Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering) (23R)

Overview  2020

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

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 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 Years
Entry requirements

Location

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

“AMC offers a great study environment; the facilities are really good, and everyone here is really supportive. My course is very practical and well delivered. I have learned lots of different things in my first two years of study. My highlights were welding and machining, I also really enjoyed pre-sea"

Meloney Gibbs, Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering)
Whether you are looking to embark on a career at sea or take the next step into the maritime industry, our Bachelor of Applied Science (MarineEngineering) provides the gateway to working aboard vessels around the globe.

The Australian Maritime College’s Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering) degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to undertake operation and maintenance associated to shipboard marine engineering systems. Our program is designed to integrate professional short courses and training at sea so that you will not only obtain a bachelor’s degree or Advanced Diploma but also a Certificate of Competency issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

Our program will prepare you for a career as a Marine Engineer with the practical skill and knowledge to work aboard commercial vessels. You will learn about marine engineering systems, vessel structure and operations, cargo and passenger transport, vessel management, marine legislation, marine survey and shipboard safety. We also grant access to an alternative degree exit option, with the inclusion of our nested Advanced Diploma, offering an unmatched opportunity to embark on a career as an Engineer Watchkeeper just after your first 2 years of study.

Our programs are also 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).

Course Coordinator: Sankaramoorthy (Moorthy) Narayanasamy

Course Coordinator: Mohan Anantharaman

Our degree is built to prepare you for your career at sea, with unmatched training and experience, you will have the flexibility to choose your own path as a Marine Engineer.In addition to developing broad and coherent knowledge of marine engineering required to undertake maintenance work in any position aboard a vessel, you will acquire core skills in operation monitoring, system analysis, and complex problem solving.

You will also develop professional soft skills such as critical thinking, decision making, time management and effective communication. This core knowledge is designed so that no matter where you start your career you will be able to apply your skills and knowledge across a range of marine engineering professions across the globe.

Our degree is also focused on delivering real-life practical experience, with a built-in sea-time phase of your AMC marine engineering qualification. Through our integrated learning structure, you will have the opportunity to directly link academic learning with its practical application in the workplace.

This is why the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering) is one of the most sought-after degrees by employers—our graduates are industry ready and prepared to overcome any career challenges.

1. Demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of marine engineering by:

  • Applying a diverse array of scientific concepts to safely operate and maintain the main propulsion system in a commercial ship.
  • Determining the appropriate role of auxiliary and shipboard systems in multiple contexts to ensure the safe operation of a commercial ship.

2. Critically analyse and solve marine engineering related problems by:

  • Analysing, interpreting and evaluating a range of available data sources in standard- operational and emergency related scenarios on a commercial ship.
  • Implementing regulatory appropriate responses which enable the continued safe operation of a commercial ship.

3. Practice effective leadership in marine engineering by:

  • Establishing how various management theories can be applied in common marine engineering roles.
  • Exhibiting communication, collaboration and decision making which enable safe operation of a commercial ship.

4. Demonstrate personal and professional stewardship through:

  • Locating and adhering to regulatory frameworks relevant to marine engineering 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.

Immerse yourself in the Southern Hemisphere’s most advanced maritime and research facilities

The Australian Maritime College’s specialist facilities are intensely used by students, researchers, defence organisations, government bodies and international industry partners, who rely on them to innovate and develop new designs, undertake research to improve efficiency and safety train seafarers and students in work safety. These include the engineering simulators, Electro-technology lab, Electronics lab, Thermo-fluids lab, and our fleet of training vessels.

Even as an undergraduate you will take full advantage of our world class facilities as a mandatory part of your studies, this not only empowers our students to confidently and safety undertake operation and maintenance associated to shipboard marine engineering systems, but also develop a holistic understanding of their role in the broader maritime industry.

AMC has strong collaborative connections with the Australian maritime and shipbuilding industry. This means when you study at AMC, you’ll get real-work, hands-on experience that is unmatched.

Sea-time is a built-in phase of your AMC marine engineering qualification. You will be encouraged to gain employment as a trainee engineer officer with a shipping company in order to obtain qualifying sea service and complete on the job ASMA requirements. Employment may be sort before or after Year 1 studies (also known as pre-sea training).

On completion of the relevant phases of study, you will be eligible to undertake the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) examinations. Upon successful completion, you obtain the required certificate of competency to serve on ships.

Career outcomes

Rohan

AMC has a good reputation, which is one of the main reasons I chose to study here. My qualification has given me a kick start in the industry as an Engineer Watchkeeper. After completing my initial course and working at sea for 9 years, I decided to return to AMC to further my career prospects and obtain my Class 2 Engineer qualification”

Rohan Luckie, Marine Engineer

AMC’s Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering) is the recognised pathway to becoming an AMSA Certified Class 1 and 2 Marine Engineer.
Upon graduating from this degree, you will be competent with advanced industry knowledge and a sought-after skill-set which will prove to be advantages as you seek a career at sea.


