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

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

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
Online
Semester 1, Semester 2

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

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.

Entry requirements

Location

Launceston
AMC MT Main Block 1, AMC MT Main Block 3
Online
Semester 1, Semester 2
Whether you’re looking to embark on a career at sea or take the next step into the maritime industry, an Ocean Seafaring degree is the gateway to working aboard vessels around the globe.

The Australian Maritime College’s Bachelor of Applied Science (Nautical Science) degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to safely manage and operate any type of vessel in the merchant fleet. Our program integrates professional short courses and training at sea so that you will not only obtain a Bachelor’s degree, but also a Certificate of Competency issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

You will learn about navigation, vessel handling, cargo and passenger transport, vessel management, marine legislation and shipboard safety. Our program is 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: Neil Pereira

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 Navigating Deck Officer. In addition to developing broad and coherent nautical knowledge required to work in any position as a Navigation Officer aboard a vessel, you will acquire core skills in operational aspects, control precision, and spatial orientation.

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 you are fully equipped to work in diverse positions around the world.

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

We prepare you for your career in the maritime industry by giving you a study experience that directly relates to where you may find a career. This is why the Bachelor of Applied Science (Nautical Science) is one of the most sought-after degrees by employers—our graduates are industry ready and prepared to overcome any career-challenges.

  • 1 Manage ship navigation, cargo handling and storage using nautical concepts and principles to ensure ship safety
  • 2 Assess and solve nautical problems in standard operational and emergency scenarios, by analysing and interpreting a range of data sources and meeting stakeholder requirements
  • 3 Ensure the safe operation of a ship and care for its people by applying management theories and leaderships skills required as a ship Master
  • 4 Execute Professional stewardship through the use of ethical codes and regulatory frameworks to maintain the safety of persons and the protection of the environment
  • Immerse yourself in the Southern Hemisphere’s most advanced maritime and research facilities.

    The Australian Maritime College’s specialist facilities are used by students, researchers, defence organisations, government bodies, and international industry partners to innovate and develop new designs, undertake research to improve efficiency, and safety train seafarers and students.

    As an undergraduate you will take full advantage of our world class facilities as a mandatory part of your studies. This both empowers you to confidently and safety operate vessels and develops a holistic understanding of your role in the broader maritime industry.

    On completion of relevant phases of study, you will be eligible to undertake the AMSA examinations. Upon successful completion, you will acquire the required certificate of competency to serve on ships. This means when you study at AMC, you'll get real-world, hands-on experience that is unmatched.

    Study overseas at one of our partner institutions

    Our international exchange program offers opportunities to study at universities around the world, and it counts towards your degree. Exchange can allow you to have an affordable educational and cultural experience in a foreign country for a semester, or a full year. To facilitate this, we offer a range of scholarships and financial assistance. You may also be eligible for OS-HELP Loans or scholarship funding to assist with their airfares, accommodation and other expenses.

    UPDATE (MARCH) 2021: Please note, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Face-to-Face Study Abroad & Exchange programs have been postponed until 2022.

    Alternative Virtual Exchange Opportunities can be found on our Virtual Overseas Experiences tab. For more information please contact Global.Mobility@utas.edu.au

    Find out more about Student Exchange.

    Become a Student Ambassador

    Improve your communication, teamwork and leadership skills, meet new people, inspire and help others, and developing lasting friendships and networks as a student ambassador. Our ambassadors proudly represent the University throughout Tasmania in schools, at University and community events, and support a range of recruitment and engagement activities. Through the Student Ambassador Program you will have many opportunities for training and professional development, experience in real-world community engagement and outreach, networking, and public speaking, plus end up with a key point of distinction on your CV.

    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 the AMC seafaring qualification. You will be encouraged to gain employment as a trainee deck officer (Deck Cadet) with a shipping company in order to obtain qualifying sea service and on the job training as required by the Australian Maritime and Safety Authority (AMSA). Employment may be sort before or after Year 1 studies (also known as pre-sea training).

    Career outcomes

    "I just love how different every day is – on any day, I could be climbing a Navigation Mast, entering an enclosed space, or navigating some of the busiest oceans in the world. These are only a tiny number of my work-stories, and if you look at the other benefits of a seagoing career (equal time leave & plenty of money!) you are able to pursue the most incredible leave adventures".

