Marine technology

Aalto University School of Engineering is offering studies in marine technology. The Marine Technology Minor offers students good overall knowledge of the engineering aspects related to marine environment. The main contents is to introduce design aspects related to environment, marine structures, transport and related systems and sub-systems. The studies cover design, manufacturing and operational aspects. The studies are built around expertise of each student by utilization of portfolio- and project-based teaching methods.

Upon completion of the Minor in Marine Technology, the student will comprehend the fundamental economical, technological and design phenomena related to engineering to marine environment. The student learns the methods for assessment of this phenomena and knows in which fields of science these are developed further and field experts exist. Student can also describe the position and relation of own expertise in the framework of engineering for maritime environment.

Courses included in the programme:

Choose five courses!

Obligatory courses:

  •  Principles of Naval Architecture (MEC-E1004) 5 ECTS.
  •  Ship Systems (MEC-E2005)5 ECTS
Ship Systems (MEC-E2005), 5 ECTS. Starts 7.1.2019

Apply before Dec 16, 2018

Learning outcomes

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 utilization of automation systems in contemporary ship designs and Can describe how adverse environmental effects of ships can be minimized, below the current and known future requirements

Contents

Ship system design and its integration to ship design, Energy sources and fuel types in modern applications, Modern motor types, Exhaust treatment systems, HVAC systems, Heat balance and heat recovery systems, Energy efficiency, Electric systems, Propulsion systems and manoeuvring technology, Ship automation and control systems, Fire safety equipment, Communication and IT equipment, Selected topics on special ship systems (e.g. arctic/sub-arctic conditions), Environmental impact and legislation, Design methods and tools (CFD, 3D-CAD, NAPA etc.)

Winter Navigation (MEC-E4001), 5 ECTS. Starts 9.1.2019

Apply before Dec 16, 2018

Learning outcomes

The aim is to introduce the student to winter navigation system in the Baltic Sea and basic principles for ship power requirements and hull ice-strengthening. After the course, students understand the definition of various ice conditions and their effects on the ship design, hull shape, power requirements, navigation in ice and safety of ships. Power requirements needs a comprehensive knowledge of the various methods to calculate the ship resistance in varying ice conditions such as level ice, ridged ice and ice channels. For the hull design, most important is to know how to calculate the ice induced loads on the hull. In addition the principles of model scale testing in ice are introduced.

Contents

Winter navigation system in the Baltic Sea, definition ice conditions, ice mechanical properties, ship resistance in various ice conditions, propulsion in ice, power requirements, ice induced loads on ships, ice strengthening principles for ship hull. Excursion to an icebreaker operating in the northern Baltic Sea.

Ship Dynamics (MEC-E2004), 5 ECTS. Starts 25.2.2019

Apply before Feb 10, 2019

Learning outcomes

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 utilization of automation systems in contemporary ship designs and Can describe how adverse environmental effects of ships can be minimized, below the current and known future requirements

Contents

Ship system design and its integration to ship design, Energy sources and fuel types in modern applications, Modern motor types, Exhaust treatment systems, HVAC systems, Heat balance and heat recovery systems, Energy efficiency, Electric systems, Propulsion systems and manoeuvring technology, Ship automation and control systems, Fire safety equipment, Communication and IT equipment, Selected topics on special ship systems (e.g. arctic/sub-arctic conditions), Environmental impact and legislation, Design methods and tools (CFD, 3D-CAD, NAPA etc.)

Ship Structures and Construction (MEC-E2007) 5 ECTS. Starts 26.2.2019

Apply before Feb 10, 2019

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is to introduce the student how the first principles of mechanics are applied to the ship structural design. After the course the student knows: how the ship structure affects the safety, production and maintainability of the ship (function of ship structure); how the ship is constructed from plates and beams (ship construction method); how the structural design is linked to the other ship design disciplines (structural design principles ); how loads, response and strength are connected and when these can be assessed separately for different hierarchical levels (strength analysis of ship hull) and how the principles of mechanics are utilized in ship structural design rules and what are the limitations of the rules (limit state analysis in ship structural design)

Contents

General design aspects; Loads on marine structures; Analysis of stress and deflection of hull girder and substructures; Load-carrying capability and structural performance; Reliability; Material selection and production.

Principles of Naval Architecture (MEC-E1004), 5 ECTS. Fall 2019

Learning outcomes         

Understands the different disciplines of naval architecture and different phases of the product development cycle. Can identify the different design methods and tools for different disciplines and can select the design tools based on the design stage. Remembers the basic terminology and notations of the naval architecture and search field specific literature for different design tasks.

Contents

The course will start with an introductory phase identifying a generic framework for ship design using the classical design spiral. Ship mission, main dimension and powering requirements are defined using statistical methods. Hull form definition is based on the hydrostatics, hydrodynamics and ship general arrangement. Definition of ship structure, equipment and machinery at conceptual level using reference techniques. Weight estimation is carried out using statistical methods and initial ship geometry.

Passenger Ships (MEC-E2003) 5 ECTS. Fall 2019.

Learning outcomes

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 and Knows the passenger ship safety requirements and current regulatory requirements, how to attain them or how to go beyond them, if necessary.

Contents

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 and Innovation

 

Marine Risks and Safety (MEC-E2009) 5 ECTS. Fall 2019.

Learning outcomes

Understands the basic concepts of engineering risk and safety. Can explain the overall maritime safety regulatory regime and describe the contents of the main regulatory approaches to manage maritime risk and safety. Can identify and explain methods for hazard identification, risk analysis and safety engineering. Can select and apply appropriate methods for a particular problem related to ship design, ship operation or safety of maritime transportation

Contents

The course will start with an introductory phase focusing on basic concepts and frameworks for engineering risk and safety. These are subsequently linked to specific methods for hazard identification, risk analysis and safety engineering. An overview is given of the maritime safety regulatory regime and the main regulations. Selected topics related to ship design or operation are addressed in greater depth.

 

Special Assignment in Mechanical Engineering (MEC-E1500) 5 ECTS. Fall 2019.

Special assignments are independent experiments, projects, or literature surveys on the topics of mechanical engineering. The tasks and deliverables for each assignment are to be agreed between the student and the supervisor individually, and approved by the director or deputy director of the programme beforehand. All professors and lecturers of the Department of Mechanical Engineering can act as supervisors of special assignments.

Professor in charge: Jani Romanoff, Aalto Yliopisto (jani.romanoff@aalto.fi)

Type of study unit:

Minor

Credits

5-40 ECTS

Teaching semester

01/2019 - 12/2019

Host university

Aalto University

Open for non student

Yes

Level of studies

Master

General prerequisites

Please notice obligatory courses: Principles of Naval Architecture 5 ECTS and Ship Systems 5 ECTS.

Methods

Online

Location

Online

Language

English

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