Courses & Units

Bluefin: Maritime Engineering JEE358


Conducted aboard FTV Bluefin in Tasmanian coastal waters (4 days at sea).


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 engaged in marine operations which expose relevant issues unique to the deep-sea environment and are then tasked with addressing those issues to ensure the safe completion of the operation. An emphasis on human safety, professional and environmental ethics and integrity and the development of a sense of practicality underpins the context in which all such activities and projects are undertaken. Project research and planning activities will precede the 5-day voyage with the subsequent completion of a concise report within a short timeframe afterwards.


Unit name Bluefin: Maritime Engineering
Unit code JEE358
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Mr Thomas Mitchell Ferguson
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
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a sound knowledge of seagoing systems and their regulatory requirements to plan, manage, conduct and objectively review a range of seaborne operations
  • Evaluate a range of performance characteristics using onboard systems following standard industrial procedures and critically assess the accuracy, reliability and authenticity of information used for this assessment
  • Evaluate an existing design and develop alternative arrangements to improve the operation, inherent safety and environmental footprint of both a vessel and its systems
  • Implementation of effective team membership and team leadership, driving all activities within accepted professional, safety and ethical standards
  • Professionally communicate (written and oral) to a range of engineering and scientific personnel to form research and development activities and to present results post data analysis
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
031799 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,826.00

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Teaching Pattern

Project briefings, discussions and team mentoring.  Conducted aboard FTV Bluefin in Tasmanian coastal waters (5 days at sea).

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