Marine Engineering Modules

Year 1

Materials in the Marine Environment


This module teaches students to consider the role of materials in the marine and offshore environment and the particular challenges that this environment poses to the selection of materials. 

The syllabus is designed to develop a knowledge of the structure of materials, showing how the microstructure and manufacturing route can influence the properties of the material. 

It also considers material failure, typical mechanisms of failure and how failure can be prevented. The course will include case studies and examples of the marine and offshore industry.

Electrical Engineering


This module aims to enable students to understand the principles of electrotechnology needed for marine engineering.

This module covers both the basic electrical principles and circuits as well as electrical power. The Basic Electrical Principles and Circuits include General Introduction; DC Circuit Theory; Electromagnetism, Magnetic Circuits; Electromagnetic Induction; Electrostatics; Transient Response; AC Circuit Theory. The Electrical Power includes DC Machines-basic theory; application and types; AC circuit theory-phasor diagrams, power, power factor; transformers-theory; equivalent circuits, construction, applications; introduction to power conditioning.

Students should understand the basic principles of electrical circuits and devices studied, with an emphasis on their use in mechanical and related engineering applications. This module enhances the understanding of the origin of electrical and magnetic behaviour and ability to analyse electrical and magnetic circuits, as well as performing laboratory practical to demonstrate electrical and magnetic effects in real applications.

Marine Mechanics 1A


This module covers:
-Statics, which is the use of free-body diagrams, equilibrium, friction.
-Dynamics, which is Newton's second law for linear and rotating systems; compatibility equations; a moment of inertia and radius of gyration, parallel axes and perpendicular axes theorems; introduction to the vibration of systems.

Marine Mechanics 1B


This module covers:
-Mechanics of machines, which includes the introduction to the kinematics and dynamics, elementary kinematic analysis of linkages by means of velocity diagram.
-Strength of materials, which discuss the stiffness relationship, Hooke's law, stress and strain, modulus; simple beam theory, second moment of area, bending stress; shear force and bending moment diagrams; torsional, combined and off-axis loading, principal stresses; introduction to stiffness and strain analysis; stress and strain in thin-walled shells.

Engineering Mathematics


This module aims to provide the Stage 1 students mathematical knowledge and skills base for the various undergraduate engineering programmes in the faculty.

This module begins with a review of methods of calculus including illustrations of such methods in engineering. These ideas are developed to enable a large range of engineering systems to be modelled using differential equations.

This module covers the topics such as functions, differentiation and integration; Exponential, logarithmic and hyperbolic functions; Complex numbers, Cartesian and polar forms; Trigonometric functions and inverse functions; Partial differentiation; Techniques of integration and numerical integration; Applications; Basic types of first and second-order ordinary differential equations.

Engineering Mathematics and Statistics


This module provides students with the mathematical knowledge for the various undergraduate engineering programmes in the faculty. Part 1 of this module begins with Vectors, Matrix Algebra and complex numbers.

Part 2 of these modules provides a basic understanding of statistical methods in the context of marine technology. It introduces students to basic, but crucial areas of statistics, and lays the foundation for future courses. This module covers area relating to probability, sampling, descriptive statistics, discrete distributions (binomial), continuous distributions (uniform, normal). Linear combinations of variables, central limit theorem, confidence intervals for means, variances and proportions and for comparisons of these between samples.

Marine Engineering 1A


This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of general introduction to marine engineering systems onboard ships, familiarisation with the components of Marine engineering systems onboard a ship, and mathematical background to operation and analysis of engineering systems onboard ships.

This module covers both components of practice and science, which includes
1.Ships and Machinery: Types of propulsion engines, Main and Auxiliary Machinery arrangement

2.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.

3.Boilers: Steam requirements, Boilers types, other boiler arrangements, boiler mountings, purity of boiler feed water, Boiler water treatment.

4.Definitions of basic parameters, properties, units, dimensions and energy groups.

5.Thermodynamics systems and control volumes: Closed and open systems.

Marine Engineering 1B


This module covers both components of practice and science, which includes
1. The 1st law of thermodynamics: Non-and Steady flow energy equations
2. The 2nd law of thermodynamics: Entropy
3. Working fluid: State, process and cycles. Including the Equation of State and Specific Heat Capacities for perfect gasses.
4. The heat engine cycles using a perfect gas: The Carnot cycle, the air standard cycles, thermodynamic cycle’s calculations.
5. Heat Engine Cycles using condensable fluids: Charts and tables for condensable fluid state properties, Steam cycles.


Naval Architecture 1A


This module consists of two parts, i.e. Part 1 on Principles of Naval Architecture and Part 2 on Linesplan Drawing.

Part 1 includes methods of numerical integration and quadrature; Calculation of hydrostatics based on areas, volumes and centroids; Metacentric theory and ship stability; Concepts of initial and static stability; Presentation of stability information; Evaluation of stability. This module covers knowledge relating to Archimedes principle, ship stability and fluid dynamics, such as –

i. Archimedes principles; establishing equilibrium; basic naval architectural terms and concepts; basic hydrostatic quantities; numerical interrogation, Simpsons First, Second and Third Rules; calculation of area first and second moments or area; calculation of volume and centroids; calculation of waterplane area, LCF, transverse and longitudinal second moment; calculation of displaced volume, KB and LCB; Metacentric theory and stability; calculation of metacentric radius; calculation of metacentric height and righting level; calculation of KG; the influence of adding or removing mass; the history of shipbuilding; introduction to offshore engineering and small craft technology.

ii.Ship stability; hydrostatic particulars, tabular and graphical presentation; calculation of centres of gravity; shift of the centre of gravity due to adding, moving, or removing a mass; special cases; a suspended load, tanks and free surface effect; flooding calculations; added mass and lost buoyancy methods; longitudinal stability and trim; draught analysis; hogging and sagging, the layer correction; the inclining experiment; introduction to static stability, the Wall Sided formula, cross curves of stability, curves of static stability; stability evaluation; IMO criteria, the Stability Booklet.

Part 2 includes: Linesplan Drawing for ship design, scaling, dimensioning, fairing, profile view, half-breadth view, body plan, offset table

Naval Architecture 1B


This module aims to develop knowledge and understanding of physical properties of fluids and how they are modelled; the basic principles of hydrostatic and fluid dynamics; and the potential flow models and Newtonian fluids.

This module covers knowledge relating to marine and offshore engineering technology, hydrostatic curve, Archimedes principle, ship stability and fluid dynamics, such as –

1)Fluid dynamics; fluid properties, Newtonian fluids; hydrostatic - pressure, Archimedes Principle and buoyancy forces; Fluids in motion - laminar and turbulent flow; Quantifying fluid flow - continuity equation and volumetric flow rate; Simple flow models - ideal fluids and Bernoulli's equation; real fluids and energy losses; inviscid fluids and potential flow models. Introduction to Navier Stokes equations, both practice and science; Dimensional analysis

2) Hydrostatic curve and Bonjean Curve