Courses & Units

Maritime Automation JEE344


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.


Unit name Maritime Automation
Unit code JEE344
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Doctor Hung Nguyen
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the theories and methods of measuring temperature, pressure, flow and level, operating principles of components of maritime control systems including sensors, transducers, transmitters, actuators, controllers, signal conditioning units, signal processing and interfacing with other devices;
  • Apply engineering principles, mathematical representations (including differential equations, transfer functions and state space model), block diagrams and control theory to characterise maritime control systems and their components and analyse their stability and performance;
  • Design and analyse automatic maritime control systems and/or with hardware including data acquisition and I/O interfacing devices such as PLCs and CAN buses and software by applying PID, modern and intelligent control laws in control systems used in marine and offshore industries; and
  • Use LabVIEW and/or MATLAB/Simulink (as required) as a tool for design, simulation, system identification and modelling, operation and analysis of performance of the designed maritime control systems against the pre-defined specifications.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
031701 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,826.00

1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Teaching Pattern

1 x 3-hr lecture, 1 x 1-hr tutorial and 1 x 2-hr practical weekly (13 weeks)

AssessmentAssignment (50%)|Laboratory/practical (20%)|Laboratory/practical (30%)
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