Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Specialisation) (Honours) (Co-operative Education) (24W)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 5 Years, up to a maximum of 11 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

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

The work placements I have been able to complete through the Co-Op program have definitely complemented the skills I’ve learnt on campus and solidified my interest in the offshore industry. Being able to spend significant time at more than one company has helped narrow down which sector of the industry I want to move into following graduation.

Alana Pols, Student, Ocean Engineering
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.

This 5-year cooperative program allows you to combine your studies with between 15 and 18 months of practical experience in your chosen specialisation. Working under the supervision of professional engineers, this gives you experience in your chosen career and valuable industry experience. You will alternate between full-time study and periods of full-time paid work experience.

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) (Co-operative Education) programme is a distinctive Maritime Engineering degree and the only of its kind in the Southern hemisphere. The five-year programme is accredited by Engineers Australia and is aligned with the needs of industry, opening up a world of possible careers for professionally qualified maritime engineers who can provide innovative and creative solutions within the Australian and international maritime industry. The degree has a strong practical approach using our specialist facilities. This program combines study with practical experience in the chosen field and will alternate periods of full-time study with periods of full-time paid work experience within the industry. The students will work under the supervision of professional engineers which will enable them to evaluate career choices and gain experience in a variety of industry and engineering work settings. Within the first two years of study, compulsory units in the degree cover the fundamental aspects of maritime engineering, after which students specialise in one of the following:

  • naval architecture, focusing on the design and construction of vessels within the shipping, high-speed, offshore, military, underwater and recreational industries;
  • ocean engineering, focusing on the design of offshore structures, subsea and coastal installations for sustainable development in the maritime environment; or
  • marine and offshore engineering, focusing on the design, deployment, commissioning and management of mechanical and mechanical-electrical systems associated with the shipping, marine and offshore oil and gas industries.

The final year of the program at AQF8 consists of capstone projects such as research project and design project. The integration of experiential learning, application of authentic real-world learning to problem solving and professional skills will enable students to apply to these capstone honours projects.

  • 1 Solve complex technical problems using engineering techniques, tools, and resources through the application of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
  • 2 Apply systematic engineering design and analysis processes to solve complex maritime engineering problems.
  • 3 Critically evaluate current developments, advanced technologies, and emerging issues to create innovative solutions for the maritime engineering industry.
  • 4 Manage maritime engineering projects using systematic approaches, soft skills, and effective communication in the professional and lay domains
  • 5 Practice the personal attributes of a professional engineer by implementing ethical and sustainable engineering practices and professional accountability.
  • 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

    The University of Tasmania is integrated into all areas of industry locally, nationally and internationally be it through research or work placement programs. Talk to your course coordinator about finding an opportunity to take part in a work experience, placement, or extracurricular activities during your degree.

    Career outcomes

    People had a rough idea where the deepest point was in the Indian Ocean, but no one knew for sure and we confirmed that. The charts at one point were off by 1000m.

    Tim Macdonald, AMC 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 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.

    The Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Sepciation) (Honours) (Co-operative Education) is an externally accredited degree.

    The following specialisations of this course are accredited by Engineers Australia:

    • Marine and Offshore Engineering
    • Naval Architecture
    • Ocean Engineering

    Completion of a specialisation may meet the requirements for membership of Engineers Australia. There may be additional requirements for membership beyond the completion of the specialisation.

    For further membership requirements, please visit Engineers Australia website.

    If you have any queries about the accreditation process, please contact us for further information.

    Course structure

    The Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Specialisation) (Honours) (Co-operative Education) requires the completion of 500 credit points comprising:

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

    The Core units are compulsory for all students and are the same set of units as completed by students enrolled in 24V1 Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Specialisation) (Honours). Uniquely, the Co-operative Education program structure also incorporates the equivalent of one year of industry based work placements.

    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 across 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.

    We have a team of Student Advisers 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) (Co-operative Education)

    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
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 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
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 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
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 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
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 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
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    The applicability of calculus and linear algebra is so broad that fluency in it is essential for a successful career in a variety of areas including science and engineering. This unit is devoted to the conceptual and logical development of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This unit is a continuation of KMA152, with emphasis on the application of single-variable calculus and linear algebra to problems in mathematics, the physical and biological sciences, economics, and engineering. The units KMA152 and KMA154 also provide an excellent introduction…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Throughout JEE139 Engineering Practicum you will develop practical skills associated with the engineering profession through the help of TasTAFE. It is expected that you will learn, develop and practise the basic standards of behaviour, discipline and performance normally found in…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSummer school (early)

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

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

    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…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    This unit introduces 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 ocean renewable energy…

    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 the student to the concepts of…

    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

    This unit aims to introduce students to the fundamental knowledge and tools required for the analysis of oscillating systems within the maritime engineering field. Students will be required to perform calculations enabling them to model systems such as ocean waves…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    All 5 work terms have a minimum requirement of 12 weeks engineering professional practice. Those work terms that back on to each other can be completed continuously with the same company. In fact, all work terms could be completed with…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSummer school (early)

