Course Catalog : Subject Area

Marine Science Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
MAR 120 Introduction to Ship Systems
(3 credits) Introduces basic aspects of shipboard work, including: shipboard jobs, shipboard safety, ship classes, knot typing, ships nomenclatures, compartmentation, basic applied math skills, basic hand tools, and working in confined spaces. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MAR 136 Shipboard Refrigeration
(3 credits) Presents essential refrigeration terminology, laws of refrigeration, heat and methods of transfer, the compression system, compressors refrigerants and their characteristics. Deals with pressure-temperature relationships; conventional, hermetic and absorption system of refrigeration; special shipboard refrigeration systems. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
MAR 211 Naval Architecture I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Presents the statics of ship design. Studies the hull of the ship in regard to its intact and damaged stability, including special treatment of weight calculations and damage control. Includes the design of the hull structure, longitudinal and transverse strength properties of the hull girder foundation, design and ship hull materials. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MAR 212 Naval Architecture II
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): MAR 211. Presents the dynamics of ship design. Includes the design of the ship's propulsion plant, computations of resisting forces, effective and shaft horsepower propeller design, ship maneuvering, vibration of ships, and motion of ships among waves. Lecture 3 hours per week.
MAR 215 Applied Naval Architecture
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): MAR 212. Focuses on the compilation of data for use and application in design and construction of naval ships. Includes design of versatile and specialized ship projects. Includes actual preliminary design of a small ship by each student. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 2 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
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