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Unit summary
Unit Title: Unit Code: Semester: Pre-Requisites: Principles of Maritime Engineering JEE244 1 Nil Year 2013

Prior knowledge See Pre-requisites &/or skills: Courses: Credit Points: National Centre: Campus: Bachelor of Applied Science (Maritime Technology Management) 12.5 Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics Launceston

Teaching staff
Title Co-ordinator/ Lecturer Lecturer Name
Norman Lawrence David Wood



6324 9779

Consultation Days & Times

3.00-5.00 (Tuesday) TBA

The University of Tasmania 2013 The Australian Maritime College is an institute of the University of Tasmania


Unit description
This unit provides an introduction to the principles of Marine Engineering and Ship operations. Students will be exposed to a range of system configurations and their distinctive characteristics. Key topics include ships propulsion systems, auxiliary systems and major equipments aboard. A special emphasis will be given to the working principles, design, construction, operation and safety features of marine diesel engines, boilers, steam and gas turbine systems, and all major machinery items in a ship.

Learning outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to: 1. Demonstrate the knowledge of vessel design, operation and propulsion methods with emphasis is always upon correct, safe operating procedures and practices. 2. Demonstrate the knowledge of the principles of ship propulsion & resistance & its relationship to fuel consumption. 3. Explain the safe generation, reticulation, control and protection systems related to electricity on ships and other marine installations. 4. Describe the design, construction, operating principles, safety features of ships power plants (marine diesel engines, steam turbines, gas turbines and boilers) and its associated auxiliary systems.

Graduate attributes
BE Degree Outcomes A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I. J. Demonstrate technical knowledge Design for the maritime environment Solve maritime engineering problems Manage, create, use and disseminate information Communicate effectively Work in teams Manage self and others Negotiate the business environment Behave as a professional Consider wider context of engineering knowledge and work

The relevant BE Degree Attributes are in the BE Course Rules at:

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1. Introduction to ships and machinery (8hrs) Introduction to principal ship types, design and construction. Prime movers, transmission and propulsors. Introduction to ships propulsion plants and their main components Propellers (Fixed pitch and controllable pitch), Stern Gear, Rudder Propeller, Ducted Propellers, Water Jets, Voith Schneider propeller Propulsion Configurations (Diesel engines, steam turbine, gas turbine etc). Use of renewable energy on ships (wind, fuel cells, solar energy etc) General machinery arrangements, bilge and ballast systems, domestic water systems, distillation Systems. 2. Elements of Ship Design(8 hrs) Ships resistance and propulsion, thrust, power, slip. stabilisers, cross-thrusters, cavitation. Admiralty Coefficient, fuel coefficient & consumption. Fuel consumption calculations. Deck machinery and other equipments, mooring equipment, anchor handling equipment, cargo handling equipment, hatch covers. survival equipments (Lifeboats and life-rafts), emergency safety equipment, watertight doors, stabilisers and bow thrusters. fire fighting equipments. 3. Thermal Power Plant (10 hrs) Diesel Engines: basic design, construction, operational and safety features of slow, medium and high speed marine diesel engines and their basic support systems: air supply, fuel and combustion, scavenging, timing valve, fuel oil treatment, fuel types, fuel properties (density, viscosity, heating value, Cetane index, carbon residue, ash content, flash point, pour point, Sulphur content) fuel injector types, jerk pump systems, common rail systems, timing valve, combustion gas exhaust, different methods of reducing emissions (duel fuel, water based, exhaust gas recirculation) turbo-charging, supercharging, Sankey diagram, scavenging, lubrication, cooling, starting, stopping, reversing, speed and load governing (governors), manoeuvring. Control and safety devices. Bunkering (Different bunkering methods, pre and post operation checks, Safety). Combined power plants. Gas Turbines: basic design, construction, operational and safety features of marine gas turbines and their basic support systems: air supply, fuel and combustion, fuel oil treatment, combustion gas exhaust, lubrication, cooling, starting, stopping, speed and load governing and high temperature and low temperature corrosion control. Steam Turbines: basic design, construction, operational and safety features of impulse and reaction marine steam turbines and their basic support systems: steam supply and control, warming through, venting, starting, stopping, reversing, manoeuvring, speed and load governing, multi-staging, bled steam, condensate recovery, energy regeneration, exhaust gas economisers, air heaters and main condenser.

