Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Specialisation) (Honours) (24V1)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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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
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 4 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Naval architecture is all based around boat design so that sparked an interest in me. Growing up I was always around boats and it has been an ongoing passion. I’ve always been interested in maths and science so this is a great combination for me. Read more about Maggie-Rose

Maggie- Rose, AMC Student
Learn from highly qualified engineers in the Southern Hemisphere’s most advanced collection of maritime facilities.

The Australian Maritime College delivers a specialist engineering program that will guide you towards a thriving career in the maritime industry.  Your studies will focus on one of three maritime industry specialisations: Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering, or Marine and Offshore Engineering.

Your education will include access to world-class training and research facilities. You will benefit from AMC’s industry connections and experience, providing you with a competitive edge as a graduate.

Naval Architecture

Naval Architecture focuses on the design and construction of everything from submarines and naval ships to luxury yachts, ferries, and cargo vessels. Across multiple branches of engineering, you can gain expertise in the shipping, high-speed, offshore, defence, underwater and recreational industries.

Ocean Engineering

Dive into advanced studies of the ocean environment and the conditions that impact the life cycle of marine structures. Ocean Engineering focuses on the design, construction and operation of offshore, subsea and coastal structures. You will also learn about applied wave mechanics, underwater technology and offshore renewable energy concepts.

Marine and Offshore Engineering

This specialisation focuses on the design, maintenance, and management of mechanical and mechanical-electrical systems. You’ll also learn about diverse maritime engineering topics from oil and gas exploration and extraction to submarine cabling, wind farms and wave power.

The Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Specialisation) (Honours), is a distinctive Maritime Engineering degree and the only of its kind in the Southern hemisphere.

The Australian Maritime College prepares graduates with a broad and coherent understanding of the principles underpinning maritime engineering. In addition to developing technical engineering skills and advanced knowledge in your chosen specialisation, you will also acquire professional soft skills in complex problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, 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 to a range of engineering professions across the globe.

Bluefin: Maritime Engineering

Often described as a degree highlight, this experience gives students the chance to undertake a series of hands-on projects at sea. Take a five-day voyage on our 35-metre training vessel. You’ll engage in marine operations and discover issues unique to the deep-sea environment. Watch video

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.

We have strong collaborative connections with the Australian maritime and shipbuilding industry. This means that when you study at AMC, you’ll get real-work, hands-on experience that you won’t find anywhere else.

The growing maritime, defence, marine and offshore sectors are an exciting and strategic area of growth for AMC and the University of Tasmania. We are a strategic partner in the Naval Shipbuilding College, where we collaborate with industry, government and academia to deliver the expertise and workforce required for Australia’s continuous naval shipbuilding program. Our ties with the maritime and shipbuilding industry provide our students with unmatched opportunities to connect with potential employers and gain real-work, hands-on experience before graduating.

A minimum of 12 weeks real-life work experience is a mandatory requirement of your AMC Engineering qualification. Professional work placements provide students with the opportunity to apply newly acquired skills to a practical working environment. You will also demonstrate advanced knowledge and comprehension of your chosen engineering specialisation.

During this stage of your engineering degree you will demonstrate your ability to resolve complex work-related problems under supervision of qualified engineers. You will engage in various facets of engineering, and can observe and appreciate the attitudes, responsibilities, and ethics expected of engineers.

This work experience is undertaken in the unit JEE493 Engineering Professional Practice.

Career outcomes

From doing year 10 work experience with a Naval Architect and falling in love with the concept of designing ships, to becoming Chief Technology Officer for a small tech company. Harry chased his passion for Maritime Engineering and tailored his studies to make sure he became the Naval Architect he wanted to be. He enjoys using his education to develop autonomy solutions in the maritime sector.

