MAR3121 : Marine Transport Business
- Offered for Year: 2018/19
- Module Leader(s): Dr Ian Buxton
- Owning School: Engineering
- Teaching Location: Singapore
|Semester 2 Credit Value:||10|
A1 - Understand the Marine Transport market and the role of the marine technologists in it.
A2 - Identify the international factors that result in seabourne 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; service performance of ships; Choice of ship types; service performance of ships; ports.
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||2:00||2:00||Exam|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||12:00||12:00||Exam Revision|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Lecture||24||1:00||24:00||Including Tutorials|
|Guided Independent Study||Assessment preparation and completion||1||28:00||28:00||Preparation of revision material and practicing past examination papers|
|Scheduled Learning And Teaching Activities||Small group teaching||6||1:00||6:00||Seminars|
|Guided Independent Study||Independent study||1||28:00||28:00||Consolidating lecture notes and further reading|
Teaching Rationale And Relationship
This module will consist of lectures, private study, tutorials and a practical with a written report. Lectures provide the easiest way for students to assimilate the knowledge content and define the scope of each of the syllabus topics (IKO1-3).
The private study time is essential for students to work through the lecture material, tutorial and past examination questions repeatedly, in their own time at their own pace, until they thoroughly understand the material (IKO1-3). Through this work, students will obtain an indepth comprehension rather than simply memorising how to solve particular problems; this will nurture their skills in analysis and problem solving to help them develop a mature approach to time allocation and personal discipline (ISO1-2).
The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners
Assessment Rationale And Relationship
Exam tests extent of knowledge of key areas of the marine transport business. Strengthened by reading recommended texts.
The Graduate Skills Framework Skills indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.