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Naval Architecture



Course format Blended
Date 2020-08-17 - 2020-10-30
Duration 100 hours
Entry level Bachelor
Cost £1200


To provide students with naval architectural techniques in the area of stability for ships and wave forces for fixed offshore structures. To give students an appreciation of the processes by which naval architectural requirements are generated and how physical constraints impact upon design.

Outline Of Syllabus

The module will cover: a general introduction to transportation, marine vehicles and their roles, ship geometry lines plan, curve of areas, equilibrium of floating bodies (submerged and floating in a free surface), properties of irregular shapes, areas, first and second moments, numerical integration, effects of changes of draught and trim, large angle stability, GZ curves and effects of changing hull geometry, flooding calculations, added weight, lost buoyancy, floodable length, permeability, inclining experiment, launching calculations, wave forces, morrisons equation, techno economic investigations.

The module will include preschool reading, examples, a preschool assignment, an intensive school (five days), and a postschool assignment

Pre-school material

Normally requires 50 hours of study.

Pre-school material enables you to revise and review prerequisite material so that the intensive school can be run efficiently and effectively. The materials will be available six to eight weeks before the intensive school takes place.

You will undertake a pre-school assignment (30% of the module mark) which you will submit on the first day of the intensive school.

One week intensive school

Has an approximate contact time of 35 hours.

The intensive school includes lectures, case studies, tutorials, presentations, and discussions.

You will sit an examination (40% of the module mark) during this intensive teaching week.

Post-school material

Requires 15 hours of study.

This material consolidates the module learning.

Post-school material involves completion of a post-school assignment (30% of the module mark) which you will submit eight weeks after the intensive school.

Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus

*The start and end date stated above is approximate.


You should have a minimum of:

  • a Second Class Honours degree in Engineering or equivalent with a strong quantitative component
  • at least three years of relevant work experience in the marine sector or similar

You'll also need to provide a personal statement and reference.

Find out more about entry requirements (including English language requirements).

Application procedure

There are normally two intakes each year, in September and February. Find out more about the course on the Newcastle University prospectus website.

Use Newcastle University’s online application portal to apply for the course.


ISCED Categories

Naval engineering