TMR4105 - Marine Technology - Elementary Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 70/100 30 minutes D
Assignment/thesis 30/100

Course content

The course consists of three themes that partly are given in parallel, integrated with each other, and which together form a whole. 1. Application of marine technology in vessels and offshore activities, including an excursion aboard a ship. It includes report writing, presentation skills and technical drawing. It furthermore gives an introduction to the Norwegian maritime industry with a description of the marine ocean and marine resources, the marine industrial cluster, administration, legislation and regulations. 2. Hydrostatics and stability of marine vessels. 3. Design of marine systems. The design process: key activities, documents and milestones. Requirements management, functional analysis, choice of solution concept, dimensions and arrangement. Calculation of weights and costs.

Learning outcome

Courses Marine technology 1, 2, 3 and 4 together enable the students to describe and understand the marine disciplines and carry out engineering related to design, construction and operation of ships, platforms and other marine systems. They will also give students a proper set of methods and tools to perform such work, as well as training in teamwork and communication.

After completing the first course TMR4105, the student should be able to (in a basic way):

  • Understand and describe how the marine disciplines interact.
  • Understand and apply marine technical terminology and language, oral and written.
  • Understand and use technical descriptions and drawings of marine vessels.
  • Understand and map the interaction of technical systems on board marine vessels.
  • Be able to perform laboratory experiments in an effective manner within the requirements of HSE (health, safety and environment), and analyze and evaluate the results of these.
  • Understand how marine vessels are designed and built, and perform a simple design task of a marine system.
  • Be able to perform calculations of hull buoyancy, buoyancy distribution and load capacity of floating vessels.
  • Be able to perform simple calculations of static and dynamic stability in intact condition.
  • Apply computer-based tools for calculations of hydrostatics and stability.
  • Be able to plan and implement a holistic design of a single vessel in collaboration with other students within agreed limits and time, and effectively report and present the results.

Learning methods and activities

The themes are illustrated through lectures, assignments, laboratory activities and project work. Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The course will also include a mandatory course in basic health, safety and environmental work (HSE) and in practical work operations. The course includes a mandatory seminar series that requires at least 50% participation.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • HSE-course
  • Exercises
  • Excursion

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. It includes a report of the design project (30%) and an oral exam (70%). To pass the course, all parts of the exam must be evaluated and given a passed grade level. The results for the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. For a re-take of an examination, all the assignments in the portfolio must be re-taken.

Each member of the group is supposed to contribute to the project work at the same level as the other members of the group. The group gets the same grade, but if there are observed deviations the group members may be graded individually.

Specific conditions

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

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Industrial Economics and Technology Management (MTIØT)
Marine Technology (MTMART)

Course materials


Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIN0501 7.5
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Foundation courses, level I


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Technological subjects
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment/thesis 30/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral examination (1) 70/100 D 09:00
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.
  • 1) Eksamen 6.-7. desember

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