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MAR8106 : Marine Engineering

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr David Trodden
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Off Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To provide students with an understanding of propulsion and auxiliary systems and to introduce marine engineering equipment demonstrating its function within marine engineering plant. To give students an appreciation of the process of the marine engineering systems design and how physical constraints impact upon design.

Outline Of Syllabus

The lecture material will cover:

The need for marine engineering systems
The physics of ship propulsion
An introduction to prime-mover systems
An introduction to propulsive systems
An introduction to marine electrical systems
Auxiliary systems
Marine engineering system integration

The module will include preschool reading, examples, a preschool assignment, an intensive school (five days), and a post school assignment.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture102:0020:00Lectures - Present-in-person
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion128:3028:30Pre-School learning and Assignment (Formative Assessment)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion111:3011:30In-School Assessment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching12:002:00Tutorial - Present-in-person
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study138:0038:00General revision, reading and consolidating of lecture notes
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 - 3). The preschool study is reinforced via lectures during the intensive school itself. The problem solving tutorials during the intensive school and work-based assessments 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 (Canvas). Cognitive skills (problem solving/ decision making) are taught primarily through case studies and tutorial classes, and developed through work based assignments. Key transferable skills (communication, time management, ability to work alone etc) are developed through work based pre- and post school assignments and via completion of the module itself, including the distance learning material (ISO1 - 9).
Should the public health situation require it, the present-in-person teaching activities will be replaced by a mix of synchronous and asynchronous online sessions.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902M100Open book exam at end of School week
Zero Weighted Pass/Fail Assessments
Description When Set Comment
ReportMPre-School learning and Assignment (Formative Assessment)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Knowledge and understanding are assessed via the written assignments. Subject-specific and cognitive skills are assessed via design exercises and the module assignments, as are communication skills. The Graduate Skills Framework Skills indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.
The Zero Weighted Pass/fail Assessment is a formative assessment, but is compulsory to complete the assessment as forgoing it could hinder the student’s ability to perform during the in-school summative assessment.

Reading Lists