Module Catalogue 2021/22

MAR8227 : Advanced Marine Design

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Mohammed Abdul Hannan
  • Lecturer: Dr Arun Dev
  • Owning School: NUIS
  • Teaching Location: Singapore
Semesters
Semester 3 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
Pre Requisites
Pre Requisite Comment

None

Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment

None

Aims

To introduce students to the standard approaches to the design of a wide variety of ship types.

Outline Of Syllabus

Understanding engineering design, design philosophy, design tactics, design models, adaptive and variant design, the design environment, physical and regulatory influences, tug and multi-purpose workboat design, divergent design solutions, design of fishing vessels, fishing vessel stability and motion analysis, safety and sustainability, the ship design problem, measures of design efficiency, design relationships and initial point design methods, influence of design parameters on performance, mass estimation and contemporary influences on lightship, hullform distortion, bow and stern refinement, cause and effect understanding through response surfaces, optimisation of hullform for resistance and seakeeping.

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

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

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

IKO1 - The design process and the rationale behind different design approaches and methods;
IKO2 - Apply appropriate procedures to specify a mission profile and suggest design solutions;
IKO3 - Appreciate the design problem for tugs, general purpose working vessels, fishing vessels and ships of different types;
IKO4 - The relationship between ship design parameters and ship performance and efficiency;
IKO5 - Methods to seek designs with improved 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 - Project planning
ISO6 - Project management
ISO7 - Collation, analysis and evaluation of data
ISO8 - Problem formulation
ISO9 - Problem solving
ISO10 - Time management
ISO11 - Ability to work alone

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00Exam preparation and working solutions
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam at the end of the intensive school
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Assimilation, completion and submission of the Post School Assignment (PSA)
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading120:0020:00Reading and researching the pre-school materials
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading15:005:00Reading and researching the post-school materials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching135:0035:00Intensive School in the form of Lectures, Tutorials and briefing on Post School Assignment (PSA)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time13:003:00Online discussions with students and Module Leaders/Lecturers on Blackboard
Total100:00
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 (IKO1-5). The preschool study is reinforced via lectures during the intensive school itself. The use of design during the intensive school, a work-based assessment 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 (blackboard). Cognitive skills (problem solving/ decision making) are taught primarily through case studies and design classes, and developed through a work based assignment. Key transferable skills (communication, time management, ability to work alone etc) are developed through a work based post school assignment and via completion of the module itself, including the distance learning material (ISO1-11).

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1203M6024 hrs Take home exam (to be submitted within 24 hours of being set)
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report3M40Postschool written report - maximum of 1500 words (Individual Assignment)
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 assignment, as are communication skills.

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

Timetable

Past Exam Papers

General Notes

N/A

Disclaimer: The information contained within the Module Catalogue relates to the 2021/22 academic year. In accordance with University Terms and Conditions, the University makes all reasonable efforts to deliver the modules as described. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback. Module information for the 2022/23 entry will be published here in early-April 2022. Queries about information in the Module Catalogue should in the first instance be addressed to your School Office.