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Ship Design JEE503


In this unit, students develop the techniques required for the design of surface vessels. They develop the conceptual and analytical skills necessary at a detailed level of ship design with a particular emphasis on design driver identification and initial parameter estimates and the effects of regulatory, practical and economic constraints on design. Students are also introduced to the concepts of ship behaviour in waves and the process of evaluating the seakeeping and maneuvering characteristics of a vessel. Students will develop a concept design based on an appraisal of operational requirements via a clearly structured and rational process with a shortlist of fundamental integral systems for a concept design.


Unit name Ship Design
Unit code JEE503
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Australian Maritime College
National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Dr Jalal Rafie

Teaching staff

Mr David Fogg

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree


Teaching Pattern

Fully online


Design studies 60%, Open-book tests 2 x 15%, Online discussions 10%

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