This unit introduces the student to the overall philosophy, rational thought process and engineering techniques required for the conceptual design of marine structures, ocean vehicles and maritime engineering systems. The unit will also introduce student to the concepts of engineering ethics, human factors and sustainability in the context of maritime engineering design.
The student will be expected to apply problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to meet client requirements and to comply with regulatory and industry specific constraints by formulating innovative solutions with intellectual independence.
The knowledge gained in this unit will be fundamental for future degree specific design units as well as for the final year capstone design project.
|Unit name||Introduction to Maritime Engineering Design|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|
|Coordinator||Doctor Damon Howe|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- select and apply suitable analysis and design methodologies and creativity in order to produce an engineering solution that satisfies the requirements of a client brief for a maritime engineering design project at a conceptual design level.
- demonstrate and apply knowledge of regulatory, practical and economic constraints in the conceptual design of marine structures, ocean vehicles and maritime engineering systems with a special emphasis in sustainable design.
- effectively combine the use of teamwork, oral and written communication skills, conventional design tools and industry specific software to create the design drawings, digital models and technical documents required to report and assess a maritime engineering design project, at a conceptual level, in accordance with industry standards and codes of practice.
- demonstrate an understanding of wellbeing, sustainability, engineering ethics and human factors in the design context by examining the engineers obligations to the environment, the society, their clients, and to the profession.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
2 x 2-hr lectures weekly (13 weeks)
|Assessment||Test or quiz (5%)|Test or quiz (5%)|Design/drawing (25%)|Assignment (25%)|Assignment (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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