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Ashish Sharma
BTech, Marine ETO, MSc, AFHEA


Warsash Maritime School

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After graduating in 2015 with a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology, India, Ashish began his professional career with Accenture, working as associate software engineer.

Due to interest and his dream of joining the Merchant Navy, Ashish switched his career path. After rigorous training at Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy, he joined his first ship as a trainee electro-technical officer (ETO), gained the required experience, and obtained a Certificate of Competency for ETO. He continued sailing as an ETO until early 2022, accumulating over five years of total sailing experience.

Ashish has worked on different types of main engines, ranging from traditional MAN B&W MC, electronically controlled engines, and Wartsila dual-fuel engines.

The migration of the shipping industry towards the zero emissions concept has allowed Ashish to witness significant upgrades in traditional systems.

During his tenure, he developed an interest in modern control systems, which led him to pursue an MSc Autonomous Vehicle Dynamics and Control from Cranfield University. During his MSc, he acquired the latest skills required for the design of control systems for autonomous vehicles.

Upon completion of his master's degree, Ashish sought to work in an industry where he could use the experience and skills developed during his postgraduate studies. The opportunity at Warsash as a lecturer has ignited his underlying passion for teaching. 

Currently, Ashish's teaching focuses on electrical, electronics and control systems, tailored specifically for merchant marine vessels. By imparting skills and knowledge, his objective is to equip engineers with the necessary skills and knowledge, fostering their confidence in handling electrical equipment and create safer working environments on ships.

Further information

November 2023 to present - Lecturer, Marine Electrical and Electronic Engineering.

One-to-one teaching of GCSE students for over five years.