MAR8066 : Marine Condition Monitoring

Semester 2 Credit Value: 10
ECTS Credits: 5.0


To develop knowledge and understanding of:

A1 – Metocean and environmental conditions and their influence on the marine operation.
A2 - Concept and significance of condition monitoring.
A3 – Non-destructive testing techniques.
A4 – Condition monitoring methods and fault diagnosis techniques.

Outline Of Syllabus

Metocean and Environmental Conditions: Overview of the determination of metocean conditions (meteorological and oceanographic) and the influence of wave, wind, tide and current on marine operations. Introduction to marine ecology and its impact on marine operations.

Identify and manage cost drivers, failure modes of different marine components, basic knowledge of non-destructive testing techniques, concept of condition monitoring, condition monitoring methods and advanced signal processing and fault diagnosis techniques, case studies of condition monitoring and fault diagnosis in marine and offshore systems

Teaching Methods

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesLecture124:0024:00N/A
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion12:002:00Examination
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching16:006:00Tutorial and feedback sessions
Guided Independent StudyReflective learning activity135:0035:00Review and study materials and notes
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study118:0018:00Examination revision
Guided Independent StudyIndependent study115:0015:00General Reading
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

The module will consist of lectures and tutorials which provide the easiest way for students to assimilate the knowledge content and define the scope of each of the syllabus topics (IKO1-3). In the tutorial sessions the students are provided with the opportunity to gain oral feedback from the lecturing staff.

The independent study time is essential for students to work through the lecture material, in their own time and at their own pace (ISO1-3).

Assessment Methods

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

Description Length Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Written Examination1202A100N/A
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 under time-limited conditions, this being a valuable metric for any subsequent employer.

The unseen exam also affords students an opportunity to demonstrate numeracy and literacy and associated cognitive skills. The Graduate Skills Framework entries indicated as 'A' are also assessed in this way.

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