Courses & Units

Special Topics in Ocean Engineering JEE492



This unit covers contemporary or advanced topics, or recent advances in different fields of ocean engineering. It provides students with a broad knowledge of the state-of-the-arts in ocean engineering. Topics may vary between unit offerings and range from:

  • Subsea systems for oil and gas production, including subsea structures, subsea pipelines and marine risers, subsea control system.
  • Methods for underwater survey, including principles of underwater acoustics, side scan sonar, multi-beam sonar.
  • Remotely operated vehicles (ROV) and autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and their applications in subsea survey and construction.
  • Offshore renewable energy systems


Unit name Special Topics in Ocean Engineering
Unit code JEE492
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

Dr Shuangshuang Fan

Teaching staff

Dr Shuangshuang Fan

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

ILO 1 Discuss the different underwater or ocean surface systems and their applications

ILO 2 Explain the technical, environmental, safety, health, and commercial issues related to the design, installation and operation of underwater or ocean surface systems

ILO 3 Analyse some simple solution methodologies related to design, installation and operation of underwater or ocean surface systems

ILO 4 Evaluate a conceptual solution to complex problems in design, installation and operation of underwater or ocean surface systems



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,826.00 031701

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Teaching Pattern

2 x 2-hr lecture weekly (13 weeks)


Conceptual Design Reports 60%, Class Test 30%, Online quizzes 10%

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