TMR4330 - Marine Machinery Design


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Portfolio assessment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Hjemmeeksamen 60/100 4 hours A
Arbeider 40/100

Course content

Introduction to design and analysis of machinery as well as power transmission systems in marine and offshore renewable energy applications. Designing mechanical power transmission systems e.g. gears, bearings, shafts and rotors, automatic operation systems, and hydraulic and pneumatic actuators, 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:
- design and analysis 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 machinery used in marine operations, lifting, installation, transportation, offshore renewable industry, aquaculture and subsea industry. This includes for example hydraulic and pneumatic systems, cranes and winches.
- use state-of-the-art design codes implemented in the industry.
- employ latest software and tools used today to design and model such systems.
- design and analysis both at system as well as component levels.
- to put the design at practice at lab.
- able to design and analysis mechanical systems under stochastic load conditions.

Learning methods and activities

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

Compulsory assignments

  • Project works, exercises

Further on evaluation

Portfolio assessment is the basis for the grade in the course. The portfolio includes a final written exam (60%) and projects (40%). 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.

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 2020

Language of instruction: English

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Marine Cybernetics
  • Machine Design and Materials Technology - Analysis of Machines
  • Machine 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: Portfolio assessment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Arbeider 40/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Hjemme-eksamen (1) 60/100 A





Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Arbeider 40/100
Room Building Number of candidates
Summer UTS Hjemme-eksamen 60/100 A
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.
  • 1) Merk at eksamensform er endret som et smittevernstiltak i den pågående koronasituasjonen. Please note that the exam form has changed as a preventive measure in the ongoing corona situation

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