SCUBA diving qualifications are not necessary for participation.
Practicum placements are dependent on the availability of a suitable provider. Students may not be able to enrol in this topic if a suitable provider cannot be found.
The topic will provide students with the theoretical and practical training necessary for researching ships and ship construction. Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of the basics of recording, representing and interpreting ship construction. Students should expect to learn nautical terminology, the basic components of a ship and activities on board, principles of ship construction and rigging, procedures for taking and drafting ship lines and construction plans, hull analysis, procedures for graphic representation of hulls and principles of reconstructing ships. This topic is challenging, demanding and hands-on; students are expected to participate fully in problem-solving exercises.
This topic aims to: