Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering

Course Information

The MEL is a 12-month degree starting in January. While 60 per cent of your Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering courses will focus on your technical specialization, the remaining 40 per cent are leadership development courses that will enhance your business, communication and people skills.

Many of the courses you take will adopt a flipped classroom format. This means that you will be expected to review course content ahead of classroom time, through readings or watching lecture videos. During classroom time, you’ll be engaged in discussions and activities to apply what you’ve learned. This could include case studies, group project work, and experiments and demonstrations.

Naval Architecture and marine engineering courses

Winter term: January to April

NAME 522: Ship Production & Industrial Engineering
This course covers topics on build strategy, shipyard layout and equipment, manufacturing techniques, outfitting and painting techniques, material properties, corrosion, welding, fatigue and composite materials.

NAME 566: Ship Dynamics & Control
Student will develop skills and understanding in equations of motion, ocean wave spectrums, response amplitude operators, seakeeping, manoeuvring, stability and dynamic positioning.

APPP 503: Organizational Leadership
Understand the behaviour of people and groups and how this applies to management and leadership within professional organizations. This course explores motivation, group dynamics, organizational structure, leadership styles and tools for assessing organizational effectiveness. The course is collaboratively delivered with the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.

APPP 501: Project Management & Leadership
Develop skills for leading complex multidisciplinary projects by using management processes that include: project management frameworks, standards, planning, scheduling and estimating, communication, and risk management. Case studies in industry-relevant project management will be incorporated into the course. This course is collaboratively delivered with the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.

APPP 505: Analytics & Interpretation for Applied Sciences
Professionals who can manage analytics and “big data” are highly sought after by companies across the world. This course will provide students with the opportunity to identify, interpret and utilize key analytics from real-world data sets. Graduates will feel comfortable with the latest data collection methods, measurement and presentation tools, be able to interpret data and identify trends, and understand the role of big data and predictive analytics across several different industries.

Summer term: May to August

APSC 412: Grad Co-op (at Employer or Mandatory Industry Project)*
This is a supervised, technical work experience in an approved company or organization for 12 weeks. Students are required to submit a technical report at the end of their co-op work experience. Grad Co-op is restricted to those students who meet the requirements of the Faculty of Applied Science, Co-operative Education Program.

*Students are able to choose between participating in a Grad Co-op or e@UBC Lean LaunchPad Accelerator Program. Students will be requested to make their choice within the first weeks of the first semester of the program.

APPP 504: Business Acumen for Technical Leaders (August Boot Camp)
An asset to the aspiring technical leader, business acumen is knowing how business works and applying that knowledge with the goal of business improvement. This Boot Camp offers an elevated perspective of how technical skills contribute to building value in a business. The course immerses aspiring technical leaders in the practical application of core business skills and the development of six core business competencies, which are presented as modules: Managerial Accounting, Strategy and Performance, Market Evaluation, Operations Management, Negotiations and Contract Management and Business-Case Building and Valuation. This course is collaboratively delivered with the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.

Fall term: September to December

NAME 578: Marine Engineering
This course examines marine propulsion systems, ship engines, shafting, ship vibrations, on-board systems (piping, HVAC, electrical) and advanced propulsion systems.

NAME 581: Ship Design
This design project gives 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.

MECH 488: Intro to Ship Hydrodynamics
This course covers ship terminology, lines plans, ship hydrostatics, transverse and longitudinal stability of ships, dimensional analysis, ship resistance prediction, ship propulsion methods and propeller selection and design.

CIVL 437: Intro to Ship Structures
This course explores the theory and practice of ship structural design, including the longitudinal and transverse strength of hull girders, plates and shells, matrix analysis, introduction to classification society rules, ship section design synthesis and finite element analysis.

Sauder Business Course
Students can choose a Sauder Business Course to gain greater exposure to a particular area of interest. Options include (subject to change):

BA580B – 201: Strategy & Innovation
This course provides an introduction to the principles and frameworks of strategic management, as well as concepts surrounding the creation or expansion of innovation capabilities, within organizations.

BASC 550: Operations and Logistics
This course will introduce students to the key concepts and tools needed to understand and effectively manage supply chains and business operations in general. A key concept in this course is the “business process”, and managing and improving such processes.

BAMA 505-001: Business Development
This course uses the Business Development = Sales = Essential skill for business people = everyone today is in the business of selling thinking. This course is focused on the learning of foundational skills with the intention of enabling students to create better and more successful selling encounters in whatever career they pursue.

APPP 502: Sustainability & Leadership
This course helps students build skills to lead change that influences the triple bottom line and explores concepts related to sustainability, change agency systems thinking, awareness and perspective for engagement and communication, adaptive leadership, and change dynamics. It also incorporates case studies in organizational and social change. This course is collaboratively delivered with the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration.

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