TMR4105 - Marine Technology - Elementary Course


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Work 40/100 1 semesters
Oral examination 60/100 30 minutes D

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 course the student should be able to:
- 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.
- Have a comprehensive understanding of 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 both intact and damaged 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 portfolio includes a final oral exam and multiple choice (60%) and a design project report (40%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. The course will also include mandatory courses in basic occupational safety and health (OSH) and in practical work operations.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises
  • Exercises

Specific conditions

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Marine Technology (MTMART)

Course materials


Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
SIN0501 7.5


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Statuskode Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Room *
Autumn ORD Work 40/100
Summer KONT Work 40/100
Autumn ORD Oral examination** 60/100 D 2015-12-14 09:00
Summer KONT Oral examination 60/100 D 2016-08-09
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date.
  • ** Eksamen også 15.12.2015
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