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Ship Construction and Stability 5 NAUT 1866

Ocean Navigation Course

International Fees

International fees are typically three times the amount of domestic fees. Exact cost will be calculated upon completion of registration.

Course details

​The Ship Construction and Stability 5 course builds up from the previous officer level to management responsibilities for control of trim, stability, and stress for a vessel performing a given voyage. The course also covers the ship construction process, corrosion prevention, bilging, and international conventions and codes.




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Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Outline shipbuilding materials.
  • Outline welding and cutting processes.
  • Explain the importance of a transverse bulkhead.
  • Differentiate between watertight and weathertight doors.
  • Outline corrosion on ships, and develop a corrosion prevention plan.
  • Explain the requirements for classification society surveys.
  • Calculate angle of heel after loading, discharging, and shifting weights on board.
  • Use ship's hydrostatic data.
  • Calculate draft and trim after loading, discharging, and moving weights on board.
  • Outline the requirements for surveys, and precautions when entering dry dock.
  • Outline the effects of density on ship's draft.
  • Compare ship's stability at moderate and large angles of heel.
  • Outline simplified stability data, and its use.
  • Calculate dynamical stability.
  • Calculate change in trim due to density.
  • Demonstrate the ability to use a computer-based program to calculate ship's stability and stresses.
  • Outline intact stability requirements for the carriage of grain.
  • Analyze ship's GM by rolling period tests.
  • Calculate permeability.
  • Calculate the effect of flooding on transverse stability and trim.
  • Calculate the effect of flooding on vessel's stability.
  • Outline the precautions during an inclining experiment.
  • Outline the intact stability requirements for passenger and cargo ships under 100 metres.
  • Outline the master's responsibilities under international conventions and codes.
  • Discuss the effect of beam and freeboard on ship's stability.

Effective as of Fall 2020


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