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
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Mr Paul Furness
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


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


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Calculate hydrostatic data for any floating structure and predict the influence of geometric parameters on a vessel’s transverse stability and trim characteristics
  • Assess and interpret a vessel’s response to any loading condition from lever and moment curves
  • Calculate and assess a vessel’s damage stability response
  • Undertake an inclining experiment according to industry best practice and IMO regulatory requirements

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
031703 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,826.00

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
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Teaching Pattern

4 hours Lectures weekly, Laboratory as advised

AssessmentExamination - invigilated (centrally) (60%)|Test or quiz (20%)|Assignment (20%)
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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