Harry Hubbert, Australian Maritime College Alumnus

More than 15,000 jobs are expected to be created in Australia over the next 50 years. Our graduates follow successful careers in one of three specialist streams of Maritime Engineering:

Naval Architect

Design the most complex machines on Earth. This includes everything from luxury yachts and submarines, to the future of autonomous shipping, to Australia’s next generation naval fleet.

Ocean Engineer

Design, build, support and maintain the huge range of structures and machines that make up the maritime industry.

Marine and Offshore Engineer

Design, manufacture, deploy and commission machinery and systems associated with the marine and offshore industries.

Naval Shipbuilding College

$90 billion has been committed to build a strong, sustainable and innovative Australian naval shipbuilding industry to serve Australia’s naval defences, protect our maritime borders and create thousands of new jobs for decades to come. The Naval Shipbuilding Plan is a national endeavour involving all states and territories and will deliver enduring, long-term benefits for Australia’s naval shipbuilding industry, workforce and national economy for generations to come. Discover how you can be part of Australia’s history-making Naval Shipbuilding Program and join the National Workforce Registry.

There is international demand for qualified graduates in the following areas:
  • Ship Building
  • Alternative energy
  • Marine survey
  • Statutory bodies
  • Defence
  • Industrial process and power generation sectors.
Postgraduate Study

If you successfully complete this course you may also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research.

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.

The BE(Spec)(Hons) is professionally accredited by Engineers Australia, with the full five year re-accreditation awarded in 2015. Each BE(Spec)(Hons) specialisation addresses the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies for a Professional Engineer.


Graduates of the programme may be eligible for membership of:

  • Engineers Australia as Graduate Professional Engineer
  • As Australia’s preeminent body representing engineers from all disciplines, Engineers Australia is well-equipped to promote and support engineering in all its facets. Engineers Australia accredit the institutions that mould inquisitive students into inventive professionals.

  • Royal Institution of Naval Architects
  • The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), is an internationally renowned professional institution whose members are involved at all levels in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures. Members of RINA are widely represented in industry, universities and colleges, and maritime organisations in over ninety countries.

  • The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology
  • As a member, you become part of the only membership body in the world for marine engineers, scientists and technologists. You belong to a global group of marine professionals across over 120 countries. Our vast and dynamic network of members continuously shares and exchanges knowledge, ensuring that expertise remains strong in the marine sector and that we stay at the forefront of technological progress.

Course structure

The Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Specialisation) (Honours) requires the completion of 400 credit points comprising:

  • 300 credit points of Core units
  • 75 credit point Specialisation
  • 25 credit points of Electives

The Core units are compulsory for all students and consist of 8 units in Year 1 (100 credit points), 8 units in Year 2 (100 credit points), 3 units in Year 3 (37.5 credit points) and 5 units in Year 4 (inclusive of research project and design units) (62.5 credit points).

In Year 3, you will select your engineering Specialisation from the following: Marine and Offshore Engineering, Naval Architecture or Ocean Engineering. 6 specialist units (75 credit points) will be completed in Years 3 and 4.

In the Elective component you can choose from any units marked as "Student Electives" which you meet the pre-requisites for, at any level, from across the university. To search for possible Elective units, use the Unit Search tool to search by the discipline that you are interested in.

Your electives can be used to add breadth to your degree, by exploring a variety of different subject areas from within or outside the College of Sciences and Engineering. Alternatively, you can deepen your engagement with specific subject areas, for example, by completing additional units in the same discipline as your major or related fields.

In addition to the 400 credit points, all engineering students must undertake 12 weeks of industrial experience, typically in the summer between your third and fourth year, via a work placement. You will enrol in the unit Engineering Professional Practice (0 credit points) and must receive an ungraded pass (UP) in this unit to be eligible to graduate.

We have a team of Course Information Officers available to help you structure your studies to meet your desired outcomes. For enrolment assistance please contact us via U Connect today.

