Master of Engineering (Maritime Design) (27B1)

This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 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

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 information on this page is for current students. If you are applying for our next intake, please view our Maritime Engineering study options here.
This course is in teach out. Please visit the Master of Maritime Engineering (Professional) course page.
Take on ground-breaking projects in the industry with the Master of Maritime Engineering.

If you are a professional engineer with a 4-year bachelor’s degree in any engineering discipline, this program will change the course of your career.

You will study a wide range of subjects relevant to the development and procurement of maritime engineering systems. Specialisations include Naval Engineering, Maritime Technology Management and Maritime Design. Each of these programs are aimed at engineering professionals already in the workforce, but with limited exposure to the maritime engineering sector.

Our graduates secure employment in advanced technical and management roles in maritime engineering. All programs lead to greater employment and higher degree study opportunities through industry relevant research projects.

Our specialist coursework is designed by experienced maritime engineers and researchers. Delivered through interactive online study resources, this course provides a flexible learning mode for students who wish to continue working while studying. In addition, some units are also available for on-campus study.

Postgraduate Specilisations

Master of Engineering (Maritime Design)

Progress your career into specialist areas of maritime engineering including naval architecture, fluid mechanics and marine and offshore systems. Your studies will combine learning that is specific to the design and construct of vessels with advanced studies in management, project planning and research. You will graduate with an understanding of complex marine environments and the ability to lead engineering projects in the maritime industry.

Master of Engineering (Technology Management)

Technology is creating new challenges and opportunities in the Maritime industry. This specialisation combines studies in maritime engineering with technology management, giving you the expertise to manage complex projects in the maritime industry. Your studies will cover maritime engineering topics including ship design, propulsion systems and associated auxiliary machinery. Graduates follow careers in technical management across a broad range of maritime sectors.

Master of Engineering (Naval Engineering)

Advance your engineering career with the technical skills to work in naval-related sectors. This specialisation builds on your existing skillset to improve the design and performance of naval vessels. You will graduate with an understanding of maritime engineering systems and the technical design abilities required undertake naval projects.

Our postgraduate maritime engineering programmes provide engineering graduates with in-depth exposure to a wide range of subjects relevant to the development and procurement of marine systems.

The Maritime Design programme is constructed for engineering graduates not yet in the work force wanting to raise their knowledge in advanced engineering practice and research. It is also available to current Engineers who wish to gain knowledge in the Maritime sector.

All programmes lead on to greater employment and higher degree study opportunities through industry relevant research projects.  International students looking to gain work experience in Australia post-study, are encouraged to apply for this programme.

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  • Career outcomes

    The Master of Engineering degree is targeted at engineering professionals already in the workforce, who wish to pursue, or develop a career in the technical management of maritime engineering projects.

    Course structure

    This unit equips students with an understanding of the design features, operation and operational characteristics of the prime movers used on board a variety of vessels. Students apply this knowledge to obtaining effective engineering design solutions for marine propulsion systems,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    In this unit, students develop the techniques required for the design of surface vessels. They develop the conceptual and analytical skills necessary at a detailed level of ship design with a particular emphasis on design driver identification and initial parameter…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit equips students with a knowledge of vessel hull forms, hydrostatic concepts and parameters, structural analysis methods and phases within the design process. This knowledge can then be applied to obtain solutions to practical problems pertaining to the design…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

    This unit provides students with the skills required to ensure that their engineering projects are thoroughly planned, well managed and successful. It focuses on project management methods, skills and strategies. Students develop their knowledge through the application of these new…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    The purpose of this unit is to provide students with an understanding of modelling and simulation techniques and their application to the analysis of marine engineering systems. Students are introduced to numerical methods, control systems, first and second order systems,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit is specifically designed for science and engineering graduates requiring a rigorous applied and functional knowledge of signal conditioning and data acquisition appropriate for experiments carried out in the maritime field. The subject matter has been designed around the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 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 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

    This unit gives students an understanding of the functional purpose of the machinery systems used on board a variety of ships. This knowledge can then be applied to obtaining effective engineering design solutions for these systems, so that they can…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The emphasis in this unit is on training scientists to be literate in statistical issues so that both "consumers" and "producers" of data analysis will be able to effectively communicate. Students will be able to critically assess, understand, and use…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The purpose of this unit is to gain a basic, practical understanding of GIS and remote sensing concepts, techniques and their real world applications. Techniques for data collection, integration, manipulation and spatial analysis are introduced. Practical sessions using PC-based GIS…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

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    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

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Being a multidisciplinary unit, this unit brings together the subject material of a number of disciplines to help design policy. In order to manage marine ecosystems sustainably, including decisions to use or conserve these ecosystems, an understanding of the primary…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit provides an overview of marine biosecurity through the investigation of concepts, regulatory approaches, assessment and management of marine invasions. The syllabus includes a conceptual and historical introduction to marine invasion biology, global perspectives on biological invasions, pathways of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The purpose of this unit is to make students aware of the options to reduce the impacts of fishing on the marine environment. This advanced unit provides the student with the opportunity to assess the impacts of fishing on the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit will emphasise the management of fisheries following the principles of Ecologically Sustainable Development. The aim of this unit is to provide you with a framework for the strategic management of fisheries. The principles of fisheries management will be…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit aims to expose you to contemporary management practices in ports. The design of this unit is suited to meet the needs of students at different stages in their careers and at different levels in their organisations. You will…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The aim of this unit is to introduce you to the type of financial information that you, as a manager, can expect to receive and to the techniques that you can use to analyse this information for decision making and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    LauncestonSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit introduces you to the theory and practice of strategic management, focusing on strategic thinking and decision making. Throughout your study you will be asked to place yourself in the position of a strategic manager and to use your…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    In many industries, marketing as a discipline is the central focus of an organisation's operations. However, marketing has always been something of an unknown quantity in the maritime and logistics industries. This unit aims to remove that anomaly by creating…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

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

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    International Maritime Policy will bring you into contact with disparate issues, including legal, regulatory and policy issues, in contemporary integrated oceans management. The underlying theme is one of integrated policy, planning and management covering all uses of the sea. The…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit develops the student's knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Marine Superintendent and the management skills that are required for ensuring that the maintenance of all shipboard machinery and equipment is carried out to standards specified by…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit develops the student's knowledge of the role and responsibilities of Marine Surveyors and the skills that are necessary for carrying out marine survey work and the preparation of subsequent survey reports. It also considers a number of different…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The purpose of this unit is to introduce physical oceanographic concepts, including the ocean's circulation and physical structure to students with a broad background in university level physics and mathematics. The unit will cover seawater properties, instruments and observing platforms,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartWinter school

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

    Dissertation + JNB508

    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
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 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
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 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
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    Research Methods is designed to serve both theoretical and practical purposes. The unit begins by introducing you to the philosophy, logic and nature of research. The unit asks you to reflect on how we come to know certain things through…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

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    International students

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

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