Postgraduate

MAR8106 : Marine Engineering

Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

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

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials200:3010:00Non synchronous online lectures
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion120:0020:00End of week take home 36 hour test
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching52:0010:00Synchronous online tutorials
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity120:0020:00Preschool reading and assignment
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study140:0040:00General revision, reading and consolidating of lecture notes
Total100:00
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 (blackboard). 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).

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination601M50Take home 36 hour Exam. End of block teaching week
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M50Pre-school written assignment
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

Knowledge and understanding are assessed via the unseen written examination and 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.

Reading Lists

Timetable