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MAR3048 : Ship and Systems Design (Inactive)

  • Inactive for Year: 2024/25
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Kayvan Pazouki
  • Lecturer: Dr Rosemary Norman, Dr Simon Benson, Dr David Trodden
  • 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: 20
ECTS Credits: 15.0
European Credit Transfer System


The module aims to provide students with a detailed understanding of the process and rationale for engineering design applied to ships and marine machinery systems.

Outline Of Syllabus

This module provides students with a deep and detailed understanding of engineering design rationale, procedures and multiple criteria design. Teamwork and leadership qualities are introduced, exercised and assessed.

Topics include:

Ship’s hull design: The development of the different ship design process and modelling; methods of obtaining preliminary and capacity ratios; estimation of lightship components of mass and consumables; the design of ship lines; bow and stern design; optimisation methods applied to ship design, hydrodynamic optimisation; computer aided design and analysis.

Marine system design: Machinery requirements and constraints; Machinery selection and Interaction with ship design; Marine propulsion systems including Electric propulsion system, configuration and distribution; Solar energy and Marine applications, Wind and tidal energy; Basic Gear Design and Basic shafting design; Propellers, propeller types and applications; Fuel oil system design; Piping design phases; Automation, Unattended Machinery Space (UMS) concept.

Methods to improve the security of personal data, including physical and systems security.

Explore the meaning of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, outlining the benefits of practising them in whatever role.

For EDI and Security there will be a self-learning interactive course via the Canvas system that the students must complete and pass.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion10:300:30Formative assessment. Final Presentation of group coursework.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion110:3010:30Preparation for formative assessment for group presentation
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials22:004:00Self learning EDI and Data Protection and Security online course
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Written Examination
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture222:0044:00Interactive lectures
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials381:0038:00Online recorded lectures and notes.
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion142:0042:00Revision and preparation for examination
Structured Guided LearningAcademic skills activities110:0010:00Guided technical exercises (MaxSurf)
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities33:009:00Seminar series.
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching111:0011:00Tutorial and feedback sessions, including demonstrations, problem solving exercises
Guided Independent StudyStudent-led group activity172:0072:00Group Project
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study157:0057:00Write up lecture notes and general reading
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module will consist of online lecture recordings and guided study materials with a mixture of in-person and 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 principal 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.

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.

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.

The Self-learning online course (EDI ad GDPR) is dedicated to familiarise our students with methods to improve the security of personal data, including physical and system security, as well as exploring the meaning of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A50Closed book exam (PiP) set at the end of semester 2
Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Design/Creative proj2M40Group Design Project
Design/Creative proj2M10Group design presentation
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
Computer assessment1MEDI & GDPR Online courses Pass/Fail Successful completion of both courses
Computer assessment2MEDI & GDPR Online Courses Pass/Fail Successful completion of both courses
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The written examination and group design presentation will assess the breadth of knowledge, understanding and ability to perform related ship design calculations.

The written examination will assess the medium also allows students to demonstrate intended learning outcomes across a wide range of topics from the syllabus as well as assessing literacy, numeracy and critical thinking. The Ship Design coursework provides an opportunity to put into practice the intended knowledge outcomes as well as providing students with the opportunity to demonstrate the following skills: Active learning; Synthesis and presentation of materials; Innovation and creativity; Problem solving. IKO1-8.The Ship Design coursework uses state of the art ship design software and so provides assessment in the use of computer applications in this context as well as the intended skills outcomes ISO1-7.

A formative PASS/FAIL Assessment for students to gain awareness of EDI and personal data security and protection by completion of both EDI and GDPR online courses IKO9 - 10

Reading Lists