Prof. Robert Bronsart

Code = EMSHIP S4-5

Workload: 60 h lecture, seminar

Number of credits: 5



Students will be able to judge upon the capabilities of IT-tools and to formulate requirements on them based on a sound knowledge of the ship life cycle. A clear focus in ship one-of-a-kind design and production processes will be applied. The understood necessity of an efficient information exchange between partners and tasks involved leads to the knowledge of suitable information exchange methods and tools. Process and product modelling techniques as a prerequisite for a successful information exchange can be applied by the students in specific exchange scenarios of ship product model data.



  • Process analysis in ship design, production and operation: identification of roles (partners), tasks, tools and information flows
  • fundamental differences between mass production and one-of-a-kind products
  • CA-tools used in ship design: input to, functions built in, output from, links into the ship design and production network
  • process modelling techniques, examples from shipbuilding processes
  • product modelling techniques, focus on several ship product data sets
  • modelling and transformation of information to be used in scenarios requiring multiple views
  • example on product models for specific design and communication scenarios
  • engineering change management in shipbuilding
  • IT tools to support the cross-company co-operation in ship design networks
  • Integration strategies
  • System architecture of selected tools specifically used in ship design

Recommended reading :

Lecture notes, handouts, proceedings of international conferences on ship design and production: COMPIT, SNAME Ship Production Symposium, ISSC, IMDC, ICCAS, Journal of Ship Production



Lectures: Ship Project and Ship Design: EMSHIP S1-3 (Semester S1), Ship Structures and Ship Production, EMSHIP S1-2 (Semester S1), Multi-Objective Optimisation for Ship Design, EMSHIP S2-4 (Semester S2)

Form of exams:

30 minutes oral exam.