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MAR8112 : Marine Electrical and Electronic Systems

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr David Trodden
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Off Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To provide students with an understanding of how electrical and electronic systems are used in the marine environment. The students will be introduced to electrical machines and to power electronic systems and will develop an understanding of how electrical equipment can be integrated to form a reliable and safe distribution system within the marine environment.

Outline Of Syllabus

The lecture material will cover:
The need for marine electrical engineering systems
Electrical machines in the marine environment
Power electronic systems
Power system distribution and its protection
Sensing, actuating and control systems
Power system design: Opportunities and constraints

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

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture102:0020:00Present-in-Person lectures
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00Pre-School Assignment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion114:0014:00Revision for and sitting examination
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching12:002:00Present-in-Person tutorial
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study144:0044:00General revision, reading and consolidating 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 - 4). The preschool study is reinforced via lectures during the intensive school itself. The use of design 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 design classes, and developed through work based assignments. Key transferable skills (communication, time management, ability to work alone etc) are developed through the work based pre-school assignment and via completion of the module itself, including the distance learning material (ISO1 -12).

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 Examination1201M50Unseen written exam - examined outside the normal timetable.
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M50Pre-School Assignment Technical Report 1000 words
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 assignments, as are communication skills. The Graduate Skills Framework Skills 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.

Reading Lists