Bachelor of Applied Science (Nautical Science) (23Q)

Overview  2019

ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

: 60

Duration

Minimum 4.5 Years, up to a maximum of 10 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.

Location

Launceston
AMC MT Main Block 1, AMC MT Main Block 3
Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

: 60

Duration

Minimum 4.5 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Launceston
AMC MT Main Block 1, AMC MT Main Block 3
Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
This program of study is provided for students who intend to embark on a career in the maritime industry as navigating (Deck) Officers and Masters on commercial vessels. It provides the knowledge and skills required to safely manage and operate vessels. Course content includes navigation and vessel handling, cargo and passenger transport, vessel management, marine legislation and shipboard safety. The program is designed to integrate with professional short courses and training at sea so that successful students will not only obtain and Advanced Diploma or Bachelor degree but also Certificate of Competency issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). The program is fully compliant with the training and educational requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW Convention, as amended in 2010).

Important note: Students intending to undertake units via the Hunter Maritime College location are advised to check unit availability and the 'What will I enrol in' advice below as key dates and unit availability varies by delivery location.

Course Coordinator: Neil Pereira
Email contact: N.Pereira@utas.edu.au

Year 1 - Pre Sea Deck

Year 2 - Watchkeeper Deck

Year 3 - Chief Mate/Master

Conversion Pathway

Demonstrate broad and coherent nautical knowledge by:

  • Applying assorted navigation concepts to safely plan and conduct a voyage.
  • Applying principles of cargo handling and storage on board a ship at the management level.

Assess and solve nautical problems by:

  • Analysing, interpreting and evaluating a range of available data to inform decision making in standard-operational and emergency related scenarios on a commercial ship.
  • Implementing responses which acknowledge stakeholders expectations and needs.

Practice effective leadership as a master of a ship by:

  • Applying relevant management theories to control the operation of a ship and care for the persons on board.
  • Exhibiting appropriate communication, motivation, collaboration and decision making strategies which enable safe operation of a commercial ship.

Demonstrate personal and professional stewardship through:

  • Locating and adhering to regulatory frameworks and ethical codes relevant to ship operation in the international shipping industry.
  • Performing all tasks in an ethical manner where the safety of persons and protection of the natural environment are of the greatest importance.

Career outcomes

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Nautical Science) is the recognised pathway to becoming an AMSA certified deck officer. This degree provides additional knowledge and skills that will be of benefit to students seeking a career ashore. The degree will also equip professional deck 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
  • Fleet manager in a shipping company
  • Crew manager / shipping agent
  • Marine superintendent or safety manager in a shipping company
  • Product, R&D, sales and service managers in companies supplying maritime equipment
  • Surveyor in a Classification Society
  • Marine Surveyor with a Port State Control  authority such as AMSA
  • Work in Marine insurance companies
  • Mediators / Arbitrators
  • Maritime Education and Training, research and teaching positions

Professional Recognition

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Nautical Science) and nested Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Nautical Science) is approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) for eligibility towards the following Certificates of Competency: Watchkeeper Deck, Mate/Master Less than 500GT, Chief Mate and Master Class 1.

Course structure

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

Orientation week: 18-22 February 2019

Semester 1 commences: Monday, 25 February 2019

Orientation week: 8-12 July 2019

Semester 2 commences: Monday, 15 July 2019

Orientation week: 18-22 February 2019

Semester 1 commences: Monday, 25 February 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.

The conversion pathway provides an opportunity for Australian and International Ships Officers to convert their existing professional and academic qualifications to a Bachelor of Applied Science (Nautical Science) or Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering) degree.

Holders of STCW Operational level Certificate of Competency will complete 6 units (75 credit points) including 2 compulsory units and 4 units chosen from the electives list.

Holders of STCW Management Level Certificate of Competency will complete 4 units (50 credit points) including 2 compulsory units and 2 units chosen from the electives list.

The conversion pathway is available to international and domestic students via distance study.

