TMR4330 - Marine Machinery - Design and Condition Monitoring


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Aggregate score
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral final exam 50/100 1 hours D
Oral mid-term exam 50/100 1 hours D

Course content

Introduction to design, condition monitoring and fault detection of machinery as well as power transmission systems in marine and offshore renewable energy applications. Design, vibration-based condition monitoring and fault detection, digital twin development of mechanical systems e.g. gears, bearings, shafts and rotors, automatic operation systems, used in marine operation, offshore installation, ship power systems, offshore wind turbines and wave energy convertors.

Learning outcome

At the completion of the subject, students should be able to demonstrate knowledge to:

- design power transmission systems in ships, offshore wind turbines and similar in marine environment. This includes industrial gearboxes, rotors, couplings and vibration isolation systems.

- design and analysis of machinery used in marine operations, lifting, installation, transportation, offshore renewable industry, aquaculture and subsea industry.

- use state-of-the-art design codes implemented in the industry.

- employ latest software and tools used today to design and model such systems.

- employ vibration-based condition monitoring for fault detection.

- employ signal processing methods for fault detection.

- establish digital twin for remaining useful life prediction.

Learning methods and activities

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

Further on evaluation

The course consists of two parts: design and condition monitoring. There are a project and an oral exam at the end of each part: mid-term oral exam (50%) covering the design, and final oral exam (50%) for the condition monitoring part. The results for each part and the final course grade are in letter grades (A-F). For a re-take of an examination, all projects during the course must be re-submitted. To pass the course one must pass both parts.

Course materials

To be stated at semester start.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Marine Cybernetics
  • Machine Design and Materials Technology - Analysis of Machines
  • Operation technology
  • Machine Design
  • Marine System Design
  • Marine Engineering
  • Marine Technology
  • Marine Topics
  • Engineering Subjects
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Marine Technology


Examination arrangement: Aggregate score

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral mid-term exam 50/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Oral final exam 50/100 D 2023-12-08
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Oral mid-term exam 50/100 D
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Oral final exam 50/100 D
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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