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2020/2021  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, Goverment and Business (EGB)
Main academic disciplines
  • Innovation
Teaching methods
  • Face-to-face teaching
Last updated on 09-06-2021

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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 Home assignment - written product
Individual or group exam Group exam
Please note the rules in the Programme Regulations about identification of individual contributions.
Number of people in the group 2-5
Size of written product Max. 50 pages
Assignment type Written assignment
Duration Written product to be submitted on specified date and time.
Grading scale 7-point grading scale
Examiner(s) One internal examiner
Exam period Spring
Make-up exam/re-exam
Same examination form as the ordinary exam
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 09-06-2021