Course Description

This is a course designed to provide ship’s officers and captains with the knowledge and skill required to: understand the basic design and construction of various types of vessels, perform basic stability calculations with emphasis on practical skills, extract data from hydrostatic tables and curves, perform calculations related to ship’s drafts, trim, list and initial stability. For further information on the Nautical programs offered at Camosun, see: our Nautical home page.

Transport Canada approved formula sheet is now available to SCS4 & 5 students at the time of the exams at Camosun College.

Please reach out with any questions:

peivastm@camosun.bc.ca or 250-370-4016



Please purchase prior to the course 

Textbooks are optional for level 3 and required for level 4. 


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We are especially grateful to live, work, and play on the traditional territories of the Lekwungen (Songhees, Esquimalt), Malahat, Pacheedaht, Scia'new, T'Sou-ke, and WSÁNEĆ (Pauquachin, Tsartlip, Tsawout, Tseycum) peoples. We acknowledge their welcome and graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here.

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