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MODULE DESCRIPTION FORM

NM961 Design and Construction of FPSOs






Module Registrar: Prof A Inceci k

Taught To (Course): MSc/PGDip
Other Lecturers Involved: Prof J R MacGregor
(External)

Credit Weighting: 10 Semester: 2
Assumed Prerequi sites:

Compulsory/ optional/
elective cl ass
Academi c Level: 5

Module Format and Del ivery (hours):

Lecture Tutorial Laboratory Project Assignments Private Study Total
20 10 70 100

Educational Ai m

This module aims to provide an introduction to the shipbuilding technologies and equipment used in the construction of PFSO
vessels. To provide an introduction to the ship design process as applied to FPSO vessels.




Learning Outcomes

On completion of the module the student is expected to be able to demonstrate knowledge of

Understand the technologies and processes involved in constructing FPSO vessels
Appreciate the interaction between design and construction of FPSO vessels, especially in relation to conversions
Understand the relationships between functional requirements and design solutions for FPSO vessels
Demonstrate their awareness of the importance of marine systems and the platform-topsides interface in a successful
solution

(UK SPEC suggests no more than 4 learning outcomes per module. Statements must be broad and be syllabus free and link
in with the intended learning outcomes on the programme specifications.)


Syll abus

The module will teach the following:

FPSO Construction:
Overview of facilities for shipbuilding
The shipbuilding process including the integration of hull construction, outfitting and painting
The role of product definition

FPSO Design:
Functional requirements and design drivers
Typical layouts and sizes
Hullform and marine systems arrangements
Platform-topsides interfaces
Comparison of new-build and conversion approaches
Design process and schedules



Assessment of Learning Outcomes

Criteri a

For each of the Module Learning Outcomes the following criteria will be used to make judgements on student learning:
[Note: Criteria break the LO down into teachable elements but do not become syllabus orientated i.e. no mention of CAD
package names, components etc.]

LO1 On completing this module, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of FPSO
design principals
C1 : Students will be able to determine overall FPSO dimensions for a given field
C2 : Students will be able to carry out hydrostatic, stability and seakeeping calculations
C3 : Students will be able to carry out strength calculations

LO2 On completing this module, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of processes
and technologies for the constructions FPSOs
C1 Students will be able to demonstrate the knowledge of facilities at a shipyard for building FPSOs
C2 Students will be able to demonstrate the knowledge of dependencies and interfaces between the different
parts of the FPSO (hull, moorings and topsides)
C3 Students will be able to demonstrate the knowledge of cargo handling systems and their integration to FPSOs


The standards set for each criterion per Module Learning Outcome to achieve a pass grade are indicated on the
assessment sheet for all assessment.


12 Principles of Assessment and Feedback
(on Learning & Teaching web pages: www.strath.ac.uk/learnteach/teaching/staff/assessfeedback/12principles/ )

Please state briefly how these are incorporated in this module.

The written examination provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and the
possession of subject-specific and key skills. This medium also allows students to demonstrate intended learning
outcomes across a wide range of topics within the syllabus.

The tutorial sessions are supervised activities in which the students apply the knowledge that they gain during
formal lectures and private study to determine overall sizes of an FPSO for a given field and to show a typical
layout of an FPSO. During the tutorial sessions students are able to interact with the lecturer and obtain feedback.




Assessment Method(s) Including Percentage Breakdown and Duration of Exams

Examinations Courseworks Projects
Number Duration Weighting Number Weighting Number Weighting
1 2 100% None None
L/Outcomes
LO1 and LO2
Indicate which learning outcomes (L01, L02 etc) are to be assessed by exam/coursework/project as required.


Coursework / Submissions deadlines:
N/A

Resit Assessment Procedures:
Entirely examination


PLEASE NOTE:
Students need to gain a summative mark of 50% to pass the module. Students who fail the module at the
first attempt will be re-examined during the August diet. This re-examination will consist entirel y of exam

Recommended Reading


Eyres, D. J., Ship Construction , 6
th
Ed, Butterworth-Heinemann, 2007
Paik, J. K. And Thayambali, A. K., Ship-Shaped Offshore Installations , Cambridge University Press, 2007 ISBN
9780521859219




Additional Student Feedback
(Please specify details of when additional feedback will be provided)

Date Time Room No


Session:

Approved:
Course Director Signature: Prof A Incecik
Date of Last Modifications: 30 March 2011

(Updated February 2011)
MODULE TIMETABLE




Module Code:

NM9xx


Module Title:
Design and Construction of FPSOs



Brief Description of Assessment: The assessment is based on written examination which provides students with an opportunity to demonstrate
knowledge, understanding and the possession of subject-specific and key skills. This medium also allows students to demonstrate intended learning outcomes
across a wide range of topics within the syllabus



Assessment Timing:-

Indicate on the table below the Start/Submission dates for each Assignment/Project and the timing of each Exam/Class Test(s).



Semester

WK1

WK2

WK3

WK4

WK5

WK6

WK7

WK8

WK9

WK10

WK11

WK12

Exam Period
One

Final
Examination




Semester

WK1

WK2

WK3

WK4

WK5

WK6

WK7

WK8

WK9

WK10

WK11

WK12

Exam Period
Two

Final
Examination