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Marine Power Plant Operation
Language of instruction
| english, lithuanian, russian
Qualification degree and (or) qualification to be awarded
|Professional Bachelor of Engineering Sciences
Ship mechanic, engineer
Place of delivery
|Klaipėda, I. Kanto g. 7
Institution that has carried out assessment
| Qualifications and Vocational Education and Training Development Centre, Studijų kokybės vertinimo centras
Institution that has performed accreditation, accreditation term
|Studijų kokybės vertinimo centras, 8/31/2020
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Summary of the Profile
Objective(s) of a study programme:
To educate a marine engineer – engine room officer who, by applying the knowledge of marine engineering and natural sciences as well as other sciences, would be able to safely operate the propulsion and auxiliary machinery of unlimited power ships, marine electrical, electronic, and refrigeration equipment, to manage the ship mechanical service in compliance with IMO conventions, the requirements for safe navigation, ships and their equipment, classification societies and quality standards.
1. To know common patterns and general laws of natural sciences and mathematics that are necessary for understanding the fundamentals of the functioning of ship mechanisms and devices.
2. To have fundamental knowledge on the ship power plant operation which is important for practical work.
2A. To have fundamental knowledge on the ship and ship power plant repair.
3. To know the problems of ship navigation and marine cargo logistics as well as the context of their engineering solutions.
4. To apply own knowledge and understanding for the solution of ship power plant problems by selecting appropriate analytical and modelling methods, experimental and industrial equipment.
5. To understand the ship design methodologies and be able to apply them while undertaking the ship mechanisms design works.
6. To find the appropriate professional information for the solution of engineering problems and to carry out the required experiments with the equipment used in marine engineering, to process the results and provide the practical outcomes of these results.
7. To combine theoretical and applied knowledge for the resolving of problems emerging during the operation of ship power plants and select appropriate engineering solutions and means.
8. To understand the principles of ship Engineering department activity organization, to know the basic requirements of labour and fire safety.
9. To solve the problems of Engineering department independently and in a team, to be able to communicate to the engineering community and the wide public, to understand the impact of engineering solutions to the society and environment.
10. To comply with the standards of professional ethics and engineering activity, to perceive the responsibility for the engineering activity results, to understand the importance of lifelong learning and prepare for it
Activities of teaching and learning:
Lectures, seminars, discussions, analysis of scientific and professional literature, case studies, problem solving, modeling, computerized teaching, individual or team projects, laboratory works, independent work, simulation of similar-to-real situations of work at sea in simulators and demonstration of practical skills, etc.
Methods of assessment of learning achievements:
Formative, cumulative and summative assessment methods are applied, such as an oral and written survey, colloquium, testing, mind and concepts maps, review of literature and information sources, case studies, portfolio approach, research work, course work, practice report, preparation and presentation of practical and individual works, demonstration of practical skills in simulators and laboratories, written and oral examination.
Students' achievements are evaluated at excellent, typical and threshold levels by assigning the grades of 10-grade system to certain levels, i.e. excellent (10 and 9), typical (8 and 7), and threshold (6 and 5). The final grade of the subject consists of cumulative assessment components, the percentage of which is determined in the description of the study subject.
Studies are completed with the qualifying exam and public defense of the final thesis.
Study subjects (modules), practical training:
• Professional Language and Academic Literacy,
• Maritime English.
Study field subjects/modules:
• Engineering and Computer Drawing,
• Transport Information Technologies;
• Basics of Mathematics in Engineering;
• Applied Chemistry,
• Labour, Civil Safety and Environmental Protection,
• Maritime Law,
• Maritime fundamentals;
• Electrical Engineering and Electrical Measurement;
• Technical Mechanics and hydraulics,
• Machine Parts,
• Ship Auxiliary Machinery and Systems;
• Ship Theory;
• Ship Refrigeration Plants,
• Construction of Ship Internal Combustion Engine,
• Theory of Ship Internal Combustion Engine,
• Troubleshooting Repair and Troubleshooting of Propulsion Machinery
• Engine Room Simulator (Engine Room Simulator. Engine Room Resource Management),
• Maintenance of Ship Propulsion Power Units,
• Ship Electrical Machinery,
• Ship Electronics and Automation
• Ship Power Equipment and Maintenance
• Marine Steam and Gas Turbine Plants
• Automatic Systems of Ship Power Plant,
• Material Processing and Repair Works Workshop
• Safety of Life at Sea and Fire Fighting
Additional optional subjects/modules:
• Physical Training;
• Naval Lieutenant Training
• Political science;
• Professional Activity Training of Propulsion Machinery Maintenance and Repair in Shipbuilding and Repair Companies and on Board;
• Professional Activity Training of Propulsion Machinery Maintenance and Repair on Board Navy vesels.
• Final Sea-going Professional Activity Training;
• Professional Sea-going Professional Activity Training on Board Naval Vesels;
• Final Coastal Sailing Professional Activity Training
Distinctive features of a study programme:
It is the internationally recognized and the only one in the country college study programme of marine engineering study field the completion of which results in higher college education, the marine qualification and the Certificate of Competence which enables graduates to seek the highest marine qualification of Chief Engineer and to manage the Engine Room.The first Certificate of Competence is granted after having the accumulated sea going practice of 12 months and providing valid special certificates of the completed training programmes: Personal Survival Techniques, Fire Prevention and Firefighting, Elementary First Aid, Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities; Advanced Fire-Fighting; Proficiency in Survival Craft and Rescue Boats, other than Fast Rescue Boats; Advanced Medical First Aid; Engine Room Management.
During their studies students are provided with an opportunity to acquire the qualification of a motorman.
Successful graduation from the naval training courses grants the degree of reserve officers and the Navy lieutenant in reserve qualification.
Access to professional activity or further study:
Access to professional activity:
The acquired qualification of a marine engineer provides a right to perform the duties of an Engineer in Charge of a Watch. Having accomplished the seagoing service approved by the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Lithuania the person is competent to perform duties of the Second Officer, and later the duties of the Chief Engineer on different types of ships with unlimited propulsion power.
Access to further study:
The graduates are entitled to study in postgraduate study programs pursuant the requirements of the accepting higher education institutions.