These units are compulsory for all students in the Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Specialisation) (Honours)

Year 1

This first year mathematics unit provides a broad introduction to the fundamental mathematical operations and methods (differentiation, integration and partial differentiation) and mathematical objects (vectors) needed in engineering and science. We initiate themes of mathematical modelling which are most important…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This first year mathematics unit builds on the fundamentals learnt in Mathematics I and provides students of science and engineering an introduction to those areas of mathematics which are most important in connection with practical problems. We will initiate the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Engineers are required to work with many different materials in their professional lives. This unit is designed therefore to provide students with the level of knowledge required to understand the science of materials and their diverse role in engineering applications.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit aims to introduce students to the professional practice of engineering (including ongoing learning, ethics and safety) and develops skills in technical writing, engineering drawings, engineering design process, and project management techniques. Students will apply this knowledge to work…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
HobartSemester 1

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

The unit is primarily designed for students to develop basic to intermediate computer-based skills to solve engineering problems using mathematical and programming techniques. The emphasis is on developing solutions and algorithms by building well structured and efficient computer programs and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
HobartSemester 1

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

The main objective of this unit is to develop the student's ability to analyse objects at rest or moving at constant velocity, in a simple and logical manner by applying rigid body mechanics. Students will gain an appreciation of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
HobartSemester 1

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

In this unit you will develop knowledge and skills for solving problems in engineering dynamics based on fundamental theory developed using Newtonian Mechanics with an introductory focus on particle kinematics and kinetics. This leads to the development of problem solving…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
HobartSemester 2

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

The unit presents a fundamental introduction to electrical circuits and is the first unit to cover this material for all engineers. It covers basic concepts used in the study of electricity and circuits, including the fundamental laws of electrical phenomena,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
HobartSemester 2

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

Year 2

This is the foundation unit in the study of structures. By applying the knowledge gained in Statics, students are introduced to fundamental theories and techniques required to analyse the state of stress and the state of strain in any point…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

The design and analysis of engineering fluid systems and marine vehicles requires knowledge of the principles and behaviour of moving and stationary fluids. This unit provides students with knowledge and understanding of fluid flow phenomena via flow visualization, theory and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Energy is one of the 21st century’s biggest engineering issues, and thermodynamics (the science of energy) will play a key role in understanding the energy needs. JEE223 Thermal Engineering is a foundation unit designed to introduce the laws and concepts…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit provides students with knowledge of the fundamental concepts of statical stability and trim of intact and damaged floating structures and the associated practical implications and applications within a regulated environment.This is a unit pivotal to an adequate knowledge…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit builds on foundations laid in first year core units Mathematics I and II giving extensive treatment of some of the more advanced areas of mathematics. These areas have applications in engineering, particularly as tools for computer-based modelling, analysis…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit provides an introduction to the ocean environment and the role of maritime engineers in the design of maritime infrastructure. The unit covers essential elementary knowledge of marine sciences, types of marine crafts and maritime structures, marine systems, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit introduces the student to the overall philosophy, rational thought process and engineering techniques required for the conceptual design of marine structures, ocean vehicles and maritime engineering systems. The unit will also introduce student to the concepts of engineering…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

The unit provides an introduction to fundamental aspects of the rational engineering approaches and issues which influence the construction of marine vessels, on-board systems and offshore structures including materials. The unit will serve sympathetic approaches of the procedures, processes, tools,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 3

Analysis of Machines and Structures (JEE332) is an intermediate unit that introduces students to the linearized, elastic analysis techniques required for the design of Machines and Structures used in maritime engineering projects. Building upon the knowledge gained in Dynamics and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Finite Element Analysis (JEE350) is an advanced unit that introduces the student to the theory and application of the Finite Element Method in engineering analysis and design.In addition to learning the theoretical bases of the finite element method the student…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

The unit facilitates the translation of theory learned across a range of prior and concurrent subjects within the Bachelor Degree course into practical application via hands-on projects conducted at sea aboard the AMC 35-metre vessel Bluefin. Additionally, students will be…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 4

