Module Catalogue

MAR3135 : Offshore Design

  • Offered for Year: 2017/18
  • Module Leader(s): Prof. Longbin Tao
  • Lecturer: Dr Burak Cerik, Dr Arun Dev
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Singapore
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

A1. To introduce the basic design concepts for fixed and floating offshore oil and gas platforms.
A2. To provide knowledge in order to understand the factors influencing the dynamic behaviour of fixed and floating offshore platforms.
A3. To develop skills in order to predict the dynamic motion and structural response of fixed and floating offshore platforms.
A4. To provide knowledge on project management and statutory regulations and their influence on design.

Outline Of Syllabus

Basic offshore design concepts.
Multi-disciplinary design search and decision making under conflict.
Economic considerations such as cost-benefit analysis and life-cyle cost analysis in ship design.
Environmental design considerations for fixed and floating offshore platforms.
DP systems
Dynamic global structural response analysis for offshore structures.
Model and full-scale testing and monitoring.
Foundation design for gravity platforms
Pile design for fixed latice type platforms.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion136:0036:00Design project
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:0010:00Coursework
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion112:0012:00Examination Revision
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture242:0048:00Including examples
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical23:006:00Computer practicals
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching43:0012:00Computer practicals
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching241:0024:00Tutorials/Problem solving skills
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study126:0026:00Consolidating lecture notes and further reading
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study124:0024:00General reading
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lectures are designed to assist students in the acquisition of a knowledge base that will facilitate understanding of concepts and detailed analysis methods (IKO1-5).

The practical sessions are supervised activities in which the students apply the knowledge that they gain during formal lectures and private study to carry out a preliminary design of an offshore platform (ISO1-3).

Assessment Methods

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A50N/A
Exam Pairings
Module Code Module Title Semester Comment
MAR3033Marine Engineering Design2N/A
MAR3034Ship Design2N/A
MAR3035Offshore Design2N/A
MAR3036Small Craft Design2N/A
MAR3133Marine Engineering Design2N/A
MAR3134Ship Design2N/A
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Design/Creative proj2M40Approximately 20 pages
Written exercise1M10Maximum of 40 slides
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination allows students an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and the possession of subject-specific and key skills. This medium also allows students to demonstrate intended learning outcomes across a wide range of topics within the syllabus.
The project work and written exercise allows students an opportunity to demonstrate written communication skills, design skills, IT skills and depth of understanding.

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

Reading Lists

Timetable