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MAR2018 : Marine Engineering II

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Rosemary Norman
  • Lecturer: Dr Ben Wetenhall, Dr Serkan Turkmen
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


To develop knowledge and understanding of:

A1-Power plant and auxiliary systems relevant to both Marine and offshore industry.
A2-Scientific principles and subsequent application of marine thermal fluids and electric propulsion.

Outline Of Syllabus


Pumps and pumping systems: Types of pumps, piping systems (including valve types), basic design of pumping systems, Bilge and ballast systems and regulations, Steering gear systems.


Thermal Fluid: Thermal conduction and Convection, Heat transfer due to radiation, Heat transfer through cylinders and spheres, heat transfer using extended surfaces, Heat exchanger theory and performance.

Fluid flow: Jet theory, momentum equation, fluid flow in roto-dynamic machinery, flow in pipes, fluid flow and losses (gas and liquid).


Three-phase power systems, marine electrical generation and distribution, load flow analysis, distribution components and protection, emergency power systems.

Marine Electric propulsion technology: Basic elements of an electric propulsion system, DC and AC electric motor operation and control, Power electronic devices and basic converter circuits, Basic propulsion control configurations.

Modelling of engineering systems:

Derivation of mathematical models for basic mechanical, fluid power, thermal and electrical systems; standard first and second order transfer functions.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam - Semester 1
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture601:0060:00Including Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Exam revision - semester 2
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam - Semester 2
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Exam revision - semester 1
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity1106:00106:00Review and study lecture materials and notes
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module will consist of lectures and tutorials which provide the easiest way for students to assimilate the knowledge content and define the scope of each of the syllabus topics (IKO1-8).

The independent study time is essential for students to work through the lecture material, in their own time and at their own pace (ISO1-5).

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A50N/A
Written Examination1201A50N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination affords students an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and possession of subject specific and key skills. The medium also allows students to demonstrate intended learning outcomes across a wide range of topics within a syllabus under time-limited conditions, this being a valuable metric for any subsequent employer.

The unseen exam also affords students an opportunity to demonstrate numeracy and literacy and associated cognitive skills. The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.

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