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Joshua L. Lt Gavrich
N SCI 301
Seattle Campus

Naval Ship Systems I

Study of fundamental principles of energy transfer and thermodynamics. An introduction to nuclear propulsion, gas turbines, and auxiliary power systems. Offered: A.

Class description

This course provides an introduction to marine propulsion and associated support systems through a study of the fundamental principles of energy transfer and thermodynamics. The basic functions of the systems will be presented and the theory behind their operation will be stressed. After discussion of the four major propulsion systems (fossil-fuel steam, nuclear-field steam, diesel, and gas turbine), a comparison of the advantages and disadvantages of each will be made. The student should view this course as a basis for subsequent functional training and continuing education in the field of naval engineering.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

Power point presentation.

Recommended preparation

None.

Class assignments and grading

Homework will be minimal. Expect pop quizzes so I can ensure you did the reading.

Class participation is necessary and a part of your grade. There will be 1 or 2 exams throughout the term and a final exam.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Additional Information
Last Update by Joshua L. Lt Gavrich
Date: 06/01/2011