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Fundamentals of Submarine Engineering

Learn the Engineering and development behind the "technological beast" from basics.
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Created by Arjit Raj
Last updated 11/2015
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  • 7 Supplemental Resources
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What Will I Learn?
Learn in detail about this fascinating technology beast
Get a feel of the extreme levels of engineering being used in Submarines
Enjoy learning and expanding knowledge about a powerful machine, right from basics.
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  • The course will begin from basics and then go deep. Just basic school level science and physics knowledge is enough to take the course.
  • A notebook and pen/pencil to take notes and make diagrams (if you wish to learn strongly).
  • Understanding of English Language - If you can understand my words as in the promo video, you can well take the course.
  • Internet connection - to watch the video lectures smoothly

Welcome To My New Course!

The course is on a fascinating topic of Submarines! You will be learning how submarines work, the different engineering aspects behind it, and also how submarines got evolved right from from year 1776!

NOTE: This course is NOT like a simple "How submarines work" course!

I will go in depth with detailed explanation of all the navigation systems used by submarines, the various life supports, maneuvering techniques, power sources, and even the historical development and working of torpedoes.

Frequently Asked Questions!

1. What if I get some queries in between the course?

Answer: I promise you, that each and every query will be replied within 24 hours! The reason for doing this is two folds.

First, you joined my course to learn, and I wish to give you the best experience possible.

Second, I enjoy learning as well as teaching. In clearing your queries, I will learn too.

2. I don't know much of engineering. Can I take this course?

YES!! You just need you to know basic science & physics and curiosity to learn about this topic. Engineering after all is application of science and physics all around! If you can understand the terms like force, velocity, speed, distance, torque, pressure etc, you are knowledgeable enough to take this course. And don't forget the answer to previous question. I will be there with you to help in any doubts you have!

3. Are there any activities in the course? or is it only for passive learning?

Yes and No.

This is an Activity - based course. There are activities in each section of the course. And by activities, I don't just mean simple quizzes but much more.

There will be -

1. An activity on making a (working) measuring device at your home,

2. An activity by which you will find out your location similar to how people used to do years back.

3. Experiment to do at home - to learn (and bust some myths) associated with airfoil.

All these will be enhanced by presence of additional regular quizzes in between too. It will be great fun to have you do all the activities and enhance the learning.

4. How long the course will take to complete?

You can finish all the videos and write-ups in 3-4 hours. Since this is an activity based course, I would recommend keeping around one day for finishing all the activities.

5. How did you get inspiration to make this course?

I realized that there are very few sources online, that take the topic of submarines and explain it from basics. Plus, I was really fascinated when I learnt about submarines and its Evolution. This prompted me to make my third course on submarines.

7. What if I realized, after completing the course, that it was not helpful?

You will get complete refund of your money spent - with 30 days money back guarantee.

8. Any additional free stuff?

Yes! You will get a detailed book written by me on Bicycle - An engineering marvel.

9. I have some more queries, which are not answered here?

Click on my name on top to get an option to drop a message. I am very easily approachable.

10. I wish to enroll, how do I proceed?

Great! Click "Take This course" button on right hand side of the page. You will get the step by step instructions.

Who is the target audience?
  • Students who are curious to know about working of Submarines from engineering point of view.
  • Students who are majoring in mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, nautical engineering, marine engineering will benefit from this course.
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 31 Lectures Collapse All 31 Lectures 03:03:09
Introduction to the course
1 Lecture 01:51

I will cover how the course is organised and share important tips to extract the maximum value from the course.

Preview 01:51
Let's Start!
4 Lectures 15:26

You will learn what a submarine is, classification of submarines and major uses.

Preview 04:38

We will go through the basic physics on how objects float or sink in water.

Preview 07:32

You will learn the different main parts of submarines as well as about some of the conventions used in nautical science.

Zooming In: Different parts and sections of Submarine

How Submarines Rise and Fall
18 pages

[Activity] Check Your understanding.
3 questions
Maneuvering Across the Ocean!
6 Lectures 17:20
Maneuvering Across the Ocean! - Part 1
10 pages

The Airfoil will be described across length and breadth.

Airfoil Basics

I will give you a simple demonstration of Airfoil in action.

Airfoil Demonstration

[Activity] Experiment to do at home

Please do the activity mentioned before and come back. In this we will do analysis based on that.

Airfoil contd.

Maneuvering Across the Ocean! - Part 2
6 pages
Navigation - Surface
9 Lectures 42:36

The basic terms related to navigation will be discussed. This is a pre-requisite to rest of the lectures.

Back To School

A very useful device used for angle measurement even today. With help of animations, the working will be described.

Sextant and Almanac Charts

An important lecture, we will learn about the technique used by people decades back to navigate across the ocean. You will be doing two activities based on this lecture.

Celestial Navigation

Learn the concept and working of gps right from basics.


In this video the technic of using radio waves and sound waves for navigation will be described.

Active Sonar and Radar

A short video on use of periscope and its problems.

Seeing from beneath

Inertial Navigation System

[Activity] Make a Sextant at Home
4 pages

[Activity] Measure your latitude and longitude
5 pages
Power Sources
5 Lectures 24:34

The working of a battery is described in this video


A story on how engines work is told. It will help you understand all types of engines.

How engines work (optional)

The working of a gasoline engines will be described in this video.

Gasoline Engines

The working of Diesel engines will be described in this video.

Diesel Engines

The engines used in modern day submarines, will be explained in this video.

Nuclear Powered Engines

[Activity] Check Your understanding.
3 questions
A bit more
6 Lectures 35:22

In this video we will talk on the evolution of submarines. Right from every early period in time.

History and Evolution of Submarines

The entire working of a torpedo and its history will be described in this video.


How air, water, odor and waste is managed inside submarine, will be discussed in this video.

Life Support systems

Different parts of submarines - Summarising

[Activity] Check Your understanding.
5 questions

Bicycles - An engineering marvel (Free Ebook)
2 pages

Bonus Lecture: More Stuff
1 page
About the Instructor
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Mechanical Engineer and Quora Top Writer

I am a Mechanical Engineer and a Top Writer at Quora, who loves sharing knowledge and experience with people around the world. I have been awarded by Google for Entrepreneurs for building a stair climbing, completely mechanical wheel chair. I enjoy learning new things, building stuffs, and sharing knowledge.

I am taking this course as I have a passion for sharing knowledge and I wish that everyone should know about Mechanical Engineering. Now since Cars are one of the most fascinating technology in this field, I have made this course for students. After being quite successful on Quora and have been followed by 1400+ people, I thought of sharing knowledge in form of videos and hence Udemy! I run a blog named Crazy Curiosity on Quora which is followed by hundreds of people.

I have a belief that learning should always be mixed with practical knowledge and not just be theoretical in nature. This is why I try bringing practical daily life experiences to make the learning more enjoyable and sticky!

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