TMR4254 - Design of Marine Systems


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Presentation 20/100 60 minutes
Group assignment 80/100

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

  • Exercises

Further on evaluation

The final grade is based on portfolio assessment. The evaluation of the different parts is given in %-points, while the entire portfolio is given a letter grade.

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) - some programmes
Marine Technology (MIMART)
Marine Technology (MTMART)

Required previous knowledge

Marine Technology - Elementary Course (TMR4105), - Structures (TMR4167), - Hydrodynamics (TMR4247), 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 AUTUMN 2016
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Design Methodology
  • Safety, Reliability and Maintenance
  • Marine Operation and Maintenance Engineering
  • Aqua Culture
  • Marine System Design
  • Marine Engineering
  • Marine Structures
  • Marine Hydrodynamics
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 Group assignment 80/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Presentation 20/100 2022-05-10 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.

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