In this unit, students develop the techniques required for the design of surface vessels. They develop the conceptual and analytical skills necessary at a detailed level of ship design with a particular emphasis on design driver identification and initial parameter estimates and the effects of regulatory, practical and economic constraints on design. Students are also introduced to the concepts of ship behaviour in waves and the process of evaluating the seakeeping and maneuvering characteristics of a vessel. Students will develop a concept design based on an appraisal of operational requirements via a clearly structured and rational process with a shortlist of fundamental integral systems for a concept design.
|Unit name||Ship Design|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
|Discipline||National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics|
|Coordinator||Mr Thomas Mitchell Ferguson|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||Delivered wholly by the provider|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Demonstrate an understanding of practical issues with respect to the 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 appropriate 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|
- 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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4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP
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|Assessment||Test or quiz (20%)|Other (10%)|Design/drawing (70%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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