ADU Academy, Chennai, India is a leader in maritime online course development and promotion of blended skills training, which is a combination of online learning and guided training. Our affiliates, ADU Services, USA and ADU Services, Singapore, have partnered with many of the leading maritime institutions to create marine engineering and maritime operations courses, leading to certificate of competencies (CoC) issued by the Government bodies. ADU Academy in India spearheads these Maritime Studies in the Indian sub-continent.

Maine Maritime Academy was established in 1941 for nautical training and has now developed into a college of engineering, business, science and transportation. MMA partnered with ADU to create Maritime Logistics course. MMA is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.

Singapore Maritime Academy, an international leader in maritime education and training has developed the first ever Certificate of Competency (CoC) online learning programs in association with American Digital University.

Malaysian Maritime Academy is a premier maritime training institute and American Digital University, a leading provider of enterprise solutions for the maritime industry, has developed LNG Cargo Operations Program.

These online learning programs are being offered by South Tyneside College in collaboration with American Digital University. South Tyneside College has a worldwide reputation for the quality of its maritime training. The UK Government has awarded the coveted 'National Centre of Vocational Excellence' status to its Marine Engineering and Nautical Science programs.

Air Compressor

Basics of Air Compressor, Reciprocating Air Compressors, Air Storage Tank, Air Compressor Maintenance

Shipboard Ancillary Systems

Sewage Treatment Plant, Oily Water Separator, Incinerator, MGPS and ICCP

Auxiliary Boiler Plant

Fire Tube and Water Tube Boilers, Boiler Mountings, Boiler Combustion System, Boiler Water Testing and Treatment, Boiler Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Auxiliary Engine

Marine Diesel Engine Principles, Auxiliary Diesel Engine Features, Auxiliary Engine Systems, Operation of Auxiliary Engines, Maintenance of Auxiliary Engines


Principle of Centrifuges, Purifier, Purifier Maintenance

Applied Chemistry

States of Matter, Atoms, ions and molecules, Gases, Stoichiometry, Solutions, Acids and Bases, Hydrocarbons, Polymers, Corrosion

Basics of Computers

Computer Technology, Internet Essentials, Software for Shipping Cos

Deck Machinery

Bow Thrusters, Windlass & Mooring Winch, Hatch Cover

Basic Electronics for Marine Engineers

Electron Theory, Semiconductor, Thyristors, IC and LSI, Types of IC

Marine Electrical Engineering I

Alternators, Electrical Machines, Marine Electrical Distribution

Marine Electrical Engineering II

Marine Ancillary Electrical Services, Operation and Maintenance in Ships, Inspection and Testing of Machines, Electrical Safety and Protection

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

Standard Symbols and Units, Understanding Electricity, Basic Laws, Magnetic Induction, Electrolytic Action and Secondary Cell, AC Voltages, currents and PF, AC Circuits wit Single Parameter, AC Circuits with RLC combinations, Metering and Instruments, Electrolysis, Basics of Batteries, Secondary Cells, Internal Resistance and Polarity, Battery Application, Battery Performance, Battery Maintenance, Troubleshooting of Battery Charger

Engineering Materials

Properties and Uses, Heat Treatment, Basic Metallurgy and Processes, Non Metallic Materials, Materials Under Load, Corrosion, Vibration

ER Watchstanding & Emergency Preparedness

Watchstanding Procedures, Emergency Preparedness, Emergency Machinery

Fuel Oil Management

Fuel for Ships, Bunkering and Fuel Testing, Fuel Treatment, purification and combustion, Legislation and Fuel Management

Fresh Water Generator

Distillation Principle, Distillation Methods, Construction Features, Operational Procedures, Reverse Osmosis, Domestic Fresh Water Hydrophore System, Maintenance, Troubleshooting, Water Treatment

Heat Exchangers

Heat Exchanger Theory and Selection, Principle of Heat Exchange, Shell and Tube Type, Plate Type HE


Basic Hydraulics, Valves, Actuators, Accumulators, Hydraulic Motors, Hydraulic Tanks, Hydraulic Connectors, Hydraulic Filters, Hydraulic Fluid Lines, Hydraulic Pumps I General, Hydraulic Pumps II Rotary Pumps, Hydraulic Winch, Troubleshooting of Hydraulic Systems

Instrumentation and Control Engineering

Purpose of Control Systems, Typical Control System in Ships, Control System Onboard, Control System Operations, Failures and Preventions, Maintenance, Training, Control Theory, Types of Control Systems, Process Control, Kinetic Control, Sensors, Transducers, Alarm Circuits, Troubleshooting Control Circuits

Lubrication & Lub Oil Management

Lubricants and Principles of Lubrication, Lubrication of Marine Diesel Engines, Purification, testing & treatment of Lub Oil

Main Engine

Marine Diesel Engine Principles, Diesel Engine Features, Propulsion Engine Systems, Engine Operation, Maintenance of Main Engine

Propeller and Shafting

Couplings and Bolts, Transmission System, Thrust Block, Stern Tube and Propeller, Bow Thruster

Pumps and Valves

Pumping Terminology and Principles, Valves and Principles, Centrifugal Pumps, Propeller Pump, Reciprocating Pumps, Rotary Pumps, Variable Delivery Pumps

Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

Principle of Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & AC Systems, Maintenance of Refrigeration & AC Systems

