Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years (1.8.2018-31.7.2020), which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After the course, the student:

Understands the current trends, business developments and future markets for passenger ships

Can define radically new architectural design of a passenger ship

Can apply the user-centric design in passenger ship context

Can define general arrangement of a passenger ship based on broad set of design requirements, specific for passenger ships

Knows the passenger ship safety requirements and current regulatory requirements, how to attain them or how to go beyond them, if necessary

Credits: 5

Schedule: 31.08.2020 - 26.10.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Jani Romanoff

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Jani Romanoff

Contact information for the course (valid 11.08.2020-21.12.2112):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    -Introduction to shipscape

    -Creative ship design

    -Design criteria, functions, and features

    -History of cruise ships, design, and architecture

    -Modern technologies in passenger safety, comfort and entertainment

    -Rules and regulations

    -Cruise ship of the future

    -Innovation, creativity in design

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Project report, personal submissions and presentation

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course utilizes guided problem-based learning concept. The content is cross-disciplinary and is suitable for students of different backgrounds. On-line lectures introduce topics which are then considered with respect to the projects. Work is performed in cross-disciplinary groups. Progress of the project is checked on bi-weekly basis. The final project is presented in the end of the course to experts from industry and academia.

    Lectures: 20h (2 x 2h/week, 5 weeks, 10 occasions)

    Instructed workshops: 6h (1h/week, 6 weeks)

    Group work: 55h (10 hours/week, 6 weeks)

    Independent work for the group project: 55h (9 hours/week, 6 weeks)


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Selected journal and conference papers; Lecture notes in English

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Kul-24.4350 Passenger Ship Architecture

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action

    14 Life Below Water



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