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MAR8069 : Advanced Naval Architecture

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Richard Birmingham
  • Lecturer: Dr Narakorn Srinil, Professor Pengfei Liu
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To develop advanced understanding of contemporary issues in ship stability including deterministic and probabilistic damage stability.

To be informed regarding advanced ship design and operational issues through a series of four dedicated seminars on current and topical issues.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module provides an understanding of the design of ships with design tools, limit state analysis, current research, design implications and the goal based design approach to naval architecture.; specifically related to ship stability issues. In addition, topical issues will be identified, presented and critiqued; where the specific subjects will be updated on an annual basis.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00End of semester Examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion126:0026:00Examination Revision
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion130:0030:00Reading and writing up lecture notes
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching43:0012:00In-Person
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study61:006:00Online lectures
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study124:0024:00General Revision
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Lectures in the classroom provide the student with general understanding and familiarity with the fundamentals of advanced naval architecture and to estimate damage stability performance. The students are strongly recommended and guided to read classic books and the state of the art papers to cover a wide range of current naval architecture issues and catch-up with the latest developments in this important subject area.

Should the public health situation require it, the present-in-person teaching activities will be replaced by synchronous online sessions.

Students should consult their individual timetable for up-to-date delivery information

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A100N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Knowledge of the concepts, processes and algorithms and the associated regulatory framework associated with risk based design of ships is assessed in the examination (IKO1-IKO11).

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

Should the public health situation require it, the planned examination scheduled to be completed present-in-person will be replaced by an open book, online examination to be completed within a defined 24 hour period.

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