Courses & Units

Hydrostatics JEE225



This unit provides students with knowledge of the fundamental concepts of statical stability and trim of intact and damaged floating structures and the associated practical implications and applications within a regulated environment.

This is a unit pivotal to an adequate knowledge within any maritime-based engineering degree. The unit provides the ability to determine the response of any floating structure to changes in its geometry and weight distribution and hence forms one foundation for subsequent design and operations related units within the student's respective course.


Unit name Hydrostatics
Unit code JEE225
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Prof Michael Woodward

Teaching staff

Prof Michael Woodward

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

ILO 1 Calculate hydrostatic data for any floating structure and predict the influence of geometric parameters on a vessel’s transverse stability and trim characteristics.

ILO 2 Assess and interpret a vessel’s response to any loading condition from lever and moment curves.

ILO 3 Calculate and assess a vessel’s damage stability response.

ILO 4 Undertake an inclining experiment according to industry best practice and IMO regulatory requirements.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,826.00 031703

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Teaching Pattern

4 hours Lectures weekly, Laboratory as advised


Exam 60%, Class tests 20%, Assignments 20%

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