Our professional engineering graduates are also qualified with 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 shipyardTechnical 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
  • Maritime Education and Training, research and teaching positions

Professional Recognition

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering) and nested Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Marine Engineering) is approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) for eligibility towards the following Certificates of Competency: Engineer Watchkeeper, Class 2 Engineer, Class 1 Engineer.

Course structure

Year 1/Phase 1: Pre-Sea Enginge One Semester at AMC plus mandatory short courses. Phase 2: At sea Shipboard Operational Experience (TAROS). Year 2/Phase 3: Engineer Watch Keeper One Year at AMC plus mandatory short courses. Phase 4: At sea Shipboard Operational Experience (TAROS). Year 3/Phase 5: Class 2/Class 1 Chief Engineer One Year at AMC plus mandatory short courses.

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

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

Phase 3 – Engineer Watchkeeper education and training at the Newnham Campus (Launceston)

Phase 4 – Shipboard Operational Experience / Work book units – Sea-time*

Phase 5 – Class 2 /Class 1 education and training at the Newnham Campus (Launceston)


See career / training pathways below 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

Cadets need to complete 3 years of studies to obtain BAS (Mar Eng) degree qualification  and to appear for the Engine Watch Keeper Certificate of Competency (This is the default pathway)

Optionally, Cadets who wish to exit at the end of Year 2 studies to appear for AMSA Orals for an Engine Watch Keeper Certificate of Competency, will have to complete additional 10 weeks of workshop time at a TAFE college in Australia. This pathway has been approved by AMSA. For further details please contact the course coordinator . M.Anantharaman@utas.edu.au

Admissions closing date: TBA

Short Course induction: Thursday, 30 January 2020

Short Courses commence: Monday, 3 February 2020

Orientation week: 17-21 February 2020

Semester 1 commences: Monday, 24 February 2020

Admissions closing date: TBA

Short Course induction: Thursday, 11 June 2020

Short Courses commence: Monday, 15 June 2020

Orientation week: 6-10  July 2020

Semester 2 commences: Monday, 13 July 2020

Orientation week: 17-21 February 2020

Semester 1 commences: Monday, 24 February 2020

Orientation week: 6-10 July 2020

Semester 2 commences: Monday, 13 July 2020

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

Bachelor of Applied Science (Nautical Science)

To be eligible students must have studied up to STCW Management level prior to commencement of the conversion pathway.

Holders of a Master Class 1 Certificate of Competency will need to complete 4 units.

Holders of a Chief Mate or Watchkeeper Deck Certificate of Competency will need to complete 6 units.

Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering)

To be eligible students must have studied up to STCW Management level prior to commencement of the conversion pathway.

Holders of a Chief Engineer / Engineer Class 1 Certificate of Competency will need to complete 4 units.

Holders of a Second Engineer / Engineer Class 2 or Engineer Watchkeeper Certificate of Competency will need to complete 6 units.


Semester 1

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

Semester 2

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

Semester 1

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
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 1
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 3
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 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

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 2

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

In today's global business context the procurement of various commodities, their sourcing strategies and the total cost of acquisition impact on an organisation's capacity to be competitive. Global Procurement examines key issues relating to purchasing and procurement; additionally it investigates…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (November)

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

Semester 2

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 exposes students to contemporary management practices in ports. The design of this unit is set in such a way as to meet the need of students at different stages in their careers and at different levels in their…

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 2

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

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 u.connect@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

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 u.connect@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 and carry out marine engineering related maintenance and fabrication on-board ships. They are provided with the knowledge and skills to plan, manage and use fabrication machinery and tools,…

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 maintenance and repair work involving large marine diesel engines, steam systems, and ancillary equipment/systems on commercial vessels and related platforms. This includes liaising with…

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 an understanding of the principles of mechanics relating to marine power plant and associated structures and systems required by the Engineering Watchkeeper involved in operating such a plant. This unit lays the foundation for Marine…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit provides students with an understanding of the principles of thermodynamics relating to marine power plant and associated structures and systems required by the Engineering Watchkeeper involved in operating such a plant. This unit lays the foundation for Marine…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Semester 2

This unit provides students with knowledge and ability to apply effective resource management in the allocation, assignment and prioritization of on board and related shore based resources and effective communications with shipboard and shore personnel and organisations. The students are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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 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

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 u.connect@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

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 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

This unit is based on the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Model Course titled 'Marine Environmental Awareness'. The lectures present knowledge of the diversity and functional significance of marine life and how this environment can be adversely impacted by industrial and…

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

Core Units
Semester 1

This unit provides students with the knowledge and skills to plan manage and carry out engineering operations, maintenance, and repairs on propulsion system ancillaries on commercial vessels. This includes the design, operational principles, construction, safety, statutory requirements, trouble shooting, testing…

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Semester 2

This unit provides the students with the advanced theoretical knowledge required to understand the practical concepts involving machinery, systems and equipment on commercial vessels and related shore based installations. It analyses the mechanical engineering applications of marine machinery and systems,…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

This unit provides the students with the advanced theoretical knowledge required to understand the practical concepts involving machinery, systems and equipment on commercial vessels and related shore based installations. It analyses the thermodynamic applications of marine machinery and systems, including…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Advanced Naval Architecture & Ship Construction provides students of marine engineering with an applied knowledge of both fundamental and detailed concepts of a vessel's hydrostatics and structure and their associated practical implications. The unit is essential to an adequate knowledge…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 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 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 u.connect@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

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 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

This unit is based on the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) Model Course titled 'Marine Environmental Awareness'. The lectures present knowledge of the diversity and functional significance of marine life and how this environment can be adversely impacted by industrial and…

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 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

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 (Marine Engineering) for students commencing the course in 2020.

