MART - Marine Transportation (MART)

MART 103 Basic Safety and Lifeboatman Training

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

(STCW Course). Introduction to the maritime industry, ship types, nomenclature, cargoes and recent trends in the mariitime industry. Practical lifeboat and lifesaving training for certification as Lifeboatman by the U.S. Coast Guard.

MART 200 Basic Communications, Navigation and Seamanship

Credits 4. 4 Lecture Hours.

(STCW Course). Practical application of student's classroom studies aboard training ship during first training cruise. Student completes basic projects in communications, navigation, seamanship and rules of the road.
Prerequisites: MART 103, 201, 203, 204, or permission of MART department head.

MART 201 Naval Architecture I

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

Naval Achitecture I. (STCW Course). Description of ship as self-sustaining unit. Shipbuilding nomenclature and dimensions, types of construction, and classification of merchant ships. Classification societies, shipbuilding materials and methods, and structural components of ships.
Prerequisite: MART 103 or approval of instructor.

MART 202 Naval Architecture II

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

Naval Achitecture II. (STCW Course). Ship's lines drawing and form calculations; principles of flotation and buoyancy; inclining experiments, free liquids, transverse stability; motion of ships in waves, seaway and dynamic loads, ship structure tests.
Prerequisite: MART 200 or NAUT 200, MART 201.

MART 203 Seamanship I

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

(STCW Course). Intermediate lifeboat, lifesaving and firefighting procedures. Practical use in lab of manila lines, wire, splicing, knots, block and tackle, cargo gear, anchoring, mooring, and steering gear operations. Introduction to the international rules of the road. Projects aboard merchant, research and offshore oil vessels in the ports of Galveston and Texas City.
Prerequisite: MART 103 or concurrent registration.

MART 204 Terrestrial Navigation

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

(STCW Course). Fundamentals of piloting, chart construction and development, aids to navigation, useful publications, principles of magnetism and the magnetic compass, great circle, Mercator and middle latitude sailing.
Prerequisites: Algebra and trigonometry recommended.

MART 205 Marine Surveying

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Fundamentals of marine surveying using the various types of maritime surveys; writing survey reports by meeting regulatory and industry standards for submission to maritime clients.
Prerequisites: MART 202 and MART 203 (MART majors); or MARA 205 (MARA majors); or MARR 101 (MARR majors); or MARE 100 (MARR-NLO majors); or approval of instructor.

MART 285 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours.

Directed study in problems in marine transportation not covered by other courses in the department.
Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

MART 289 Special Topics in Marine Transportation

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours.

Study of selected topics in an identified area of marine transportation or nautical science.
Prerequisite: Approval of department head.

MART 300 Intermediate Communications, Navigation and Seamanship

Credits 4. 4 Lecture Hours.

(STCW Course). Practical application of student's classroom studies aboard training ship during second training cruise. Student completes intermediate projects in communications, navigation, seamanship, and rules of the road. Thorough study made of U.S. Public Health requirements in first aid.
Prerequisites: MART 200 or NAUT 200, MART 202, 301, 303, 306, 312, 321, METR 302. Junior or senior classification or approval of MART department head.

MART 301 Seamanship II

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

(STCW Course). Mechanical appliances aboard ship, accident prevention, vessel sanitation, marine inspection laws and regulations, search and rescue procedures, communications.
Prerequisites: MART 203 or concurrent registration or approval of instructor.

MART 303 Celestial Navigation

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

(STCW Course). Full range of celestial navigation. Survey of nautical astronomy, sight reduction, sextants, compass error determination, and solutions of the navigational triangle by various methods.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior classification. MART 200 or NAUT 200, 204 or permission of MART department head.

MART 304 Electronic Navigation

Credits 2. 1 Lecture Hour. 3 Lab Hours.

(STCW Course). Theory, operation and application of marine electronic navigation aids and systems; marine gyro compass, radio direction finder, Loran, Omega, Decca, satellite, echo sounder, Doppler and integrated navigation systems. Marine radar theory, operation and interpretation.
Prerequisites: MART 200 or NAUT 200, 204, 303, 306, 321 or approval of instructor.