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UNIT OUTLINE JEE244 PRINCIPLES OF MARITIME ENGINEERING Boilers: main, auxiliary and exhaust gas marine boilers and economisers: basic design, construction, operational and safety features of water tube and fire tube boilers and their basic support systems: air supply, feed water supply and treatment, extraction pump, air ejectors, de-aerator, fuel burning and combustion, fuel oil treatment, firing, venting, pressure and temperature raising, shutting down, uptake gas, energy exchange, exhaust gas economisers, air heaters, condensers, load control and high temperature and low temperature corrosion control. 4. Introduction to Marine Electrical Power Plant (6hrs) Construction and operating principles of power generators, electrical distribution and protection systems. Technical specifications, per-unit systems, active, reactive and apparent power. Coupling with driving machines and synchronizing. Explosion, fire prevention, applicable safety standards, safe voltages, safe operation and maintenance. Requirements for electrical equipment in hazardous areas on marine and offshore systems. 5. Investigative Studies (20 hrs) Marine Engineering Lab (safe operation, maintenance of thermal power plant, diesel engines and boilers) Marine Engineering/Electrotechology Lab (safe operation, maintenance, synchronising of electrical power plants, distribution and protection systems) Marine Engineering Stephen Brown (Safe operation, maintenance of diesel engines) Technical Seminars (RINA/IMarEST and EngAus)

Learning resources required

Requisite texts
Taylor, D.A, Introduction to Marine Engineering. Elsevier publication, 2nd Ed, 1996. Hall, D., Practical Marine Electrical Knowledge, Witherby, 1999.

Recommended reading
Meier-Peter, H., Berrrnhardt, F., Compendium Marine Engineering, DVV Media Group GmbH, Hamburg, 2009. McGeorge,H.D., Marine Auxiliary Machinery, 7th Ed, Butterworths-Heinemann, Oxford, 2000. Cowley, J. (Ed), The Running and Maintenance of Marine Machinery, 6th Ed, Marine Media Management, London, 1992. Roy, G.J., Steam Turbines and Gearing, Stanford Maritime, London, 1984. Milton, J.H., Marine Steam Boilers, 4th Ed, Newnes-Butterworths, London, 1980. Stokoe, E.A., Ship Construction for Marine Students, 5th Ed, Reed's Marine Engineering Series, Thomas Reed Publications, London, 1985. Eyres, D.J., Ship Construction, 5th Ed, Butterworths-Heinemann, Oxford, 2001. Taylor, D.A., Merchant Ship Construction, 4th Ed, IMarEST Publicatons, London, 1998. MER and Transactions of IMarEST, IMarEST Publications, London.
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E- (electronic) resources MyLO:

Lecture notes and handouts Tutorials and Assessments Additional information

Equipment & materials

Materials to be provided by the student
Experimental work: lab coats or overalls, safety shoes.

Materials to be provided by AMC:


Extra costs:

Computer hardware & software

MS Office Suite

Occupational health and safety (OH&S)

The University is committed to providing a safe and secure teaching and learning environment. In addition to specific requirements of AMC and this unit you should refer to the Universitys policy at: All laboratory work requires students to follow OH&S requirements stipulated for the areas utilised. Students must wear lab coats or overalls and safety shoes for all laboratory sessions.

Other requirements

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Details of teaching arrangements

Learning strategies
Lectures, tutorials, problem based learning assignment, ship visit, individual assignments and self-directed learning. This unit will be run as if you were working in a maritime engineering consulting firm. The company has its way of presenting calculations and reporting information that you will be expected to follow.

Class times

Day Thursday Friday

Class Room LT 7 LT6 and as per schedule

Time 3.00pm - 4.50pm 9.00am- 5.00pm

Professional Society Meeting times

Day Thursday as advertised

Venue Auditorium or as advertised

Time 5.30 pm for 6.00 pm start

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Syllabus and Learning Schedule

Thursday Schedule
Week 1 2 3 4 Date
28 Feb 7 Mar 14 Mar 21 Mar 28 Mar- 3 Apr

Introduction to ship terminology Diesel Engines Steam Plant Thordon Presentation Easter Break Gas Turbines Class Test Fuel and lubricating oil systems Ship services General hotel systems Elements of ship design Propulsors Vessel resistance and propulsion Revision

Readings / Problems


5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13

4 Apr 11 Apr 18 Apr 25 Apr 2 May 9 May 16 May 23 May 30 May

Engineering Note Book Due

Friday Schedule
Electrical lectures 11.00am 1.00 pm LT 6 All groups All groups All groups No Friday Classes held after 19 April
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Electro Tech 9.00am1-4 pm 12.00pm P3 P3 Group 6 Group 3 Group 1 Group 2 Group 4 Group 5

Stephen Brown 9.00am5.00pm Groups 1 &2 Groups 3 &4 Groups 5 &6

Thermo Lab 10.00am12.00 Group 5

1.00 - 3.00 pm 2.50 pm 5.00pm

Group 1 Group 3 Group 6 Group 2 Group 4

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8

1-Mar 8-Mar 15-Mar 22-Mar 5-Apr 12-Apr 19-Apr 26-Apr


Specific attendance/performance requirements

Attendance at all assigned class times is expected. You are responsible for all information (both academic and administrative) presented during class times. Should you miss a class for whatever reason it is your responsibility to obtain information and content that was missed. Attendance at all laboratory and practical sessions is compulsory.

