Schedule & Courses

Courses


Students in the MEng NAME program require a minimum of 30 credits of coursework, which includes a 4-credit capstone design project and a 2-credit internship. Although the program has a large core with limited flexibility, up to 6 credits may be approved for core course equivalents taken prior to admission, allowing for streamlined entry and limited room for constrained electives (must be approved by Program Director).

Students will automatically be registered in a standard timetable in August, and will be contacted with the course schedule at that time. Students who have taken core course equivalents prior to admission should contact name@apsc.ubc.ca to request approval for chosen electives and a customized timetable.

The following core courses make up the 30-credit course-load of the program.  (In the following, numbers in parentheses indicate credit value.)

Term 1

MECH 488 (3) Introduction to Ship Hydrodynamics

Domain: Mechanical

Ship terminology, lines plans, ship hydrostatics, transverse and longitudinal stability of ships, dimensional analysis, ship resistance prediction; ship propulsion methods, propeller selection and design. [Syllabus]

CIVL 437 (3) Introduction to Ship Structures

Domain: Civil

Structural theory and practice of ship structural design; longitudinal and transverse strength of hull girder; plates and shells; matrix analysis; introduction to classification society rules; ship section design synthesis; finite element analysis. [Syllabus]

NAME 524 (3) Shipbuilding Project Management

Domain: Project Management

Terminology; planning; scheduling; budgeting and cost accounting; risk management; quality control; shipbuilding applications. [Syllabus]

NAME 578 (3) Marine Engineering

Domain: Mechanical

Marine propulsion systems; ship engines; shafting; ship vibrations; on-board systems (piping, HVAC, electrical); advanced propulsion systems.

NAME 591 (2) Computer-Aided Ship Design Project, Part 1

NAME 591 is a full-year course that combines job preparation skills in term 1 with practical design skills in term 2. Together these prepare students for their internship positions and future careers. Students must pass both portions of this course in order to be eligible for the internship.

In term 1, students are trained in resume and cover letter writing, interview etiquette, professionalism, and workplace ethics. This portion of the course is graded on a pass/fail basis. Students who do not pass will still go on to complete the second half of the course and their overall 591 grade will not be affected, but they will be assigned a project with a faculty member for NAME 592 rather than an actual internship with a company.

Students will also begin work on their capstone design projects in term 1, but the majority of this work is done in term 2 (see below). [Syllabus]

Term 2

NAME 501 (2) Advanced Ship Structures

Domain: Civil

Pressure hull design; finite element analysis applications; classification rules; ice and ice loads; dynamic loads including slamming, risk and reliability.
Prerequisite:  CIVL 437 or equivalent

NAME 502 (4) Advanced Ship Hydrodynamics

Domain: Mechanical

Advanced ship resistance; boundary layers; propeller design; numerical methods in hydrodynamics; advanced marine vehicles; ocean waves; cavitation; ship vibration. Includes a laboratory component involving a wave/towing tank and CFD project. [Syllabus]
Prerequisite:  MECH 488 or equivalent

NAME 522 (3) Ship Production and Industrial Engineering

Domain: Industrial

Build strategy; shipyard layout and equipment; manufacturing techniques; outfitting and painting techniques; material properties; corrosion; welding; fatigue; composite materials. [Syllabus]

NAME 566 (3) Ship Dynamics and Control

Domain: Control

Equations of motion; ocean wave spectrums, response amplitude operators; seakeeping; maneuvering; stability; dynamic positioning. [Syllabus]

NAME 591 (2) Computer-Aided Ship Design Project, Part 2

NAME 591 is a full-year course that combines job preparation skills in term 1 with practical design skills in term 2.* Together these prepare students for their internship positions and future careers. Students must pass both portions of this course in order to be eligible for the internship.

The second part of this course consists of a capstone design project intended to give students experience in the preliminary design of a special purpose ship. Students work individually and in teams, using advanced design software and databases, to design a vessel according to specified criteria. Example reports from previous years can be found here.

* Note: Students will begin to think about their projects and do some preliminary work in term 1, but the majority of the work is completed in term 2.

Term 3

NAME 592 (2) Shipbuilding Internship or Project

Eligible students will complete a twelve- to sixteen-week internship at a marine-related company or agency.* Duties may include technical analysis, participation on a design and/or production team, and field work. Final report and presentation required.

Ineligible students (students who fail Part 1 of NAME 591) will not be placed with a company and will instead complete an unpaid project with a faculty member.

Prerequisite:  Completion of 28 credits of core coursework in the program, which must include NAME 591

* Note: The Engineering Co-op Office strives to find internship positions for all eligible students, and has been very successful thus far. Hiring decisions are, however, ultimately up to the companies and the department cannot guarantee that all students will be hired. Students are welcome and encouraged to apply for positions on their own as well. In the event that a student is not hired for an internship, the student will be assigned a project with a faculty member. Students who do not wish to travel for an internship may also choose to complete the project instead.