General Arrangement, Structural Arrangements and Construction of Marine Structures
Reference EMWRKE01000002
Taught in Main Subject Course List for Master of Electromechanical EngineeringMain Subject Course List for Master of Electromechanical Engineering
Theory (A) 30.0
Exercises (B) 30.0
Training and projects (C) 0.0
Studytime (D) 180.0
Studypoints (E) 6
Credit contract? Access is determined after successful competences assessment
Examination contract? This course can not be taken through this kind of contract
Credit contract mandatory if Exam contract? Separate credit contract mandatory
Retake possible in case of permanent evaluation? Yes, in altered form
Teaching Language Dutch
Lecturer Bart Heylbroeck
Department TW15
Key Words

Ships, offshore structures, shipbuilding, freeboard assessment, tonnage measurement

Position of the Course

Further imparting of the basic technical know-how concerning marine structures, required for engineering staff in maritime organisations such as ship owners, harbour services, dredging companies and classification societies.


  • Scantlings according to the rules of the classification societies: structural details for thin-walled structures subject to fatigue loads, longitudinal strength; influence of superstructures on longitudinal strength, midship section design according to the rules of the classification societies
  • Shipyard practice: an outline
  • Ship equipment: an outline
  • Freeboard assessment and tonnage measurement
  • A methodology for general design
  • Special features of the general and structural design of specialized vessels: Tankers, bulk carriers, container ships, dredgers, tugs, fishing vessels,...

Starting Competences

Introduction to marine technology, Mechanics of materials, Mechanics of structures, Turbo machinery, Piston machinery

Teaching and Learning Material

Syllabus, price 16 EUR


  • Scheepskennis (K. van Dokkum, Dokmar, Delfzijl 2001)
  • Principles of Naval Architecture (SNAME, Jersey City, laatste editie)

Course Content-Related Study Coaching

Teaching Methods

Classroom lectures; Projects

Evaluation Methods

Evaluation throughout semester as well as during examination period

Examination Methods

During examination period: oral closed-book exam
During semester: graded project reports. Second chance: Possible in adapted form

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