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 an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


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


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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).

About Census Dates

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

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
031799 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,826.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

If you have any questions in relation to the fees, please contact UConnect or more information is available on StudyAssist.

Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.





Teaching Pattern

4 hours Lectures weekly

AssessmentDesign Task 1 (15%)|Design Task 2 (15%)|Design Task 3 (30%)|Design Task 4 (40%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

LinksBooktopia textbook finder

The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.