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MAR3047 : Marine Production Management

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • 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]
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials91:009:00Reading of key materials to be provided by the module leader.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching42:008:00Tutorial, formative questions and feedback sessions
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity150:0050:00Review and study lecture materials and notes and study of reading list.
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study151:0015:00Independent revision and study
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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A100Unseen, 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 exercises2MExamples of problems will be practiced in class and in tutorials to help understanding and to prepare for the exam
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

This allows students an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and the possession of subject specific insights.

Reading Lists