University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

MECH ENG 7078 - Shipbuilding Programs for Industry and Defence Managers

Career: Postgraduate Coursework
Units: 3
Term: 3910
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 40 hours a week - intensive mode
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Discovery Experience – Working: Yes
Assumed Knowledge: General knowledge on shipbuilding: submarines and surface ship, though curiosity is generally enough.
Assessment: Assignments, exam

The course will enable students to have a deep understanding of defence shipbuilding program managements from an overall perspective, providing a unique awareness for making educated advice or decision. Targeted audience is strategy decision makers or implementers for shipbuilding programs. With a strong focus on industry and defence considerations, this course will set the scene in terms of geostrategy for shipbuilding in the 21st century. Focusing on lessons learnt form the past as a lodestone, the course will analyse current shipbuilding programs being implemented worldwide, as well as future projections in that space up to the end of the century. Considerations, ranging from design to asset management, will draw the students' attention on the intermediate steps such as industrialisation, procurement, shipyard facilities, workforce capability challenges, testing and commissioning, then asset management. Industry 4.0 and virtual shipyard/digital twin will explore the future of shipbuilding. Legal, risks, IP and insurance aspects will be dealt with. The course is based on worldwide shipbuilding programs and as such, is unique not only in Australia but also at a world class level.

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Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3910 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019

Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10571 LE01 30 16 27 May - 31 May Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9am - 1pm Petroleum Engineering, G13, Teaching Room
27 May - 31 May Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 1pm - 5pm Petroleum Engineering, G13, Teaching Room
Note: Attendance for all students enrolled in this course