Courses & Units

Applied Ship Design JEE335




This unit exposes students to practical design issues and processes and facilitates the development of conceptual, analytical and project-planning skills required for a preliminary level of ship design with a particular emphasis on the application of skills developed in previous units to a practical design. A particular focus is placed on hull form, global and local structural design, vessel stability, seakeeping and manoeuvring.
The unit develops further the design skills acquired in Ship Design & Production and permits the application of knowledge acquired in Resistance & Propulsion and Seakeeping & Manoeuvring to a rule-governed design project centred on a moderate sized vessel. The unit also consolidates knowledge acquired in Mechanics of Solids and Analysis of Machines and Structures and demonstrates its practical application to a ship’s design.


Unit name Applied Ship Design
Unit code JEE335
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 student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate an understanding of practical issues with respect to selection and design of a vessel’s key features, structure and integral systems
  • Design a hull form and efficient structure compliant with practical operational and performance requirements and appropriates codes and regulations
  • Produce an abbreviated suite of supporting design documentation exhibiting a rational engineering approach to a preliminary design
  • Develop an appropriate project management regime and associated tools to facilitate efficient design practice
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
031799 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,826.00
  • 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

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AssessmentDesign/drawing (60%)|Assignment (40%)
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