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

    Note JEE358 is completed in either Year 3 or Year 4

    All 5 work terms have a minimum requirement of 12 weeks engineering professional practice. Those work terms that back on to each other can be completed continuously with the same company. In fact, all work terms could be completed with…

    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

    This unit facilitates translation of theory learned across a range of prior and concurrent subjects into practical application via hands-on projects conducted aboard a vessel at sea. Additionally, students are engaged in marine operations which expose relevant issues unique to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    All 5 work terms have a minimum requirement of 12 weeks engineering professional practice. Those work terms that back on to each other can be completed continuously with the same company. In fact, all work terms could be completed with…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSummer school (early)

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

    All 5 work terms have a minimum requirement of 12 weeks engineering professional practice. Those work terms that back on to each other can be completed continuously with the same company. In fact, all work terms could be completed with…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    Structural Analysis (JEE332) is an intermediate unit that introduces students to the linearised, elastic analysis techniques required for the design of machines and structures used in maritime engineering projects. Building upon the knowledge gained in Introduction to Maritime Science, Engineering…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    All 5 work terms have a minimum requirement of 12 weeks engineering professional practice. Those work terms that back on to each other can be completed continuously with the same company. In fact, all work terms could be completed with…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSummer school (early)

    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

    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 BMarEng 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

    Administrative unit to be used for recording Honours grades and marks…

    Credit Points: 0

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    HobartSummer school
    HobartHalf Year Period 1
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    LauncestonSemester 1
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    LauncestonSummer school (early)
    OnlineHalf Year Period 1
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    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    The Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Marine and Offshore Engineering) with Honours is 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.

    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 2

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

    This intermediate unit teaches students about the mechanical systems on-board maritime infrastructure. Students will apply the knowledge obtained in Thermal Engineering and Introduction to Maritime Science, Engineering and Technology to understand systems including gas compression, refrigeration, liquefaction, internal combustion engines,…

    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 1

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

    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 three design projects to provide real engineering design tasks. Students are introduced to individual component design…

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

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    In this unit students learn to apply theories of reliability engineering to the analysis, interpretation and evaluation of common components with respect to the design, operation and maintenance stages of asset life cycle. The unit provides an introduction to the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    The Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Hons)(Naval Architecture) prepares graduates 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 cruise liners; 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.

    The purpose of the unit is to provide knowledge on ship seakeeping and ship manoeuvring. The details behind theoretical and experimental prediction methods are described and students use this information to predict and assess ship seakeeping and manoeuvring performance. Students…

    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 development of conceptual, analytical and project-planning skills required for a preliminary level of ship design with an emphasis on the application of skills developed in previous units directly…

    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 and introduces the student to the application of analytical methods for the analysis of fluid flows, particularly in the context of naval architecture & ocean engineering. In addition…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2

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

    Advanced Ship 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

    The Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Ocean Engineering) (Honours) prepares graduates 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.

    This unit covers the key elements and essential concepts of ocean wave mechanics that are relevant to the design and development of offshore and coastal structures. Additionally, the unit helps students in developing and applying appropriate computational methods relevant to…

    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 and introduces the student to the application of analytical methods for the analysis of fluid flows, particularly in the context of naval architecture & ocean engineering. In addition…

    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

    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 Ocean Wave Mechanics and Applied Offshore Structural Engineering to the context of coastal-zone…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1

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

    This unit covers contemporary topics and recent advances in different fields of ocean engineering. It provides students with a broad knowledge of the state-of-the-art in ocean engineering with a focus on subsea systems and offshore topside facilities. Topics covered range…

    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 4 and one in Year 5.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.

    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
    Domestic applicants who recently completed secondary education

    Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available. In 2022, the lowest ATAR to receive an offer into this course was 90.50. 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.

    This course is not available to international students. Please enquire online for advice on alternative course options.

    Articulation from previous course versions: Students who have commenced a pre-2021 Bachelor of Engineering course at the Australian Maritime College will be eligible for full credit for all units successfully completed under the previous course version (towards the Bachelor of Engineering (Specialisation) (Honours)(Co-operative Education)), provided that the units were completed no more than 10 years prior to the year of graduation from the new award. Articulation to the SoE BEng Program: Students may transfer to this course after completing the first two semesters of P4D in Hobart but they will need to enrol in JEE139 for the summer semester following year 1. Students may transfer to P4D in Hobart after completing one year of this course in Launceston. Articulation to/from Co-operative Education program: Students may articulate between the BMarEng(Spec)(Hons) and the BMarEng(Spec)(Hons)(Co-op) courses with full credit, subject to meeting the applicable admission requirements for course transfer. Articulation from other, related courses: Students who have commenced a Bachelor of Engineering (Specialisation) (Honours) course or similar at the University of Tasmania or at another institution may receive up to a maximum of 2 years (200 credit points) of advanced standing towards the BMarEng(Spec)(Hons)(Co-op), subject to the approval of the Course Coordinator.

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

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

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

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

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

    Further information is available at Scholarships, fees and costs.

    Student contribution

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

    Further information

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

    International students

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Scholarships

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