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Education & Workforce Readiness

The University of Tasmania partners with industry, government and the Department of Defence to provide educational pathways to support every level of Defence workforce development. Our campuses across the State and in New South Wales provide opportunities ranging from PhD candidates working directly to support the development of Defence R&D, to students of the ARC Research Training Centre in Naval Design and Manufacturing and including alternate academic pathways at both Associate Degree and Bachelor level such as work integrated learning options and industry supported VET training in conjunction with TAFE Tasmania.

Higher Degree Research

  • National Centre for Maritime Engineering & Hydrodynamics
  • School of Engineering and ICT
  • Australian Research Centre for Separation Science


  • Master of Maritime Engineering
  • Master of Business Administration (Maritime & Logistics Management)
  • Master of Business Administration (Maritime Technology Management)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) including 2+2  option with Flinders Uni, Edith Cowan Uni & Auckland University of Technology
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Electrical Engineering)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Maritime Technology Management)
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineer Class 1)
  • Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineer Class 3)
  • Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Engineroom Watchkeeper)


  • Pacific Patrol Boat Training
  • RAN Advanced Navigation Course – large ship maneurvering and tug handing
  • Lifeboat training for large naval auxiliary vessels
  • Internships & Work Integrated Learning programs for BMT, Secro Defence Industries
  • Pathway Programs, flexible delivery, recognition of prior learning, blended learning and accelerated learning programs
  • VET training: Cert II to Cert IV Maritime Operations (AMSA & NSCV approved).