    Lewis Gibson, AMC Alumnus

    The Bachelor of Applied Science (Nautical Science) is the recognised pathway to becoming an AMSA certified deck officer. Whether you are seeking a career ashore or senior shore-based positions, your studies at the Australian Maritime College will prepare you with a sought-after skill set and a defined understanding of the maritime industry.

    Additionally, you will gain the skills and knowledge which will prepare you for diverse and rewarding careers such as:

    • Governmental or intergovernmental regulators and organisations such as AMSA, EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency), IMO (International Maritime Organisation)
    • 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

    Our long-standing links with industry ensure that our courses are relevant to you as a graduate while meeting the needs of employers and the broader maritime industry. Each AMC course is informed by an Industry Advisory Committee. Membership of the advisory committee includes industry leaders, associations and past graduates.

    Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)

    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

    The Bachelor of Applied Science (Nautical Science) requires the completion of 300 credit points as follows:

    Year 1 (Pre Sea – Deck) - 56.25 credit points.  Comprises core units (31.25 credit points) and short course units (25 credit points).

    At Sea Units - 12.5 credit points.

    Year 2 (Watchkeeper – Deck), Mate/Master <500GT and Yachts - 131.25 credit points.  Comprises core units (93.75 credit points) and short course units (37.5 credit points).

    Year 3 (Chief Mate Master – Deck) - 100 credit points.  Comprises core units (87.5 credit points) and short course units (12.5 credit points).

    Alternative Entry points

    A number of defined entry pathways are available into this course. 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. Students entering the course via alternative pathway entry points should contact a Student Adviser via U.Connect@utas.edu.au for individual enrolment advice.

    When Does My Course Start?

    Launceston (On-campus)

    Intake 1 (AMC MT Main Block 1)

    • Short courses commence:  30 January 2023
    • Orientation week:  13-17 February 2023
    • Semester 1 commences:  Monday 20 February 2023

    Intake 2 (AMC MT Main Block 3)

    • Short courses commence:  12 June 2023
    • Orientation week:  3-7 July 2023
    • Semester 2 commences:  Monday 10 July 2023

    Conversion Pathway (Off-campus)

    Intake 1 (Semester 1)

    • Semester 1 commences:  Monday 20 February 2023

    Intake 2 (Semester 2)

    • Semester 2 commences:  Monday 10 July 2023

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

    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 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3

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

    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
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    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.…

    Credit Points: 3.8

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    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
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    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
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    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
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 1
    OnlineAMC 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
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    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
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    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
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    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
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 1
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 3

    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 operation…

    Credit Points: 3.25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 1
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 3

    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
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 1
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 3

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

    This is an onboard 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 shipboard emergency, navigational and operational tasks. This training…

    Credit Points: 6.25

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

    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 Buoyage…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    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

    Upon completion of this unit, students will have the knowledge and skills required to monitor the seaworthiness of the vessel, apply vessel construction principles, coordinate the vessel's planned maintenance system, ensure the vessel's watertight integrity is maintained and gain a…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    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
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 1
    OnlineAMC 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 completion of this unit, students will have the knowledge and skills to use meteorological instruments as a Deck Watch keeper for the safe navigation and operation of the vessel and be able to interpret and record the weather and…

    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 Deck watchkeeper for the safe navigation and operation of the vessel and be able to interpret and analyse…

    Credit Points: 6.25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    The short duration unit of study is intended to provide the student with the required knowledge, understanding and proficiency to prepare them to take command and establish control of fire fighting activities on board a vessel. In achieving the course…

    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

    The design of this unit is based on the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Model Course 1.38 (Marine Environmental Awareness). The unit informs the participants of the complexity, diversity and functional significance of marine life and how this environment can be…

    Credit Points: 2.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 1
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 3

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

    This unit provides students with the knowledge, skills and understanding of leadership and teamwork as appropriate to the Function: "Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the operational level".This unit meet the requirements for…

    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

    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

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

    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 focuses 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

    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 of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 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

    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, and passage planning, and evaluate the quality of position fixes. The unit further encompasses the study of different models of the shape of the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    Hunter Maritime CollegeSemester 1

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

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

    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

    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: 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

