Courses & Units

Ship and Engine Resource Management JNE234



Engine Resource Management (ERM) was introduced by the STCW 2010 Manila amendments, to address a long felt need in the marine engineering curriculum.
Over the years the role of the operational engineer in the engine room changed substantially. The advancement in technology led to more reliable yet sophisticated equipment and plant in the engine room which subsequently resulted in reducing the number of engineer officers and crew. The new developments of material used in moving parts increased the time between overhauls and made the role of marine engineer, more an operational one than repair and maintenance. In this back drop it is important how a marine engineer utilised his available resources to the maximum in daily operations and in emergency situations.
This unit provides the operational engineer with management skills needed to harness and control the resources at hand to keep a watch safely and efficiently.
This unit meet the requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency set out by the Maritime Training Package MAR 50120, the STCW 2010 (Manila Amendments) and Table A-III/1 of the STCW code.


Unit name Ship and Engine Resource Management
Unit code JNE234
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring
Coordinator Mr Gamini Lokuketagoda
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


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


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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

  • Describe and demonstrate: Principles of Engine Room Resource Management, including- a. Allocation, assignment and prioritisation of resources b. Effective communication c. Assertiveness and leadership d. Obtaining and maintaining situational awareness e. Team working skills
  • Solve: a. common problems involving main and auxiliary machinery b. common problems involving electrical plant of the ship
  • Manage: a. efficient running of the Main and auxiliary machinery. b. emergency situations arising during operation.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
031799 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,826.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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AssessmentGroup assignment on case study on an engine room incident/accident (20%)|Engine Room Simulator Test (80%)
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