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MAR3047 : Marine Production Management

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Paul Stott
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


A1. Understand their engineering activities in the business context.
A2. Develop a cost estimate and to consider economic viability.
A3. Read and objectively assess the implications of a contract.
A4. Start to plan, manage and control a project.
A5. Assess and understand issues of risk and health and safety.
A6. Assess and understand issues of quality in industry.
A7. To improve the employability of graduates at a more senior level in the marine technology industries.
A8. To promote entrepreneurship.

Outline Of Syllabus

1. Network planning.
2. Project monitoring and control.
3. Quality.
4. Statistical process control.
5. Work packaging and production information.
6. Risk assessment.
7. Health, safety and the environment.
8. Cost structure in ship construction.
9. Estimating marine projects.
10. Newbuilding contracts.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion112:0012:00Revision for Exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Exam
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture122:0024:00Including Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyDirected research and reading138:0038:00Directed reading and formative questions
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical23:006:00Group work on real-life problems, applying the materials taught.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops42:008:00Workshops relating to the formative assessment given with each lecture.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study110:0010:00N/A
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Given a typical class size of 60 the use of lectures is appropriate.
Each lecture is accompanied by a set of formative questions that are discussed at workshops. The aim is to aid understanding of the material in the lectures and give practice in the application of knowledge and skills learned. Because there are no coherent text books each lecture will be accompanied by a recommended reading programme, addressing appropriate chapters of text books, papers and other materials. Students will be expected to read this material to enhance what they learn in lectures and to apply this to the answers to formative questions.
Two practical sessions will be held to enable groups to put into practice the theory and techniques learned, relating teaching to a real problem. This work will not be assessed but is aimed at reinforcement of learning.
Time is given in this module to the preparation of marked coursework.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A100Unseen, to test the knowledge learned and to demonstrate skills on an individual basis.
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
Prob solv exercises2MA set of formative questions accompanies each lecture and will be discussed during workshops.
Case study2MTwo practical sessions will be used to apply knowledge and skills learned to real problems.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

An unseen written examination is used to test the knowledge and skills learned. The examination will draw on lecture materials, the additional reading students are required to undertake and the skills practiced. The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.

Reading Lists