    Completion of non AMC/AMSA approved Pre-Sea Deck training or Holding Certificate of Proficiency as Integrated Rating or Completion of 36 m sea time, or holding any of the following qualifications,- Unrestricted Master Class 5- Unrestricted Master <24m NC (Near Coastal) COC (Certificate of Competency)- Unrestricted Master Class 4- Unrestricted Master <35m NC (Near Coastal) COC (Certificate of Competency)orHolding alternate AMSA domestic qualifications as per Marine Order 71 and 74

    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 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
    LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3

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

    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
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    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.…

    Credit Points: 3.8

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    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
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    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
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    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
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 1
    OnlineAMC 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
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    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
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    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
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    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
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 1
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 3

    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 operation…

    Credit Points: 3.25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 1
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 3

    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
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 1
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 3

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

    This is an onboard 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 shipboard emergency, navigational and operational tasks. This training…

    Credit Points: 6.25

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

    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 Buoyage…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

    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

    Upon completion of this unit, students will have the knowledge and skills required to monitor the seaworthiness of the vessel, apply vessel construction principles, coordinate the vessel's planned maintenance system, ensure the vessel's watertight integrity is maintained and gain a…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    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
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 1
    OnlineAMC 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 completion of this unit, students will have the knowledge and skills to use meteorological instruments as a Deck Watch keeper for the safe navigation and operation of the vessel and be able to interpret and record the weather and…

    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 Deck watchkeeper for the safe navigation and operation of the vessel and be able to interpret and analyse…

    Credit Points: 6.25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    The short duration unit of study is intended to provide the student with the required knowledge, understanding and proficiency to prepare them to take command and establish control of fire fighting activities on board a vessel. In achieving the course…

    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

    The design of this unit is based on the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Model Course 1.38 (Marine Environmental Awareness). The unit informs the participants of the complexity, diversity and functional significance of marine life and how this environment can be…

    Credit Points: 2.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 1
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 3

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

    This unit provides students with the knowledge, skills and understanding of leadership and teamwork as appropriate to the Function: "Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the operational level".This unit meet the requirements for…

    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

    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

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

    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 focuses 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

    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 of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 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

    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, and passage planning, and evaluate the quality of position fixes. The unit further encompasses the study of different models of the shape of the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    Hunter Maritime CollegeSemester 1

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

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

    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

    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: 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

    RAN officers with Bridge Warfare Certificate (Domestic Only)

    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
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    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.…

    Credit Points: 3.8

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    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
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    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
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    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 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
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    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
    LauncestonSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 2
    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
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 1
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 3

    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 operation…

    Credit Points: 3.25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 1
    OnlineAMC 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

    Upon completion of this unit, students will have the knowledge and skills required to monitor the seaworthiness of the vessel, apply vessel construction principles, coordinate the vessel's planned maintenance system, ensure the vessel's watertight integrity is maintained and gain a…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    The short duration unit of study is intended to provide the student with the required knowledge, understanding and proficiency to prepare them to take command and establish control of fire fighting activities on board a vessel. In achieving the course…

    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

    The design of this unit is based on the International Maritime Organisation’s (IMO) Model Course 1.38 (Marine Environmental Awareness). The unit informs the participants of the complexity, diversity and functional significance of marine life and how this environment can be…

    Credit Points: 2.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 1
    OnlineAMC MT Main Block 3

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

    This unit provides students with the knowledge, skills and understanding of leadership and teamwork as appropriate to the Function: "Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on board at the operational level".This unit meet the requirements for…

    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

    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

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

    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 focuses 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

    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 of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 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

    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, and passage planning, and evaluate the quality of position fixes. The unit further encompasses the study of different models of the shape of the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    Hunter Maritime CollegeSemester 1

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

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

    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

    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: 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

    Holders of DWK Certificate of Competency

    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

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

    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 focuses 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

    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 of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 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

    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, and passage planning, and evaluate the quality of position fixes. The unit further encompasses the study of different models of the shape of the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    Hunter Maritime CollegeSemester 1

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

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

    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

    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: 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 completed STCW Management level (Master Class 1 / STCW A-II/2) studies and hold a Master Class 1, Chief Mate or Watchkeeper Deck Certificate of Competency

    The aim of this unit is to develop your ability to manage a research project in the maritime, transport, logistics and related areas. In order to develop your research project skills, this unit explains the research project process. This includes…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 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
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    Choose 4 units from