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: 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 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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

From 2019, the below 'at sea' units / TAGS are no longer a requirement for the course award but required for eligible students who are intending on undertaking a Certificate of Competency).

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 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…

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

Entry requirements

If you're interested in studying this degree, you'll need to meet the University General Entry Requirements, and any course-specific requirements.

Pre-Sea Engine
If you are a Year 12 school leaver

An ATAR score of 60 or higher (or see Alternative entry pathways below) and,

Successfully achieve a Satisfactory Achievement in pre-requisite unit(s) at TQA3 level, or equivalent:

  • General Mathematics (MTG315115)
  • Physics, Chemistry, or Physical Sciences (Tasmania only)
If you're a non-school leaver

An equivalent ranking calculated by your previous qualifications and work experience.

You will also be required to meet the pre-requisites listed above via the completion of foundation units, or by demonstrating equivalent qualification or knowledge.

Even if you don’t need to meet a prerequisite, foundation units are a great way to refresh your knowledge and give you the best preparation possible for staring your Bachelor level studies.

If you are an international student

All international applicants will need to meet the International General Entrance Requirements.

You will also need to meet any course specific requirements with recognised qualifications, or equivalent experience.

You may be eligible for advanced standing (i.e. credit points) in this degree if you:

  • Have completed an award such as a Diploma or Advanced Diploma from TAFE or another institution;
  • Are currently studying another Bachelor degree at the University or at another institution;
  • Have completed a Bachelor degree at the University or an equivalent award from another institution.

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

How to apply for a credit transfer

You can apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing as part of the standard online application process for this degree.

For more information on credit transfers, contact us on on 1300 363 864 or enquire online.

Students who have completed The Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Marine Engineering) can articulate to this degree with full credit.

If you successfully complete this course, you may be also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research. Filter the Course list by Postgraduate to view the current courses available.

If you meet the minimum ATAR but haven't completed the required pre-requisite unit(s), we offer foundation units to help you bridge the gap. Many run in spring and summer school so you can meet a prerequisite and not delay the start of your Bachelor level studies. HECS scholarships may also be available for domestic students.

If you do not meet the minimum ATAR you should consider enrolment in the Diploma of University Studies (Science Specialisation), which includes the mathematics and chemistry foundation units, as a pathway to this degree:

If you do not meet the University General Entry Requirements, you should consider enrolment in the Diploma of University Studies (Science Specialisation) or the University Preparation Program.

In all cases, contact us to discuss an option best suited to your needs.

Engineer Watchkeeper

Trainee Engineer. Holds a workshop skills equivalent qualification. There are 11 relevant trades specified or another approved qualification that includes workshop skills as specified with STCW Code Table A-III/1 column 1

Engineering Experience Training (for a person with a unrestricted State/Territory issued Engineer Class 3 or Engineer Class 3 NC) as determined by the training organisation taking into account any relevant education, skills or practical experience as specified with STCW Code Table A-III/1column 1Advice from AMSA may be sought to establish whether your qualification qualifies for this entry pathway. AMSA's response can then be forwarded as part of your application.

Class 2/Class 1 Engineer

Australian Engineer Watchkeeper Certificate of Competency (or equivalent)

OR

Engineer Class 3 - refer to AMSA Marine Order 72

Conversion Pathway

Engineer Class 1

OR

AMC's 3 year J2W Advanced Diploma (Marine Engineering) with Certificate of Competency (CoC)

Note: must have studied up to STCW Management level prior to commencement of the conversion pathway

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 they enrol in. In 2020, this fee is $46.20 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2020, the maximum charge for full time students is $308.

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

Scholarships for domestic students

Each year, the University offers more than 900 awards to students from all walks of life, including: those who have achieved high academic results, those from low socio-economic backgrounds, students with sporting ability, students undertaking overseas study, and students with a disability.

Many of the scholarships listed below are made available through generous sponsorship from our industry partners. These scholarships are specifically for AMC students however there are many other University scholarships available for which AMC students can apply.

Applications for most awards commencing in Semester 1 open at the beginning of August and close strictly on 31 October in the year prior to study.

Scholarships for international students

There are a huge range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania. For more information on these, visit the Tasmanian International Scholarships (TIS) website.

Additional costs

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

For more information, visit the AMSA website.

How can we help?

Do you have any questions about choosing a course or applying? Get in touch.

Domestic
1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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