MAR3041 : Offshore Engineering

Semester 1 Credit Value: 10
Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 10.0


To develop the knowledge and understanding of:
A1. To build on the knowledge and skills in the field of Offshore Engineering.
A2. To develop skills required to predict the functional performance and downtime for offshore vessels and installations.
A3. To provide knowledge of experimental methods and techniques adopted by offshore engineers and naval architects in the area of fluid loading and response.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module applies the fundamental marine and offshore dynamics principles to various issues experienced in offshore engineering. The teaching topics include: fundamentals of fluid mechanics, potential flow, regular waves, random waves, wave spectrum, added mass and Froude Krylov Forces, fluid loading on slender offshore structures, hydrodynamic testing facilities (including towing tank, U-tube, wind-wave-current tank, etc.), dynamics of floating bodies, design of offshore foundations, offshore mooring system calculations, and the knowledge of drilling engineering.

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion149:0049:00Preparation of revision material for examination
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion13:003:00Examination
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture481:0048:00Including tutorials
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study1100:00100:00Consolidating lecture notes and further reading
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The lectures and tutorials are designed to assist students in the acquisition of a knowledge base that will facilitate understanding of concepts and detailed analysis methods (IKO1-IKO4 and ISO1-ISO5).
The tutorials provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate written communication skills, research related skills, IT skills and depth of understanding (and associated cognitive skills).

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1802A100N/A
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The examination provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and the possession of subject-specific, cognitive and key skills. This medium also allows students to demonstrate intended learning outcomes across a wide range of topics within the syllabus.
The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.

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