Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Marine Electrical Engineering) (22T)

Overview  2019

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Duration

Part time only
Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

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Duration

Minimum 3 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Launceston
AMC MT Main Block 1, AMC MT Main Block 3
This advanced diploma is aimed at individuals wanting a career in the international shipping industry. Graduates will become Electro-Technical Officers on commercial vessels. It is suitable for students who complete an Australian State recognised electrical trade licence and existing seafarers wishing to upgrade their qualifications.

On completion of the course, graduates will have the knowledge and skills required to undertake Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) oral examination for Certificate of Competency as ETO.

Course content includes engineering fundamentals, marine electrical engineering, marine legislation, shipboard safety, controls systems, and management.This course is fully compliant with the education and training requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978 as amended.

Course Coordinator: Gamini Lokuketagoda /  G.Lokuketagoda@amc.edu.au

Understanding marine electrical engineering

1. Demonstrate a coherent understanding of marine electrical engineering by:

1.1. Applying the electrical engineering principles and concepts to advance their understanding of the marine electrical engineering.

1.2. Recognising that marine electrical engineering is multidisciplinary.

1.3. Applying concepts (for example, from electrical, electronics, control engineering and information technology) in a holistic manner to specific issues relevant to the maritime industry.

1.4. Translating it into solutions for problems and issues associated with the maritime industry.

Knowledge of the marine electrical engineering and its systems

2. Exhibit depth and breadth of marine electrical engineering knowledge by:

2.1. Demonstrating well-developed knowledge in, electrical electronics and control systems engineering, repair and maintenance and emergency procedures to follow when taking care of wellbeing of persons on-board.

2.2. Explaining the role and significance of relevant knowledge in developing and managing marine electrical, electronic and control systems

2.3 Analyse emergency situations and organise effective response.

Inquiry and problem solving

3. Critically analyse and solve specific marine electrical engineering problems by:

3.1. Gathering and interpreting data /information from a range of sources relevant to the issue at hand.

3.2. Selecting and correctly applying relevant and appropriate practical and/or theoretical techniques to monitor systems and plan effective maintenance of electrical plant and machinery.

3.4. Interpreting quantitative and qualitative data in order to apply knowledge to marine electrical engineering studies, problems and issues.

Communication

4. Be effective communicators of engineering by:

4.1. Using appropriate written and oral forms to communicate understanding of concepts and principles of marine electrical, electronics and control engineering, repair and maintenance with the key stake holders of the industry, such as shipping companies, classification societies, charterers, flag states, port states etc.

4.2. Being aware of the importance of selecting appropriate means of communication with the wider

Community for the safe operation of ships and protection of the marine environment.

Personal and professional responsibility

5. Be accountable for the own learning and work by:

5.1. Being independent and self-directed learners

5.2. Working effectively, responsibly and safely in an individual or team context.

5.3. Demonstrating knowledge of the regulatory frameworks relevant to the marine environment.5.4. Personally practising ethical conduct in your work.

Career outcomes

The Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Marine Electrical Engineering) is the recognised pathway to becoming an AMSA certified electro-technology officer. This degree provides additional knowledge and skills that will be of benefit to students seeking a career at sea. The degree will also equip professional engineering officers with the additional knowledge and skills that they are likely to require to take up senior shore-based professional positions such as:

  • Governmental or intergovernmental regulators and organisations such as AMSA, EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency), IMO (International Maritime Organization)
  • Senior position in a shipyard
  • Technical manager in a shipping company
  • Marine superintendent or safety manager in a shipping company
  • Product, R&D, sales and service managers in companies manufacturing marine engines and equipment
  • Surveyor in a Classification Society
  • Marine Surveyor with a Port State Control  authority such as AMSA
  • Work in Marine insurance companies

Professional Recognition

The Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Marine Electrical Engineering) is approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) for eligibility towards the following Certificates of Competency: Electro-technology Officer.

