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Modelling and Simulation of Marine Systems JEE506


Students must have access to MATLAB/Simulink software. The student version is acceptable.


The purpose of this unit is to provide students with an understanding of modelling and simulation techniques and their application to the analysis of marine engineering systems. Students are introduced to numerical methods, control systems, first and second order systems, and the associated modelling strategies. This unit is structured around the application software MATLAB/Simulink which students will use to create programs that simulate marine systems such as pump-pipe networks, heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), marine electrical systems, and propulsion systems.
The intensive learning sessions begin with learning activities on representations of dynamic systems, theory modelling of marine systems and numerical methods. Topics on theoretical modelling and simulation techniques lead on to programming activities with MATLAB and Simulink. The MALTAB and Simulink simulation programs can be used to predict dynamics of marine systems and they are validated with realistic marine systems.


Unit name Modelling and Simulation of Marine Systems
Unit code JEE506
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Doctor Hung Nguyen
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic 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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Learning Outcomes

  • 1. Apply engineering principles in theoretical modelling of marine systems;
  • 2. Apply simulation techniques, including numerical methods and block diagrams, in development of computer simulation programs for marine systems;
  • 3. Develop MATLAB programming skills for simulation of marine systems;
  • 4. Develop Simulink programming skills for simulation of marine systems; and
  • 5. Use computer simulation programs to learn behaviour and characteristics of the simulated marine systems under varying conditions.
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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