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Shipyard Production Processes JND514


This unit introduces the work flow processes in shipyard related workshop and on-board operations. The former will include: all major workshops such as steel works, mechanical engineering, piping and electrical. On-board work will cover machinery, space, pumping operations, hull repairs, surface preparation and coating, dry-dock work and providing general services to the ship. This unit will integrate the students' previous knowledge and skills in areas such as project management and ship operations/engineering.


Unit name Shipyard Production Processes
Unit code JND514
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Coordinator Doctor Mohan Anantharaman
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


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

  • Describe the production technologies and manufacturing methods for shipbuilding.
  • Define the shipyard assembly processes including welding technology and their impacts, and dealing with the issues related to fabrication.
  • Evaluate methods of dry-docking of vessels and performing various on board repairs
  • Develop strategies for best practices, quality assurance and safety in the shipbuilding process.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
031701 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,826.00

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AssessmentEngagement Quiz|Assignment 1; Developing a shipyard layout with the help of available resources in the unit. (15%)|Assignment 3; Critical analysis and a holistic evaluation of a shipyard undergoing major loss (50%)|Assignment 2 : Moving from traditional shipbuilding to advanced outfitting method of shipbuilding (35%)
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