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

Overview  2022

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
Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 4 Years
Entry requirements

Location

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

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

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

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

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

Our programs are also fully compliant with the training and educational requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW Convention, as amended in 2010).

Course Coordinator: Channa Nawarathne

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

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

Our degree is centered on real-life practical experience, with a built-in sea-time phase of your AMC marine engineering qualification. You will have the opportunity to directly link academic learning with its practical application in the workplace.

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

1Manage the main propulsion system of a ship and determine the role of the auxiliary systems using marine engineering knowledge to ensure the safe operation of a commercial ship.
2Assess and solve marine engineering problems in standard operational and emergency scenarios by analysing and interpreting a range of data sources to meet stakeholders requirements.
3Ensure the safe operation of a ship and care for its people by applying management theories and leaderships skills required as a senior engineering officer.
4Execute professional stewardship through the use of ethical codes and regulatory frameworks relevant to marine engineering to maintain the safety of persons and the protections 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, who rely on them to innovate and develop new designs, undertake research to improve efficiency and safety train seafarers and students in work safety. These include the engineering simulators, Electro-technology lab, Electronics lab, Thermo-fluids lab, and our fleet of training vessels.

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

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 connections with the Australian maritime and shipbuilding industry. This means when you study at AMC, you’ll get opportunities for unmatched hands-on learning experiences that are deeply connected to industry.

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

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

Career outcomes

Rohan

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

Rohan Luckie, Marine Engineer

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

Our professional engineering graduates are also qualified with additional knowledge and skills that they are likely to require to take up senior shore-based professional positions such as:

  • Governmental or intergovernmental regulators and organisations such as AMSA, EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency), IMO (International Maritime Organization)
  • Senior position in a 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
Postgraduate study

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

Professional Recognition

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

Course structure

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

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

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

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

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

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


See career / training pathways below for phase lengths and course structure.

*A cadetship or employment with a shipping company is required in order to complete the sea time 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/tips-cadetship

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

Optionally, Cadets who wish to exit at the end of Year 2 studies to appear for AMSA Orals for an Engine Watch Keeper Certificate of Competency, will have to complete additional 10 weeks of workshop time at a TAFE college in Australia. This pathway has been approved by AMSA. For further details please contact the Years 1 & 2 coordinator Rabiul Islam.

Admissions closing date: TBA

Short Course induction: Thursday, 27 January 2022

Short Courses commence: Monday, 31 January 2022

Orientation week: 14-18 February 2022

Semester 1 commences: Monday, 21 February 2022

Admissions closing date: TBA

Short Course induction: Thursday, 9 June 2022

Short Courses commence: Monday, 13  June 2022

Orientation week: 4-8  July 2022

Semester 2 commences: Monday, 11 July 2022

Semester 1 commences: Monday, 21 February 2022

Semester 2 commences: Monday, 11 July 2022

A number of defined entry and exit pathways are available. These pathways recognise that students may be commencing the course with existing experience and/or qualifications or intending to apply for specific professional licences or Certificates of Competency.

More information about these specific pathways (including the standard enrolment pattern, required units and time required for each pathway or phase) is available below.

Core Units

This unit will develop the drafting skills and design knowledge of the student. At completion, the student will be competent to obtain any required information from engineering drawings produced to international standards and conventions. The student will also be able…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit provides the students with the knowledge of overall concept of commercial shipping. The unit describes the types of ships and the equipment and machinery on-board these ships required to do trading. It further explains the working principles and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit provides the students with the basic knowledge to solve mathematical problems involved in theoretical marine engineering units of the course. The students gain mathematical skills at the basic level to solve algebra, trigonometry, and calculus problems which are…

Credit Points: 3.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Short Course units
The following units, often referred to as 'short courses' due to their intensive delivery and practical focus are delivered throughout the year and outside of the standard teaching semesters (but are still higher education award units in the same way that the course's academic units are). Students are not able to self-enrol in these units but will be scheduled by the Short Course Coordinator. Questions regarding short course enrolments and scheduling can be directed to u.connect@utas.edu.au
Certificate of Safety Training (COST)
All students will complete the following Short Course units which are required for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Certificate of Safety Training (COST)

To provide the student with the skills and knowledge to provide elementary first aid on board ship.…

Credit Points: 2.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to apply fire prevention and fire fighting techniques on-board ships.Equivalent to MARF008 Prevent and fight fires on board a vessel…

Credit Points: 3.8

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

To provide the student with an insight into the various elements of a ship and working procedures onboard so they adjust to the shipboard environment and are better prepared to cope with any unforeseen circumstances.Equivalent to MARF006 Observe personal safety…

