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: 23.10.2023 - 20.02.2024

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:

    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 for whole curriculum period:

    Examination. Compulsory exercises.

  • valid for whole curriculum period:

    Contact hours 50

    Independent work 85

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


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 III

    Enrollment :

    Registration for the course will take place on Sisu (