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MAR3047 : Marine Production Management

  • Offered for Year: 2021/22
  • 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. The Shipbuilding Markets.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture92:0018:00Formal lecture series in person [PiP]
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion151:0015:00Coursework relating to the IKOs.
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials91:009:00Reading of key materials to be provided by the module leader.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching41:004:00Synchronous teaching via Zoom for tutorial and reinforcement of teaching.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching41:004:00Tutorial and feedback sessions
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity150:0050:00Review and study lecture materials and notes and study of reading list.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The use of lectures and the provision of lecture material as the principle teaching method is an effective means to provide students with the acquisition of the sizeable and detailed knowledge base.

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

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

Assessment Methods

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

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Essay2A30Unseen, to test knowledge learned and to demonstrate skills on an individual basis. Will be linked to teaching on network planning.
Essay2A70Unseen, to test the knowledge learned and skills on an individual basis. Will be 3 numerically based questions.
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 tutorial sessions will be used to apply knowledge and skills learned to real problems.
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The coursework allows students an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and the possession of subject specific insights. Coursework will be used to reflect the ERF requirements in place, in place of the previous examination for this subject. The first coursework is designed specifically to test understanding of the network planning process, which makes up the first part of the module. The second coursework will include three questions to test the acquisition of the three intended skills outcomes in the other areas of teaching.

Reading Lists