Credit Points: 2.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment.Equivalent to MARF009 Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment.…

Credit Points: 2.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

On completion of this unit learners will have the skills and knowledge required to perform ship security related duties as required under the requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code).…

Credit Points: 1.2

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

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

Other required Short Course units to be completed

This unit involves knowledge and skill development that will allow you to follow and apply any established practises concerning confined spaces on board vessels. The primary focus of the unit is to understand the regulatory framework to undertake this work…

Credit Points: 1.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

This short course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and use control measures to maintain the watertight and structural integrity and participate in practical exercise in the application and use of correct techniques to reduce water…

Credit Points: 1.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

In the shipping industry in particular, the liquefied gas tanker sector is currently focusing more on the Safe operation of gas carriers.This unit has been designed to provide the learner with the required basic knowledge and skills to contribute for…

Credit Points: 3

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

Practical units
Practical units are undertaken throughout the year and sometimes outside of the standard teaching semesters (but are still higher education award units in the same way that the course's academic units are.) Practical units are often delivered in conjunction with TasTAFE. Students who have queries about these units and their teaching arrangements should talk with the Unit Coordinator in the first instance but queries may also be directed to u.connect@utas.edu.au

This unit provides the students with the knowledge and skills to plan and carry out marine engineering related fabrication on-board ships. They are provided with the knowledge and skills to plan, manage and use fabrication machinery and tools, including lathe,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

This unit provides the students with the knowledge and skills to plan, manage, and carry out fundamental work in preparation for various marine fabrication, repair and maintenance. It enables the student to use various hand and power tools for the…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

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

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

This unit provides the students with the knowledge and skills to plan, manage, and carry out fabrication work in machinery and associated metal parts with manual metal arc welding.This unit meet the requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency set out…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

This unit provides the students with the knowledge and skills to plan, manage, and carry out electrical maintenance and repair work involving, generators, motors and switch gear and related marine electrical equipment on commercial vessels. The work involves planning maintenance…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

This unit provides the students with the knowledge and skills to plan, manage, and carry out maintenance work in pneumatic and hydraulic systems and test machinery components for micro cracks using dye penetrant and magnetic particle testing methods.This unit meet…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

This unit provides the students with the knowledge and skills to plan, manage, and carry out maintenance and repair work involving large marine diesel engines, steam systems, and ancillary equipment/systems on commercial vessels and related platforms. This includes liaising with…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

This unit provides the students with the knowledge and skills to plan, manage, and carry out operational, maintenance and repair work involving marine ancillary systems on commercial vessels. These include: Boilers and steam plant, pumping systems and components, desalination and,…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

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

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

Credit Points: 6.25

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

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

Core Units
Semester 1

This unit focuses on the mathematics applications required for theoretical units in this course and underpins the students’ understanding of ship construction, ship stability, and hydrostatics appropriate to Engineer Watchkeeper Certificate of Competency level. It is designed to instill critical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit provides students with the knowledge and skills to understanding the operation, construction, and characteristics of ship's electrical and electronic systems, including the control systems, to enable safe and efficient operation of a commercial vessel and its machinery at…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

The purpose of this unit is to provide students with an understanding of the principles of mechanics relating to marine power plant and associated structures and systems required by the Engineering Watch-keeper involved in operating such a plant.This unit lays…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Semester 2

Engine Resource Management (ERM) was introduced by the STCW 2010 Manila amendments, to address a long felt need in the marine engineering curriculum.Over the years the role of the operational engineer in the engine room changed substantially. The advancement in…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit has been designed to provide the learner with the required basic knowledge and skills to contribute for the safe operation of the Ship as a watch keeping Engineer. This unit will provide students with an understanding of the…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Short Course units
The following units, often referred to as 'short courses' due to their intensive delivery and practical focus are delivered throughout the year and outside of the standard teaching semesters (but are still higher education award units in the same way that the course's academic units are). Students are not able to self-enrol in these units but will be scheduled by the Short Course Coordinator. Questions regarding short course enrolments and scheduling can be directed to u.connect@utas.edu.au
Certificate of Safety Training (COST)
All students will complete the following Short Course units which are required for the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Certificate of Safety Training (COST)

To provide the student with the skills and knowledge to provide elementary first aid on board ship.…

Credit Points: 2.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to apply fire prevention and fire fighting techniques on-board ships.Equivalent to MARF008 Prevent and fight fires on board a vessel…

Credit Points: 3.8

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

To provide the student with an insight into the various elements of a ship and working procedures onboard so they adjust to the shipboard environment and are better prepared to cope with any unforeseen circumstances.Equivalent to MARF006 Observe personal safety…

