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Ship systems

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The course utilises guided problem-based learning concept. Ship system requirements are identified in beginning and the lectures evolve around them. The course project is to select, describe and justify the choice of certain equipment. Each lecture introduces certain type of system or equipment and students afterwards consider that topic for their projects. Some topics are introduced by visiting lecturers from industry. Projects are carried out in groups of 3–5 students.

  • Interactive lectures: 20 hours (2 x 2 hours/week, 5 weeks, 10 occasions)
  • Instructed workshops: 6 hours (1 hour/week, 6 weeks)
  • Group work: 30 hours (5 hours/week, 6 weeks)
  • Studying materials: 60 hours (10 hours/week, 6 weeks)
  • Preparing for exams: 20 hours

After the course, the student:

  • can describe main systems requirements in ships
  • can define and justify the ways to fulfil systems requirements
  • can create a concept design of a machinery system by selecting appropriate components, guided by principles of energy efficient design
  • can apply current regulatory requirements for ship systems and understands what it takes to go beyond them
  • knows the utilisation of automation systems in contemporary ship designs
  • can describe how adverse environmental effects of ships can be minimised, below the current and known future requirements

More info in Aalto University’s WebOodi course page.

Responsible teacher

Aalto University
Pentti Kujala

Contact persons for applications

Pilvi Lempiäinen , Service designer
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Technical studies
Mechanical engineering
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Host university:
Aalto University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
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General prerequisites:
MEC-E1030 Random Loads and Processes (mathematical statistics, mechanics) or similar studies; MEC-E8005 Thin-Walled Structures or Fatigue of Structures (mechanics, basics of mechanics of materials, Finite Element Method basics) or similar studies
Study suitable for:
Students with mechanical, aeronautical or civil engineering backgrounds
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