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Ships: Research, Recording and Reconstruction Short Course

Location: Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

September 17, 2018 to September 21, 2018

Program Type

Field school

RPA certified



Flinders University

Project Director:

Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde

Project Description

This topic provides students with the theoretical and practical training necessary for researching ships and ship construction. Students will develop an in-depth knowledge of recording, representing and interpreting ship construction. Students should expect to learn nautical terminology, the basic components of a ship and activities aboard, principles of ship construction and rigging, procedures for taking and drafting ship lines and construction plans, hull analysis, procedures for graphic representation of hulls and principles of reconstructing ships.  This topic is challenging, demanding and hands-on; students are expected to participate fully in problem-solving exercises.

This topic will be taught in the intensive mode (one week) and SCUBA diving qualifications are not required for participation.

Period(s) of Occupation: N/A

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Room and Board Arrangements

All accommodation is to be arranged by the individual

Overseas Participants (international short course participants) AU$3,350 tuition fee (inclusive of GST) Non-Flinders University Australian Students (domestic short course participants) AU$2,133 postgraduate topic fee (inclusive of GST).

Academic Credit

Name of institution offering credit: 
Flinders University
Number of credits offered Overseas Participants receive a Certificate of Achievement which states that the short course is equivalent to the completion of the Flinders University topic ARCH8158, a 4.5-unit topic. Participants should be able to use this to negotiate their own credit transfer with their home institution. Non-Flinders University Australian Students also receive a Certificate of Achievement which states that the short course is equivalent to the completion of the Flinders University topic, ARCH8158. You should be able to receive credit at your home institution equivalent to the value of a 4.5-unit Flinders University postgraduate topic. If you wish to have this unit of study credited to your home university degree, you should check that the Certificate of Achievement will suffice for the purpose, as we are unable to issue an academic transcript.


Contact Information
Dr Wendy van Duivenvoorde
Flinders University, Sturt Road
South Australia