Students develop, implement and carry out a research project under the supervision of at least one staff member from the National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics or UTAS. The progress and outcomes of the research are assessed in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Students develop, implement and carry out a research project under the supervision of at least one staff member from the National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics or UTAS. The progress and outcomes of the research are assessed in the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This is the capstone design unit for all three BE degrees streams (NA, OE, MOE). This unit consolidates the knowledge and capabilities developed through previous years of study. Maritime engineering design involves developing complex solutions through the combined inputs of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This is the capstone design unit for all three BE degrees streams (NA, OE, MOE). This unit consolidates the knowledge and capabilities developed through previous years of study. Maritime engineering design involves developing complex solutions through the combined inputs of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

The design and analysis of engineering fluid systems and marine vehicles require the prediction of the fluid behaviour and the interaction between the fluid and the system. This requires a good knowledge of thermo-fluid dynamic principles and the behaviour under…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

   
All students must complete a mandatory minimum of 12 weeks work experience. Satisfaction of this requirement requires enrolment in the unit Engineering Professional Practice.

Choose a specialisation from

Ocean Engineering covers advanced learning in offshore oil and gas engineering, coastal and subsea engineering, and related industries. AMC endeavours to emphasise the novel aspects of ocean engineering associated with developments in deeper waters.

Year 3

This unit covers the key elements and essential concepts of ocean wave mechanics that are relevant to design of offshore and coastal structures. The unit extends the concepts in JEE221 Fluid Mechanics and provides the foundations for JEE359 Design of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit is an intermediate-level unit that introduces the students to the industry standards, codes and analysis techniques used in the design of fixed, steel and concrete offshore structures. In addition, students are exposed to experimental and analytical geotechnical techniques…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Hydrodynamics (JEE3337) covers the development of the fundamental equations of fluid mechanics and introduces the student to the application of analytical methods for the analysis of fluid flows, particularly in the context of naval architecture. In addition to the theoretical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit is an advanced ocean engineering unit that introduces the students to the complex hydrodynamic and structural problems associated to the design of floating structures. By combining the knowledge gained in Hydrostatics, Applied Ocean Wave Mechanics and Mechanics of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 4

This unit is an advanced ocean engineering unit that introduces the students to key concepts in coastal engineering. The unit extends and applies the concepts from Applied Wave Mechanics and Applied Offshore Structural Engineering to the context of coastal-zone hydrodynamics,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit covers contemporary or advanced topics, or recent advances in different fields of ocean engineering. It provides students with a broad knowledge of the state-of-the- arts in ocean engineering.Topics may vary between unit offerings and range from• Subsea systems…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Students who specialise in Naval Architecture will refine their engineering skills with a specialisation in the design and construction of vessels within the shipping, high-speed, offshore, defence, underwater and recreational industries. Our graduates will ensure that Australia stays at the forefront of worldwide high-speed vessel technology.

Year 3

Knowledge of the behaviour of a marine vehicle in waves and its manoeuvring characteristics is essential when designing such vehicles. The purpose of the unit is to introduce the concepts of ship behaviour in waves and ship manoeuvring and to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

To provide an understanding and working knowledge of resistance and propulsion of ships. Experimental and theoretical methods are covered with an emphasis on application to design. Students are shown the theory behind these methods and are required to demonstrate usage…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit exposes students to practical design issues and processes and facilitates the development of conceptual, analytical and project-planning skills required for a preliminary level of ship design with a particular emphasis on the application of skills developed in previous…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Hydrodynamics (JEE3337) covers the development of the fundamental equations of fluid mechanics and introduces the student to the application of analytical methods for the analysis of fluid flows, particularly in the context of naval architecture. In addition to the theoretical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 4

Advanced Maritime Structures is an advanced and specialised unit aimed at furthering students’ knowledge and understanding of ship structures. By applying the knowledge gained in previous units such as Mechanics of Solids and Analysis of Machines & Structures and combining…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

Underwater Vehicle Technology is an advanced and specialist unit aimed at developing the students’ knowledge and understanding of naval architecture theories, concepts and principles required for the design torpedo-shaped underwater vehicles. This particular shape is the classic hull form used…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

A specialisation in Marine and Offshore Engineering equips engineering graduates with a specialist skillset in the design, deployment, commissioning, maintenance, and management of mechanical and mechanical-electrical systems associated with the shipping, marine and offshore oil and gas industries.

