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MAR3027 : Future Marine Projects

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Richard Birmingham
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 1 Credit Value: 5
Semester 2 Credit Value: 5
ECTS Credits: 5.0


A1 - To introduce fundamental engineering economic principles;
A2 - To make students aware of contemporary regulatory influences on design and operation;
A3 - To make students aware of current design trends and innovations in marine design;
A4 - To provide opportunity for additional lectures on topics outside of the formal curriculum.

Outline Of Syllabus

Engineering economic principles and economics criteria; the role of classification societies and regulatory influences on design and operation; design for production and project management; principles of cost estimating; current trends and innovations in ship design, marine engineering design, small craft technology and offshore design.

The lectures series is based on inviting guest lecturers from industry and academia organised by the module contributors.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion131:0031:00Preparation of revision material and practicing past examination papers
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion112:0012:00Examination Revision
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture241:0024:00Including Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study131:0031:00Consolidating lecture notes and further reading
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The use of lectures, including guest contributions from industry, is an effective means to provide students with the acquisition of the knowledge relating to IKO1 - IKO3. The lecture series provides a means to provide students with insight into contemporary issues in innovations in research, development and design in marine technology as well as to introduce them to topics not covered in the formal curriculum. This provides opportunity to develop the related skills (ISO1 - ISO3).

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A100This Exam is a multi-choice question paper
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written examination will assess the breadth of knowledge, understanding and ability to perform techno-economic calculation and cost estimations to assess the viability of new marine projects (IKO1-IKO3). In doing so the examination assesses literacy, numeracy and active learning. This medium also allows students to demonstrate the intended outcomes across a wide range of topics from the lecture series and background reading on current trends in design research and development in the marine field.

Reading Lists