Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Specialisation) (Honours) - AUT (24V2)

Overview  2021

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Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 Years

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Location

Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

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Duration

Minimum 4 Years
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Location

Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
This degree program is available to students who have completed years 1 and 2 in the Bachelor of Engineering (Maritime Majors) at the Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.

Delivered through the Australian Maritime College (AMC), the Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Specialisation) (Honours) 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.

1. NavArch: Rationally apply comprehensive knowledge of the fundamental principles underpinning maritime engineering, with advanced knowledge of ocean vehicle design, hydrodynamics, ship structures, and/or on-board systems and equipment specific to the naval architecture discipline, using creativity, critical thinking and judgement.

OceanEng: Rationally apply comprehensive knowledge of the fundamental principles underpinning maritime engineering, with advanced knowledge of the design of offshore to coastal installations, subsea platforms and additional equipment and techniques for operations in the maritime environment specific to the ocean engineering discipline, using creativity, critical thinking and judgement.

MarOffEng: Rationally apply comprehensive knowledge of the fundamental principles underpinning maritime engineering, with advanced knowledge of the design, procurement and installation of mechanical, electrical and thermal systems, specific to the marine and offshore engineering discipline, using creativity, critical thinking and judgement.

2. Apply knowledge of research principles and management methods to devise, plan and execute a piece of engineering research with limited supervision.

3. Apply problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to identify complex problems in both the maritime and wider engineering fields and to formulate innovative solutions with intellectual independence.

4. NavArch: Apply abstraction and analysis to complex problems specific to ship design and construction industries and the wider maritime sector whilst concurrently considering the implications of the solution in a global and sustainable context using appropriate engineering methods and tools.

OceanEng: Apply abstraction and analysis to complex problems specific to the design and development of offshore, subsea and coastal infrastructure and operations in the wider maritime sector whilst concurrently considering the implications of the solution in a global and sustainable context using appropriate engineering methods and tools.

MarOffEng: Apply abstraction and analysis to complex problems specific to the maritime engineering industries whilst concurrently considering the implications of the solution in a global and sustainable context using appropriate engineering methods and tools.

5. Demonstrate a high level of communication skills in professional practice and articulate complex knowledge, by written and oral means, to specialist and nonspecialist audiences; including clients, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural project teams and stakeholders.

6. Demonstrate entrepreneurship and creativity, professional accountability and ethical conduct through the application of design, research and project management techniques while concurrently displaying an awareness of professional engineering practice.

7. Review personal performance, demonstrate independent initiatives and leadership as a means of managing continuing professional development, wellbeing and lifelong learning through engagement with stakeholders, colleagues and members of other professions.

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

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

Naval Architecture

The Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) with Honours prepares students for careers in the shipbuilding industry, designing and constructing luxury super yachts, sailing and power craft, destroyers and patrol boats for the defence industry, underwater vehicles and submarines, and big ocean cruiseliners; the high-speed ferry industry; insurance sector; and marine consultancy firms. It is also an excellent gateway to a career in government in the areas of commercial shipping, transport policy and administration.

Ocean Engineering

The Bachelor of Engineering (Ocean Engineering) with Honours prepares students for careers designing and managing the installation of offshore, subsea and coastal structures for the oil and gas industry, in particular the offshore industry; the renewable energy industry; coastal and environmental engineering; marine consultancy firms; and ocean research organisations.

Marine and Offshore Engineering

The Bachelor of Engineering (Marine and Offshore Engineering) with Honours is unique to AMC and focuses on the design, manufacture, deployment and commissioning of machinery and systems associated with the marine and offshore industries. Marine systems focus on the selection, deployment and commissioning of machinery, mechanical and electrical systems and operational systems designed to support the ship and underwater vehicle industry.

There are many exciting developments being driven by increased fuel costs and the need to lower the environmental impact of vessels and oil rigs. You can get involved in engineering alternative marine power systems or improving crude oil extraction to reduce emissions while maximising yield.

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
  • Military
  • Industrial process and power generation sectors.
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

The Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Specialisation) (Honours) 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

This program is only available to students who have completed the first two years of the Bachelor of Engineering (Maritime Majors) at the Auckland University of Technology.  Students continue to complete Year 3 and Year 4 requirements as described below.

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.

24V2/3/4 - Years 3 and 4

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

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 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

This unit is an individual research project conducted over two semesters in the final year of the course. The student conducts a research project in a relevant topic of their choice, and produces a high quality written report on this…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit is an individual research project conducted over two semesters in the final year of the course. The student conducts a research project in a relevant topic of their choice, and produces a high quality written report on this…

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 Maritime Engineering degrees (Naval Architecture; Ocean Engineering; Marine and Offshore Engineering). This unit consolidates the knowledge and capabilities developed throughout the previous years of study. Maritime Engineering design involves complex solutions…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This is the capstone design unit for all three Maritime Engineering degrees (Naval Architecture; Ocean Engineering; Marine and Offshore Engineering). This unit consolidates the knowledge and capabilities developed throughout the previous years of study. Maritime Engineering design involves complex solutions…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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, including wave-energy conversion devices. The unit extends the concepts in JEE221 Fluid Mechanics and provides the foundations…

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

This unit covers the development of the fundamental equations of fluid mechanics in the context of naval architecture. The course lays a foundation for applied marine hydrodynamics problems such as resistance and seakeeping. The various topics covered are: Reynolds Transport…

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 fluid-structure problems associated to the design of floating structures. By combining the knowledge gained in Hydrostatics, Mechanics of Solids and Applied Ocean Wave Mechanics, students…

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 for…

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

This unit provides 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

To expose students to practical design issues and processes and to enable development of conceptual, analytical and project-planning skills required for ship design with a particular emphasis on global structural design and regulatory constraints. The unit develops further design skills…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit covers the development of the fundamental equations of fluid mechanics in the context of naval architecture. The course lays a foundation for applied marine hydrodynamics problems such as resistance and seakeeping. The various topics covered are: Reynolds Transport…

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 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, hydraulics and combustion.…

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 unit is designed to introduce offshore oil and gas production/processing operations. You will…

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

Reliability Engineering is an introduction to reliability concepts; time dependent failure mechanism, physics of failure mechanism, reliability measures and assessment; reliability of components and parts; complex system reliability, physical reliability model, maintainability and availability analysis; and field reliability assessment. The…

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

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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

2021 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

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