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Unit Code: DME454

Unit Name: Naval Architecture & Ship Construction

Description: This course DME454 combines two disciplines in Marine Engineering Naval Architecture and Ship Construction. While Ship Construction involves in shipbuilding, how it is designed is the job of a Naval Architect. The course touches on the basic of ship design essential to ships stability and safety. The Ship Construction part is studied in more detail giving the students lessons in familiarization of ship.

Learning Target Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this unit DME454, the student is expected to: • Determine how a vessel floats using Archimedes principle • Describe the stability of a vessel and how ships maintain stability • Understand seaworthiness of a ship and how it is maintained • Sketch and describe parts of a ship\'s structure • Apply the terms centre of buoyancy, Angle of LOL, righting lever and centre of buoyancy • Demonstrate knowledge of the material used for ship construction

Prerequisite: Successfully completed EA1/Class 5 Engineer

Prerequisite Sentence: N/A

Credit Point: 12

Offered In: Semester 1,2