This unit comprises a semester long research project. The aim of the unit is to provide students with research experience in an area of maritime operations of their own choosing. The unit will develop skills in research project design, data…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Human Factors is a multi-disciplinary applied science that integrates the fields of psychology, engineering, ergonomics, management and industrial design. Human Factors pivots around the processes of effective system design, and deals with areas such as personnel selection; personnel training; machine…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit provides students with a broad appreciation of the nature and importance of logistics activities and an understanding of some of the key concepts and tools used by logistics managers. After studying the unit students should be able to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (November)

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

This unit introduces students to both quantitative and qualitative methods and their applications to decision-making in business management. The unit covers data analysis techniques around data presentation and interpretation, estimation, sampling, hypothesis testing and regression analysis, but it also broadly…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit introduces you to the fundamentals of warehousing management and related distribution issues that are important for pursuing a career in the logistics, transport and maritime industries. Academic understanding and applied skills will be developed to the point where…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit aims to explores the role of sea ports, terminals, their operating environment and management. It covers a wide range of topics in port and terminal management including ownership and governance models, pricing, competition, marketing, logistics, performance evaluation, development…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

The aim of this unit is to examine the processes, functions and strategies required by organisations to acquire goods, services and equipment from other organisations. The unit covers three broad dimensions of the procurement function within organisations. Firstly, the unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Principles of Economics 1 enables you to improve your decision-making in all domains of your life. The unit will enable you to better understand aspects of the microeconomic policy environment in which you operate, and to apply the key economic…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

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

Students must have studied up to STCW Management level prior to commencement of the conversion pathway.

Students completing the conversion pathway will not be eligible for an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) approved course completion letter.

Students will not normally be eligible for credit towards the compulsory or elective units in the conversion pathway schedule except where the student has completed a unit that is specified as a compulsory unit in the conversion pathway (in an incomplete UTAS award and within the previous 10 years).

Core Units

On completion of this unit, the student will have the skills, knowledge and attributes to undertake shipboard navigational, watchkeeping and marine communication tasks as a trainee deck officer under the supervision of a Deck Officer. Particular emphasis is placed on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

On completion of this unit, students will have the skills, knowledge and attributes to undertake shipboard operations relevant to a trainee deck officer as required by the STCW Convention under the supervision of a Deck or Engineer Officer or Chief…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

The aim of the unit is to provide candidates with the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively between ship and/or shore stations using the protocols laid down in the International Code of Signals (known as INTERCO), primarily using visual…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Short Courses
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 required Short Course units to be completed

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

On Completion of this units students should have the skills and knowledge to use the ships long range radio equipment and have an understanding to perform simple maintenance routines to keep the equipment in good state of repair. Understand the…

Credit Points: 3.25

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

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

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

The following units (sometimes referred to as "Task and Guided Study" or "TAGS" units) are undertaken by students during their qualifying sea service. To be enrolled in and complete these units students must contact the AMC at AMC.TAGS@utas.edu.au prior to departure.

This is an on-board study program approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). It is a guided study program and has been structured in a way that enables the candidates to perform and familiarise themselves with on board tasks…

Credit Points: 6.25

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

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

This is a task and guided study program approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). It has been structured in a way that enables the candidate to perform and familiarise themselves with routine and emergency operations on board. It…

Credit Points: 6.25

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

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

This is a task and guided study program approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). It has been structured in a way that enables the candidate to consolidate skills acquired during year 2 studies as well as preparing themselves…

Credit Points: 6.25

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

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

  Note: students may also enrol in and complete the following academic unit during their qualifying sea service:

To provide candidates with the skills & knowledge required to apply algebraic & trigonometric techniques, as well as basic principles of physics, to calculations & problems involved in other modules.…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3

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

*RAN Bridging program is offered once a year (13 June 2019)
Core Units
Semester 1

The aim of the unit is to provide candidates with the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively between ship and/or shore stations using the protocols laid down in the International Code of Signals (known as INTERCO), primarily using visual…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit will provide students with the theoretical understanding and practical knowledge of Marine Electronic Navigation equipment to enable the equipment to be used to the best advantage with full understanding of the capabilities and limitations.This unit builds on the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

The unit integrates Watchkeeping theory and practical application and problem solving exercises involving the use of the Integrated Marine Simulator. Students will also develop skills and knowledge to carry out watchkeeping procedures, respond to potential collision and emergency situations, IALA…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

To provide candidates with the skills & knowledge required to apply algebraic & trigonometric techniques, as well as basic principles of physics, to calculations & problems involved in other modules.…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3

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

On completion of this unit, students will have the skills, knowledge and good understanding of navigational charts and relevant publications including information sources regarding the principles of passage planning. Students will acquire the skills to plan and conduct a safe…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

On completing of this unit, students will have the knowledge and skills to use meteorological instruments as a Deck Watchkeeper for the safe navigation and operation of the vessel and be able to interpret and record the weather and apply…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

