New Teaching Methods for Marine Engineer University Studies
Professor Jose A. Orosa
Department of Energy and Marine Propulsion
E.T.S.N.yM. Paseo de Ronda 51.
15011. Riazor (A Coruna)
Abstract: Nowadays, in convergence of European university
studies, the syllabus of the marine engineer university studies in Spain
presents the need of realistic software tools for design of equipments.
These software tools must consider the limited resources in a ship.
On the other hand, it was found the need of a time reduction to teach
subjects like applied thermodynamics. In consequence, the Department of
Energy and Marine Propulsion of the University of A Coruna began a
research task to solve this problem. New software resources like EES
(Engineering Equation Solver) and programming languages like VBA (Visual
Basic for Applications) were chosen as the best answer.
Brief Biography of the Speaker:
Jose Antonio Orosa Garcia is graduated in Marine Engineer and Naval
Architecture at the University of A Coruna and PhD in marine Engineer.
He is the prize-winner of the studies of Master in Marine Engineer.
During last years he has participated in the International Energy Agency
Annex 41 and collaborates with the INEGA and IDEMEC of the University of
Porto in research about new learning methods for university studies like
marine engineers. On the other hand his research activities are centred
in work risk prevention in ships. Nowadays, he is Director of the
Department of Energy of the University of A Coruna.