Courses & Units

Principles of Naval Architecture JEE504



This unit equips students with a knowledge of vessel hull forms, hydrostatic concepts and parameters, structural analysis methods and phases within the design process. This knowledge can then be applied to obtain solutions to practical problems pertaining to the design of ships' hulls and structure. The unit builds upon prior undergraduate engineering knowledge.


Unit name Principles of Naval Architecture
Unit code JEE504
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Doctor Hossein Enshaei
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Calculate hydrostatic data for any hull form and predict the influence of hull form parameters on a vessel's stability characteristics;
  • Demonstrate the use of various analysis methods for both global and local structures within the elastic and plastic regimes;
  • Design an efficient hull structure compliant with practical operational requirements and appropriate codes and regulations; and
  • Produce a limited set of design drawings to industry standards.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
031701 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,826.00

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Molland, A.M., The Maritime Engineering Reference Book:  A Guide to Ship Design, Construction and Operation, Elsevier, 2008.

  • Burcher R. and Rydill, L., Concepts in Submarine Design, Cambridge University Press 2nd Edition (1998)
  • Lewis, E.V., (Editor), Principles of Naval Architecture (Vol. 1), S.N.A.M.E., Jersey City 1988
  • Lamb, T. (Editor), Ship Design & Construction [3rd Edition] Vols. 1 & 2, S.N.A.M.E., Jersey City, N.J. 2003
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