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NAUT 1866 - Ship Construction and Stability 5

Ocean Navigation Part-time Studies Course

School of Transportation

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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.


NAUT 1864





Fall 2020

Below is one offering of this course for the Fall 2020 term.

CRN 47125

Thu Oct 22 - Thu Dec 17 8 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Oct 22 - Dec 17 Mon - Fri 08:30 - 16:00 BMC Online Delivery



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim




  1. Due to COVID-19, possible online delivery.

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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