On successful completion of this unit, students will have the knowledge and skills to set up and use bridge equipment as a Deckwatchkeeper for the safe navigation and operation of the vessel and be able to interpret and analyse information…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Semester 2

The aim of the unit is to provide candidates with the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively between ship and/or shore stations using the protocols laid down in the International Code of Signals (known as INTERCO), primarily using visual…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

To provide candidates with the skills & knowledge required to apply algebraic & trigonometric techniques, as well as basic principles of physics, to calculations & problems involved in other modules.…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3

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

On completion of this unit a student will be able to properly plan, load, carry and deliver various types of cargoes including cargoes of hazardous and perishable nature. The unit discusses the industry practices and procedures appropriate to the type…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

On completion of this unit, students will have the knowledge and skills to be able to demonstrate a comprehension of the principles relating to ships stability and seaworthiness and be able to calculate statical stability of a ship while acknowledging…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

On completion of this unit, students will have the knowledge and skills required to monitor the seaworthiness of the vessel, application of vessels construction principles, coordinate the vessel's planned maintenance system ensuring the vessel's watertight integrity is maintained and gain…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Short Courses
Students may be required to complete the basic short courses as the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) do not recognise all international short course certificates.
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

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

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

The aim of the unit is to provide candidates with the skills and knowledge required to communicate effectively between ship and/or shore stations using the protocols laid down in the International Code of Signals (known as INTERCO), primarily using visual…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

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

On completion of this unit a student will be able to use an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) to maintain safety of navigation. ECDIS is a computer-based navigation information system that complies with International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations…

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

Mate/Master <500GT additional units (November)

On completion of this unit, the student will have the knowledge and skills to undertake critical operations as master on a commercial vessel limited by tonnage and achieve a satisfactory standard in the safe and commercially efficient execution of a…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school
LauncestonSpring school (November)

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

On successful completion of this unit, you will understand the role of the master of a ship from a commercial and legal stand point. This includes the master's responsibilities and authority. Furthermore you will be knowledgeable about laws such as…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school
LauncestonSpring school (November)

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

On completing this unit, students will possess the knowledge and skills to manage the Bridge team, plan a voyage using advanced navigational techniques and equipment, ensure that safe watchkeeping procedures are followed, be able to respond to potential emergency situations…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school
LauncestonSpring school (November)

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

To provide the student with the practical skills and knowledge required to react appropriately in an emergency situation, to manage the medical treatment of a casualty who has been injured at sea, or is acutely ill, and to use those…

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

Core Units
Semester 1

Students completing this unit will identify the considerable changes taking place in shipbuilding practice with the development of technology and the changes in the rules governing their construction and operation. The unit further focusses on the knowledge and skills needed…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Hunter Maritime CollegeSemester 1

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

Controlling and managing the stability of the vessel when at sea and in port to ensure the safety of the vessel, its cargo and crew is a prime domain of responsibility of the ship's officer. This unit focuses on the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Hunter Maritime CollegeSemester 1

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

In this unit students will apply the concepts and principles underlying various methods of position fixing, passage planning, and evaluate the quality of position fixes. The unit further encompasses the study of different models of the shape of the earth,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Hunter Maritime CollegeSemester 1

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

Semester 2

This unit is intended to explain how to plan, load, secure, carry and unload various types of cargoes including cargoes of hazardous and perishable nature. The unit discusses the industry practices and procedures appropriate to cargo type and the ships…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Hunter Maritime CollegeSemester 2

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

On completion of this unit a student will be able to handle large power driven vessels safely on passage and in and out of port under normal and extreme conditions and in emergencies. The unit incorporates the study and understanding…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Hunter Maritime CollegeSemester 2

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

On completion of this unit a student will be able to plan and manage a voyage using advanced navigation techniques and to lead and manage the bridge team under differing circumstances including search and rescue. The knowledge acquired during formal…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Hunter Maritime CollegeSemester 2

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

The student completing this unit will be able to understand and be aware of the international and national legal framework within which a shipmaster is expected to demonstrate professionalism in the commercial operation of a vessel. The unit covers the…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Hunter Maritime CollegeSemester 2

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

To deal in a multinational and multicultural context can easily lead to negative and adverse impacts in the present world of shipping. Students completing this unit will acquire the knowledge and skills required by a senior officer to organise and…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Hunter Maritime CollegeSemester 2

