Module Catalogue 2023/24

MAR8112 : Marine Electrical and Electronic Systems

MAR8112 : Marine Electrical and Electronic Systems

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr David Trodden
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Off Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
European Credit Transfer System

Modules you must have done previously to study this module

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To provide students with an understanding of how electrical and electronic systems are used in the marine environment. The students will be introduced to electrical machines and to power electronic systems and will develop an understanding of how electrical equipment can be integrated to form a reliable and safe distribution system within the marine environment.

Outline Of Syllabus

The lecture material will cover:
The need for marine electrical engineering systems
Electrical machines in the marine environment
Power electronic systems
Power system distribution and its protection
Sensing, actuating and control systems
Power system design: Opportunities and constraints

The modules will include preschool reading, examples, a preschool assignment, an intensive school (five days), and an examination.

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

On completion of this module students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding to undertake the following:

IKO1 - Understand the function of marine electrical engineering systems
IKO2 - Appreciate the wide variety of system configurations
IKO3 - Be aware of design requirements and constraints
IKO4 - Undertake calculations to determine system performance

Intended Skill Outcomes

On completing the module students will be able to develop the following subject specific skills:

ISO1 - Theoretical design concepts and practical implementation
ISO2 - IT skills
ISO3 - Decision making
ISO4 - Communication skills
ISO5 - Data evaluation
ISO6 - Project planning
ISO7 - Project management
ISO8 - Collation, analysis and evaluation of data
ISO9 - Problem formulation
ISO10- Problem solving
ISO11- Time management
ISO12- Ability to work alone

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion114:0014:00Revision for and sitting examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00Pre-School Assignment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture102:0020:00Present-in-Person lectures
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching12:002:00Present-in-Person tutorial
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study144:0044:00General revision, reading and consolidating lecture notes
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Students are encouraged to develop their knowledge and understanding of the subject by independent reading for which they are given guidance in the distance learning material (IKO1 - 4). The preschool study is reinforced via lectures during the intensive school itself. The use of design during the intensive school and work-based assessments and application after the intensive school also enable the students to learn. Subject specific skills (e.g. IT and project planning) are developed via the distance learning material, which is delivered by a web-based system (Canvas). Cognitive skills (problem solving/ decision making) are taught primarily through case studies and design classes, and developed through work based assignments. Key transferable skills (communication, time management, ability to work alone etc) are developed through the work based pre-school assignment and via completion of the module itself, including the distance learning material (ISO1 -12).

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination901M100Unseen written exam
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
Description When Set Comment
ReportMPre-School Pass/Fail zero weighted Formative technical report
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Knowledge and understanding are assessed via the unseen written examination and the written assignment. Subject- specific and cognitive skills are assessed via the module assignments, as are communication skills.

The Zero Weighted Pass/fail Assessment is a formative assessment, but is compulsory to complete the module as forgoing it could hinder the student’s ability to perform during summative assessment.


Past Exam Papers

General Notes


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