On completion of their second year, students who wish or need to exit from their studies will be awarded the Advanced Diploma of Marine Engineering if they have met the requirements for the award. Overseas students with approved prior learning may enter directly into Year 2 or Year 3 of the program by enrolling in the Advanced Diploma or Bachelors' degree as appropriate.
Course Coordinator: Sankaramoorthy (Moorthy) Narayanasamy Sankaramoorthy.Narayanasamy@utas.edu.au
- Year 1 - Pre Sea Engine Training
Course Coordinator: Mohan Anantharaman M.Anantharaman@utas.edu.au
- Year 2 - Engineer Wathckeeper
- Year 3 Class 2/Class 1 Chief Engineer
- Conversion Pathway
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.
The Bachelor of Applied Science Marine Engineering is the recognised pathway to becoming an AMSA certified marine engineering officer. This degree provides additional knowledge and skills that will be of benefit to students seeking a career at sea. The degree will also equip professional engineering officers with the additional knowledge and skills that they are likely to require to take up senior shore-based professional positions such as:
- Governmental or intergovernmental regulators and organisations such as AMSA, EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency), IMO (International Maritime Organization)
- Senior position in a shipyard
- Technical manager in a shipping company
- Marine superintendent or safety manager in a shipping company
- Product, R&D, sales and service managers in companies manufacturing marine engines and equipment
- Surveyor in a Classification Society
- Marine Surveyor with a Port State Control authority such as AMSA
- Work in Marine insurance companies
- Maritime Education and Training, research and teaching positions
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.
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
Pre Sea Engine
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 subject.
Australian Year 10 pass in English (or equivalent)
Minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 60 (or equivalent)
For information on how to secure a cadetship, please visit: www.amc.edu.au/tips-cadetship
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/1
Advice 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)
Engineer Class 3 - refer to AMSA Marine Order 72
International students require IELTS of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band (or equivalent)
Students who hold a current AMSA Certificate of Safety Training (COST) or have completed any of the STCW short courses please contact the Australian Maritime College Maritime Training Administration Office as this may affect your start date.
Our contact details are:
From within Australia: 03 6324 9650Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Students who have completed AdvDipAppSci(MarEng) can articulate to the BAppSci(MarEng) program offered by AMC with full credit.
Fees & scholarships
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.
Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.
For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.
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