Course Description


This is a course designed to provide ship’s Masters with the knowledge and skill required to safely and efficiently manage the stress and stability of a vessel in both intact and damaged conditions. Topics include; design and construction of various types of vessels, welding techniques, stress of materials, stability calculations for intact and damaged vessel with emphasis on practical skills; use of a ship’s stability booklet, perform calculations related to ship’s drafts, trim, list and initial stability.

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



Please purchase the following prior to the course 

Ship Construction, by Bruce, George & D.J. Eyres  - https://www.nauticalmind.com/70126/ship-construction/

Optional:  Ship Stability for Masters and Mates, by Barrass, Bryan & Capt. D. R. Derett - https://www.nauticalmind.com/70811/ship-stability-for-masters-and-mates/


Required for the following certificates of competencies:

  • Master, Near Coastal

  • Master Mariner


Course Details
Section Title
Ship Construction and Stability Level 5 (SCS 5)
M, T, W, Th, F
8:30AM to 4:00PM
Mar 25, 2024 to May 29, 2024
Schedule and Location
Total Course Hours
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $4,200.00 or $500.00 deposit
Section Notes

A non-refundable $500 registration deposit is now an option for Nautical courses. The remaining tuition is due fourteen (14) calendar days prior to the start date of the course.  If the course is dropped the deposit will not be refunded.  

If a course is paid in full at the time of registration and dropped prior to one week before the start date a full refund is available. To drop a course paid in full please contact prosit@camosun.ca.


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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