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Introduction to Naval Architecture

Course information

Target group:

Who the course is for: The course Introduction to Naval Architecture is aimed at anyone interested in understanding the general principles of Naval Architecture. This may include Ship Managers, Technical Superintendents, Ship Masters, Officers and Seafarers; Shipyards Technical Staff; Surveyors; P&I and/or Insurance Inspectors; Marine Engineers; Etc.



This training course provides a general introduction to Naval Architecture, the art and science of building ships. 


On completion of the training, students will be able to: 

Understand the ship design process and the main terms and definitions used, including the lines plan, the form coefficients used in ship design, and the area and volume properties. 

Know the basic concepts of intact and damage stability. 

Get familiar with the main aspects of marine hydrodynamics acting on ship resistance, propulsion and seakeeping. 

Understand the basic principles of ship structures, structural design, scantling determination and typical structural arrangements of different ship types. 

Know the most common failure modes and structural defects. 

Get familiar with shipbuilding technology processes, materials used and shipyard layout 


Module 1 – Ship Geometry

Module 2 – Ship Stability and Trim

Module 3 – Damage Stability

Module 4 - Load Lines

Module 5 – Ship Resistance, Propulsion and Seakeeping

Module 6 – Introduction to Ship Structures

Module 7 – Structural Arrangement of Different Ship Types

Module 8 – Structural Design, Analysis and Classification Rules

Module 9 – Failure Modes and Structural Defects

Module 10 – Introduction to Shipbuilding


On completion of the training program, the student will be awarded the following qualifications:

Certificate of Introduction to Naval Architecture awarded by Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore.

The Certificate of Introduction to Naval Architecture, issued by Bureau Veritas Solutions Marine & Offshore, is obtained after completing the course and passing the qualification examination.


Do you want more information about the course, or do you want to order?

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