Maritime Engineering

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Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Specialisation) (Honours)

AMC is ranked #1

The AMC is ranked #1 in the International Association of Maritime Universities.

Work closely with industry

Work closely with the Australian maritime and shipbuilding industries.

Best maritime research and learning facilities

Study in the Southern Hemisphere's best maritime research and learning facilities.

Study options in this degree

A major is an area of focus in your degree. During your studies, you’ll choose an area that interests you, and then study a group of units related to that area. Find out more at What is a Major?

This specialisation focuses on the design, maintenance, and management of mechanical and mechanical-electrical systems. You’ll also learn about diverse maritime engineering topics from oil and gas exploration and extraction to submarine cabling, wind farms and wave power.

Naval Architecture focuses on the design and construction of everything from submarines and naval ships to luxury yachts, ferries, and cargo vessels. Across multiple branches of engineering, you can gain expertise in the shipping, high-speed, offshore, defence, underwater and recreational industries.

Dive into advanced studies of the ocean environment and the conditions that impact the life cycle of marine structures. Ocean Engineering focuses on the design, construction and operation of offshore, subsea and coastal structures. You will also learn about applied wave mechanics, underwater technology and offshore renewable energy concepts.

Our 2+2 Programs provide the opportunity to complete the first two years of your degree at any of our partnering institutions in Australia and New Zealand, with the final two years of your degree to be completed on campus at AMC in Launceston, Tasmania.

Further study options

For postgraduate course information, please visit Maritime Engineering

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Career opportunities

More than 15,000 jobs are expected to be created in Australia over the next 50 years. Our graduates follow successful careers in one of three specialist streams of Maritime Engineering:

  • Naval Architect
    Design the most complex machines on Earth. This includes everything from luxury yachts and submarines, to the future of autonomous shipping, to Australia’s next generation naval fleet.
  • Ocean Engineer
    Design, build, support and maintain the huge range of structures and machines that make up the maritime industry.
  • Marine and Offshore Engineer
    Design, manufacture, deploy and commission machinery and systems associated with the marine and offshore industries.

Careers relating to Marine Engineering are growing across many industries. Here are some of the top careers projected to grow in the next five years^.


Engineering Professionals

Predicted job growth to 2025


Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers

Predicted job growth to 2025


Mechanical Engineering Technician:
Future Demand

National Skills Commission - 2021 Skills Priority List (June 2021)

^ National Skills Commission five year projections from November 2020 to November 2025.