Courses & Units

Ship Stability and Seaworthiness JND287



On completion of this unit, students will have the knowledge and skills to be able to demonstrate a comprehension of the principles relating to ships stability and seaworthiness and be able to calculate statical stability of a ship while acknowledging the importance of dynamical stability, making sure that the vessel complies with the IMO stability criteria under all loaded conditions and calculate the vessel’s stress and stability for all stages of the intended voyage.
This unit builds on the knowledge gained in the year 1 “Shipboard Operations” and meets the learning outcomes set out in Table A -II/1 of STCW 2010 (Manila Amendments) and detailed in the Maritime Training Package MAR 50313.


Unit name Ship Stability and Seaworthiness
Unit code JND287
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Coordinator Doctor Hossein Enshaei
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


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


International students
Domestic students

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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

  • Demonstrate the knowledge of the principles that determines the stability of a vessel.
  • Determine the factors effecting on draft and freeboard and calculate moment of statical stability, position of centre of gravity, and free surface effect.
  • Identify the features of the load-line and draught marks of a ship and perform related calculations.
  • Extract, interpret and use ship’s stability data from relevant sources and draw righting lever curves. That includes both manual and computer based resources.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
031705 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,826.00

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Teaching Pattern

Blended delivery in the form of lectures and online learning supplemented with consolidated fact to face learning towards the end of semester.

Students attending classes and students electing to study on flexible mode will follow the same class time table. Total lecturing hours have not changed from the existing. Both categories of students will have access to the same resources through MyLO.

Lectures Duration/ Frequency/Time tabling:

6 hrs / 1/ week for 10 weeks. Total Hrs 60.

Practicals Duration/ Frequency/Time tabling:

30 hrs delivered over last 3 weeks. Total Hrs 30.

AssessmentMid-Term Test (25%)|Computer Assignment|Examination (75%)
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You will need the following text. AMC Course notes – will be provided. Extracts form the M.V Onesuch trim and hydrostatic particulars booklet – provided. Extracts (Selected pages) from the M.V Sample trim and hydrostatic particulars booklet – provided. Students will have access to ship stability data and computer software.

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