Unit Code: FIS311 / FIS411 / FIS509

Unit Title: Fishing Gear Engineering

The Fishing Gear Engineering Unit is structured to help learners acquire the skills needed to become professional fishing gear experts, designers, and engineers. Topics covered include; general principles of basic engineering, force vector, equilibrium of a particle, equilibrium for a rigid-body, hydrodynamics for fishing gear elements, calculations for fishing gear design and constructions, model tests of fishing gears, and selectivity of fishing gears. Students are aided to develop the relevant knowledge and skills in fishing gear Engineering, that will help them become professionals in the fishing gear built environment, and become part of the high-quality construction management force in the Solomon Islands and abroad.