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.


Ship resistance: Can describe and classify the flow phenomena responsible for ship resistance. Knows how to assess the effect of hull main dimensions and that of the features of the hull on hull resistance. Understands the principles behind the theoretical and experimental principles, and the influence of scaling laws in relation to model tests.

Ship propulsion: Can explain the principles of action of a screw propeller and that of the water-jet propulsion. Knows how to apply gained knowledge in estimating the required power of a ship. Can describe the effect of flow parameters on propeller cavitation, understands the influence of erosion and can apply this information in the preliminary design of propellers.

Ship maneuvering: Knows the basic indices to describe ship maneuvering and the testing methods to assess performance. Can classify rudder types, knows how the rudder works and can determine the ship directional stability and turning capability.

Credits: 5

Schedule: 26.10.2023 - 22.02.2024

Teacher in charge (valid for whole curriculum period):

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

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

CEFR level (valid for whole curriculum period):

Language of instruction and studies (applies in this implementation):

Teaching language: English. Languages of study attainment: English


  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Ship's resistance. Propellers and propulsion of a ship. Theoretical prediction, design applicability and experimental techniques (model-based and full-scale measurements). Interaction between the ship hull, propeller and main engine. Ship maneuvering and rudder principles.

Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Marking scheme 1 - 5. Marking comes from Examination and compulsory exercises. Examination counts for 50% ; 25% comes from calculation assignments and 25% from model testing group final report.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact hours (18 x 2 hrs Lectures/Tutorials + 6 hrs of model test in laboratory) = 42 hrs

    Group work = 20 hr

    Independent work = 73 hr

    In total 135 hours (5 cr)


Substitutes for Courses


Further Information
  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Teaching Language : English

    Teaching Period : 2022-2023 Autumn II - Spring III
    2023-2024 Autumn II - Spring IV

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the course will take place on Sisu (