Marine Engineering (professional)

Mechanics and Hydromechanics


  • Statics (force, torque, balance, reactions in supports, force diagram, rods, simple machines, friction, continuous load, shafts)
  • Strength (Hook's Law, Tension / Pressure, Shear, Torsion, Bending, Combined Loads, Resistance, Thermal Loads)
  • Hydromechanics (static fluid (pressure force), Vessel’s meta centric height, Bernoulli equation, viscosity, force of resistance and buoyancy)


Content according to IMO Model course 7.04:

(Topics are already partialy included into a secondary school curricula and already absolved by the students)

  • Fluid Flow and Characteristics of Major Systems


Content according to IMO Model course 7.02:

  • Balancing
  • Simple harmonic motion
  • Stress & strain
  • Torsion
  • Combined stress
  • Fluid mechanics
  • Ship dynamics

Goals and competencies

The purpose of the course is to acquire basic knowledge in the field of statics, strength and hydromechanics. It develops competencies in the field of mechanics and hydromechanics, which enable proper action in addressing problems on the vessel.


Special features: Implementation of learning content in accordance with the STCW Convention A-III/1, A-III/2, A-III/3 and IMO model course 7.04 and 7.02

Basic literature

  1. R.C.Hibbeler – Statics (lectures + solution manual)
  2. R.C.Hibbeler – Mechanics of Materials (lectures + solution manual)
  3. R.C.Hibbeler – Fluid Mechanics (lectures + solution manual)