TMR4222 - Marine Machinery - Heat Transfer and Thermofluid Systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Work 30/100
School exam 70/100 4 hours D

Course content

Introduction to marine machinery systems - technology, design, performance and control of auxiliary systems. Introduction to thermal engineering basics focusing on heat transfer and heat exchanger systems, thermofluid systems in general , pumps and liquid transfer systems, hydraulic systems, steam and HVAC systems plus waste heat recovery and energy harvesting. 

Learning outcome

After completing this course, the student should be able to demonstrate knowledge to

  • Understand and assess the importance of technology, heat transfer and thermofluid systems in relation to safe and economical design, operation and control of marine machinery systems in general and auxiliary systems particularly.
  • Understand and carry out calculations for heat transfer mechanisms in thermal systems relevant for marine applications.
  • Understand, design and evaluate heat exchanger systems, their operation and control in marine applications.
  • Understand, design and evaluate basic hydraulic systems, their operation and control in marine applications.
  • Understand and carry out design and performance calculations for pump- and liquid transfer systems, steam- and HVAC systems including possibly other novel systems of interest of relevance when new technology is introduced.
  • Understand, design and evaluate options for solutions and technology for waste heat recovery and energy harvesting in marine machinery systems.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, computer exercises, lab and project work. All lectures will be in English.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercises, project- laboratory work

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written exam (70%) and project work (30%). The results for the parts are given in %-scores, while the entire portfolio is assigned a letter grade. Examination papers will be given in English only. Students are free to choose Norwegian or English for written assessments. Postponed/repeated exams may be oral. For a re-take of an examination, all assessments during the course must be re-taken.

Specific conditions

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

Course materials

Selections from textbooks, notes and lecture notes. To be specified at semester start.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Marine Cybernetics
  • Operation technology
  • Internal Combustion Engines
  • Marine System Design
  • Marine Engineering
  • Marine Topics
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Marine Technology


Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Spring ORD School exam 70/100 D 2022-05-21 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Work 30/100
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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