    This unit covers a range of topics in port and terminal management from business, operations and policy/governance perspectives. First, it explains the role of ports and terminals as public assets and commercial businesses, and their pricing, competition and marketing. Second,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit provides you with a broad appreciation of the nature and importance of logistics activities, and introduces you to the most important concepts, principles, tools, and analytical skills used by logistics managers. It enables you to understand the key…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 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
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Supply Chain Management has been identified by the business community as a key discipline that can generate significant cost savings, improve customer value and be used effectively to gain a sustainable competitive advantage. The aim of the unit is to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 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
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSpring school (November)

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

    This unit develops students’ knowledge and capabilities in managing the complex international freight system. The unit familiarises students with the various actors and activities involved in managing international freight, with specific focus on freight forwarding and intermodal freight transport. Students…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

    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. These units are excess to the requirements for the award .

    The unit provides training for officers with immediate responsibility for loading, unloading, care in transit, handling of cargo, tank cleaning or other cargo-related operations on chemical tankers. It comprises an advanced training program appropriate to their duties on chemical tankers…

    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 Liquefied Gas 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…

    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

    The unit provides training for officers with immediate responsibility for loading, unloading, care in transit, handling of cargo, tank cleaning or other cargo-related operations on oil tankers. It comprises an advanced training program appropriate to their duties on oil tankers…

    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

    (Year 1 Entry )

    Applicants who have recently completed secondary education (Year 12)

    Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available.

    This course has a Guaranteed ATAR of 65.  In 2022, the lowest ATAR to receive an offer into this course was 74.30.  The lowest ATAR to receive an offer may change from year to year based on the number of applications we receive.

    Or

    A Certificate IV in VET/TAFE study is accepted.

    Or

    Applicants with previous higher education study –

    • Completed UTAS University Preparation Program or an equivalent enabling program offered by another Australian university, OR
    • Completed course at Diploma level at any Australian higher education provider (or equivalent overseas qualification), OR
    • Partially completed a course at Associate Degree level at any Australian higher education provider (or have partially completed an equivalent overseas qualification). Applicants must have completed at least two units of study (equivalent to 25 UTAS credit points). If an applicant has failed any units, the application may be subject to further review before an offer is made.

    AND

    The following Tasmanian senior secondary subjects (or equivalent) are required:

    • General Mathematics (MTG315115) or equivalent; and
    • Physical Sciences (PSC315109) or equivalent (equivalency includes CHM415115 Chemistry OR PHY415115 Physics)
    • Plus Australian Year 10 pass in English (or equivalent) or higher is required.

    Applications on the basis of work or life experience

    This course does not accept applications based on work or life experience.

    Alternate Pathway 1 (Year 2 Entry)

    Completion of AMSA approved Pre-Sea Deck training

    • evidence of minimum of 6 months sea- time on vessels greater than or equal to 500 GT on company letterhead   AND
    • evidence of completion of an AMSA approved monitored on board training program. (Task and Guided Study workbooks)

    Or

    Completion of approved Pre-Sea Deck training (Year 2 Entry)

    • evidence of 24 months sea- time on vessels greater than or equal to 500 GT on company letterhead   AND
    • evidence of completion of AMSA approved monitored on board training program. (Task and Guided Study workbooks)

    OR

    Holding a Certificate of Proficiency as Integrated Rating (Year 2 Entry)

    • completion of 24 m sea- time as per Marine Order 71 AND
    • completion of an AMSA 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 (Year 2 Entry)

    Or

    Holding any of the following qualifications (Year 2 Entry)

    • Unrestricted Master Class 5
    • Unrestricted Master <24m NC (Near Coastal) COC (Certificate of Competency)
    • Unrestricted Master Class 4
    • Unrestricted Master <35m NC (Near Coastal) COC (Certificate of Competency)

    Or

    Holders with alternate AMSA Qualifications (Year 2 Entry)

    Holders with Alternate AMSA Domestic Qualifications as per Mo 71 and 74. All applicants to alternative entry points and pathways will be reviewed by admissions on an individual basis.

    Or

    Alternate Pathway 2 (Year 2 and Entry Domestic Only)

    RAN officers holding a Bridge Warfare Certificate.

    Alternate Pathway 3 (Year 3 Entry)

    Holders of Watchkeeper Deck Certificate of Competency

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

    Alternate Pathway 4 (Conversion Degree Pathway)

    Students must have completed STCW Management level (Master Class 1 / STCW A-II/2) studies and:

    hold a Master Class 1, Chief Mate or Watchkeeper Deck Certificate of Competency

     

    All international students will need to meet the minimum English Language Requirements, University General Entry Requirements and any course specific requirements such as pre-requisite subjects, if applicable.

