Introduction to Naval Architecture OpenCourseWare: A Free Online MIT Graduate Study Course on Naval Architecture

Published Jan 19, 2009

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Students taking part in the free OpenCourseWare project 'Introduction to Naval Architecture' will learn about the fundamental principles of naval architecture. Some of the specific topics discussed include ship geometry, the calculation and drawing of curves and hydrostatics. A background in Naval Architecture or Mechanical Engineering is required for this course.

Introduction to Naval Architecture: Course Specifics

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Lecture Notes Study Materials Tests\Quizzes
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Introduction to Naval Architecture: Course Description

'Introduction to Naval Architecture' is a free OpenCourseWare project taught by Professors David Herbein and Timothy McCoy. The project is designed for students with an interest in naval architecture from an engineering and design perspective. The objective of this course is three-fold. Firstly, students will understand the basic principles of naval architecture. Secondly, students will learn how to use computer aided naval architecture tools. Lastly, students should be able to use their knowledge of the elementary principles of naval architecture in the completion of experimental exercises and projects. The course grade is comprised of graded homework, quizzes and a final project.

Quizzes and information about various projects are available for download for free online. If you are interested in taking this course, please visit the introduction to naval architecture homepage.

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