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MAR3041 : Offshore Engineering

  • Offered for Year: 2023/24
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Yongchang Pu
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

Your programme is made up of credits, the total differs on programme to programme.

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0
European Credit Transfer System


To develop the knowledge and understanding of:
A1. To build on the knowledge and skills in the field of Offshore Engineering.
A2. To develop skills required to predict the functional performance and downtime for offshore platforms and
A3. To provide knowledge of experimental methods and techniques adopted by offshore engineers and naval
architects in the area of fluid loading and response.
A4. To understand the knowledge of drilling facilities and drilling technology.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module applies the fundamental hydrodynamics principles to various issues experienced in offshore engineering. The teaching topics include: fundamentals of fluid mechanics, potential flow, regular waves, random waves, wave spectrum, added mass and Froude Krylov Forces, fluid loading on slender offshore structures, hydrodynamic testing facilities (including towing tank, U-tube, wind-wave-current tank, etc.), hydrodynamics of floating bodies, design of offshore foundations, mooring system calculations, and the knowledge of drilling engineering.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:001 Online test (Formative assessment held at the end of Semester 1)
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:001 Presentation (Formative assessment held in the mid-Semester 1)
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials252:0050:00Pre-recorded lecture materials
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion13:003:00Examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion133:0033:00Revision and Examination Preparation
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities210:0020:00Reading and review of lecture notes for a full understanding of materials
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching262:0052:00Present-in-person Interactive teaching sessions, tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study138:0038:00Independent study on lecture materials and general reading
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lectures and tutorials are designed to assist students in the acquisition of a knowledge base that will facilitate understanding of concepts and detailed analysis methods (IKO1-IKO4 and ISO1-ISO5).
The tutorials provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate written communication skills, research related skills, IT skills and depth of understanding (and associated cognitive skills).

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1802A100N/A
Formative Assessments

Formative Assessment is an assessment which develops your skills in being assessed, allows for you to receive feedback, and prepares you for being assessed. However, it does not count to your final mark.

Description Semester When Set Comment
Oral Presentation1MFormative Assessment held in mid-Semester 1
Computer assessment1MFormative online assessment held at the end of Semester 1
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and the possession of subject-specific, cognitive and key skills. This medium also allows students to demonstrate intended learning outcomes across a wide range of topics within the syllabus.

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