SKID2203 - Ship Design II - Hull Construction


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Oral examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Oral examination 100/100 30 minutes E

Course content

  • Load transfer
  • Loading conditions for ships, calculating moments and shear forces for the hull beam
  • Identification of strength elements
  • Simplification and definition of structural problems
  • Global and local strength
  • Girder systems
  • Buckling of plates
  • Design criteria
  • Material properties
  • Connections and details

Learning outcome

Upon completion of the module, the candidate is to have:

...knowledge about:

  • Different ship types
  • Ship design processes
  • Relevant structural design processes
  • Methods for structural design
  • Present innovation processes within ship design

...skills in:

  • Application of relevant digital tools
  • Determining the critical loading conditions for the vessel
  • Hand calculation of structural strength elements
  • Application of computer aided strength calculations of local and global strength elements
  • Designing a ship from a functional point of view

...competence in:

  • Terminology
  • The ship design process
  • Flag State requirements
  • Owners' requirements
  • The role of the classification societies

Learning methods and activities

Lectures and compulsory project work

Compulsory assignments

  • Project Work

Further on evaluation

Re-sit exam: Oral examination.

New and postponed exam: following semester.

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Naval Architecture - Engineering (699SD)

Required previous knowledge

SKID1001 Ship Design I

SKID2201 Strength Analyses

Course materials

  • Compendium "Structural Design of Ships", Arne Jan Sollied
  • Classification Rules from DNV
  • "Ship design for Efficiency and Economy", Schneekluth & Bertram
  • "System Based Ship Design", Kai Levander
  • User manual for the ship design software Maxsurf

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Marine Structures
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Ocean Operations and Civil Engineering


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Oral examination 100/100 E
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Oral examination 100/100 E 2024-05-22 09:00
Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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