Courses & Units

Hydrodynamics JEE337



Hydrodynamics (JEE3337) covers the development of the fundamental equations of fluid mechanics and introduces the student to the application of analytical methods for the analysis of fluid flows, particularly in the context of naval architecture. In addition to the theoretical understanding gained, the student will also develop his/her analysis and evaluation skills in the examination of practical flows.

The course lays a foundation for the more detailed analysis of applied marine hydrodynamics problems in areas such as propulsion, manoeuvring, resistance and seakeeping.


Unit name Hydrodynamics
Unit code JEE337
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Doctor Bryce Pearce
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

  • Describe the fundamental principles of the motion of ideal (inviscid) and real (viscous) fluid flows.
  • Apply analytical concepts to analyse a range of two-dimensional engineering fluid flows, with appropriate choice of simplifying assumptions and boundary conditions.
  • Investigate the physics/dynamics of a particular fluid flow giving a critical evaluation of the effect of significant flow and geometric parameters applying both hydrodynamic theory and knowledge from other disciples relevant to the problem.
  • Appraise fluid flow modelling techniques as to the underlying theory and associated simplifying assumptions upon which they are based and the appropriateness/suitability/limitations to the analysis of particular flows.
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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