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MAR8066 : Asset Management in Marine Engineering

  • Offered for Year: 2022/23
  • Module Leader(s): Dr Wenxian Yang
  • Lecturer: Dr Yongchang Pu
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


The aims of the module are:
A1 – Understand the metocean conditions and their influence on the marine operation.
A2 – Understanding Concept and significance of Asset management.
A3 – Understand the basic knowledge of asset management.
A4 – Master the skills of performing asset management.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module increases the awareness of the significance, knowledge, and skills of performing asset management in marine engineering.

Topics include: metocean environments and their influence on facility reliability, FMECA and fault tree analysis of marine components, non-destructive testing techniques, concept of condition monitoring, condition monitoring methods and advanced signal processing and fault diagnosis techniques, maintenance strategies, case studies of operation and maintenance of marine facilities.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials241:0024:00Pre-recorded lecture materials
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion114:0014:00Revision and examination preparation
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:001 Online test (Formative assessment held in mid-Semester 2)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching132:0026:00Present-in-person Interactive teaching sessions, tutorials
Structured Guided LearningStructured research and reading activities120:0020:00Reading and review of lecture notes for a full understanding of materials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study112:0012:00Independent study on lecture materials and general reading
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Formal lectures are designed to deliver the theories and their relation to the current practice in the marine and offshore industries and to explain the use of major techniques. (IKO1-IKO6).
In the revision and tutorial sessions the students are provided with the opportunity to gain oral feedback from the lecturing staff.
The independent study gives time for the students to read the classic and leading edge papers on those topics in their own time and at their own space (ISO1-ISO3).

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 Examination1202A100N/A
Formative Assessments
Description Semester When Set Comment
PC Examination1MOnline test (Formative assessment held in mid-Semester 2)
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The exam allows students to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and the possession of subject-specific, cognitive skills. This also allows students to demonstrate intended learning outcomes across a wide range of topics described in the syllabus (IKO1-IKO6).

Should the public health situation require it, the planned examination scheduled to be completed present-in-person will be replaced by an open book, online examination to be completed within a defined 24 hour period.

Reading Lists