MNV-223: Vessel Construction and Machinery

 

Course title:  MNV 223 Vessel Construction and Machinery

Campus:   FSM FMI

Initiator: Matthias J. Ewarmai

Date: December 2015

Course description
This course is intended to provide the learner with the knowledge and skills necessary to operate and maintain the seaworthiness of a vessel of less than 200 gross tons on near coastal voyages. It includes knowledge in the structural construction of a vessel, its watertight integrity, and its maintenance while in service.

                                                                                                SPC required contacts Hrs. - 35
COURSE HOURS/CREDITS:

 

 

Hours per Week

 

No.  of Weeks

 

Total Hours

 

Semester Credits

Lecture

 

          3

x

16

=

48

=

 

Practicum

 

          2

x

16

=

32

=

 

 

 

 

x

 

=

80

=

 

 

 

 

 

 

     
Total  Semester

 

Credits

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PURPOSE OF COURSE:        
[   ] Degree requirement
[   ] Degree elective
[X] Certificate     Advanced Certificate of Achievement –Class 5 Master       
[X] Other            A required course for the issuance of Certificate of Competency in Class 5 Navigation by the FSM Transportation, Communication and Infrastructure.

PREREQUISITES:  All Advance Safety courses and Class 6 Master/Engineer Courses

PSLOS OF OTHER PROGRAMS THIS COURSE MEETS:


PSLO#

                             Program

 

 

 

 

INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (Check all that apply)

 

[    ]

1. Effective oral communication: capacity to deliver prepared, purposeful presentations designed to increase knowledge, to foster understanding, or to promote change in the listeners’ attitudes, values, beliefs, or behaviors.

 

[    ]

2. Effective written communication: development and expression of ideas in writing through work in many genres and styles, utilizing different writing technologies, and mixing texts, data, and images through iterative experiences across the curriculum.

[    ]

3. Critical thinking: a habit of mind characterized by the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.

[X]

4. Problem solving: capacity to design, evaluate, and implement a strategy to answer an open-ended question or achieve a desired goal.

 

[    ]

5. Intercultural knowledge and competence: a set of cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills and characteristics that support effective and appropriate interaction in a variety of cultural contexts.

 

[ X]

6. Information literacy: the ability to know when there is a need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and effectively and responsibly use and share that information for the problem at hand.

[ X]

7. Foundations and skills for life-long learning: purposeful learning activity, undertaken on an ongoing basis with the aim of improving knowledge, skills, and competence.

 

[ ]

8. Quantitative Reasoning: ability to reason and solve quantitative problems from a wide array of authentic contexts and everyday life situations; comprehends and can create sophisticated arguments supported by quantitative evidence and can clearly communicate those arguments in a variety of formats.

 

2)  PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (PSLOs): The student will be able
to:

1.   Demonstrate competency in safe management and operation of a vessel of not more than 200 gross tons by:

a.   Setting up and correctly operating navigational and emergency communication equipment;
b.   Maintaining a good stability of a vessel in compliance with national and international requirements;
c.   Planning and conducting the coastal passage of a vessel.

2.   Demonstrate competency in defining and outlining the structural and watertight integrity of a small vessel.

3)  COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (General): The student will be
able
to:

1.   Manage the structural related requirements of a vessel of less than 200 gross tons.
2.   Maintain the watertight integrity of a vessel in accordance with established practices and statutory requirements.
3.   Manage the maintenance and survey requirements of a vessel of less than 200 gross tons.
4.   Operate the fuel, fresh and ballast water, bilge and fire pump arrangements installed in a vessel.
5.   Operate the deck machinery and steering gear arrangements installed on a vessel of less than 200 gross tons.

 

4)  COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES (CSLOs) (Specific): The student will be  
able to:


CSLO (General) 1: Manage the structural related requirements of a vessel of less than 200 gross tons.

Student Learning Outcome (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

1.1   Identify the structural components of a vessel of less than 200 gross tons.

4,6,7

2

 

Written tests and oral assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in

  • Identifying the structural components of a vessel of less than 200 gross tons
  • Interpreting information obtained from ship’s drawings and plans
  • Explaining the design requirements of a vessel of less than 200 gross tons
  • Describing the characteristics of displacement, semi-displacement and planning hull types
  • Describing the characteristics of mono-hulls and multi-hulls
  • Describing the advantages and disadvantages of different materials used in ship construction

Checklist will be used on practical assessments.

1.2  Interpret information obtained from ship’s drawings and plans.

1.3  Explain the design requirements of a vessel of less than 200 gross tons.

1.4  Describe the characteristics of displacement, semi-displacement and planing hull types.

1.5   Describe the characteristics of mono-hulls and multi-hulls.

1.6   Describe the advantages and disadvantages of different materials used in ship construction.

CSLO (General) 2: Maintain the watertight integrity of a vessel in accordance with established practices and statutory requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

2.1  Explain the meaning of the terms “watertight” and “weathertight”.

4,6,7

2

Written tests and oral assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in

  • Explaining the meaning of the terms “watertight” and “weathertight”
  • Describing the effects of loss of watertight integrity
  • Outlining the requirements for watertight subdivisions in accordance with national regulations
  • Describing the maintenance and survey requirements to maintain watertight integrity

Checklist will be used on practical assessments.

