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MAR3021 : Marine Transport Business

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


A1. Understand the Marine Transport market and the role of the marine technologists in it.
A2. Identify the international factors that result in seaborne trade.
A3. Show how ships are operated to fulfil that demand.
A4. Emphasise the need for efficient operation.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module provides an understanding of the marine transport market and the role of marine technologists in it.

Topics include: world trade; freight markets and demand for ships; major bulk commodities; general cargo and liner trade; freight rates and operating economics; Choice of ship types; service performance of ships; ports.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion128:0028:00Preparation of revision material and practising past examination papers
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion112:0012:00Examination Revision
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture241:0024:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00Seminars
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study128:0028:00Consolidating lecture notes and further reading
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures are the primary teaching medium, with private study adding value. This teaching method is an effective means of assisting students in the acquisition of a knowledge base that will facilitate understanding of a sizeable and detailed body of materials (IKO1-IKO3).

Assessment Methods

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A100N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination allows students an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and the possession of subject-specific insights. This medium also allows students to demonstrate intended learning outcomes across a wide range of inter-related topics within the syllabus.

The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.

Semester 1 Study Abroad students would be required to sit an alternative examination in the December examination period.

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