MAR1014 : Marine Production Management I

Semester 2 Credit Value: 5
ECTS Credits: 3.0


A1. To give students an understanding of how marine products are manufactured, repaired and
A2. To give students an understanding of the different types of marine production facilities and their
functions and limitations.
A3. To inform students of the main facilities and equipment that will be found in typical marine
production factories.
A4. To inform students of the main processes involved in marine production and to introduce some of
the complications resulting from the use of these processes.

Outline Of Syllabus

1. The nature of industrial production and different industry types.
2. Comparative study of shipyards and shipyard operations, across industry sectors.
3. The concepts of products and interim products, process analysis and group technology as they apply to marine products and services.
4. Build strategy.
5. Key processes used in steel, aluminium and composite fabrication.
6. Key processes in outfit assembly and installation.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion11:301:30Exam
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion16:006:00Exam Revision
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture62:0012:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesPractical13:003:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching32:006:00Tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study121:3021:30Directed reading and formative questions are included with each lecture.
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Given a typical class size of 60 the use of formal lectures is appropriate. Each lecture is accompanied by a set of formative questions that are discussed at tutorials. The aim is to aid understanding of the material in the lectures (IKO 1 - 10) and give practise in the application of knowledge and skills (ISO 1 - 3) learned. Because there are no coherent text books (in this subject area) each lecture will be accompanied by a recommended reading programme, addressing appropriate chapters of text books, papers and other materials. Students will be expected to read this material to enhance what they learn in lectures and to apply this to the answers to formative questions. One practical sessions will be held to enable groups to put into practise the theory and techniques learned, relating teaching to a real problem. This work will not be assessed but is aimed at reinforcement of learning.

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination902A100N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

A significant emphasis is placed on reflective learning tasks (including guided reading, formative questions and practical) and further assessed coursework would add little value. A single unseen written examination is used to test the knowledge and skills learned. The examination will draw on lecture materials, the additional reading students are required to undertake and the skills practised. The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.

Reading Lists