Courses & Units

Seakeeping and Manoeuvring JEE329


Knowledge of the behaviour of a marine vehicle in waves and its manoeuvring characteristics is essential when designing such vehicles. The purpose of the unit is to introduce the concepts of ship behaviour in waves and ship manoeuvring and to introduce the process of evaluating the seakeeping and manoeuvring performance of a marine vehicle. This 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 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply techniques to predict the roll, pitch and heave motion of a vessel travelling in regular waves and irregular waves and assess vessel motions against seakeeping criteria.
  • Describe the concepts of dynamic stability, motion reduction devices, added resistance in waves and methods to predict the likelihood of seasickness.
  • Describe the manoeuvring forces acting on a vessel and the equations of motion governing vessel manoeuvring.
  • Apply techniques to predict and assess the manoeuvring behaviour of a vessel.
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 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,826.00

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Teaching Pattern

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

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