In this course you will learn about the the principles of ship hydrostatics, stability, resistance and propulsion, ship design, and worldwide seaborne transportation.
In a realistic project you will apply your knowledge and develop your skills by designing a ship to meet a certain transport scenario. It could for instance be to transport Kiwi from New Zeeland to ports in the Baltic sea, timber from Sweden to UK, or trailers through the canals between lake Vänern and the Ruhr district. Technical, economic, geographical and environmental aspects, as well as laws and regulations, have to be accounted for to find an efficient solution.
The course is part of the core of the Naval architecture and Maritime engineering master programs. It could also be of interest for students in other programs who want to further develop thir knowledge and skills in mechanics and engineering design and get some insights in naval architecture.