This module provides a systematic understanding, and the ability to deploy accurately, established naval architectural and ocean engineering analyses for the design of ocean vehicles and structures, which are informed by the forefront of the maritime engineering field.
The module develops design skills to enable students to solve design problems for a marine vessel (such as a ferry, cargo ship, superyacht or naval platform) or structure (such as an oil and gas platform or marine renewable energy facility) design. This includes commercial, regulatory and environmental aspects. Students also gain an appreciation of the uncertainty, ambiguity and limits of knowledge within the marine design space.
This module is the third of three of three for the Ocean Engineering Minor:
- Module 1 (Y2) – Ocean Engineering Fundamentals
- Module 2 (Y3) – Offshore & Coastal Engineering
- Module 3 (Y3) – Maritime Design
Upon completion of this module students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of mathematical and computer models relevant to maritime engineering and apply them for solving problems in maritime engineering design. In addition students should be able to assess their limitations when applied in particular cases.
- Investigate and define a problem and identify constraints including environmental and sustainability limitations, regulations, safety and risk assessment issues. Understand customer and user needs and the importance of considerations such as aesthetics.
- Generate an innovative design for a vessel or offshore structure design compliant with practical operational and performance requirements and appropriate codes and regulations.
- Manage the design process, present [through written report, drawings and viva (oral presentation followed by Q&A)] and evaluate outcomes.
Method of Instruction
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This module is assessed entirely through coursework exercises.
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