Courses & Units

Engineering at Sea JEE485


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 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 5 days of ship-borne activities and the completion of a concise report subsequent to the voyage.


Unit name Engineering at Sea
Unit code JEE485
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Mr Paul Furness
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate an existing seagoing design using seaborne operations or full-scale trials.
  • Develop innovative solutions to an operational challenge by seeking out experience from non-engineering fields.
  • Evaluate professional gains derived from intensive team operations.
  • Implement coherent teamwork within accepted professional, ethical & safety standards.

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
031799 $1,118.00 $1,118.00 not applicable $3,115.00

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JEE246 OR JEE504


Teaching Pattern

2 x 2hr briefings, 4-5 days of onboard activities (60 hrs)

AssessmentPreliminary Report (20%)|Technical Report (30%)|Presentations (50%)
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The Voyage Booklet (released pre-voyage) MUST be read in full prior to boarding. Students are required to be familiar with the vessel’s Standing Orders (included in the booklet).


Various readings (essential and recommended) will be issued prior to, and during the voyage for project planning and activity preparation.

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