MAR511 - Marine auxiliary equipment

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Course Title:

Marine auxiliary equipment


Postgraduate career-based course




Maritime Studies/Mechanical Engineering


BSc or BEng Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent)

Introduction and Rationale:

Modern merchant vessels are complex engineering structures dependent for their operation on a wide variety of mechanical, electrical and electronic systems. Good knowledge and in depth understanding of these systems therefore constitutes a major part of the marine engineering curriculum. Most of these systems are common to many types of vessels although the degree of importance and engineering complexity might vary from case to case and is subject to engineering development and progress.


The aim of the course is to provide the fundamental engineering knowledge of common traditional marine engineering systems while introducing technology evolution as appropriate for each case, to meet the requirements of the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Standards of Training and Certification of Watchkeepers (STCW) for Engineering Officer of the Watch (EOOW) at operational level.

 Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this course the student will know:

Main Learning and Teaching Activities:

Lectures will provide a conceptual framework of all key areas. Students will work individually and/or in groups for their assignments. Computer based learning packages, simulation, Universities resources and industrial visits will support familiarisation with the various types of marine equipment where applicable. Guest lecturers from industry will supplement practical input and experience whenever possible.

Assessment Details:

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Outline detail



1 individual assignment:
1 assignment on Auxiliary Marine Equipment



Closed book 3 hour combined written exam:
Part A 1.5 hours – Auxiliary Marine Equipment
(Part B 1.5 hours – Ship Construction)