Courses & Units

Special Topics in Ocean Engineering JEE492


This unit covers contemporary topics and recent advances in different fields of ocean engineering. It provides students with a broad knowledge of the state-of-the-art in ocean engineering with a focus on subsea systems and offshore topside facilities. Topics covered range from subsea and ocean surface systems for offshore oil and gas production and renewable energy systems including topside production facilities, subsea pipelines and marine risers, subsea control systems, underwater technologies such as remotely operated vehicles (ROV) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and their applications in subsea survey, inspection, construction, and installation. Students will learn the engineering principles that are required to conceptualise, design, construct, and present an offshore energy system that fulfills real-world requirements.


Unit name Special Topics in Ocean Engineering
Unit code JEE492
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Coordinator Doctor Nagi Abdussamie
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


International students
Domestic 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

  • Discuss different offshore and subsea systems and their applications in sustainable offshore developments
  • Appraise factors that influence the design and safe operation of offshore and subsea systems
  • Apply solution methodologies related to the design and safe operation of offshore and subsea systems
  • Evaluate a conceptual solution to complex problems of offshore and subsea systems

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

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Teaching Pattern

2 x 2-hr lecture weekly (13 weeks)

AssessmentOnline Quiz (10%)|Class Test (30%)|Conceptual Design Report 1 (30%)|Conceptual Design Report 2 (30%)
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