Courses & Units

Design Project (Part:1/2) JEE421


This unit is taken over a full year with JEE422. This unit can only be undertaken once students have completed all year 3 units or with permission from Course Coordinator.


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 various discipline specialists. This unit develops further management skills including, the ability to work with team members from other fields of study.


Unit name Design Project (Part:1/2)
Unit code JEE421
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Mr Nick Johnson
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Honours


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


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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

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Learning Outcomes

  • Develop the steps in the execution of an engineering-design project: a. For the given objective(s), constraints, and requirements identify the appropriate design parameters, assumptions, and alternatives; b. Apply discipline-specific technical concepts to select the appropriate design option(s) of an ocean vehicle, structure, or system; c. Apply the appropriate engineering methodology to evaluate the design options and develop the selected option into a final design; d. Critically assess the design and its execution, and recommend potential improvements, if any.
  • Establish, monitor and review your own system of time and resource management to ensure progress and maintain the integrity of the design output in a functional multi-disciplinary team;
  • Develop written and oral technical communication skills.
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

4 hours Workshops weekly

AssessmentAssignment (29%)|Assignment (29%)|Presentation (42%)
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