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SD2710 Initial Ship Design 8.0 credits

Course offering missing for current semester as well as for previous and coming semesters
Headings with content from the Course syllabus SD2710 (Spring 2011–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course is based on the following main topics:

  • worldwide seaborne transportation
  • hydrostatics and stability
  • resistance: phenomena and analysis methods
  • screw propulsion
  • initial ship design

Intended learning outcomes

The course will give the student basic knowledge in naval architecture, seaborne transportation and the mechanics of naval crafts – stability, resistance and screw propulsion. Course participants will gain theoretical knowledge, and through assignments gain practical skills, of modern analysis methods and report writing.

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 - Assignment, 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.

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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Profile picture Jakob Kuttenkeuler

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 SD2710

Offered by

SCI/Aeronautical and Vehicle Engineering

Main field of study

Mechanical Engineering

Education cycle

Second cycle

Add-on studies

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Karl Garme ( tel. 0703-971717

Supplementary information

Replaces SD2701 from V11.

Replases by SD2725 from HT15.