MAR1010 : Marine Engineering I

Semester 1 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0


To develop knowledge and understanding of:

A1. General introduction to marine engineering systems on board ships.
A2. Familiarization with the components of Marine engineering systems onboard a ships.
A3. Mathematical background to operation and analysis of engineering systems onboard ships.

Outline Of Syllabus


- Ships and Machinery: Types of propulsion engines, Main and Auxiliary Machinery arrangements
- Marine Diesel Engines: Four stroke and two stroke cycles, Power measurement (indicated power, brake power, fuel power, efficiencies), Combustion equations, Stoichiometric air/fuel ratio calculation, Gas exchange process and pressure charging, Components of two and four stroke engines. Marine Engine Supporting Systems: Fuel system, lubricating oil system (including Cylinder oil lubrication), cooling systems and air starting system.
- Boilers: Steam requirements, Boilers types, other boiler arrangements, boiler mountings, purity of boiler feed water, Boiler water treatment.

- Definitions of basic parameters, properties, units, dimensions and energy groups.
- Thermodynamics systems and control volumes: Closed and open systems
- The 1st law of thermodynamics: Non-and Steady flow energy equations
- The 2nd law of thermodynamics: Entropy
- Working fluid: State, process and cycles. Including Equation of State and Specific Heat Capacities for perfect gasses.
- The heat engine cycles using a perfect gas: The Carnot cycle, the air standard cycles, thermodynamic cycle’s calculations.
- Heat Engine Cycles using condensable fluids: Charts and tables for condensable fluid state properties, Steam cycles.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion13:003:00Examination
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture202:0040:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical11:301:30N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching81:008:00Tutorial and feedback sessions
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork13:003:00Local Industry Visit
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity1104:00104:00Review and study lecture materials and notes
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study124:0024:00Examination Revision
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study116:3016:30General Reading
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The use of lectures as the principal teaching method is justified by the need to assist students in the acquisition of a knowledge base that will facilitate understanding of a sizeable detailed body of materials (IKO1-5)
Tutorials provide a forum in which students are given the opportunity to develop subject-specific skills, negotiate their problems with tutors and their peers in a less formal approach. (ISO1-5)

Practical laboratory work will be conducted and assessed within final summative assessment. The experimental experience is a key aspect of the course. It develops practical skills, demonstrates the relevance of the lecture material and provides practice in computer-based analysis and performance calculations.

The independent study time is essential for students to work through the lecture material, coursework, tutorial and past examination questions repeatedly, in their own time and at their own pace, until they thoroughly understand the material. Through this work students will obtain an in-depth comprehension rather than simply memorising how to solve a particular problem; will nurture their skills in analysis and will develop a mature approach to time allocation and personal discipline.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1801A100Unseen Examination
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination affords students an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and possession of subject specific and key skills. The medium also allows students to demonstrate intended learning outcomes across a wide range of topics within a syllabus.

The unseen exam also affords students an opportunity to demonstrate numeracy and literacy and associated cognitive skills. The practical experiment assesses their ability to perform a piece of work, including experimental measurements, calculations, interpretation and presentation, without a tight time limit. The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.

Semester 1 Study Abroad students would be required to sit an alternative examination in the December examination period.

Reading Lists