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Winter navigation

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If you are taking this course as part of a FITech minor, please note that all minors will be offered for the last time in the academic year 2021-2022. Please check the individual courses for updates regarding future availability.

If you are taking this course as part of the Marine technology minor, please apply latest on 5.9.2021. Add all courses of the minor to the same application.

The aim is to introduce the student to winter navigation system in the Baltic Sea and basic principles for ship power requirements and hull ice-strengthening. After the course, students understand the definition of various ice conditions and their effects on the ship design, hull shape, power requirements, navigation in ice and safety of ships.

Power requirements need a comprehensive knowledge of the various methods to calculate the ship resistance in varying ice conditions such as level ice, ridged ice and ice channels. For the hull design, most important is to know how to calculate the ice induced loads on the hull.

The assessment will consist of weekly exercises, the group work and the exam.

Work load:

  • Lectures: 3 h/week, 54 hours in total
  • Exercises: 1 h/week, 48 hours in total
  • Preparing for the exam: 24 hours

Some events are obligatory, see course schedule for details.

More info on Aalto University’s course page.

Responsible teacher

Aalto University
Pentti Kujala, Professor of practice

Contact persons for applications

FITech Network University
Fanny Qvickström, Student services specialist
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Technical studies
Mechanical engineering
Course code:
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Teaching period:
Application deadline:
Application period has ended
Host university:
Aalto University
Study is open for:
Adult learner,
Degree student
Teaching methods:
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General prerequisites:
B.Sc. studies + courses Principles of naval architecture & Ship systems
Study suitable for:
M.Sc. students with mechanical, aeronautical or civil engineering backgrounds
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