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MAR3121 : Marine Transport Business

Semester 2 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 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.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion112:0012:00Exam Revision
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture241:0024:00Including Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion128:0028:00Preparation of revision material and practicing past examination papers
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching61:006:00Seminars
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study128:0028:00Consolidating 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).

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A100N/A
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.

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