Course structure

Phase 1 - Pre sea education and training at the Newnham Campus (Launceston)

Phase 2 - Shipboard Operational Experience / Work book units – Sea-time*

Phase 3 - ETO education and training at the Newnham Campus (Launceston)

See career / training pathways diagrams later in this document for phase lengths and course structure.*A cadetship or employment with a shipping company is required in order to complete the seatime phases of this course. Employment may be sought either before or after Year 1 (Pre Sea) studies. For information on how to secure a cadetship, please visit:www.amc.edu.au/tipscadetship

Admissions closing date: TBA

Short Course induction: Thursday, 31 January 2019

Short Courses commence: Monday, 4 February 2019

Orientation week: 18-22 February 2019

Semester 1 commences: Monday, 25 February 2019

Admissions closing date: TBA

Short Course induction: Thursday, 13 June 2019

Short Courses commence: Monday, 17 June 2019

Orientation week: 8-12 July 2019

Semester 2 commences: Monday, 15 July 2019

A number of defined entry and exit pathways are available. These pathways recognise that students may be commencing the course with existing experience and/or qualifications or intending to apply for specific professional licences or Certificates of Competency.

More information about these specific pathways (including the standard enrolment pattern, required units and time required for each pathway or phase) is available below.

Core Units

This unit provides the students with the design features of engineering applicable to commercial vessels. It provides the knowledge and skills on ship's general layout and plans, including hydrostatics, stability, structural members and watertight integrity. The unit involves Computer Aided…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides the students with the knowledge of overall concept of commercial shipping. The unit describes the types of ships and the equipment and machinery on-board these ships required to do trading. It further explains the working principles and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides the students with the basic knowledge to solve mathematical problems involved in theoretical marine engineering units of the course. The students gain mathematical skills at the basic level to solve algebra, trigonometry, and calculus problems which are…

Credit Points: 3.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Short Course units
The following units, often referred to as 'short courses' due to their intensive delivery and practical focus are delivered throughout the year and outside of the standard teaching semesters (but are still higher education award units in the same way that the course's academic units are). Students are not able to self-enrol in these units but will be scheduled by the Short Course Coordinator. Questions regarding short course enrolments and scheduling can be directed to AMC.courseinfo@utas.edu.au
Certificate of Safety Training (COST)
All students will complete the following Short Course units which are required for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Certificate of Safety Training (COST)

To provide the student with the skills and knowledge to provide elementary first aid on board ship.…

Credit Points: 2.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to apply fire prevention and fire fighting techniques on-board ships.Equivalent to MARF008 Prevent and fight fires on board a vessel…

Credit Points: 3.8

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

To provide the student with an insight into the various elements of a ship and working procedures onboard so they adjust to the shipboard environment and are better prepared to cope with any unforeseen circumstances.Equivalent to MARF006 Observe personal safety…

Credit Points: 2.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment.Equivalent to MARF009 Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment.…

Credit Points: 2.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

On completion of this unit learners will have the skills and knowledge required to perform ship security related duties as required under the requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code).…

Credit Points: 1.2

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Other Short Course units

This unit involves knowledge and skill development that will allow you to follow and apply any established practises concerning confined spaces on board vessels. The primary focus of the unit is to understand the regulatory framework to undertake this work…

Credit Points: 1.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This short course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and use control measures to maintain the watertight and structural integrity and participate in practical exercise in the application and use of correct techniques to reduce water…

Credit Points: 1.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Units not required for the award, however required for the Certificate of Competency

In the shipping industry in particular, the liquefied gas tanker sector is currently focusing more on the Safe operation of gas carriers.This unit has been designed to provide the learner with the required basic knowledge and skills to contribute for…

Credit Points: 3

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

In the shipping industry in particular, the tanker sector is currently focusing more on the Safe operation of tankers. This unit has been designed to provide the learner with the required basic knowledge and skills to contribute for the safe…

Credit Points: 3.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Practical units
Practical units are undertaken throughout the year and sometimes outside of the standard teaching semesters (but are still higher education award units in the same way that the course's academic units are.) Practical units are often delivered in conjunction with TasTAFE. Students who have queries about these units and their teaching arrangements should talk with the Unit Coordinator in the first instance but queries may also be directed to AMC.courseinfo@utas.edu.au

