Courses & Units

Design of Floating Offshore Structures JEE359



This unit is an advanced ocean engineering unit that introduces the students to the complex fluid-structure problems associated to the design of floating structures. By combining the knowledge gained in Hydrostatics, Mechanics of Solids and Applied Ocean Wave Mechanics, students will learn the engineering principles that dictate the size and govern the loads and motions experienced by free and moored floating structures. Finally, students will be exposed to current experimental and numerical simulation techniques used to evaluate the performance of these structures.


Unit name Design of Floating Offshore Structures
Unit code JEE359
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Dr Nagi Abdussamie

Teaching staff

Dr Nagi Abdussamie

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Learning Outcomes

ILO 1 Appraise the commercial, technical, environmental and social factors that influence the design of floating structures

ILO 2 Proficiently use applicable analysis techniques and relevant design codes to determine the optimum configuration and main dimensions of a floating structure taking into considerations the factors in point 1 above

ILO 3 Analyse the global performance of floating structures and evaluate the optimum mooring configuration

ILO 4 Develop numerical models and scale model tests to evaluate the hydrodynamic characteristic and performance of a floating offshore structure



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,826.00 031701

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Teaching Pattern

3 x 1-hr lectures and 1 x 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 weeks)


Examination 30%, Team Design & Model Test 30%, Individual Design Project 30%, Online quizzes 10%

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