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Syllabus for

Academic year
MMA150 - Marine design project
Syllabus adopted 2014-02-17 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: MPNAV
15,0 Credits
Grading: UG - Fail, pass
Education cycle: Second-cycle
Major subject: Mechanical Engineering, Shipping and Marine Technology

Teaching language: English
Open for exchange students
Block schedule: B
Minimum participants: 8
Maximum participants: 50

Course module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0102 Project 15,0 c Grading: UG   7,5 c 7,5 c    

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Universitetslektor  Per Hogström
Professor  Lars Larsson
Professor  Jonas Ringsberg

Course evaluation:


In order to be eligible for a second cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme that owns the course. (If the second cycle course is owned by a first cycle programme, second cycle entry requirements apply.)
Exemption from the eligibility requirement: Applicants enrolled in a programme at Chalmers where the course is included in the study programme are exempted from fulfilling these requirements.

Course specific prerequisites

Mathematics (including mathematical statistics, numerical analysis and multi-variable calculus), Mechanics and strength of materials, Engineering materials, Fluid mechanics.
Additional course requirements: MMA136 - Ship geometry and hydrostatics, MMA161 - Ship resistance and computational hydrodynamics, SJO740 - Marine propulsion systems,
SJO745 - Wave loads and seakeeping and MMA167 - Marine Structural engineering.


The purpose is to let the students participate in a real problem oriented ship or offshore project.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

- apply
their knowledge and understanding, and problem solving abilities in new or
unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related
to Naval Architecture

- demonstrate the ability to participate and contribute to a design process as
a member of a team

- demonstrate the ability to follow a systems engineering approach

- demonstrate the ability to plan and design a complex product like a
commercial ship/offshore structure within given time frames

- propose new concepts and designs to meet customer requests, transport needs
and limitations

- demonstrate deepened knowledge about the methodologies required in the design
process of a marine structure

 - demonstrate the ability to express,
discuss and motivate results and conclusions as well as the knowledge behind
these, both orally and in written text.


Student teams will be assigned real design problems, guided by professional engineers from industry and faculty members from Chalmers. The initial design process prior to an order of a new ship, offshore plant or yacht is covered during the project following the demands of the customer.


The course is problem oriented. In the first part of the course there will be lectures and in the later parts the students will be guided by supervision of professional engineers and faculty members from Chalmers.


Compendium, handouts, research articles as well as classification rules and regulations


Approved report and presentation

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