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NAUT6020: General Ship Knowledge

Title:

General Ship Knowledge APPROVED

Long Title:

General Ship Knowledge

Module Code: NAUT6020


Credits:

NFQ Level:

Fundamental

Field of Study:

Nautical Science

Module Delivered
in

3 programme(s)

Module
Coordinator:

Conor Mowlds

Module Author:

KIM MULCAHY

Module
Description:

This module provides the learner with a foundation knowledge of shipboard operations,
including cargoes, cargo-handling and care; a knowledge of the constructional features of
the principle types of cargo-carrying ships and naval vessels; the main aspects of ship
loading and stability and the application of the principal calculations associated with this.

Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1

Describe the movement of the centre of gravity of a ship when loading, discharging and moving
weights.

LO2

Calculate the stability of ships.

LO3

Outline the constructional components of ships.

LO4

Identify the main ship types, their layout and uses

LO5

Outline the characteristics of the most common cargoes carried on board ships.

Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module.
You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have
considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior
learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules)
which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
None
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this
module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this
module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
None
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You
may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.
None
Co-requisites
No Co Requisites listed

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NAUT6020: General Ship Knowledge


Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Ship Stability
Displacement, DWT, flotation. Basic calculations for displacement, righting moment. Moving weights.
Calculations to determine initial GM and transverse stability. Introduction to trim. Effect on trim and draft
due to loading/discharging/moving weights aboard. Dock water density and allowances for
loading/discharging. Effect of free surface.
Ship Construction
Names of principal parts of a ship. Definitions of main dimensions. Principal ship types. The layout of
General Cargo, Oil, Gas, Bulk, RO/RO and Container vessels. Hull stresses and the arrangements to
resist stresses. Panting and pounding. Structure: Profile and transverse sections of vessels built on
longitudinal and transverse framing systems
Shipboard Operations
Types of cargoes carried. Types of cargo gear and equipment. Hold preparation. Preparations for loading,
cargo care, stowage and ventilation. Cargo plans and their preparation.
Assessment Breakdown

Course Work

30.00%

End of Module Formal Examination

70.00%

Course Work
Assessment Type

Assessment Description

Outcome
addressed

% of
total

Assessment
Date

1,2,5

15.0

Week 4

Short Answer Questions Ship Construction and Shipboard Operations 3,4,5

15.0

Week 8

Short Answer Questions Small Stability/Shipboard Ops exam

End of Module Formal Examination


Assessment Type

Assessment Description

Outcome
addressed

% of
total

Assessment
Date

Formal Exam

End-of-Semester Final Examination

1,2,3,4,5

70.0

End-of-Semester

Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a
requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.
The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

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NAUT6020: General Ship Knowledge


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time


Workload Type

Workload Description

Lecture

Theory lecture

6.0 Every
Week

6.00

Independent & Directed


Learning (Non-contact)

No Description

1.0 Every
Week

1.00

This module has no Part Time workload.

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Hours Frequency Average


Weekly
Learner
Workload

Total Hours

7.00

Total Weekly Learner Workload

7.00

Total Weekly Contact Hours

6.00

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources


Martin A Rhodes 2003, Ship Stability for Mates/Masters, First Ed., 1-19, Seamanship International
Glasgow [ISBN: 0-95334379-3-0]
Supplementary Book Resources
Captain L.G.Taylor 1992, Cargo Work - The Care, Handling and Carriage of cargoes, 12th Ed., 1-5,
Brown, Son and Ferguson Glasgow [ISBN: 0-85174-605-5]
D.J.House 2004, Seamanship Techniques, 3rd Ed., 5-6, Elsevier Oxford [ISBN: 0-7506-6315-4]
D. J. Eyres 2007, Ship construction, 6th Ed., 32, Butterworth-Heinemann Oxford [ISBN:
0-75-068070-9]
David J House 2010, Elements of Modern Ship Construction, 1st Ed., Brown Son & Ferguson
[ISBN: 978-1-84927-814-6]
DJ House 2010, Elements of Modern Ship Construction, 1st Ed. [ISBN: 978-1-84927-814-6]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources

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Module Delivered in

Programme Code

Programme

Semester

Delivery

CR_SNASC_7

Bachelor of Science in Nautical Science

Mandatory

CR_MSMAN_6

Certificate in Seamanship

Mandatory

CR_SNASC_6

Higher Certificate in Science in Nautical Studies 2

Mandatory

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