MART 305 Ship Construction and Stability

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Shipbuilding nomenclature, dimensions, construction and classification. Classification societies, shipbuilding materials and methods, structural components. Ship's line drawing and form calculations; principles of flotation and buoyancy; inclining experiments; free surface; transverse stability; trim and longitudinal stability; motion of ships in waves, seaways and dynamic loads; ship's structure tests and propulsion; labs focus on manual and computer-based stability and trim calculations using standard industry-based software.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification. MART 103, PHYS 201 or PHYS 218 or approval of instructor.

MART 306 Radar/ARPA/ECDIS

Credits 4. 3 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

(STCW Course). Introduction to the theory, operation and interpretation of marine radar and automatic radar plotting aids (ARPA) and Electronic Chart Display Systems (ECDIS). Student examined for U.S. Coast Guard Certification as "RADAR Observer" and for Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW) Radar and ARPA endorsements. Minimum grade of 70% required for USCG and STCW endorsements.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior classification. MART 200 or NAUT 200, PHYS 202 or 208 or approval of instructor.

MART 307 Global Maritime Distress Safety System

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

(STDC Course). Requirements, regulations, equipment, principles and hands-on operating procedures of each Global Maritime Distress Safety System subsystem, including: SARTS, EPIRBS NAVTEX, INMARSAT, SAFETYNET, VHF Survival Craft Transceivers, DSC, and HF Radiotelephone. USCG and FCC certification as GMDSS Operator and Maintainer. Minimum passing grade 75%.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior classification. MART 300 or 350 or NAUT 300, PHYS 202 or 208 or approval of instructor.

MART 308 Fast Rescue Craft

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Search and rescue techniques through fast rescue craft maneuvers and team management; description of various rescue craft and U.S. Coast Guard "Fast Rescue Craft" Standard of Watchkeeping endorsement.
Prerequisites: MART 103, MART 303, MART 204, junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

MART 309 Advanced Topics in Shipboard Operations

Credits 2. 2 Lecture Hours.

Advanced concepts and techniques related to navigation and cargo watch responsibilities on container, dry and liquid bulk and gas tank vessels, focusing on professional licensing.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior classification. MART 300 or 350, or NAUT 300.

MART 311 Tug and Towing Operations

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Knowledge and theory associated with the safe and efficient operation of towing vessels, utilizing classroom discussion, on-board vessel training and vessel simulation; concepts of vessel construction, business operations and introduction to TOAR (Towing Operation Assessement Record) for U.S. Coast Guard. Prerequisities: MART 203, MART 301, MART 321, MART 306, junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

MART 312 Marine Cargo Operations I

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

(STCW Course). Objectives and problems with break-bulk cargo handling during loading, discharging, and in-transit carriage. Requirements of special refrigerated and dangerous cargoes. Heavy lift operations. Cargo loss prevention, safety and related documentation, log book entries, modern cargo concepts-containerization, roll-on roll-off, and others. Maximum cargo efficiency with relation to space, cargo gear, crew and labor costs.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior classification. MART 200 or NAUT 200, 301 or concurrent registration or approval of instructor.

MART 321 Maritime Law I

Credits 2. 2 Lecture Hours.

(STCW Course). Basic laws governing vessel navigation; International and U.S. Inland Rules for the prevention of collision at sea, and the safety of life at sea convention.
Prerequisites: MART 200 or NAUT 200. Junior or senior classification.

MART 350 Commercial Cruise Internship

Credits 4. 4 Other Hours.

(STCW Course). Practical application of student's classroom studies aboard an assigned merchant vessel during second training cruise. Student completes basic projects in communications, navigation, seamanship and rules of the road. Must be taken on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis.
Prerequisites: MART 200 or NAUT 200, MART 202, 301, 303, 306, 312, 321, METR 302. Junior or senior classification or approval of MART department head.

