Main specialisation

5. Marine Engineering


Students choosing this direction will obtain extensive knowledge in:

  • the production of electricity and mechanical output at sea, particularly in combustion engines
  • regulation of mechanical systems
  • measuring and monitoring of mechanical and thermic magnitudes
  • fluid and heat transport
  • mechanical fluctuations

Students will learn how to apply their knowledge on designing and dimensioning of machinery installations on ships and offshore platforms. Key skills are analyzing, modeling and simulating machinery systems mathematically.

Students choosing this direction are supposed to spend a complete semester at TU Delft in the Netherlands (Spring).

Keywords: Environmentally friendly energy consumption, production of electrical and mechanical energy, transportation of fluid and heat, fuel and combustion, cargo handling, instrumentation and measuring techniques.

Learning knowledge and skills of Marine Engineering

Marine Engineering covers the design, installation and operation of machinery systems on ships and offshore platforms, including the internal combustion engine.  It covers a wide variety of systems, including the propulsion plant, electric power generation and auxiliary systems such as cooling, lubrication, cargo handling, and deck machinery.  The main issues in this discipline are system design, performance analysis, control and integration for optimal performance and environmentally friendly operation.

The candidate should after having completed the education have:
• Broad and solid basic knowledge from the study program learning objectives which forms the basis for understanding of components, systems and methods applied to design and problem solving in the field of marine engineering including propulsion plant.
• Have in-depth knowledge of at least one of the areas of thermo-fluid, hydraulic, and mechanical systems including strength and vibrations with special focus on system dynamics, control and integration.
• Have good knowledge of internal combustion engines and their main systems with special focus on gas as an energy carrier, reduction of harmful emissions, optimization of the engine system, system dynamics and integration.
• Have good knowledge of mathematical modeling and simulation of machinery systems in general and use of such models as tools for analysis and problem solving.
• Have good knowledge of operation and safety aspects of marine engineering systems, and methods for maintenance planning.
• Have knowledge of the main standards and regulations within the specialization.
• Have knowledge of development of new technology for production of clean energy for propulsion and power.

The candidate should be able to:
• Use the knowledge obtained for development, problem solving and innovation within the specialization.
• Carry out design of machinery systems for different applications and evaluate component and system solutions for efficient, safe and environmentally friendly operation.
• Use modern computing tools and simulation programs for modeling and analysis of dynamic systems within the marine engineering field, including evaluation of results.

General competence
The same as for the study program.