Module Catalogue 2022/23

MAR8235 : Regulatory Framework and Marine Survey

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Ivan CK Tam
  • Lecturer: Dr Arun Dev
  • Owning School: NUIS
  • Teaching Location: Singapore
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0
Pre Requisites
Pre Requisite Comment

N/A

Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment

N/A

Aims

1.       To introduce students to the role and regulations and their impact on vessel design, construction and operation: safety and environment. To examine the role of IMO and classification societies and their relationship with the national and international regulatory bodies.

2.       To familiarise students with the work and responsibilities of the marine surveyor, and in particular the procedures employed in structural and machinery surveys of ships and offshore installations.

Outline Of Syllabus

The regulatory framework will include three basic themes as follows:

Marine regulatory bodies and their roles; IMO, National maritime authorities, EU regulations on shipping and shipbuilding, safety. Areas to be covered are the various IMO conventions and codes (e.g. SOLAS, Load Line. MARPOL Conventions; IGC, IBC, MODU, ISM Codes; STCW, COLREG), etc.

The classification societies and their work: design and construction, in service inspection and surveying, ISO standards, approval of manufacturing goods. Activities of IACS and its member societies.

The marine survey will be divided into four themes as follows:

The tasks and responsibilities of the marine surveyor: the categories of marine survey; the work of marine surveyor; the responsibilities of the marine surveyor.

Structural surveys, of ship hulls and offshore installations: the modes of degradation of ship hulls and offshore installations; the techniques employed in structural surveys; difficulties encountered.

Machinery and system surveys: the modes of degradation of main machinery and other systems; the techniques employed in machinery and system surveys; difficulties encountered.

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

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

IKO1 - The international dimension to maritime legislation and its operation in today's modern marine industry.
IKO2 - The categories of marine survey and the work of marine surveyors,
IKO3 - The responsibilities incumbent upon the practitioners.
IKO4 - Be able to select the appropriate procedures and to assist in undertaking the necessary tasks to carry out a structural survey of a ship or offshore installation,
IKO5 - A condition survey of the main machinery and other systems.

Intended Skill Outcomes

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

ISO1 – understand the role and regulations and their impact on vessel design, construction and operations to safety and environment;
ISO2 – understand the role of IMO and classification societies and their relationship with the national and international regulatory bodies;
ISO3 – understand the work and responsibilities of the marine surveyor
ISO4 – familiarized with the procedures employed in structural and machinery surveys of ships and offshore installations
ISO5 – conversant with project, resource management, collation, analysis and evaluation of data

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Revision and exam preparation
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion215:0030:00Background research/preparation and completing/writing up the post school coursework assignment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture135:0035:00Intensive school in the form of Lectures and Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Written exam
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading150:0050:00Reading and researching the pre-school materials
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity150:0050:00Follow-up after each lecture
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time13:003:00Online discussions led by instructor
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

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Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A6024 hrs Take home exam (to be submitted within 24 hours of being set)
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2M20Postschool essay - maximum 1500 words. (Individual Assignment)
Report2M20Postschool assignment - maximum 1500 words. (Individual Assignment)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination is an appropriate way to assess both theoretical understanding (IKO1-3) and problem-solving skills (IKO4-5) under time-constraint as required in industry. The assignments enable a more realistic engineering problem to be set to assess subject specific (ISO1-4) and cognitive skills (ISO-5). Two ‘low stakes’ coursework assignments, each 20%, are incorporated in this module as they are found beneficial for one-year Master programme.

Knowledge and understanding are assessed via the unseen written examination and the written assignment. Subject- specific (ISO1-4) and cognitive skills (ISO-5) are assessed via the module assignment including communication skills. The 2 hours theoretical exam needs to be this length to enable students to demonstrate the skills and learning attained through the study of pre-school materials and the two-week intensive school.

Timetable

Past Exam Papers

General Notes

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Disclaimer: The information contained within the Module Catalogue relates to the 2022/23 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 2023/24 entry will be published here in early-April 2023. Queries about information in the Module Catalogue should in the first instance be addressed to your School Office.