Postgraduate

MAR8140 : Yacht Design

Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0

Aims

To introduce students to the standard approach for the design of yachts.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module enables students to understand and practise the process of synthesis in the design of yachts.
Topics include:
The design spiral as applied to yachts.
Synthesis of a preliminary yacht design: the design brief, basic vessels, scaling factors, lines generation, keel and rudder design, rig design, balance, general arrangement, scantlings (by rule and from first principles), powering, weight calculation, stability analysis.

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
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:0010:00Exam preparation and working solutions
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Researching, Preparation and Assimilation of the Post School assignment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:001:00Examination in Intensive School
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Researching, preparing and assimilation of the preschool assignment
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading111:0011:00Reading and researching Preschool materials
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading110:0010:00Reading and Researching Post School materials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching133:0033:00Intensive School
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesScheduled on-line contact time15:005:00Online discussions with students and Module Leaders on Blackboard
Total100:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Knowledge of design synthesis and the design process is delivered through lectures, and a greater in depth understanding is gained by undertaking a design exercise. This is embedded in post school coursework which is developed in tandem with relevant lectures and tutorials during Semester 1 (IKO1,2,3,4 and 6, and ISO1,2,3,4 and 6).

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 Examination601M40Unseen written exam
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Report1M30Pre-School Assignment - maximum 15 hours 1000 words
Written exercise1M30Pre-School Assignment - maximum 15 hours 1000 words
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

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

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