Courses & Units

Seakeeping and Manoeuvring JEE329


The purpose of the unit is to provide knowledge on ship seakeeping and ship manoeuvring. The details behind theoretical and experimental prediction methods are described and students use this information to predict and assess ship seakeeping and manoeuvring performance. Students undertake seakeeping experiments in the AMC Towing Tank to investigate the behaviour of a ship model in waves and to obtain benchmark data to assess selected prediction methods. This unit builds on the basic engineering knowledge gained in previous years.


Unit name Seakeeping and Manoeuvring
Unit code JEE329
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Associate Professor Jonathan Duffy
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Interpret seakeeping principles to inform application of design and prediction techniques
  • Interpret ship manoeuvring principles to inform application of design and prediction techniques
  • Assess seakeeping and manoeuvring behaviour to ensure performance meets stakeholder requirements
  • Produce a risk assessment for hydrodynamic experiments
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
031799 $1,037.00 $1,037.00 not applicable $2,967.00

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(JEE235 AND JEE221) OR JEE254


Teaching Pattern

3 hours Workshops weekly; 1 hour Tutorial, Laboratories as advised

AssessmentClass Test 1 (10%)|Class Test 2 (10%)|Seakeeping Laboratory (15%)|Seakeeping Analysis Assignment (25%)|Final Exam (40%)
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