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This unit equips students with an understanding of the design features, operation and operational characteristics of the prime movers used on board a variety of vessels. Students apply this knowledge to obtaining effective engineering design solutions for marine propulsion systems, so that they can meet their functional purposes within national and international statutory and regulatory frameworks.

Summary 2020

Unit name Marine Propulsion Systems
Unit code JEE500
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics

A/Prof Norman Lawrence

Teaching staff

A/Prof NormanLawrence

Mr Mike Hook

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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About Census Dates



  • Bachelor of Engineering Degree


Teaching Pattern

Fully online in Launceston/ 6 x 4-hour seminars in Sydney


Design Project 50%, Assignment 25%, Class test 12.5%, Online discussions 12.5%

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