Courses & Units

Advanced Marine Engineering (Motor) JNE316




This unit provides students with the knowledge and skills to plan, manage and carry out engineering
operations, maintenance, and repairs on main propulsion diesel engines and related ancillary
systems on commercial vessels. This includes the design, operational principles, construction, safety,
statutory requirements, trouble shooting, testing and measurements, repairs and maintenance to
enable safe and efficient operation of large2-stroke slow speed and 4-stroke medium speed
propulsion systems as a management level engineer. It also includes liaison with internal and
external stakeholders.
This unit meets the requirements for knowledge, understanding and proficiency set out by the
Maritime Training Package MAR60120, the STCW 2010 (Manila Amendments) and Table A-III/2 of
the STCW code


Unit name Advanced Marine Engineering (Motor)
Unit code JNE316
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Seafaring
Coordinator Mr Nawarathne (Channa) Nawarathne
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 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 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Examine methods of diesel engine component construction and assembly and justify the usage of components.
  • Analyse crankshaft deflection data and justify conclusions made from this analysis.
  • Evaluate and contrast methods of fuel injection, lubrication, cooling, turbocharging, starting, reversing and emission control, for diesel engines.
  • Analyse common diesel engine combustion faults, including the usage of diagnostic equipment, and evaluate scavenging and pressure charging faults to operational and design parameters.
  • Assess causes of uptake and scavenge fires, starting airline and crankcase explosions, and analyse methods to avoid or minimise thesesituations.
  • Evaluate recent developments that have taken place in the design and construction of large marine diesel engines. Assess the advantages offered bythese developments in terms of economy, efficiency and environmental protection.
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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2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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JNE242 Operational Marine Engineering (Motor)


AssessmentMidterm Test (15%)|Final Examination (60%)|Marine exhaust emissions Lab Practicals (5%)|Marine Class Survey Assignment (20%)
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