Steering Gear

Fundamentals of Steering, Ram Type Steering Gear, Rotary Vane Steering Gear, Steering Gear Pumps, All Electric Steering


Ideal Gas, Heat and Entropy, Energy and Work, Vapors, Work Transfer

Gas Cutting and Welding

Arc Welding, Welding Basis, Welding Positions and Electrodes, Welding Defects and Distortion Control, TIG Welding, MIG Welding, Gas Welding, Welding Inspection, Gas Welding Practical Exercises, MIG Welding Practical Exercises, Arc Welding Practical Exercises, Gas Cutting Practical Exercises

Workshop Technology

Tools for Measuring, Setting up Machine Tools, Drilling, Cutters and Grinders

Bridge Watchkeeping

Principle of Watchkeeping, Watch Arrangements, Taking Over a Watch, Performing the Navigation Watch, Watchkeeping in Different Conditions

Cargo Carriage

Types of Cargo, Planning the Carriage, Monitoring Cargo, Maintenance, Cargo Damage and Claims

Cargo Handling and Stowage

Loading and Unloading Procedures, Hatch Cover Operation and Maintenance, Crane Operations, Safe Use of Forklift Onboard

Celestial Navigation

Earth and Celestial Sphere, Almanac and Navigation, Use of Sextant, Time Keeping, Compass Errors, Position Finding

Basic Electronics for Deck Officers

Passive Components, Semiconductor Devices, Amplifiers, Feedback, Integrated Circuits (IC), Power Supplies and Thyristors, Oscillators, Radio Transmission and Reception, Photoelectric Devices, Digital Circuits I, Digital Circuits II

Emergency Response

Understanding Emergencies, General Alarm, Fire and Explosion, Abandon Ship Procedure, Other Shipboard Emergencies, Proceedings with Third Party/Media, Learning from Accident Reports

Electronic Navigation Systems

Nautical Charts, Chart Interpretation, Electronic Navigation Charts, Electronic Navigation Equipment


Fire Prevention and Safety, Firefighting on Deck, Firefighting in Accommodation, Firefighting in Machinery Space

IMO Conventions and Maritime Law

About IMO, Developing International Conventions, Implementing International Conventions, Explaining Conventions and Codes, Incorporating ILO Resolutions

Lifesaving Appliances

SOLAS Requirements, Rescue Techniques, Immersion Suits and Thermal Protective Aids, Lifeboats, Helicopter Operations

Mathematics I

Fundamental Concepts, Operation with Signed Numbers, Algebraic Expressions, Index Laws, Special Products and Factoring, Fractions, Linear Equations, Quadratic Equations, Solution of a Quadratic Equation, Ratios, proportions, percentages and variations, Plane Figures, Triangles, Quadrilaterals, Areas of Parallelograms and Triangles, Circles, Surface Areas and Volumes

Mathematics II

Functions, Limits, Derivatives, Differentiability, Application of Derivative, Maxima and Minima, Integration, Integration by Partial Fraction, Types of Integration, Area Using Integration, Multiple Integrals, Coordinate Geometry, Linear Graphs, Distance Formula and Section Formula, Straight Lines, Conic Sections, Trigonometric Functions of an Acute Angle, Logarithmic Solutions of Right Triangles, Graphs of Trigonometric Functions, Oblique Plane Triangles, Spherical Trigonometry

Meteorology and Oceanography

Earth’s Atmosphere, Winds, Principle Pressure Systems, Shipborne Meteorological Instruments, Shore Based Services, Waves and Storms, Weather Routing

Navigation Instruments

Ship’s Compass, Radar, Auto-Pilot

Physical Science I

Kinematics in One Dimension, Dynamic Bodies in Motion, Linear Momentum, System of Forces, Rotational Motion, Friction, Uniform Circular Motion, Static Bodies at Rest or in Steady Motion

Physical Science II

Magnetism and Electricity, Fluid Mechanics, Mechanical Properties of Material, Waves, sound and light, Heat


Marine Pollution from Ships, Marine Pollution, The Hazards and Effects of Pollution

Rules of the Road

Steering and Sailing Rules, Visibility, Vessels in Sight of One Another, Restricted Visibility, Lights and Shapes, Sound and Light Signals, Exemption

Ship Construction

Introduction to Shipbuilding, Shipbuilding Materials, Shipbuilding Process, Ship Construction Terminology, Ship Structure, Hull Fittings, Ship Stresses

Ship Handling

Factors Affecting Ship Handling, Ship Maneuvering Diagram, Shallow Water Effects, Hydrodynamic Interaction, Mooring, Anchoring, Man Overboard Procedures

Ship Routine and Seamanship

Ropes and Rope Work, Wire Ropes, Blocks, tackles and purchase, Mooring, Anchoring

Ship Stability

Fundamentals of Ship Stability, Damage Stability, Effect of Cargo and Ballast on Stability

Terrestrial and Coastal Navigation

Charts and Sailings, Position Fixing Techniques, Tides, Passage Planning

ADU Services has developed and maintains Certificate of Competency courses for Singapore Maritime Academy. We provide eCoC-5 (Engineering) and eCoC-3 (Deck) courses for SMA.

ADU Services has collaborated with South Tyneside College (STC), UK, to provide Certificate of Competency - Engineer Officer of the Watch (EEOW) course.