Module Catalogue 2020/21

MAR8268 : Advanced Hydrodynamics

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Xin Wang
  • Lecturer: Dr Arun Dev
  • Owning School: NUIS
  • Teaching Location: Singapore
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0
Pre Requisites
Pre Requisite Comment


Co Requisites
Co Requisite Comment



To develop knowledge and understanding of:

A1 – Nonlinear wave theory and its applications.
A2 – Calculation of loads and oscillating motions of floating structures.
A3 – Numerical methods used in hydrodynamics calculations.

Outline Of Syllabus

Vortex shedding and Vortex induced vibration, quick review of Morison’s equation and Froude-Krylov theory, First-order and high-order diffraction theory, Greens-function method in hydrodynamics, hydrodynamics of floating structures, strip theory, oscillating rigid objects in sea, numerical methods used in hydrodynamics calculations.

Learning Outcomes

Intended Knowledge Outcomes

On completing this module, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

IKO1: Nonlinear wave theory and its applications.
IKO2: Dynamics and responses of floating structures.
IKO3: Numerical hydrodynamics analysis of floating structures.

Intended Skill Outcomes

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

ISO1: Skill in using the right tools to deal with real-life hydrodynamic engineering problems.
ISO2: Advanced skills to predict the dynamics and responses of offshore and marine structures.
ISO3: Practical numerical analysis skills for solving complicated mathematical problems in hydrodynamics.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Assimilation, completion and submission of the Post School Assignment (PSA)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam at the end of the intensive school
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00Exam preparation and working solutions
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
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module will consist of lectures and tutorials which provide the best way for students to assimilate the knowledge content and define the scope of each of the syllabus topics (IKO1-3). In the tutorial sessions the students are provided with the opportunity to gain oral feedback from the lecturing staff.

The independent study time is essential for students to work through the lecture material, in their own time and at their own pace (ISO1-3).

Reading Lists

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A60Unseen written examination - examined outside the normal timetable
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report2M40Postschool work based related project- 10 pages (Individual Assignment)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination affords students an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and possession of subject specific and key skills. The medium also allows students to demonstrate intended learning outcomes across a wide range of topics within a syllabus under time-limited conditions, this being a valuable metric for any subsequent employer.

The unseen exam also affords students an opportunity to demonstrate numeracy and literacy and associated cognitive skills. The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.


Past Exam Papers

General Notes


Disclaimer: The information contained within the Module Catalogue relates to the 2020/21 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 2021/22 entry will be published here in early-April 2021. Queries about information in the Module Catalogue should in the first instance be addressed to your School Office.