MART 400 Advanced Communications, Navigation and Seamanship

Credits 4. 4 Lecture Hours.

(STCW Course). Practical application of student's classroom studies aboard training ship during third training cruise. Student completes advanced projects in communications, navigation, seamanship and rules of the road.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior classification. MART 300 or 350 or NAUT 300, or permission of MART department head.

MART 401 Maritime Security

Credits 3. 3 Lecture Hours.

Orientation of maritime security issues, duties and responsibilities based on U.S. Coast Guard and International Maritime Organization rules, regulations and recommendations for Vessel, Company and Port Facility Security Officer certification. Prerequisities: MART 300 or 350 or NAUT 300, MART 301, MARA 416, junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

MART 404 The Navigator

Credits 2. 1 Lecture Hour. 3 Lab Hours.

Intensive, in-depth review of the principles of electronic, celestial, and terrestrial navigation in preparation for the U.S. Coast Guard examination for Third Mate.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior classification. MART 300 or 350 or NAUT 300, or approval of instructor.

MART 406 Marine Cargo Operations II

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 2 Lab Hours.

(STCW Course). Principles and practice of bulk liquid, gas handling, and carriage by water craft. Theoretical and practical problems involved in loading, stowing and discharging of petroleum, chemical, elevated temperature and cryogenic cargoes. Marine pollution abatement, personnel safety, and firefighting techniques and systems.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior classification. MART 200 or NAUT 200, or approval of instructor.

MART 407 Liquefied Gas Tankers

Credits 3. 2 Lecture Hours. 3 Lab Hours.

Preparation as cargo officer for loading, discharging and transit of liquefied gas cargoes. Emphasis on physical and chemical properties, operations, safety, firefighting and pollution prevention.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior classification. MART 300 or 350 or NAUT 300, 406, PHYS 201.

MART 410 Bridge Watchstanding

Credits 2. 1 Lecture Hour. 3 Lab Hours.

(STCW Course). Integration of navigation, communications and seamanship in Bridge Resource Management (BRM) training required under the International Convention on the Standards for Training and Certification of Watchkeepers, using simulator-based teaching techniques.
Prerequisites: MART 304, 306, 321, 400. Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

MART 422 Seamanship III

Credits 2. 1 Lecture Hour. 3 Lab Hours.

Principles and methods of propulsion and steering of ships. Ship handling in narrow channels and heavy seas, docking, undocking, mooring and towing.
Prerequisites: Junior or Senior classification. MART 300 or 350 or NAUT 300, MART 301 or concurrent registration or approval of instructor.

MART 485 Directed Studies

Credits 1 to 4. 1 to 4 Lecture Hours.

Directed study in problems in marine transportation not covered by other courses in the department.
Prerequisite: Senior classification or approval of department head.

MART 489 Special Topics in Marine Transportation

Credits 3. 1 to 3 Lecture Hours. 0 to 3 Lab Hours.

Study of selected topics in an identified area of marine transportation or nautical science.
Prerequisites: Approval of MART department head. Junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.

MART 491 Research in Marine Transportation

Credits 0 to 4. 0 to 4 Other Hours.

Research conducted under the direction of faculty member in Marine Transportation. May be repeated 2 times for credit. Please see academic advisor in department. Registration in multiple sections of this course is possible within a given semester provided that the per semester credit hour limit is not exceeded.
Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification and approval of instructor.

MART 498 Maritime Medical Care

Credits 2. 1 Lecture Hour. 3 Lab Hours.

(STCW Coarse). Provides advanced training for medical care of sick and injured in maritime field; course assessments meet the Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping Table A-VI/1-3 and Table A-V 1/4 (1-2); successful completion of course awards student a Basic Safety Training for Elementary First Aid, Health Care Provider and Medical Person in Charge.
Prerequisites: MART 300 or 350 or NAUT 300, junior or senior classification or approval of instructor.