Year 3

This unit provides students with knowledge of instrumentation and control systems and helps students develop practical skills in operation, modelling, design, simulation and analysis of control systems and their components commonly used in maritime industries.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit applies thermodynamic principles to more advanced systems. Students will develop an advanced understanding of energy conversion systems, with emphasis on energy efficiency. Systems studied will include liquefaction, compression, air conditioning and combustion. Advanced Second Law analysis is used…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Oil and gas production involves a number of surface unit operations between the wellhead and the point of custody transfer or transport from the production facilities. The present unit is designed to introduce offshore oil and gas production/processing operations. You…

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 develop engineering ability for system level design and commissioning of electrical powering and systems within marine and offshore sectors. The unit focuses on estimation of plant power electrical loads, design and analysis of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

Year 4

This unit provides students with knowledge and skills required to analyse and design marine thermo-fluid engineering equipment. A problem-based learning approach is used through two design projects to provide real engineering design tasks. Students are introduced to individual component design…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

To apply related theory to the analysis, interpretation and evaluation of commoncomponents to actual applications of reliability engineering in design.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

You complete 2 electives (25 credit points) normally one in Year 3 and one in Year 4.

In the Elective component you can choose from any units marked as "Student Electives" which you meet the pre-requisites for, at any level, from across the university. To search for possible Elective units, use the Unit Search tool to search by the discipline that you are interested in.

Entry requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are 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 recently completed secondary education

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 70.25.  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 subject results on a case-by-case basis when we assess your application.

Domestic applicants with higher education study

To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have:

  • Partially completed an undergraduate course at Diploma level or higher (or equivalent). 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; OR
  • Completed the UTAS University Preparation Program (or an equivalent qualification offered by an Australian University).
Domestic applicants with VET / TAFE study

To be eligible for an offer, applicants must have completed a Certificate IV (or equivalent) in any discipline.

Domestic applicants with work and life experience

Applicants without senior secondary, tertiary or VET / TAFE study can complete a personal competency statement.

Applicants may be eligible for an offer if they have relevant work and / or life experiences which demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.

Subject Prerequisites

These prerequisites apply to students from all educational backgrounds.

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

  • Mathematics Methods (MTM415117) or equivalent
  • Physical Sciences (PSC315109) or equivalent (equivalency includes CHM415115 Chemistry OR PHY415115 Physics)

You can enquire online for information on interstate and international equivalents to the Tasmanian senior secondary subject above. If you have not met this prerequisite, you will need to complete a UTAS foundation unit before you start your course.

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 for special consideration, including economic hardship, a 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:

  • Mathematics Methods (MTM415117) 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.

Western Australia’s South Metropolitan TAFE (SM TAFE) Conversion Pathway

Advanced Diploma of Engineering to Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Specialisation) with Honours.

The conversion pathway provides an opportunity for entry level Engineers to upskill their qualification to a Professional Engineering qualification (AQF 8). To be eligible students must have successfully completed: MEM60112 Advanced Diploma of Engineering.

This pathway is available for any of the three specialisations (Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering, and Marine and Offshore Engineering) and eligible students will need to complete 20 units, consisting of 18 compulsory units and 2 elective units. Delivery is on campus (Launceston campus).

Find out more information about how to apply for a credit transfer/advanced standing at Recognition of Prior Learning.

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

2022 Total Course Fee (international students): $157,007 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $37,250 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

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

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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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