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SD2701 Introduction to Naval Architecture 8.0 credits

Introduction to naval architecture.

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus SD2701 (Autumn 2007–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is based on the following three main topics:

  • hydrostatics and stability
  • resistance: phenomena and analysis methods
  • sail and screw propulsion
  • initial naval craft design

Further an introductive overview of naval systems is given for instance by guest lectures from the industry.

Intended learning outcomes

The course will give the student basic knowledge of the mechanics of naval crafts – stability, resistance, sail and propeller propulsion. Course participants will gain theoretical knowledge, and through assignments gain practical skills, of modern analysis methods.

Course disposition

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Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

Base programme T, M P, F or equivalent.

Recommended prerequisites

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Course binder, Garme, Kuttenkeuler & Rosén.

Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F


  • INL1 - Assignments, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F
  • LAB1 - Laboratory Work, 2.0 credits, grading scale: P, F
  • TEN1 - Examination, 3.0 credits, grading scale: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Other requirements for final grade

Written exam (TEN1; 3 university credits), project home work (INL1; 3 university credits) and practical investigations (LAB1; 2 university credits)

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course web

Further information about the course can be found on the Course web at the link below. Information on the Course web will later be moved to this site.

Course web SD2701

Offered by

SCI/Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering

Main field of study

This course does not belong to any Main field of study.

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Supplementary information

Replaced by SD2710.