Module Catalogue

MAR2113 : Marine and Offshore Production Management

  • Offered for Year: 2017/18
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Arun Dev
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Singapore
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


A1. To provide students with knowledge of the relationships between markets, products, production facilities and performance in the production of marine and offshore structures;
A2. To develop the understanding of the links between design and production.
A3. To enable students to start to plan and manage marine and offshore projects.
A4. To inform students about responsibility for and issues relating to health, safety and environment
A5. To provide students with knowledge of the ship & offshore repair and disposal & decommissioning sectors;
A6. To introduce students to advance production methods used for a range of marine and offshore structures.
A7. To give students practice in the application of the knowledge and tools and to improve employability of graduates in the marine and offshore industry.

Outline Of Syllabus

1. The market for ships and offshore structures
2. The relationship between design and production.
3. Network planning and Project management.
4. Design for production facilities and shipyard layout.
5. Quality assurance, automation and cost reduction.
6. Productivity, progress and performance measurements.
7. Shipbuilding contract and its management.
8. Ship repair technology, coating and environmental issues.
9. Ship recycling and offshore decommissioning.
10. Health, safety, environment and energy management.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion112:0012:00Examination Revision
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion124:0024:00General Reading
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching121:0012:00Tutorials on real life prolems
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study126:0026:00Writing up lecture notes, revision
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The use of lectures as the principle teaching method is effective as a means to assist a large student group to acquire a knowledge base to understand and apply a sizeable and detailed body of knowledge. The use of video and internet materials reinforces the teaching and provides virtual access to current industrial practice (IKO1-IKO8).

Group work which is carried out within the workshop sessions provides a platform for team work, planning, organisational, problem solving, literacy and numeracy skills.

Private study includes directed study following lectures, self-directed study and preparation for group work.
The use of classic and leading edge materials provides a sound baseline and then widens the student knowledge (ISO1-ISO8).

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1201A100N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written examinations allows the students to demonstrate their basic knowledge and understanding of the subject as well as to demonstrate their problem solving skills through short subject specific problems, under time pressure as required in industry. The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.

Reading Lists