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Maritime Systems Design and Methods



Formato del curso On-site
Fecha 2021-01-11 - 2021-05-07
Nivel de entrada Master

Course content

The course presents state-of-the-art knowledge on the maritime industry. Principles of Marine Design:

  • Design for the Blue Ocean Environment
  • Design of Human Engineered Complex Structures
  • General concepts of Maritime Systems
  • •From Mission to Operation (Form/Function) at Sea
  • Overview of Maritime Systems
  • •Offshore Units (Platform)
  • •Ships
  • •Subsea Structures
  • •Wind and energy
  • •Complex Equipment (crane, winch, tanks, plant)
  • •Common and specific points (Form/Function)
  • Methods and Analysis
  • •Basic Design Methods (interactive process)
  • •Systems Mission Performance –Economics Assessment
  • •Maritime Systems of Systems (e.g. fleet) and Subsystems (e.g equipment/propulsion/control) Analysis and Performance
  • Decision Making Methods
  • •Stakeholder Preferences and Perceptions
  • •Ranking and Quantifying
  • •Design Trade-offs
  • •Identifying Design Strength and Weakness
  • •Industry Case Studies


MSc or equivalent in such areas as engineering, management, maritime technology, nautical science, maritime operations management.

Resultados del aprendizaje


The candidate should acquire knowledge in:

  • •Principles of maritime design, with the human component in the form/function basic design process.
  • •Overview of the big and complex structures that are used to explore the blue ocean environment.
  • •Introduction and training on the main literature methods used to design, analyse and evaluate maritime systems.
  • •Introduction to decision-making theory and common techniques used to rank and quantify designs.


At the end of the course the candidate should be able to:

  • •Identify the main engineered maritime systems.
  • •Understand the mission and performance concept in these systems.
  • •Be acquainted with state of the art literature used to design and analysis such systems.
  • •Create a concept design of such structures, with preliminary requirements, analyses and evaluation.


  • Understanding the mapping between Form/Function of a maritime design problem.
  • •Converging these basic design problems to a specific research question within maritime design.
  • Filter state-of-the-art literature of methods and analyses to specific problems of their research.
  • •Identify these methods in real maritime systems, applying them to solve a specific problem from their research.
  • •Use mission-performance-economics methods to quantify and evaluate her/his specific problem in design.


Categorías CINE (ISCED)

Energía renovable marina
Mecánica y profesiones afines a la metalistería
Ingeniería naval
Construcciones cerca de la costa y en mar abierto