Courses & Units

Shipboard Operations II JND288


Upon completion of this unit, students will have the knowledge and skills required to monitor the seaworthiness of the vessel, apply vessel construction principles, coordinate the vessel's planned maintenance system, ensure the vessel's watertight integrity is maintained and gain a good understanding of the vessel's certification process. The student will also have a good understanding of the function and operation of machinery and emergency equipment and understand the responsibilities and duties of engine room personnel. This unit builds on the knowledge gained in year 1. It meet the requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency set out by the current Maritime Training Package, the STCW 2010 (Manila Amendments), and Table A -II/1 of the STCW code.


Unit name Shipboard Operations II
Unit code JND288
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Coordinator Captain Anand Ravi
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 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse and apply major international and national legislative requirements affecting commercial shipping.
  • Demonstrate adequate understanding of the principal structural members of a ship and associated terminology, seaworthiness, watertight integrity, docking, survey, Planned Maintenance Systems (PMS), inspection and reporting of defects and damages to cargo spaces, hatch covers and ballast tanks.
  • Demonstrate adequate understanding of the function and operation of machinery, emergency equipment, duties and responsibilities of the engine room personnel, requirements to ensure pollution prevention compliance and enhanced surveys.

Fee Information

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 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $3,115.00

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Teaching Pattern

Face-to-face delivery in the form of lectures and tutorials in the classroom. Recorded lectures/tutorials made available on MyLO.

Lectures Duration/ Frequency/Timetabling:

2 hrs / 3/ week for 10 weeks. Total Hrs 60.

Tutorial Duration/ Frequency/Timetabling:

2 hrs / 3/ week for 3 weeks. Total Hrs 18.

AssessmentQuiz (5%)|Structure & Engineering assignment (15%)|Term Test (15%)|Final exam (65%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



•    Regs4ships


•    AMSA Marine Orders
•    Bryce G.J. and Eyre 2012 Ship Construction. Burlington: Elsevier Science. Dokkum, K.  2008 Ship knowledge.  Ship Design, Construction and Operation – Enkhuizen, Netherlands.
•    Eyres D.J. Ship construction, Oxford: Butterworth -Heinemann.
•    Ships and Naval Architecture, R. Munro-Smith  

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