Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, 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: 03.11.2021 - 08.12.2021

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    -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 for whole curriculum period:

    Project report, personal submissions and presentation

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    Selected journal and conference papers; Lecture notes in English

Substitutes for Courses
SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption

    13 Climate Action

    14 Life Below Water


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Period:

    2020-2021 Autumn II

    2021-2022 Autumn II
    Course Homepage:

    Registration for Courses: In the academic year 2021-2022, registration for courses will take place on Sisu ( instead of WebOodi.