MAR8090 : Subsea Engineering and Management Project

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
Semester 3 Credit Value: 60
ECTS Credits: 40.0


A1. To present an opportunity to undertake advanced research on a pipeline engineering or an offshore engineering related topic working largely alone, and to present in a structured form the results of that research. The research may be computational or experimental or a combination of each.
A2. To acquire knowledge in a specialised topic, possibly outside the scope of taught modules.

Outline Of Syllabus

The form of supervision will be agreed between module leader, student and identified potential supervisor, but may be in approximately the following form:
• Selection of topic for study
• Writing a study plan
• Literature review of study subject area
• Project initiation
• Project supervision
• Analysis and interpretation of information
• Draft review
• Completion of review
• Draft dissertation
• Completion of dissertation

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture81:008:00Including Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion61:006:00Preparing for oral presentation
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical14:004:00Present and attend oral presentation session
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading1392:00392:00Dissertation (research)
Guided Independent StudyProject work1380:00380:00Dissertation (write up)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDissertation/project related supervision101:0010:00Supervisory meetings
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Dissertations require, in various measure, literature review, analysis, synthesis evaluation and criticism of the work of others. The format of dissertation should aim at achieving the skills outcomes (ISO1 - 8).

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M7Research proposal and project plan - 2000 words.
Report2M7Literature Review - 2000 words.
Research paper3M80Maximum of 70 pages.
Prof skill assessmnt3M6Oral Presentation of their Dissertation research
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The dissertation is intended to provide the students with an opportunity to carry out a substantial and largely independent piece of research. The examiners assess the ability of a student to produce a written research report which demonstrates the intended learning outcomes. The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.

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