Credit Points: 2.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to survive at sea in the event of ship abandonment.Equivalent to MARF009 Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment.…

Credit Points: 2.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

On completion of this unit learners will have the skills and knowledge required to perform ship security related duties as required under the requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code).…

Credit Points: 1.2

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

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

Other required Short Course units to be completed

This unit involves knowledge and skill development that will allow you to follow and apply any established practises concerning confined spaces on board vessels. The primary focus of the unit is to understand the regulatory framework to undertake this work…

Credit Points: 1.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

This short course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to understand and use control measures to maintain the watertight and structural integrity and participate in practical exercise in the application and use of correct techniques to reduce water…

Credit Points: 1.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

In the shipping industry in particular, the liquefied gas tanker sector is currently focusing more on the Safe operation of gas carriers.This unit has been designed to provide the learner with the required basic knowledge and skills to contribute for…

Credit Points: 3

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to take command, organise and train fire parties and control fire fighting operations. The student will have acquired knowledge of fire prevention and an ability to inspect and service fire…

Credit Points: 3.85

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat in emergency situations.…

Credit Points: 4.8

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

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
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit provides students with the knowledge, skills and understanding of leadership and teamwork appropriate to the operational level on board a ship [as specified in STCW table-II/1, Function: Controlling the operation of the ship and care for persons on…

Credit Points: 3.75

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to react appropriately in an emergency situation, where a casualty has been injured at sea, or is acutely ill, and to use those items of first aid equipment found in…

Credit Points: 3.85

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

Core Units
Semester 1

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit provides students with the knowledge and skills to plan manage and carry out electrical and electronic engineering operations, maintenance, and repairs on generators, motors, transformers, and emergency power systems on commercial vessels. This includes the design, operational principles,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit will provide students with the required theoretical and practical knowledge to operate control and automation equipment and systems onboard a modern ship as an Engineer officer at the management level.A student completing this unit will be able to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit provides students with the knowledge and skills to plan, manage and carry out engineeringoperations, maintenance, and repairs on main propulsion diesel engines and related ancillarysystems on commercial vessels. This includes the design, operational principles, construction, safety,statutory requirements, trouble…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Semester 2

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit provides the students with advanced theoretical knowledge required to understand the practical concepts involving DC and AC electrical power generators, motors, transformers and distribution systems. It analyses DC and AC circuit applications with relevant circuit laws as applicable…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

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
TAFE NSW Newcastle MaritimeSemester 2

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

Short Course units
The following units, often referred to as 'short courses' due to their intensive delivery and practical focus are delivered throughout the year and outside of the standard teaching semesters (but are still higher education award units in the same way that the course's academic units are). Students are not able to self-enrol in these units but will be scheduled by the Short Course Coordinator. Questions regarding short course enrolments and scheduling can be directed to u.connect@utas.edu.au

On completion of this unit learners will have the skills and knowledge required to perform ship security related duties as required under the requirements of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Code (ISPS Code).…

Credit Points: 1.2

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

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

In the shipping industry in particular, the liquefied gas tanker sector is currently focusing more on the Safe operation of gas carriers.This unit has been designed to provide the learner with the required basic knowledge and skills to contribute for…

Credit Points: 3

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to take command, organise and train fire parties and control fire fighting operations. The student will have acquired knowledge of fire prevention and an ability to inspect and service fire…

Credit Points: 3.85

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

To provide the student with the skills and knowledge required to take charge of a survival craft or rescue boat in emergency situations.…

Credit Points: 4.8

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

This unit provides training at an advanced level to ships officers on board oil tankers who have immediate responsibility for the loading, discharging and care in transit or handling of cargo.This unit meets the learning outcomes of A-V/1-1 paragraph 2…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

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
LauncestonSemester 1
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: 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

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

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

Holders of a Chief Engineer / Engineer Class 1 Certificate of Competency will need to complete 6 units.

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


Semester 1

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Semester 2

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

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

Semester 1

This unit provides you with a broad appreciation of the nature and importance of logistics activities and introduces you to some of the concepts, tools and thinking used in logistics by logistics managers. It enables you to understand the key…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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
LauncestonSpring 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. It covers aspects of managing the movement of goods across national and international borders efficiently and effectively. It explains different actors and activities involved in managing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Semester 2

This unit aims to provide you with a general understanding of the role and significance of ports and of key factors associated with the management and operations of ports. You will be introduced to the operating environment of ports and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Supply Chain Management has been identified by the business community as a key discipline which can generate significant cost savings, improve customer value and be used effectively to gain a sustainable competitive advantage.To a casual observer, supply chain management would…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

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

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

Students may wish to complete some of the following units in order to qualify for a specific Australian Maritime Safety Authority Certificate of Competency (AMSA CoC) and/or professional endorsement. However, please note that these units are excess to the requirements for the award of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering) for students commencing the course in 2020.

