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NAUT 1865 - Ship Construction and Stability 5

Ocean Navigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

BCIT is planning for a substantial return to on-campus activity for the Winter 2022 term as informed by BC Provincial Health Officer guidelines. Refer to each course listing for details.

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.
  • Differentiate between watertight and weathertight doors.
  • Outline corrosion on ships and develop a corrosion prevention plan.
  • Outline requirements for surveys and precautions when entering dry dock.
  • Outline effects of density on ships draft.
  • Compare ships stability at moderate and large angles of heel.
  • Outline simplified stability data and its use.
  • Demonstrate 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.
  • Outline intact stability requirements for passenger and cargo ships under 100 metres.
  • Analyze the effect on trim and stability in the event of damage and flooding.
  • Outline master's responsibilities under international conventions and codes.

Effective as of Spring/Summer 2010


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