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Passenger ships

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If you are taking this course as part of a FITech minor, please note that all minors will be offered for the last time in the academic year 2021-2022. Please check the individual courses for updates regarding future availability.

If you are taking this course as part of the Marine technology minor, please apply latest on 5.9.2021. Add all courses of the minor to the same application.

The course introduces the passenger ship design and specifics of that. Lectures introduce topics which are then considered with respect to the projects. Some topics are complemented by visiting lecturers from industry to give a perspective to current trends. The progress of the project is checked on weekly basis. The final project is presented at the end of the course to experts from industry and academia. Work is performed in cross-disciplinary groups. The content is suitable for students of different backgrounds (design, economics, engineering).

Course content:

  • Introduction to shipscape
  • Creative ship design
  • Design criteria, functions, and features
  • History of cruise ships, design, and architecture
  • Modern technologies in passenger safety, comfort and entertainment
  • Rules and regulations
  • Cruise ship of the future
  • Innovation, creativity in yacht design

The course utilizes guided problem-based learning concept. The content is cross-disciplinary and is suitable for students of different backgrounds. On-line lectures introduce topics which are then considered with respect to the projects. Work is performed in cross-disciplinary groups. Progress of the project is checked on bi-weekly basis. The final project is presented in the end of the course to experts from industry and academia.

Work load:

  • Lectures: 20h (2 x 2 hours/week, 5 weeks, 10 occasions)
  • Instructed workshops: 6 hours (1 hour/week, 6 weeks)
  • Group work: 55 hours (10 hours/week, 6 weeks)
  • Independent work for the group project: 55 hours (9 hours/week, 6 weeks)

After the course, the student:

  • Understands the current trends, business developments and future markets for passenger ships
  • Can define radically new architectural design of a passenger ship
  • Can apply the user-centric design in passenger ship context
  • Can define general arrangement of a passenger ship based on broad set of design requirements, specific for passenger ships
  • Knows the passenger ship safety requirements and current regulatory requirements, how to attain them or how to go beyond them, if necessary.

More info on Aalto University’s course page.

Responsible teacher

Aalto University
Jani Romanoff, Associate professor

Contact persons for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Category:
Technical studies
Topic:
Mechanical engineering
Course code:
MEC-E2003
Credits:
5 ECTS
Price:
0 €
Level:
Teaching period:
1.11.–23.12.2021
Application deadline:
Application period has ended
Host university:
Aalto University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Teaching methods:
Online
Language:
English
General prerequisites:
B.Sc. studies
Study suitable for:
M.Sc. students with mechanical, aeronautical or civil engineering backgrounds
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