Courses & Units

Maritime Systems JEE360



This unit applies thermodynamic principles to more advanced systems. Students will develop an advanced understanding of energy conversion systems, with emphasis on energy efficiency. Systems studied will include liquefaction, compression, air conditioning and combustion. Advanced Second Law analysis is used to better understand limits to energy efficiency.


Unit name Maritime Systems
Unit code JEE360
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Doctor Javad Mehr
Available as student elective? Yes
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 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the basic principles of hydraulic systems and perform calculations for common hydraulic components used in maritime industry.
  • Explain the principles of reciprocating gas compressors. Make calculations of power and efficiency for multi-stage compressors.
  • Explain thermodynamic cycles of various liquefaction systems including a refrigeration system. Describe the factors that affect their performance and carry out performance calculations.
  • Describe the thermodynamics of moist atmospheric air. Calculate cooling and heating loads for air conditioning processes.
  • Explain the basic principles of combustion processes, including exhaust emissions. Estimate flame temperatures with dissociation.
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031701 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,826.00

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 2-hr lecture, 1 x 1-hr lecture and 1 x 2-hr tutorial weekly (13 weeks)

AssessmentClass Tests (20%)|Lab 1 - Refrigeration Laboratory. (15%)|Lab 2 - Engine Laboratory. (15%)|Examination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (50%)
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