SKID2300 - Ship Design III - Design Methods


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

  • Ship types
  • Owner Requirements and Core Mission Analyses
  • Requirements elucidation
  • Top-down approach, including similar vessels, regressions and previous designs
  • Bottom-up approach, including design building blocks and systems based approaches
  • Design Methodoly, including analyses bottlenecks and iterative processes
  • Importance of Stability, Structural, Seakeeping and Propulsion (very simplified) analyses.
  • Design options and tradeoffs
  • "What-if" scenarios (epoch-era matrix)
  • General Arrangement

Learning outcome

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

Knowledge about:

  • Different Ship Types
  • Relevant Ship Design Methods
  • Decision-making tools
  • Various aspects of ship characteristics

Skills in:​

  • General Arrangement drawings
  • Ship design methods and processes
  • When to use which methods
  • Assessing different requirements against each other

Competence in:​

  • Ship design processes
  • Decision making in ship design
  • Risk analysis ("What-ifs")

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, exercises, laboratory tests and project work.

Compulsory assignments

  • Project Work

Further on evaluation

Resit exam : Oral examination in spring semester

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

SKID1001 Ship Design I

SKID2203 Ship Design II

Course materials

Volker Bertram and H. Schneekluth: Ship Design for Efficiency and Economy

Kai Levander: System Based Ship Design (will be handed out in class)

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Ålesund

Subject area(s)
  • Marine System Design
  • Marine Structures
Contact information


Examination arrangement: Oral examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Oral examination 100/100 E 2023-12-08 08:00
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Oral examination 100/100 E
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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