Course syllabus


MMS205 MMS205 Naval architecture lp3 VT22 (7.5 hp)

Course is offered by the department of Mechanics and Maritime Sciences

Contact details

Examiner: Per Mottram Hogström,, 031-7721478

Course representatives:

Gemma Bruguera Matute

Hrishikesh Nitin Khedkar

Emil Nilsson

Course purpose

Naval Architecture connects multiple engineering disciplines into the design and construction of marine structures, e.g. ships. This course gives specific knowledge of disciplines used in the design of marine structures in the context of the Mobility engineering master's program. More specifically, the students learn about the design methodology of marine propulsion systems as a continuation of the course MMS195, Introduction to Propulsion Systems, further connecting to the course MMA163 Ship Resistance and Propulsion. Moreover, the second part of the course - buckling - complements the course MMA169, Structural Engineering.



Course literature

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Course design

  • Marine energy system design
    • Lectures
    • Project – Design an engine system – supported with workshops
    • Exercise in TOS (Engine room simulator)
  • Buckling of structures
    • Lectures
    • Tutorials with problem solving
    • Assignment on FEA on buckling of a marine structure


Changes made since the last occasion

A summary of changes made since the last occasion.

Learning objectives and syllabus

Learning objectives:


  • Being able to describe rules and regulations as well as the methodology that are used in the design of marine structures
  • Being able to use domain specific software in the design process of marine structures as well as understanding the theories behind the software.
  • Describe the components of a marine energy system and how they work together
  • Being able to define balances for energy, heat and electricity in marine energy systems
  • Carry out calculations for designing propellers using empirical methods
  • Carry out an empirical resistance prediction of a ship
  • Carry out a hull strength analysis
  • Apply buckling theory of stiffened shell structures i terms of axial, torsional and shear buckling on marine structures
  • Design ship structures based on rules and regulations
  • Be familiar with Ultimate strength as well as structural integrity for ships


Link to the syllabus on Studieportalen.

Study plan


Examination form

  • Mandatory elements approved:
    • Engine room design task
    • TOS exercise
    • FEA of buckling
  • Written exam on propulsion systems and buckling


Course summary:

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