Courses & Units

Course rules for 27B1 Master of Engineering (Maritime Design)


1. Candidates for the: Master of Engineering (Specialisation)

a. Achieved a pass or higher level in a Bachelor of Engineering degree or equivalent

b. Other qualifications and/or industrial experience (Recognition of Prior Learning) deemed by the Course Coordinator to be the equivalent of the above.

2. Candidates for the award of Master of Maritime Engineering (specialisation) shall complete the award requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than 1.5 years of full-time study (or its equivalent)] and not more than 6 years from the time of first enrolment in the Masters degree.

Course Structure

3. To qualify for the award of Master of Engineering (Maritime Design), the candidate shall pass all eight units prescribed in course schedule above and an additional four elective units from the elective schedule.

4. The units which may be included in a course for the award shall, unless otherwise approved by the Director (NCMEH) or delegate, be in accordance with Schedule A or B accompanying these specifications.

5. Units may be counted towards the award only if they have been taken in accordance with prerequisites determined by AMC and as summarised in Schedule A or B.

6. A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 100% weighting (4 units per semester), or if the candidate is in full-time employment during any given semester, more than 50% (2 units) weighting.

7. Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the degree.

8. In every case the candidate's choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to the requirements of paragraph 3.

Credit for Previous Studies

9. Successful completion of units in other courses in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the award. The Australian Maritime College may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the award.


10. The Australian Maritime College may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these specifications.

11. These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2014 and shall apply to all candidates for the award, including those enrolling forthe first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.

12. The approved abbreviation for the awards of Master of Engineering (specialisation) shall be MEng(Spec) as follows: MEng (Maritime Design) MEng (Naval Engineering) MEng (Maritime Technology Management)