IP505614 - Best Practice - Virtual Prototype and Digitalisation of Marine Design and Operations


This course is no longer taught and is only available for examination. For a complete course description, see previous academic years.

Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

Introduction to concepts of virtual prototype and digital technologies applied to marine structures and operations - Principles of virtual prototype - Creating an digital 3D model - Incorporating rules and simulations - Methods to collect, store, access and analyse virtual prototype data. - Principles for simulation and visualisation of marine structures and operations. - Entities, Analyses and Scenarios taxonomy for Virtual Prototype

Learning outcome

After having passed the exam the student should know the basic methodology and main principles of virtual prototype and digitalisations techniques applied to marine engineering, such as: - Developing of 3D models - Design and simulation using the virtual prototype model - Methods to collect, store, access and analyse virtual prototype data - Plan and execute virtual prototype of marine structures and operations. The student should master different software to produce realistic visualisation or marine structures and operations as well as add basic mathematical behaviour to its models.      The student should be able to model any marine engineering case independently and master terminology in the field or virtual prototype and digitalisation.

Learning methods and activities

The course is given during two weeks, and is organized with lectures on background topics and an introduction to a case study. The case study will then be solved individually or in groups and documented in a project report. The total workload for the course is expected to be 2 weeks including independent research and literature survey supporting the project work. Grading will be based on the project report, and will assess the candidate(s) ability to interpret, familiarize, reflect and apply the course topics.

Compulsory assignments

  • Mandatory assignment

Further on evaluation

Project report (100%)

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Naval Architecture (850MD)
Naval Architecture (850ME)
Product and System Design (840MD)
Product and System Design (845ME)

Course materials

Lectures Notes and material from Offshore Simulator Centre (OSC).

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Version: 1
Credits:  3.8 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Language of instruction: English

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Marine Technology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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