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
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 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

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Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the different underwater or ocean surface systems and their applications.
  • Explain the technical, environmental, safety, health, and commercial issues. related to the design, installation and operation of underwater or ocean surface systems.
  • Analyse some simple solution methodologies related to design, installation and operation of underwater or ocean surface systems.
  • Evaluate a conceptual solution to complex problems in design, installation and operation of underwater or ocean surface systems.
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 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,826.00

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Teaching Pattern

2 x 2-hr lecture weekly (13 weeks)

AssessmentTest or quiz (10%)|Test or quiz (30%)|Report (30%)|Offshore Renewable Energy Project (30%)
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