2.2  Describe the effects of loss of watertight integrity.

2.3 Outline the requirements for watertight subdivisions in accordance with national regulations.

2.4  Describe the maintenance and survey requirements to maintain watertight integrity.

CSLO (General) 3: Manage the maintenance and survey requirements of a vessel of less than 200 tons.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

3.1  Identify deteriorated hull and fittings.

4,6,7

2

Written tests and oral assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in

  • Identifying deteriorated hull and fittings
  • Identifying deteriorated underwater fittings
  • Describing the causes of corrosion and deterioration of ship structures and fittings
  • Describing the procedures and materials used for preventive and corrective maintenance
  • Identifying the maintenance/repair that requires a vessel to be removed from water
  • Describing the methods of removing a vessel of less than 200 gross tons from water
  • Describing the safety precautions and pollution control requirements associated with the various methods of removing a vessel of less than 200 gross tons from water
  • Describing the survey requirements for a vessel of less than 200 gross tons in accordance with national regulations

Checklist will be used on practical assessments.

3.2  Identify deteriorated underwater fittings.

3.3  Describe the causes of corrosion and deterioration of ship structures and fittings.

3.4  Describe the procedures and materials used for preventive and corrective maintenance.

3.5  Identify the maintenance/repair that requires a vessel to be removed from water.

3.6  Describe the methods of removing a vessel of less than 200 gross tons from water.

3.7  Describe the safety precautions and pollution control requirements associated with the various methods of removing a vessel of less than 200 gross tons from water.

3.8  Describe the survey requirements for a vessel of less than 200 gross tons in accordance with national regulations.

CSLO (General) 4: Operate the fuel, fresh and ballast water, bilge and fire pump arrangements installed in a vessel.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

4.1  Identify and interpret piping and pumping information from ship’s drawings and plans.

4,6,7

2

Written tests and oral assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in

  • Identifying and interpreting piping and pumping information from ship’s drawings and plans
  • Identifying and tracing pipework within a vessel
  • Describing and demonstrating the procedures for operating fuel, fresh and ballast water, bilge and fire pumping systems
  • Describing the functions and appropriate use of skin fittings and valves
  • Interpreting national regulatory requirements relating to pumping and piping
  • Describing maintenance procedures for pumping and piping systems
  • Describing appropriate safety precautions for the operation and maintenance of pumping and piping systems

Checklist will be used on practical assessments.

4.2  Identify and trace pipework within a vessel.

4.3  Describe and demonstrate the procedures for operating fuel, fresh and ballast water, bilge and fire pumping systems.

4.4  Describe the functions and appropriate use of skin fittings and valves.

4.5  Interpret national regulatory requirements relating to pumping and piping.

4.6  Describe maintenance procedures for pumping and piping systems.

4.7  Describe appropriate safety precautions for the operation and maintenance of pumping and piping systems.

CSLO (General) 5: Operate the deck machinery and steering gear arrangements installed on a vessel of less than 200 gross tons.

Student Learning Outcomes (specific)

ISLO

PSLO

Assessment Strategies

5.1  Describe and demonstrate the function and use of deck machinery and steering gear as fitted on vessels of less than 200 gross tons.

4,6,7

2

Written tests and oral assessments will be used to assess student’s competence in

  • Describing and demonstrating the function and use of deck machinery and steering gear as fitted on vessels of less than 200 gross tons
  • Identifying national regulatory requirements relating to deck machinery and steering gear
  • Describing maintenance procedures for deck machinery and steering systems
  • Describing the safety precautions and procedures for the operation and maintenance of deck machinery and steering gear

Checklist will be used on practical assessments.

5.2  Identify national regulatory requirements relating to deck machinery and steering gear.

5.3  Describe maintenance procedures for deck machinery and steering systems.

5.4  Describe the safety precautions and procedures for the operation and maintenance of deck machinery and steering gear.

 

5)  COURSE CONTENT:
1. Vessel structure
2. Watertight integrity
3. Maintenance and survey
4. Pumping system
5. Deck machinery and steering gear

 

6)  METHOD(S) OF INSTRUCTION:

[X]  Lecture                  [X]  Cooperative learning groups
[   ]  Laboratory             [X]  In-class exercises
[   ]  Audio visual          [X]  Demonstrations
[X]  Other

 

7)  REQUIRED TEXT(S) AND COURSE MATERIALS:(insert materials list)
1. SPC 041 Vessel Construction and Machinery Learner’s Guide, SPC, 2006
2. SPC 041 Vessel Construction and Machinery Training and Assessment Guide, SPC, 2006
3. Instructor’s Notes and Handouts

 

8)  REFERENCE MATERIALS:
1. International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS Convention), 1974, as amended, 2004 Consolidated Edition, IMO, London
2. Torremolinos International Convention for the Safety of Fishing Vessels, 1977, as modified by the 1993 Protocol, 1995 Consolidated Edition, IMO, London
3. Safety of Fishing Vessels, Parts A & B, IMO, London

 

9)  INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS:
None

10) EVALUATION:
A grade of at least 70% or a “C” must be achieved to progress to the next level.  All demonstrations should achieve at least a rate of 80%.

11)  CREDIT BY EXAMINATION:
None

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