to be fully electric, capable of using pure biodiesel (B100), or compatible with net-zero fuels like hydrogen. It is expected that most of the 1,600 harbour craft in Singapore's waters will opt for electrification. As the maritime industry prepares for this transition, the launch of an advanced programme on the electrification of marine vessels becomes timely and essential.

This course is designed to equip professionals with the knowledge of key components, the design process, and considerations for hybrid or full electric ships and shore charging systems. Upon completion of this course, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of how load demand profiles, energy sources, and the power distribution system work together in a hybrid or full electric plug-in ship. Additionally, you will learn about the key differences between shore and shipboard electrical installations and become aware of potential challenges for shore-to-ship charging.

Who Should Attend

  • Management, technical, and operational professionals who are interested in or working in the area of designing, building, or operating full electric ships and shore charging infrastructure

What You Will Learn

Understanding Typical Load Demand Profiles

  • Typical motor and starter characteristics in marine and offshore systems
  • Marine propulsion systems: understanding typical propulsion configurations, normal operation load profiles, and transient inrush currents for inverters and motors
  • Auxiliary load profile: estimation of maximum demand for a given allowance for diversity

Power Generation and Distribution

  • AC generators and diesel engines
  • Solar panels and power inverters
  • Fuel cells and power converters
  • Calculation of power and current demand requirements for battery systems
  • Selection of li-ion battery capacity and configuration
  • Selection of a power inverter or power converter for the battery bank
  • Shore-to-ship battery charging

Marine Energy Storage Systems

  • Emergency power requirements for marine vessels
  • Safety requirements for explosion risk and fire suppression
  • BMS requirements: overview of current/voltage/temperature sensing, contactor control, protection, interface/communications, SOC, energy and power estimation functionalities

Marine Electrical Installation Design for Hybrid Marine Vessels

  • Components of a power distribution system: transformers, main switchboard, distribution panels, final circuits, protective devices, cables, grounding
  • Special requirements for marine electrical installations
  • Selection of protective devices and cables for AC and DC systems
  • Power management system and control logic


Teaching Team

Tay Chuan Beng
Tay Chuan Beng

Associate Professor, Engineering, Singapore Institute of Technology

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Akshay Kumar Rathore
Akshay Kumar Rathore

Professor/ Prog Leader, Engineering, Singapore Institute of Technology

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Bernard How
Bernard How

Associate Professor, Engineering, Singapore Institute of Technology

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Course Run Dates Time
October - November 2023 Run 

23 - 24 October, 6 - 7, 14, 21, 28 & 30 November 2023

9:00 am - 6:00 pm


Certificate and Assessment

A Certificate of Participation will be issued to participants who:

  • Attend 75% of the course
  • Undertake and pass non-credit bearing assessment at the end of the course

Fee Structure

The full fee for this course is S$7,560.00

Category After SF Funding
Singapore Citizen (Below 40) S$2,247.00
Singapore Citizen (40 & Above) S$847.00
Singapore PR / LTVP+ Holder S$2,268.00
Non-Singapore Citizen S$7,560.00 (No Funding)

Note: All fees above include GST. GST applies to individuals and Singapore-registered companies.

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