    English Language Requirements

    This degree requires an IELTS (Academic) of 6.0, with no individual band less than 5.5, or a PTE Academic score of 50, with no score lower than 42 or equivalent.

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    General Entry Requirements

    Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires the completion of qualifications equivalent to a 12th year of education in Australia.

    Please review the equivalent undergraduate entry requirements to see the minimum requirement relevant to your country. The ATAR information for this course is located in the “For Domestic Students” section of the entry requirements on this page.

    You can also meet the General Entry Requirement for this course with the following qualifications or prior studies:

    • Completion of an equivalent AQF Certificate IV or above
    • Complete or incomplete (minimum 25 credit points) of previous tertiary study at Bachelor level or higher

    If you do not meet the minimum requirements, we offer the Foundation Studies Program.

    Course Specific Requirements

    The following course specific requirements must be met to be eligible to study this degree.

    To be an eligible for an offer, you must have studies or experience equivalent to a satisfactory achievement in the following Tasmanian Senior Secondary subjects:

    • General Mathematics (MTG315115) or equivalent; and
    • Physical Sciences (PSC315109) or equivalent (equivalency includes CHM415115 Chemistry OR PHY415115 Physics)

    If you have not met a required pre-requisite, you will need to complete a University of Tasmania Foundation Studies Program before you start your course.

    Students who have not yet arranged their employment for the sea-time component of the course will usually commence in the Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Nautical Science) and transfer to the Bachelor at a later date with full credit.

    A range of admission pathways are available to students with relevant prior studies in nautical science. These are outlined in the “Alternative entry pathways” section on this page.

    Passes in subjects or units in other courses (completed or otherwise) in this university or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional learning body) may be credited towards the degree provided that the faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the degree.

    The maximum credit granted will be in accordance with the limits set down in the Student Participation and Attainment Ordinance.

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

    Professional pathways are also available for Seafarers with qualified sea time to enter this degrees in 2nd or 3rd year.

    • Seafarers with qualified sea time may be eligible to enrol directly into Year 2 and qualify as a Deck Watchkeeper on completion of Phase 3.
    • Seafarers with qualified sea time and a Deck Watchkeeper licence may be eligible to enrol directly into Year 3 and qualify as Chief/ Mate Master on completion of Phase 5.

     

    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. 

    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 or the University Preparation Program.

    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 Unrestricted 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

    OR

    Western Australia’s South Metropolitan TAFE (SM TAFE) Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations to Bachelor of Applied Science (Nautical Science)

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

    To be eligible students must have completed: STCW Management level (Master Class 1/ STCW A-II/2) studies; and MAR60315 Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Master Unlimited).

    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 Pathway Entry 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 CoC 74
    Master <3000 GT (Yachts) Master <500GT CoC 74
    DWK <500 GT As per WKD (see entry requirements above) 71
    Master <24m FG As per MM <500 GT 71

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

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

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    Cost shouldn’t get in the way of you studying.

    If you’re a domestic undergraduate student, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place in this course. This means your fees will be subsidised by the Australian Government. You’ll only need to pay the student contribution amount for each unit you study within the course.

    You may also be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. If eligible, you’ll only have to pay your tuition fees once you start earning above a specific amount.

    Further information is available at Scholarships, fees and costs.

    Student contribution

    Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study. This means that how much you’ll pay will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

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

    International students

    The Seafaring courses offered by the Australian Maritime College (AMC) have unique requirements. An indicative total course cost is provided within an Enrolment and Fee Schedule for each entry pathway below. Each Schedule is intended as a guide only for prospective students based on current conditions and available data. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted. Students who are offered a place to study at the University of Tasmania will have their fees indicated within their Letter of Offer.

    2023 Enrolment and Fee Schedules by Pathway and Intake

    Note: AMC MT Main Block 1 = February Intake | AMC MT Main Block 3 = June Intake


    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.

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

    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 International Scholarships.

    Additional costs

    Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Fees (not included in tuition fees)

    Sea time Assessment / Oral Examination / Optional Short Courses / Sea Safety Certificate.
    Find out more at the AMSA website.

    How can we help?

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

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