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Materials & Production Processes for Maritime Infrastructure JEE253


The unit provides an introduction to fundamental aspects of the rational engineering approaches and issues which influence the construction of marine vessels, on-board systems and offshore structures including materials. The unit will serve sympathetic approaches of the procedures, processes, tools, techniques, strategies and tactics used for managing on-site construction and production operations in a multi-tasking team environment. This unit further develops soft skills gained in the first year and project management in the second year. Moreover, the unit will cover corrosion, heat treatments in steel, quality and safety related issues to understand its relevance for theory and practice employed during construction and production of maritime infrastructures.


Unit name Materials & Production Processes for Maritime Infrastructure
Unit code JEE253
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Associate Professor Michael Woodward
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of regulatory, practical and economic constraints on design including identifying issues regarding the methodology and efficiency of production for any vessel or structures.
  • Recognise the concepts of maritime production systems and main hardware elements of shipyards and integral processes within the production line and associated current technologies.
  • Describe elementary knowledge of construction, installation operations of offshore structures.
  • Explain the principles of quality management, sustainability and ethics during the construction including risks management, meetings and negotiations with stakeholders and make key decisions during the planning and execution phases of a project.
  • Analyse the qualitative and quantitative properties of electrolytic cells and heat treatments in steel. Apply electrochemical knowledge to recognising and controlling the different types of corrosion encountered in engineering structures.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
031799 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,826.00

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KAA108 or JEE113


Teaching Pattern

Asynchronous content; Podcast and 1 x 3-hr workshop weekly; Practical labs and build studio time as specified.

AssessmentTest or quiz (10%)|Production Facility Design (25%)|Design and construction group project (35%)|Launching Laboratory and Quiz (30%)
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