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This course was originally offered in Course 13 (Department of Ocean Engineering) as 13.400. In 2005, ocean engineering subjects became part of Course 2 (Department of Mechanical Engineering), and this course was renumbered 2.701.


To introduce the elementary principles of Naval Architecture, to introduce the use of basic computer aided naval architecture tools, and to apply the elementary principles in a series of projects and experimental exercises.


Amazon logo Gillmer, T. C., and B. Johnson. Introduction to Naval Architecture. Annapolis, MD: Naval Institute Press, 1982. Third printing, 1987. ISBN: 9780870213182.


Amazon logo Burcher, R., and L. Rydill. Concepts in Submarine Design. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, January 28, 1994. ISBN: 9780521416818.

Amazon logo Tupper, E. Introduction to Naval Architecture. 3rd ed. Jersey City, NJ: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, April 1, 1996. ISBN: 9780939773213.

Amazon logo Lewis, E. V., ed. Principles of Naval Architecture. Jersey City, NJ: Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, 1988. ISBN: 9789991181417.


All written work submitted is to be done individually. Some projects may be assigned to groups. Each group member will submit their own individual report.

Grading Policy

Homework 20%
Quizzes 50%
Projects 30%