Detailed program of the Marine and Offshore Engineering Option

Marine and Offshore Engineering Option

Management, Human Sciences and Regulation (60 hours – 7 ECTS)

The training is completed by the key elements of the industry. The students learn about the economic, legal and social contexts of the fields. The international element of the field implies a good mastery of technical and business English.

Naval Hydrodynamics: Manoeuvrability and Seakeeping (40 hours – 7 ECTS)

This CU covers the essential information  of 2 major fields: manoeuvrability and seakeeping.
Practical activities are carried out: one third of the teaching hours are dedicated to applications such as the extrapolation of results on full-scale models.
Before beginning lessons, it is presumed that the students have a solid grounding in Fluid Mechanics, Wave Theory and Ship Stability.

Lesson 1. Choose from: (60 hours – 7 ECTS)

  • Offshore Engineering

The objective of the CU is to draw the students’ attention to the current status of issues. As the progression of the general lessons in Offshore Engineering, a type list of issues is proposed, including very importantly, training on bibliographic information research: the international conferences OTC “Offshore Technology Conference Houston” and OMAE “International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering”. Thus, the students acquire mastery in the techniques of researching information in published works on the field of Offshore Engineering and choose with authority and according to their centers of interest, the synthesis of an issue and the innovative system that is associated.

  • In-depth study of Sailboats

This CU is composed of two main parts. The first part analyses the stability of the sailboat. It is applied via the creation of a performance prediction tool (VPP Velocity Prediction Program). The second part is a more in-depth study of the composite structure: how do you size a sailboat today? These two parts precede a study group on the sailboat design loop and a series of lectures on the latest techniques used in the design of sailboats. At the end of this CU, students will be capable of creating a sailboat pre-project and predict performances. They will also have learned how to determine the stresses that the different elements of the structure must resist. This last part of the course will show the techniques employed today to sample a hull and its reinforcements.

  • System Engineering

This CU brings the students the basic concepts, processes and techniques employed in a System Engineering industrial process.
The teaching, based on lessons, practical sessions associated with a case study and Retex (experience feedback), covers the whole “V” cycle. This pedagogy enables a grounding in the Engineering of Requirements, Analysis and Functional Specification ; then the IVVQ phases (especially System Integration and Validation). These fundamental elements are completed by a simulation, and an MBSE (Model Based System Engineering) approach, carried out during practical sessions using modeling software (mainly SysML, StateFlow). Finally, the basics of Dependability are taught, including the influence of the Human Factor.

Lesson 2. Choose from: (60 hours – 7 ECTS)

  • Design of Offshore Platforms (CPO Conception des plateformes offshore)

The difficulties linked to different offshore platforms (Jacket, Spar, TLP, etc) are examined by specialists in the field.
The lessons consist of a practical exercise to design a jacket integrating the constraints ranging from the mechanics of the seafloor to the sea state. To do so, a finite element code is used.

  • Advanced Naval Structure

The aim of Advanced Naval Structure is to familiarize the student with the world of research in this field. By being on the leading edge of technological developments, the student will be better prepared for an industry in constant evolution.  Account is taken, for example, of the non-linearity of the behavior of materials and structures, multi-scale approaches and ultimate resistance.
This CU brings the necessary depth required to approach the advanced design
 of naval and offshore structures. It covers aspects linked to the numerical modeling of these structures so as to establish their response to different loadings encountered and examines the main causes of failure (fatigue, buckling etc) and thus how to size them. Several case studies (stiffened panels, an offshore pipeline etc) will be examined using finite element calculation code. 

  • Advanced Naval Hydrodynamics

This advanced course delivered by specialists in the field, familiarizes the student with the most recent methods. The students carry out practical work using the testing equipment of the Centre  DGA Technique Hydrodynamique Navale (French Procurement Agency’s Technical Center) for example, using their model tank.

Project : Application System (120 hours – 8 ECTS)

The project called “Application System” is an important stage in training. It consists of a subject provided by an industrialist and worked on by one or several students, which can take the form of a feasibility study, a design or R&D task. The software used in their training is made available to the students. The quality of the work is judged by means of a report and a viva voce.




Detailed program