Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


Understands the different disciplines of naval architecture and different phases of the product development cycle. Can identify the different design methods and tools for different disciplines and can select the design tools based on the design stage. Remembers the basic terminology and notations of the naval architecture and search field specific literature for different design tasks.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 11.09.2020 - 11.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Spyridon Cheirdaris

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Spyridon Cheirdaris

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    The course will start with an introductory phase identifying a generic framework for ship design using the classical design spiral. Ship mission, main dimension and powering requirements are defined using statistical methods. Hull form definition is based on the hydrostatics, hydrodynamics and ship general arrangement. Definition of ship structure, equipment and machinery at conceptual level using reference techniques. Weight estimation is carried out using statistical methods and initial ship geometry. 

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Compulsory assignment and compulsory lectures

    Grading scale : 1 - 5 ; 50% grading will be based on exam (25% from 1st Mid term exam + 25% from 2nd mid term exam OR 50% from Final exam), 50% on assignment (25% on Assignments from Week 1 - Week 10 and 25% based on final assignment submission and gala performance).

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact Teaching (Lectures : 2h x 10 + Tutorials : 2h x 10 + 6 h Gala Attendance) = 46h

    Exams 3h x 2 = 6h

    Group Assignments : 20h

    Self Study : 60h

    TOTAL : 132h (aprox. 5 ECTS)



Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lecture notes, selected journal and conference articles and the following books:

    1. Naval Architecture for Non-Naval Architects, by Harry Benford (1991), ISBN 0-939773-56-2
    2. Sustainability in the Maritime Industry: A Collection of Relevant Papers edited by Rich Delpizzo, Haifeng Wang, and Andrew Panek (2011), ISBN: 978-0-939773-87-9
    3. Ship Design and Construction edited by Thomas Lamb (2003) ,ISBN 0-939773-40-6 (Vol I) ♦ ISBN 0-939773-41-4 (Vol II) Book
    4. Principles of Naval Architecture Series: Edited by the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) Book
    5. Basic Ship Theory, Combined Volume 5th Edition ; Authors: E. C. Tupper KJ Rawson, ISBN: 9780750653985 eBook ISBN: 9780080523385 Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann Published Date: 5th October 2001 Page Count: 784
    6. Martin Stopford Maritime Economics - 3rd Edition Book;

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    This is a compulsory course for all students doing Maritime Tech MSc but may also be useful for students that choose maritime tech as a minor option. 

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    General : Bachelor's degree prefferably in engineering or science. Arts and business stuidents may be admited in minot option track.

    Suitable for : Master's level students in engineering, business or for example in biology, geology and social sciences. Professionals already working in industry via FITech track.

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    3 Good Health and Well-being

    11 Sustainable Cities and Communities

    13 Climate Action