This unit facilitates translation of theory learned across a range of prior and concurrent subjects into practical application via hands-on projects conducted aboard a vessel at sea. Additionally, students are engaged in marine operations which expose relevant issues unique to the deep-sea environment and are then tasked with addressing those issues to ensure the safe completion of the operation. An emphasis on human safety, professional and environmental ethics and integrity and the development of a sense of practicality underpins the context in which all such activities and projects are undertaken. Project research and planning activities will precede 5 days of ship-borne activities and the completion of a concise report subsequent to the voyage.
|Unit name||Engineering at Sea|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|
|Coordinator||Mr Paul Furness|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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- Evaluate an existing seagoing design using seaborne operations or full-scale trials.
- Develop innovative solutions to an operational challenge by seeking out experience from non-engineering fields.
- Evaluate professional gains derived from intensive team operations.
- Implement coherent teamwork within accepted professional, ethical & safety standards.
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PrerequisitesJEE246 OR JEE504
2 x 2hr briefings, 4-5 days of onboard activities (60 hrs)
|Assessment||Preliminary Report (20%)|Technical Report (30%)|Presentations (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
The Voyage Booklet (released pre-voyage) MUST be read in full prior to boarding. Students are required to be familiar with the vessel’s Standing Orders (included in the booklet).
Various readings (essential and recommended) will be issued prior to, and during the voyage for project planning and activity preparation.
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