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Module

MAR8498 : Group Project and Report

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Professor Richard Birmingham
  • Lecturer: Dr Simon Benson, Dr Paul Stott, Dr Kayvan Pazouki
  • Owning School: Engineering
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 1 Credit Value: 30
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 25.0

Aims

A1 - To provide an opportunity for students of disparate technical backgrounds, representing the different degree streams, to work together on a technical project.
A2 - To provide the students with knowledge and skills relating to effective teamworking.
A3 - To provide the students with the experience of team building exercises beyond their normal disciplines.
A4 - To provide the students with the working environment to acquire knowledge and skills in a technical area extra and above those provided in the rest of the course.
A5 - To provide groups of students with the experience of producing a high quality technical report and design study.

Outline Of Syllabus

The students are expected to identify for themselves a new ship design challenge; this may be a new trade and ship concept (past designs include CO2 Carrier for Carbon Capture and Storage, a Hydrogen Carrier and a Live Fish Food Carrier) or be a design challenge set by a third party.

Topics include:
Team roles; Team effectiveness; Team building; Conflict management and resolution; Problem solving and dilemma methodology; Group management; Time management; Writing Group Reports; Group assessment;

Teaching Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

Assessment Methods

Module leaders are revising this content in light of the Covid 19 restrictions.
Revised and approved detail information will be available by 17 August.

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Timetable