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 in finding an efficient solution.
The course is a good introduction to marine technology and naval architecture for students who have a general interest in mechanics, engineering design, or transportation. It is of course also a good (however not required) preparation before doing a naval architecture bachelor thesis and for the naval architecture master program.