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Launceston, Hunter Maritime College



Students completing this unit will identify the considerable changes taking place in shipbuilding practice with the development of technology and the changes in the rules governing their construction and operation. The unit further focusses on the knowledge and skills needed in maintaining the vessel's seaworthiness to Class recommendations. It also incorporates a ship master's perspective in understanding the operation of the main propulsion and auxiliary machinery and responding to consequences in the event of machinery malfunction.

The unit will build on the knowledge attained in Shipboard Operations II of the second year of studies.This unit meets the requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency set out by the Maritime Training Package TDM60407, the STCW 2010 (Manila Amendments) and Table A-II/2 of the STCW code.

Summary 2020

Unit name Ship Design
Unit code JND317
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring

Anand Ravi

Teaching staff

Les Lockwood

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Teaching Pattern

Blended delivery in the form of lectures and online learning supplemented with consolidated face to face learning and practical training in simulated ship environment 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

5 hrs / 1/ week for 10 weeks

Total Hrs 50

Attendance is recommended for end of semester consolidated teaching period.


Assessment 1: Assignments – 20%

Assessment 2: Class exam - 20%

Assessment 3: Final Exam - 60%

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Bryce, G.J & Eyre, D.J. 2012, Ship Construction, Burlington: Elsevier Science. Dokkum, K. 2008, Ship Knowledge: Ship Design, Construction & Operation, Ekhuizen, Netherlands. Eyres, D.J.2007, Ship Construction, Oxford: Butterworth-Heinemann

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