Courses & Units

Marine Superintendency JND612


This unit develops the student's knowledge of the roles and responsibilities of the Marine Superintendent and the management skills that are required for ensuring that the maintenance of all shipboard machinery and equipment is carried out to standards specified by national and international certifying authorities. It covers the management of documentation, reports and other data regarding ship mechanical and electrical equipment, the development of documented processes, procedures and safety instructions, the reporting of audit and inspection findings and the management of employees involved in the marine superintendency process


Unit name Marine Superintendency
Unit code JND612
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring and Maritime Operations
Coordinator Doctor Mohan Anantharaman
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse the roles and responsibilities of the Marine Superintendent in the challenging marine work environment
  • Explain the commercial and legal aspects of vessel operation with respect to operation and maintenance
  • Evaluate methods of monitoring vessel performance to provide appropriate advice, to ship’s Master and ship Managers, to achieve optimum efficiency and economy
  • Develop vessel inspection and Dry-docking documentation to ensure Statutory and Class requirements are met.
  • Create a budget and manage inventory control for efficient vessel operation and maintenance.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
not applicable

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Teaching Pattern

This is a distance unit. The entire contents will be available to the student of day 1 of the semester.

AssessmentEngagement Quiz|Assignment 1 ; report relating to the role and responsibilities of a Marine superintendent in modern shipping business, focusing on the commercial market competition and stringent international legislation (15%)|Assignment 2: Procedure involved in taking over a vessel. (35%)|Assignment 3 : A report relating to the role and responsibilities of a Marine superintendent in the modern shipping business, focusing on the dry docking and major repairs related to big vessels. (50%)
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