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Module

MAR3033 : Marine Engineering Design

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Kayvan Pazouki
  • Lecturer: Dr Rosemary Norman
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To develop knowledge and understanding of:

A1 - Engineering Design and its fundamentals
A2 - The multi-disciplinary nature of marine propulsion systems design and configuration
A3 - Rationale for machinery selection, installation and operation
A4 – Basic gear and shaft design
A5 – Propeller types and their characteristics
A6 – Fuel oil system requirement and design aspect

Outline Of Syllabus

This module provides students with a deep and detailed understanding of engineering design rationale, procedures and multiple criteria design. Students will learn how to arrange and implement machinery space, main/auxiliary power systems and auxiliary machinery facilities onboard ships.
Specific attention will be given to standard and non-standard propulsion units. Teamwork and leadership qualities are introduced, exercised and assessed.

Topics include:

Engineering Design, Logical design method, Pareto distribution, marine vehicle applications; Marine Engineering Design, Machinery requirements, Machinery constraints, Marine environment; Machinery selection, Interaction with ship design, General requirements and considerations; Marine propulsion systems, Overall considerations, Selection and configuration, Combined systems, Electric propulsion system, configuration and distribution; Solar energy and Marine applications, Wind and tidal energy; Gearing, Basic Gear Design, Gear types and applications; Basic shafting design, design sequence, vibration types in shafting, arrangement consideration, shaft withdrawal; Propellers, propeller types and applications; space arrangement, main machinery, design and requirements, classification societies recommendations; Fuel oil system design, classification requirements; Piping design phases, general guidelines and detailed design, materials, insulations; Automation, Unattended Machinery Space (UMS) concept.

Teamwork: This is practiced through the provision of a practical marine engineering design exercise that seeks to foster the skills of engineering judgement in the context of propulsion system design or renewable power generation or alternative fuels, etc. This marine engineering design group coursework provides a realistic insight into the synthesis of a balanced design solution and provides skills in the use of appropriate software. Engineering economic principles and economic criteria, the role of classification societies and regulatory influences will be considered in this design coursework.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion115:0015:00Examination Revision
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials261:0026:00Online Recorded lectures, notes, tutorials and quizzes (S1).
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion40:302:00Formative assessment. Time limited Canvas quizzes to prepare students for summative assessment.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Examination
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching181:0018:00Scheduled PIP seminar sessions to be recapped. Includes Q/A for recorded lectures. 14 sem1; 4 sem 2
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching91:009:00Tutorial and feedback sessions. 5 in sem1; 4 in sem2
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching33:009:00Seminar sessions in S2 (Presentation of group coursework)
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities136:0036:00Book chapter, additional lecture notes, worked example, websites.
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity148:0048:00Group Project
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study135:0035:00General Reading
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module will consist of online lecture recordings and guided study materials with a mixture of in-person and synchronous online tutorials to provide structured support for the students’ learning. The structured online materials, covering both semesters, will define the scope of each of the syllabus topics. The use of online lecture recordings as the principle teaching method is an effective means to assist in the acquisition of a knowledge base that will facilitate understanding of a sizeable and detailed body of material (IKO1-8).

Tutorials provide a forum in which students are given the opportunity to develop subject-specific skills, negotiate their problems with lecturers in a less formal approach (IS01-4).

The group project will provide a platform for team work, active participation to exercise team-membership or leadership skills, planning, initiative, organisational, interpersonal, oral presentation, problem solving and numeracy skills (ISO1-4).

Should the public health situation require it, the present-in-person teaching activities will be replaced by synchronous online sessions.

Students should consult their timetable for up-to-date delivery information.

Assessment Methods

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

Exams
Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A50Closed book exam set at the end of semester 2
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Design/Creative proj2M50Group Design Project, taking approx 48 hours
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination affords students an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and possession of subject-specific and key skills. This medium also allows students to demonstrate intended learning outcomes across a wide range of topics from the syllabus (IKO1-IKO8).
The engineering design group project provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate written communication, teamwork, leadership, planning and organising, initiative, problem solving, technical creativity and innovation, numeracy and computer literacy and associated cognitive skills. (ISO1-ISO4).

Should the public health situation require it, the planned examination scheduled to be completed present-in-person will be replaced by an open book, online examination to be completed within a defined 24 hour period.

Reading Lists

Timetable