ING3308 Operation and Maintenance of Navy Vessels (D1)

Course code: 
Course name in Norwegian Bokmål: 
Drift og vedlikehold av Sjøforsvarets fartøy (D1)
Program of study: 
Bachelor i militære studier
Level of study: 
Teaching semester: 
2023 Spring
Assessment semester: 
2022 Spring
Person in charge: 
Nina Karin Mo Wahlund
Course content

The purpose of the course is to cover the Navy's requirements as well as satisfy the requirements of STCW 1978 with amendments within the operation and maintenance of vessels in the function navigation at the management level.

The course follows:

STCW code tables: A-III/1 and A-III/2

STCW functions: Loading, unloading and stowage at the operational level and Navigation at the management level (F1)

  • The course plan meets the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers, STCW 1978 with amendments.
  • The course plan is based on the IMO model course 7.01 - Navigation at the Management Level
    • chapter 1.11.1. Operating principles of marine power plants
    • chapter 1.11.2. Ships’ auxiliary machinery
    • chapter 1.11.3. General knowledge of marine engineering systems 

The following academic content is covered in the course: The Navy's maintenance strategy. Maintenance costs, lifetime costs. Manual and EDP-based maintenance and spare parts systems in the Navy. Maintenance of steel, aluminium and sandwich hulls. Shafting, propellers and water jet. Ship and engine terminology. Diesel machinery, 2 and 4 stroke, Gas turbine, Steam engine, Fuel cell, Propulsion system, Fuel system, Bridge control system, Auxiliary machinery, Heat exchangers, Distillation and fresh water systems, Pumps and pump systems, Steering machinery, Generators, power supply and power distribution, Cooling system, air-conditioning and ventilation, Stabiliser, Sewer systems and incineration plants, Water separator and oil filter equipment, Deck machinery, Hydraulic systems, Fuel consumption, Emissions and the environmental impact of vessels, Engine control and control system for safe sailing (for normal, UMS and dangerous cargo).

Learning outcome


After completing the course, the cadet is able to:

  • present his/her knowledge of ship, auxiliary machinery as well as hull systems
  • recognise naval terminology, goals, strategies and systems for Navy vessel maintenance.
  • describe the quality assurance systems used by the Navy.
  • talk about hull maintenance
  • Recognise technical terms related to ship machinery


After completing the course, the cadet is able to:

  • apply technical knowledge to practical and theoretical issues and make informed choices regarding operation and maintenance
  • use of remote control solutions for propulsion systems as well as engine systems and functions
  • demonstrate understanding of the operational basic principles of the ship's propulsion machinery and auxiliary machinery
  • find, evaluate and refer to information and subject matter and present this so that it sheds light on a problem.
  • master relevant marine technology tools and forms of expression
  • update his/her knowledge within the subject area

General competences

After completing the course, the cadet is able to:

  • understand operating restrictions on main machinery, auxiliary machinery and components
  • examine and discuss marine technology issues
  • participate in maintenance planning and implementation on vessels
  • have insight into relevant professional and work ethic issues
  • share key subject matter such as theories, problems and solutions in writing and orally
  • exchange views and experiences with others in the subject area
  • explain the environmental and economic consequences of maritime activities in a local and global lifecycle perspective and apply this at sea
Working and learning activities

Emphasis is placed on using examples from other subjects and from the service to illustrate topics in the course.

· Curriculum review using questions/discussions

· Calculation exercises and exercise review by student/teacher

· Student presentations, compulsory assignments, tutorials and independent study.

· Laboratory exercises and computer simulations

Sensor system

Examination is carried out according to the Regulations for Admission, Studies and Examinations (in Norwegian, “Forskrift om opptak, studier og eksamen”) at the Norwegian Defence University College.

  • Course material provided by teacher
  • Textbook ENO
Mandatory courseworkCourseworks givenCourseworks requiredPresence requiredComment
Laboratoriearbeid 2 2Required
Prosjekt 1 1Required
Obligatoriske arbeidskrav:
Mandatory coursework:Laboratoriearbeid
Courseworks given: 2
Courseworks required: 2
Presence required:Required
Mandatory coursework:Prosjekt
Courseworks given: 1
Courseworks required: 1
Presence required:Required
Form of assessmentGroupingDurationType of durationGrading scaleProportionOral examinationCommentSupported materials
Individual oral examIndividual -A-F50 %Not required
MappevurderingIndividual -A-F50 %Not requiredProject / test / presentations, stated at semester start
Form of assessment:Individual oral exam
Type of duration:-
Grading scale:A-F
Proportion:50 %
Oral examination:Not required
Supported materials:
Form of assessment:Mappevurdering
Type of duration:-
Grading scale:A-F
Proportion:50 %
Oral examination:Not required
Comment:Project / test / presentations, stated at semester start
Supported materials:
Approval signature: 
Operativt fagråd, 18.04.2018