Module Catalogue

MAR8227 : Advanced Marine Design

  • Offered for Year: 2019/20
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Mohammed Abdul Hannan
  • Lecturer: Dr Arun Dev
  • Owning School: NUIS
  • Teaching Location: Singapore
Semester 3 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


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.

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 reading15:005:00Reading and researching the post-school materials
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading120:0020:00Reading and researching the pre-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

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).

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1203M60Unseen written exam - examined outside the normal timetable
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.

Reading Lists