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2019/2020  MA-MMBSO3003U  Ship Knowledge

English Title
Ship Knowledge

Course information

Language English
Course ECTS 2.5 ECTS
Type Mandatory
Level Part Time Master
Duration One Semester
Start time of the course Spring
Timetable Course schedule will be posted at calendar.cbs.dk
Study board
Study Board for Master of Business Administration in Shipping and Logistics
Course coordinator
  • Bent Petersen - Department of International Economics, Governance and Business (EGB)
Main academic disciplines
  • Innovation
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 01-07-2019

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Learning objectives
  • Identify the main factors that determine the capacity and performance of ships
  • Compare key performance indicators for different ship types
  • Analyse and calculate modifications to an existing design or make the first of basic calculations for a completely new design
  • Explain the terminology of naval architecture sufficiently to be able to communicate and discuss design issues with both specialists and non-specialists
Ship Knowledge:
Exam ECTS 2,5
Examination form Oral exam
Individual or group exam Group exam
Number of people in the group 4-5
Duration 10 min. per student, including examiners' discussion of grade, and informing plus explaining the grade
Preparation time With the listed preparation time: 300 Minutes
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) Internal examiner and second internal examiner
Exam period Spring
Aids Open book: all written and electronic aids
The student is allowed to bring to the preparation room: Simple writing and drawing utensils, laptop/tablet as a reference book (NB: there are no electric outlets available), any calculator, books including translation dictionaries, compendiums, notes. PLEASE NOTE: Students are not allowed to communicate with others during the preparation time.
Make-up exam/re-exam Home assignment - written product
Size of written product: Max. 20 pages
Assignment type: Written assignment
Duration: Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Course content, structure and pedagogical approach

The course aims at elucidating the role of ship design as a response to perceived or estimated market needs. New ship designs are typical responses to expressed needs from customers with specific transport requirements, new technologies, changes in world politics, new strategies or lessons learnt from previous ship designs. The appropriateness of ships for transport needs, their economy and operability are vital factors of competitiveness within global markets. Competitiveness and hence commercial success depend on the optimum balance between investment and operational costs, position within the target markets and technical and operational innovations. 




Description of the teaching methods
The course will combine lectures, discussions, group work and case presentations. Reading material will be provided to the participants in beforehand for preparation for the course.
Feedback during the teaching period
The evaluation
At the evaluation unit at CBS’s Economic & Analysis department we ask you to evaluate the overall course. In other words if there has been exercise classes and lectures the evaluation should include both. We evaluate every course and faculty to secure and strengthen the professional level of the offered course.
Student workload
Sessions 18,75 hours
Preparation and Exam 100 hours
Last updated on 01-07-2019