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

Short Courses
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
Note: Short Course units are delivered in Launceston. Students studying at Newcastle TAFE NSW are recommended to contact AMC.courseinfo@utas.edu.au to be scheduled in short courses

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

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

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

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

On completion of this unit a student will be able to use an Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) to maintain safety of navigation. ECDIS is a computer-based navigation information system that complies with International Maritime Organization (IMO) regulations…

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

To provide the student with the practical skills and knowledge required to react appropriately in an emergency situation, to manage the medical treatment of a casualty who has been injured at sea, or is acutely ill, and to use those…

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

Students may wish to complete some of the following units in order to qualify for a specific Australian Maritime Safety Authority Certificate of Competency (AMSA CoC) and/or professional endorsement. However, these units are excess to the requirements for the award of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Nautical Science) for students commencing the course in 2019.

This unit provides training at an advanced level to ships officers on chemical tankers who have immediate responsibility for the loading, discharging and care in transit or handling of cargo.This unit meets the learning outcomes of A-V/1-1 paragraph 3 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

This unit has been designed to provide the learner with the required advanced knowledge and skills to contribute for the safe operation of a Liquefied Gas tanker by understanding the hazards and taking precautions to prevent them.This unit meets 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 training at an advanced level to ships officers on board oil tankers who have immediate responsibility for the loading, discharging and care in transit or handling of cargo.This unit meets the learning outcomes of A-V/1-1 paragraph 2…

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

Entry requirements

Satisfactory completion of:

  • Australian Year 12 (or equivalent) with a pass in Mathematics Applied (or equivalent)
  • Australian Year 12 (or equivalent) Physics or Chemistry or a Physical Science (Tasmanian only subject).
  • Australian Year 10 pass in English (or equivalent)
  • Minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 60 (or equivalent)
  • International students require IELTS of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band (or equivalent)
  • Domestic applicants who do not possess the prerequisites can undertake relevant foundation units free of charge through the University to meet the required standard.

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(NS) may articulate to the BAppSci(NS) degree program offered by AMC with full credit.

Students meeting the specified entry requirements may be admitted to the course according to one of the pathways listed below.

Watchkeeper Deck

  • Completion of AMSA approved Pre Sea Deck training (or equivalent) including evidence of minimum of 6 months sea-time on vessels greater than or equal to 500GT  on company letterhead  AND evidence of completion of approved monitored on board training program.  (Task and Guided Study workbooks) OR
  • Certificate of Proficiency as Integrated Rating and completion of 24 months sea-time as per Marine Order 71, and completion of an approved monitored on board training program for Integrated Rating. (Task and Guided Study workbooks) OR
  • Completion of 36 months sea-time as per Marine Order 71.

Watchkeeper Deck - RAN Bridging (domestic students only)

  • RAN Bridge Watchkeeping / Warfare  Certificate (BWC)

Mate / Master < 500GT

  • Unrestricted Master Class 5  OR
  • Unrestricted Master <24m NC (Near Coastal) COC (Certificate of Competency) OR
  • Unrestricted Master Class 4 OR
  • Hold or have held an restricted Master <35m NC (Near Coastal) COC (Certificate of Competency)

Chief Mate / Master

  • Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Deck Watchkeeper Certificate of Competency OR
  • Diploma of Applied Science (Mate/Master <500GT) OR
  • Equivalent qualification

Conversion Pathway

  • Master Class 1 OR
  • AMC's 3 year J2U Advanced Diploma (Nautical Science) with Certificate of Competency (CoC)
  • Note: must have studied up to STCW Management level prior to commencement of the conversion pathway

The following additional AMSA pathways are now also offered within the 22Q Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Nautical Science) / 23Q Bachelor of Applied Science (Nautical Science).

AMSA PathwayEntry Requirement*Marine Order
DWK <3000 GT (Yachts)As per WKD (see entry requirements above)74
Chief Mate <3000 GT (Yachts)As per WKD with complete WKD - Y studies (see entry requirements above)74
Master <500 GT (Yachts)WKD <300 GT CoC74
Master <3000 GT (Yachts)Master <500GT CoC74
DWK <500 GTAs per WKD (see entry requirements above)71
Master <24m FGAs per MM <500 GT71

*An Qualifyng Seagong Service (QSS) letter from AMSA may also be accepted.

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 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

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

Please note, the costs associated with obtaining Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) qualifications (including sea time assessment, oral examinations and optional units) are not included in the course tuition fees.

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