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For two decades, American Digital University (ADU) has been publishing quality courses related to the maritime industry. Its journey began with the realisation that there was a real problem with access in the sector, so it set about addressing this through the creation of more accessible instructional and learning opportunities for students interested in entering the maritime industry.

Together with industry and educational leaders, ADU has worked to redefine maritime learning and training by transforming brick-and-mortar classes into effective web-based channels. In India, through a government sponsored programme, ADU has become the de facto online training provider for the national maritime community and works extensively with the regional Work Force Development Boards to provide skill-based training.

ADU also specialises in e-learning consultancy and e-learning content development for various higher education institutions. Alongside its highly successful maritime course, it also publishes courses in mathematics and science.Read the full story of how ADU became industry leaders in maritime education on the Alison Blog.

Free, Online Courses Created by ADU

  • Certificate The Fundamentals of Statistics

    The Fundamentals of Statistics

    1.5-3 hrs
    Learn key statistical methods including central tendency, and standard deviation in this free online course.
  • Certificate Introduction to Physical Chemistry

    Introduction to Physical Chemistry

    3-4 hrs
    Free online course on Physical Chemistry that ties in concepts from thermodynamics to chemical equilibrium.
  • Certificate Statistics: Effectively Displaying Data

    Statistics: Effectively Displaying Data

    1.5-3 hrs
    Free online course - A picture is worth a thousand words! Learn about the methods used to display data effectively.
  • Certificate Probability and Combinatorics

    Probability and Combinatorics

    3-4 hrs
    FREE online course - Learn basics in probability and combinatorics to make good decisions about the occurrence of events
  • Diploma Diploma in Maritime Logistics

    Diploma in Maritime Logistics

    10-15 hrs
    Analyze maritime logistics, as well as how digitalization influences the maritime industry, in this free online course.
  • Certificate Introduction to Ships, Ports and Terminals

    Introduction to Ships, Ports and Terminals

    4-5 hrs
    A free online course that covers general cargo ships, the classification of charters and signing charter agreements.
  • Certificate Beginner Cargo Transportation Processes

    Beginner Cargo Transportation Processes

    4-5 hrs
    Characteristics of break bulk cargo, developing proper stowage plans and containerization are covered in this course.
  • Certificate Digitalization and Security in Maritime Logistics

    Digitalization and Security in Maritime Logistics

    4-5 hrs
    Study cargo documentation types, digitalization and security in this free online course on maritime logistics.
  • Diploma Diploma in Marine Diesel Engines

    Diploma in Marine Diesel Engines

    10-15 hrs
    This free online course on principles of diesel engines, as well as how auxiliary engines influence the marine industry.
  • Diploma Diploma in Marine Refrigeration and Climate Control

    Diploma in Marine Refrigeration and Climate Control

    10-15 hrs
    This free online course teaches you about ventilation and refrigeration process, as well as loading refrigerated cargo.
  • Certificate Analysis of Resonant Circuits and Three-Phase Circuits

    Analysis of Resonant Circuits and Three-Phase Circuits

    4-5 hrs
    Learn about resonant circuits, bandwidth/quality factors, and three-phase circuit analysis in this free online course.
  • Diploma Diploma in Prevention of Pollution by Oil from Ships

    Diploma in Prevention of Pollution by Oil from Ships

    15-20 hrs
    Learn about regulations and methods aimed at preventing oil pollution from ships and tankers in this free online course.
  • Certificate Working Principles of Marine Ventilation

    Working Principles of Marine Ventilation

    1.5-3 hrs
    This free course covers the ventilation of shipboard spaces, as well as the operation of centrifugal and axial fans.
  • Certificate Cargo Refrigeration Plant Systems

    Cargo Refrigeration Plant Systems

    1.5-3 hrs
    Study direct and brine expansion systems as well as precautions for loading cargo in this free online course
  • Certificate Oil in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems

    Oil in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Systems

    1.5-3 hrs
    A free online course on the importance of safety devices in refrigeration plants and the effects of oil contamination.
  • Certificate Compressors and Refrigerated Containers

    Compressors and Refrigerated Containers

    1.5-3 hrs
    This is a free online course on the principles of air conditioning, plus types of compressors and compressor designs.
  • Diploma Diploma in Marine Gas Turbines

    Diploma in Marine Gas Turbines

    10-15 hrs
    This free online course covers the working principles, components and operations of marine gas turbines.
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