TMR4254 - Design of Marine Systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Work
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
work 100/100 1 semesters ALLE

Course content

The aim of this subject is to provide students with practice on designing a marine system by applying previous knowledge. Students are required to evaluate the need for acquiring new knowledge, and obtaining this new information. Lectures on less common topics will be provided. Students will receive tuition on how to carry out a market survey and how to develop, evaluate and choose ideas.

Learning outcome

When finishing this course the student should be able to solve a design task of a marine system within a specified deadline. This involves:
Performing a market study
Developing ideas by using different methodologies for solving problems creatively
Developing relevant design criteria
Performing a methodical evaluation of the ideas based on the design criteria
Selecting the main dimensions, developing their chosen idea in detail and develop the arrangement of the vessel
develop the arrangement of the machinery based on the power requirements and the rest of the design
Using software tools actively in the design process
Solve the presented task in a groupe. Organise the group according to the tasks presented, and report the progress. Document the time used on task.
Document the design and the design process in a thorough report
Each group member is to contribute equally.

Learning methods and activities

The students will be working in groups on an assignment. Lectures, supervision and tuition will be provided on the project.

Compulsory assignments

  • Exercise
  • 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:
Industrial Economics and Technology Management (MTIØT) - some programmes
Marine Technology (MIMART)
Marine Technology (MTMART)

Required previous knowledge

Marine Technology - Elementary Course, - Structures, - Hydrodynamics, - Machinery, or similar courses

Course materials

Kai Levander: Compendium in System Based Ship Design
Lecure notes and selected articles.

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
TMR4150 3.7 01.09.2016
More on the course



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


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2021

No.of lecture hours: 4
Lab hours: 6
No.of specialization hours: 2

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Product Development and Engineering Design
  • Design Methodology
  • Safety, Reliability and Maintenance
  • Marine Operation and Maintenance Engineering
  • Aqua Culture
  • Marine System Design
  • Marine Engineering
  • Marine Structures
  • Marine Hydrodynamics
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Work

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Spring ORD work 100/100 ALLE
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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