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.


At the end of the course the student:

  • understands the physics of both intact and damaged ship stability
  • knows how ship stability issues need to be considered in ship design
  • can interpret the background and meaning of ship various stability regulations
  • can apply this knowledge on design and stability analyses of own ship project.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 26.10.2020 - 08.12.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Pekka Ruponen

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Pekka Ruponen

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:

    Hydrostatics of floating objects. Stability of an intact ship, including dynamic roll motion and stability failure modes in waves. Ship subdivision and damage stability, including probabilistic damage stability calculations.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Examination. Compulsory exercises.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Contact hours 50

    Independent work 85

    In total 135 hours (5 cr. = 135 hours)


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Lecture notes (in English), Additional materials (in English)

Substitutes for Courses
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Kul-24.3300 Ship Buoyancy and Stability

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Basics of physics, mathematics and ship geometry