This unit provides the students with the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out marine engineering related fabrication on-board ships. They are provided with the knowledge and skills to plan, manage and use fabrication machinery and tools, including lathe,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides the students with the knowledge and skills to plan, manage, and carry out fundamental work in preparation for various marine fabrication, repair and maintenance. It enables the student to use various hand and power tools for the…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides the students with the knowledge and skills to plan, manage, and carry out fabrication work in machinery and associated metal parts with manual metal arc welding. This unit meet the requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency set…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides the students with the knowledge and skills to plan, manage, and carry out electrical maintenance and repair work involving, generators, motors and switch gear and related marine electrical equipment on commercial vessels. The work involves planning maintenance…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides the students with the knowledge and skills to plan, manage, and carry out maintenance work in pneumatic and hydraulic systems and test machinery components for micro cracks using dye penetrant and magnetic particle testing methods. This unit…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides the students with the knowledge and skills to plan, manage, and carry out operational, maintenance and repair work involving marine ancillary systems on commercial vessels. These include: Boilers and steam plant, pumping systems and components, desalination and,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Core Units
Semester 1

This unit provides the students with the knowledge to solve mathematical problems involved in theoretical marine engineering units of the course. The students gain mathematical skills to solve algebra, trigonometry, and calculus problems which are applied to Applied Mechanics, Thermodynamics,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with the knowledge and skills to understanding the operation, construction, and characteristics of ship's electrical and electronic systems, including the control systems, to enable safe and efficient operation of a commercial vessel and its machinery at…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with the knowledge and skills to plan manage and carry out electrical and electronic engineering operations, maintenance, and repairs on generators, motors, transformers, and emergency power systems on commercial vessels. This includes the design, operational principles,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with the knowledge and skills to plan manage and carry out control engineering operations, maintenance and repairs on signal sensing and measuring devices, transducers, controllers and final controlling elements on commercial vessels. This includes the design,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Semester 2

This unit has been designed to provide the learner with the required basic knowledge and skills to contribute for the safe operation of the Ship as a watch keeping Engineer. This unit will provide students with an understanding of the…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with the knowledge and skills to plan, manage and carry out engineering operations, maintenance, and repairs on diesel engine and ancillary systems on commercial vessels. This includes the design, operational principles, construction, safety, statutory requirements, trouble…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides the students with advanced theoretical knowledge required to understand the practical concepts involving DC and AC electrical power generators, motors, transformers and distribution systems. It analyses DC and AC circuit applications with relevant circuit laws as applicable…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Short Course units

To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to take command, organise and train fire parties and control fire fighting operations. The student will have acquired knowledge of fire prevention and an ability to inspect and service fire…

Credit Points: 3.85

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat in emergency situations.…

Credit Points: 4.8

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is based on the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Model Course titled'Marine Environmental Awareness'. The unit informs participants of the complexity diversity andfunctional significance of marine life and how this environment can be adversely impacted byindustrial and transport technologies.…

Credit Points: 2.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with the knowledge, skills and understanding of leadership and teamwork appropriate to the operational level on board a ship [as specified in STCW table-II/1, Function: Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on…

Credit Points: 3.75

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to react appropriately in an emergency situation, where a casualty has been injured at sea, or is acutely ill, and to use those items of first aid equipment found in…

Credit Points: 3.85

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Learn underpinning theoretical knowledge of GMDSS and achieve its practical competency requirement as set out by IMO and AMSA syllabi and model courses.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with theoretical and practical electronics knowledge applied to various ship-board systems. It addresses the analogue, digital and power electronics involved with engine room and bridge equipment such as radar, echo sounder, gyro compass, communication, computer networking…

Credit Points: 4

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage the high voltage generation and distribution installations found on modern ships and other offshore installations. This includes the design, installation, construction, trouble shooting, maintenance, commission, and calibration of the HV…

Credit Points: 8.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Domestic: Australian/State issued Electrical Trade Licence (or equivalent) or STCW Engineer Certificate of Competency / Engineer Watchkeeper or higher issued under regulation III/1 or III/2 (or equivalent).

International students: STCW Engineer Certificate of Competency / Engineer Watchkeeper or higher issued under regulation III/1 or III/2 (or equivalent)

International students require IELTS of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.0 in each band (or equivalent)

Students who hold current STCW short course certificates may be eligible for advanced standing please email copies to: amc.courseinfo@utas.edu.au

Students who have completed AdvDipAppSci(MEE) can articulate to the BAppSci(MEE) program offered by AMC with full credit.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2019, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

For information regarding Fees for this course, please see International fees and charges.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

Additional costs

AMSA Fees - Sea time Assessment / Oral Examination / Optional Short Courses / Sea Safety Certificate

https://www.amsa.gov.au/forms-and-publications/fact-sheets/amsa1585.pdf

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