Courses & Units

Bluefin: Maritime Engineering JEE358


Conducted aboard FTV Bluefin in Tasmanian coastal waters (4 days at sea). Please note, enrolment in the Spring 2017 offering of this unit is subject to a maximum and minimum enrolment quota and requires Unit Coordinator approval.


The unit facilitates the translation of theory learned across a range of prior and concurrent subjects within the Bachelor Degree course into practical application via hands-on projects conducted at sea aboard the AMC 35-metre vessel Bluefin.  Additionally, students will be engaged in marine operations which expose relevant issues unique to the deep-sea environment and are then tasked with addressing those issues to ensure the safe completion of the operation.  An emphasis on human safety, professional and environmental ethics and integrity and the development of a sense of practicality underpins the context in which all such activities and projects are undertaken.  Project research and planning activities will precede the 5-day voyage with the subsequent completion of a concise report within a short timeframe afterwards.


Unit name Bluefin: Maritime Engineering
Unit code JEE358
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Australian Maritime College
National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Mr Paul Furness

Teaching staff

Mr Paul Furness

Mr Daniel Clayton

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


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Learning Outcomes

  1. To plan, manage, conduct and objectively review a range of seaborne operations.
  2. To evaluate a range of performance characteristics using onboard systems following standard industrial procedures, critically assesses the accuracy, reliability and authenticity of information used for this assessment.
  3. Demonstrate a sound knowledge of seagoing systems, their operational and regulatory requirements.
  4. To evaluate an existing design and develop alternative arrangements to improve the operation, inherent safety and environmental footprint of both a vessel and its systems.
  5. Implementation of effective team membership and team leadership, driving all activities within accepted professional, safety and ethical standards.
  6. Professionally communicate (written and oral) to a range of engineering and scientific personnel to inform on research and development activities and to present results subsequent to data analysis.



Band Field of Education
2 031799

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

Project briefings, discussions and team mentoring


100% Coursework (team assignments, oral presentations, fieldwork)

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