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  • General

    Course content
    The course introduces how the first principles of mechanics are applied to the ship structural design. After the course, the student knows 1) function of ship structure, 2) ship construction method, 3) structural design principles, 4) strength analysis of ship hull, and 5) limit state analysis in ship structural design.

    The course applies a modified problem-based learning concept, in where the teaching events are aligned to students ship structural design work. This work is composed systematically with the help of weekly assignments. Therefore, all students’ participation in the first lectures is compulsory in order to agree efficient and smooth working methods for each participant. If you cannot participate in the first lecture due to some urgent reason, please contact the teacher-in-charge.

    Course organization

    The course applies a weekly based learning cycle including lectures, workshops, and assignments. The assignments composed the project work at the end of course. Assignments i.e. the mid-term project reports are submitted after each two or three weeks. The assignment and project work is preferred to be done by 2-3 persons group. In addition, personal learning of each student is measured by pre-assignments and final exam. The pre-assignments includes a small reading assignment and answer to small questioner. According to weekly based learning cycle, the course applies the following weekly routine:

    1) Personal pre-assignment (Monday, 23:00, answer in MyCourse/pre-assignments -sheet)

    2) Interactive lecture (Tuesday, 12:15-14:00, Puumiehekuja 5A Lecture hall 118)

    3) Workshop (Thursday, 9:15-10:00, Puumiehekuja 5A Lecture hall 118, no workshop on week 11, 14, 18, 20, 21)

    4) Assigment work (Saturday 23:00, delivery every 2nd or 3rd week in Mycourse/assigment -sheet)

    After each assignment round, you start a new assignment round and obtain feedback from previous round in written format.


    Evaluation and Grading

    Personal work

    • Pre-assignments         10%
    • Final exam                    40%

    Group based work

    • Weekly assignments    30%
    • Final project report       20%
    You can earn additional bonus points by answering to self-assesment. These points are considered in the final course grading.

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