The first four units listed are for an ETO qualification.  If a student intends to qualify with ETO CoC only, please contact the course coordinator for further details.

     

This unit provides students with theoretical and practical electronics knowledge applied to various ship-board systems. It addresses the analogue, digital and power electronics involved with engine room and bridge equipment such as radar, echo sounder, gyro compass, communication, computer networking…

Credit Points: 6.25

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

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

This unit provides the electrical knowledge, understanding and proficiency for ETO's employed on-board cruise ships in hotel equipment including kitchen, laundry, heating, ventilation, air conditioning, water treatment and elevators.On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:1.Explain the…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage the high voltage generation and distribution installations found on modern ships and other offshore installations. This includes the design, installation, construction, trouble shooting, maintenance, commission, and calibration of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit provides students with theoretical and practical electronics knowledge applied to various ship-board systems. It addresses the analogue, digital and power electronics involved with engine room and bridge equipment such as radar, echo sounder, gyro compass, communication, computer networking…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

This unit has been designed to provide the learner with the required advanced knowledge and skills to contribute for the safe operation of a Liquefied Gas tanker by understanding the hazards and taking precautions to prevent them.This unit meets the…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

This unit provides training at an advanced level to ships officers on board oil tankers who have immediate responsibility for the loading, discharging and care in transit or handling of cargo.This unit meets the learning outcomes of A-V/1-1 paragraph 2…

Credit Points: 6.25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 1
LauncestonAMC MT Main Block 3
LauncestonAMC MT Post Block 4

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

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

Need help choosing your first year units? Try the Unit Selection Guide.

Entry requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study.

Domestic applicants who have recently completed secondary education (in the past two years)

Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available. In 2021, the lowest ATAR to receive an offer into this course was 70.55.  The lowest ATAR to receive an offer may change from year to year based on the number of applications we receive.

Applicants who have recently completed senior secondary studies but have not received an ATAR may still be eligible for admission. We will consider your study plan and subject results on a case-by-case basis when we assess your application.

To be eligible for an offer, you must have satisfactory achievement in the following Tasmanian Senior Secondary subjects (or equivalent):

  • General Mathematics (MTG315115); and
  • Chemistry (CHM415115) or Physics (PHY415115) or Physical Sciences (PSC315118) and
  • Australian Year 10 pass in English (or equivalent) or higher

If you have not met this prerequisite, you will need to complete a UTAS foundation unit before you start your course.

All other domestic applicants

To be eligible for an offer, you must:

  • meet the University’s General Entry Requirements based on your prior studies and experience; and
  • Have prior study or experience equivalent to a satisfactory achievement in General Mathematics (MTG315115) and one of Chemistry (CHM415115) or Physics (PHY415115) or Physical Sciences (PSC315118) at Tasmanian Senior Secondary level. If you have not met this prerequisite, you will need to complete a UTAS Foundation Unit before you start your course.

A range of admission pathways are available to students with relevant prior studies in marine engineering. These are outlined in the “Alternative entry pathways” section below.

Special consideration

If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors, including economic hardship, serious medical condition or disability.

We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.

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 (Marine Engineering) 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.

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

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

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

How to apply for a credit transfer

Applications for credit can be made in your course application. Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition of Prior Learning.

Talk to us on 1300 363 864 or enquire online about your credit transfer.

Students who have completed The Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Marine Engineering) 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 Engine Watchkeeper on completion of Phase 3.
  • Seafarers with qualified sea time and a Engine Watchkeeper licence may be eligible to enrol directly into Year 3 and qualify as Class 2/1 Engineer 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. Filter the Course list by Postgraduate to view the current courses available.

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

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

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

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

Engineer Watchkeeper

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

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

Class 2/Class 1 Engineer

Australian Engineer Watchkeeper Certificate of Competency (or equivalent)

OR

Engineer Class 3 - refer to AMSA Marine Order 72

Conversion Pathway

Engineer Class 1

OR

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

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

OR

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

This 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 (Marine Engineering).

To be eligible students must have completed: STCW Management level (Chief Engineer Class 1/ STCW A-III/2) studies; and MAR60215 Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 1). For this pathway eligible students will need to complete six units as consisting of two compulsory units and four elective units.

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

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a 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.

2021 Enrolment and Fee Schedule for Pathways

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.

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