MECH ENG 7042 - Introduction to Submarine Design

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2020

Introduction to submarine design gives the student an understanding of the basic principles of submarine design in a complex modern multi-platform system. The course gives a general introduction to submarines and the operational requirements for submarines. Areas covered are the submarine design and development process and all its phases, pressure hull design considerations, weight and buoyancy relations, overall submarine performance, material protection, the submarine systems: electrical, mechanical, combat, weapons handling & discharge and safety systems.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code MECH ENG 7042
    Course Introduction to Submarine Design
    Coordinating Unit School of Mechanical Engineering
    Term Semester 1
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 40 hours per week - intensive mode
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Incompatible MECH ENG 7048, MECH ENG 7065
    Assumed Knowledge It is assumed that students have a general technical knowledge obtained by a Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent, and some relevant work experience.
    Restrictions Available to Master of Marine Engineering students only
    Assessment Project, final exam
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Mr Eric Fusil

    Please note that Public Students (Australia or most International Students) will ONLY have to attend Lectures during a ONE WEEK intensive course and will address assignments and project on their own time as it is normally the case.

    There will be a timeslot at the end of the semester to present the students' submarine concept design.

    Assignments are spread out over the semester with a drumbeat of one every two weeks in conjunction with MECH ENG7046.
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    Please note that Public Students (Australia or most International Students) will ONLY have to attend Lectures during a ONE WEEK intensive course and will address assignments and project on their own time as it is normally the case.

    Tutorials, Workshop, Projects in the timetable are ONLY for DUAL DEGREE STUDENTS with ENSTA Bretagne due to specific contractual requirements.
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    Familiarisation with submarine combat systems
    Familiarisation with submarine platform systems
    Submarine classes of 20th and 21st centuries
    Understanding and implementing basic Submarine Naval architecture principles
    Understanding and implementing a systems engineering approach in submarine design
    Understanding the importance of materials and technologies in submarine design and production
    Understanding main submarine safety principles
    Understanding military functions for submarines systems
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  • Learning & Teaching Activities
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    Learning Activities Summary

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  • Assessment

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    Assessment Summary
    Due to the current COVID-19 situation modified arrangements have been made to assessments to facilitate remote learning and teaching. Assessment details provided here reflect recent updates.

    - final exam will be turned into either an open book exam to do from home or specific assignment,

    - some assignments have changed to adapt to these online conditions
    Assessment Detail

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    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

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    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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