Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
Marine and Offshore Engineering covers design, construction and operation of ships, offshore installations and other marine structures used for transportation, and the exploitation of ocean-based resources including oil, gas and renewable energy. It embraces all of the disciplines of engineering and naval architecture that are found in the complementary marine and offshore industries. Advances in ship technology, the growth of the offshore energy sector, and increasing activities in deep water environments all highlight the need for studies in this specialised engineering field. Operational and regulatory aspects of maritime industries supported by the appropriate theoretical background knowledge on hydrodynamics and numerical analysis methods of fluid and stress analysis are key to the success of global maritime and offshore engineering business. Off-shore Engineering covers a wide academic stream that incorporates the development of machinery and operational systems for merchant and naval vessels, and offshore floating and fixed vessels/structures which support the offshore oil and gas industry. Design, installation and management of offshore oil and gas installations, renewable energy installations, coastal engineering including port and harbour design are all covered in the curriculum. Maritime studies are undertaken by the aspiring technical specialists who will manage and operate the ocean structures, vessels and their support systems. The studies comprise of hydrodynamics, navigation, sea surface and sub-surface support, underwater technology and engineering; marine resources (including both renewable and non-renewable marine resources). Others are transport logistics and economics, inland, coastal, short sea & deep sea shipping, protection of the marine environment, leisure and safety. Nautical studies cover key areas of maritime operations are within the scope of ships’ officers’ and masters’ competences, which comprise ship-handling, in addition to navigation and manoeuvring. The curriculum also covers cargo operations, including monitoring the ship’s seaworthiness and cargo capability, planning and monitoring of cargo operations. Other elements are ship operations, including duty of care in relation to crew and passengers, human resource management, planning and conducting assignment of labour and training on board ship.
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