Assessment schedule
Assessment Task Class test Engineering Note Book Exam Due Week 6 10 TBA % 10 30 60

Assessment details
To pass this unit, a student must achieve a minimum of 50% of the total assessment marks available. Types and Weighting of Assessment: Class Test (10%) Task Description One open book class test is scheduled for week 6. Link to Unit Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, & 4 Due Date: 11 April Engineering Note Book (30 %) Task Description Undertake practical investigations of steam plant, diesel engine and electrical systems, attend professional society technical meetings and reflect on the experiences in an engineering note book. Link to Unit Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, & 4

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UNIT OUTLINE JEE244 PRINCIPLES OF MARITIME ENGINEERING Assessment Criteria: 1. 2. 3. 4. Apply theoretical and practical knowledge to Marine Engineering tasks. Analyse and apply conscious thinking in regard to task being reported. Entries serve to connect ideas and demonstrate understanding. Communicate in writing in the form of a reflective engineering note book.

Due Date: 10 May

Final Exam (60%) Task Description The end of semester 3 hour closed book exam will draw on lectures, tutorials, and texts covering all aspects of the unit. The primary emphasis will be (i) problem identification, formulation and solution, (ii) demonstration of basic fundamentals, and (iii) application to practical problems. The exam schedule will be finalised several weeks before the examination period commences. Link to Unit Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, & 4

Submission of assignments and reports

All assignments, reports, etc. must be completed using the template provided on the web, ( ), unless otherwise specified by the lecturer. The accompanying cover sheet must be completed. All descriptive components of the assignments and reports should be typed. Group reports must be signed by all participants. Assignments and reports must be placed in the lecturers assignment box by the due dates (ground floor in the Swanson Building). Electronic submissions are not acceptable (unless otherwise instructed by lecturer). The assessed work will be returned during lecture or as agreed between the students and the lecturer.

How your final result is determined

The grade that you receive for this unit will be determined by a committee of examiners. The raw marks that you receive from each piece of assessable material will be combined in order to determine a letter grade for the unit (see Assessment Schedule for percent weighting). The raw marks may undergo a scaling process.

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Failure to adhere with the OH&S standards whilst taking part in any assessed activity that involves field trips and/or that requires the use of UTAS or AMC facilities will result in the following penalties: first offense - 5% penalty (applicable to the whole team in team projects); second offense by student (or another member of the same team in team projects) 20% penalty (applicable to the whole team in team project); and third offense - a fail grade in the assessment.

Problems with your assessment

If you have questions or problems with your assessment, you should discuss this with the following people: (1) The person who marked the assessment. (2) Unit Coordinator. (3) Head, Maritime Engineering. (4) Director, National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics. If this does not resolve the issue, you may a file formal appeal. The procedure is given at: htm

Course rules
More information with regard to content, assessments, grading, etc. is found in the Course Rules Document at:

Academic referencing
In your written work you will need to support your ideas by referring to scholarly literature, works of art and/or inventions. It is important that you understand how to correctly refer to the work of others and maintain academic integrity. Failure to appropriately acknowledge the ideas of others constitutes academic dishonesty (plagiarism), a matter considered by the University of Tasmania as a serious offence. For information on presentation of assignments, including referencing styles: Please read the following statement on plagiarism. Should you require clarification please see your unit coordinator or lecturer.

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Academic misconduct
Academic misconduct includes cheating, plagiarism, allowing another student to copy work for an assignment or an examination and any other conduct by which a student: a) seeks to gain, for themselves or for any other person, any academic advantage or advancement to which they or that other person are not entitled; or b) improperly disadvantages any other student. Students engaging in any form of academic misconduct may be dealt with under the Ordinance of Student Discipline, and this can include imposition of penalties that range from a deduction/cancellation of marks to exclusion from a unit or the University. Details of penalties that can be imposed are available in the Ordinance of Student Discipline Part 3 Academic Misconduct, see Plagiarism is a form of cheating. It is taking and using someone else's thoughts, writings or inventions and representing them as your own; for example, using an author's words without putting them in quotation marks and citing the source, using an author's ideas without proper acknowledgment and citation, copying another student's work. If you have any doubts about how to refer to the work of others in your assignments, please consult your lecturer or tutor for relevant referencing guidelines, and the academic integrity resources on the web at: The intentional copying of someone elses work as ones own is a serious offence punishable by penalties that may range from a fine or deduction/cancellation of marks and, in the most serious of cases, to exclusion from a unit, a course or the University. The University and any persons authorised by the University may submit your assessable works to a plagiarism checking service, to obtain a report on possible instances of plagiarism. Assessable works may also be included in a reference database. It is a condition of this arrangement that the original authors permission is required before a work within the database can be viewed. For further information on this statement and general referencing guidelines, see or follow the link under Policy, Procedures and Feedback on the Current Students homepage.

Further information and assistance

If you are experiencing difficulties with your studies or assignments, have personal or life planning issues, disability or illness which may affect your course of study, you are advised to raise these with your lecturer in the first instance. There is a range of University-wide support services available to you including Teaching & Learning, Student Services, and International Services. Please refer to the Current Students homepage at: Should you require assistance in accessing the Library visit their website for more information at:
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