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Maritime Engineering

Learn from highly qualified engineers in the Southern Hemisphere’s most advanced collection of maritime facilities.

The Australian Maritime College delivers a specialist engineering program that will guide you towards a thriving career in the maritime industry.  Your studies will focus on one of three maritime industry specialisations: Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering, or Marine and Offshore Engineering.

Your education will include access to world-class training and research facilities. You will benefit from AMC’s industry connections and experience, providing you with a competitive edge as a graduate.

Course Options

Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Specialisation) with Honours

Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 Years
Launceston CRICOS 095524G

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Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Specialisation) with Honours (Cooperative)

Minimum 5 Years, up to a maximum of 11 Years
Launceston

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Study in Australia’s national institute for maritime education, training and research, ranked #1 globally.

We are the strategic education partner for Australia’s Naval Shipbuilding plan, with close links to the Australian maritime and shipbuilding industry.

We have the southern hemisphere’s most advanced maritime research and learning facilities.

Pathways

At the University of Tasmania, we’ll help you get the skills you need to pursue a degree. We offer a wide range of preparatory and pathway programs, as well as short foundation programs, to assist in the transition to university.

Learn more about our pathways

Study options

Naval Architecture

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.

Ocean Engineering

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.

Marine and Offshore Engineering

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.

Course breakdown

Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Specialisation) with Honours

Specialisation Units (75 credit points)

You will complete six (6) units that focus on your chosen specialisation.

Core Units (300 credit points)

You will complete twenty-four (24) core units that will cover engineering topics, which are common across all majors.

Elective Units (25 credit points)

These units will broaden your learning experience and complement your major area of study with other discipline-specific studies. You may choose from any units offered from the College of Sciences and Engineering, or other areas of the University that are available as electives.

Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4 (honours)
8 Core units
(100 credit points)
8 Core units
(100 credit points)
4 major units
(50 credit points)
2 major units
(50 credit points)
  3 Core units
(50 credit points)
5 Core units
(50 credit points)
   Choose 1 elective 
(50 credit points)
Choose 1 elective 
(50 credit points)
Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Specialisation) with Honours (Cooperative) 

The AMC also offers you this 5-year course which allows you to combine your studies with between 15 and 18 months of practical experience in your chosen specialisation. Working under the supervision of professional engineers, this gives you experience in your chosen career and valuable industry experience. You will alternate between full-time study and periods of full-time paid work experience.

Major Units (75 credit points)

You will complete eight units that focus on your chosen specialisation.

Core Units (300 credit points)

You will complete eight core units that will cover engineering topics, which are common across all majors.

Elective Units (25 credit points)

These units will broaden your learning experience and complement your major area of study with other discipline-specific studies. You may choose from any units offered from the College of Sciences and Engineering, or other areas of the University that are available as electives.

Engineering Professional Practice

Combine your studies with between 15 and 18 months of practical experience in your chosen specialisation. Working under the supervision of professional engineers, you will alternate periods of full-time study with periods of full-time paid work experience.

Year 1 (Introductory)Year 2 (Intermediate)Year 3 (Advanced)Year 4 (Honours)Year 5
8 Core units
(100 credit points)
Engineering Professional Practice (summer) Engineering Professional Practice (summer) Engineering Professional Practice (summer) Engineering Professional Practice (summer)
  8 Core units
(100 credit points)
Engineering Professional Practice (Semester 1) 2 major units
(25 credit points)
2 major units
(25 credit points)
   1 Core unit 
(12.5 credit points)
2 core units
(25 credit points)
5 Core units (62.2)
   2 major units
(50 credit points)
Engineering Professional Practice (Semester 2) Choose 1 elective
(12.5 credit points)
   Choose 1 elective
(12.5 credit points)
 

Career outcomes

AMC alumnus took part in the history-making Five Deeps Expedition

“One of the best and most unique parts of my degree was having access to the facilities at the AMC and getting practical experience using the model test basin, towing tanks and cavitation tunnel during projects” – AMC alumnus Tim Macdonald

Read more about Tim's story

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.

Study Experiences

Bluefin: Maritime Engineering

Often described as a degree highlight, this experience gives students the chance to undertake a series of hands-on projects at sea. Take a five-day voyage on our 35-metre training vessel. You’ll engage in marine operations and discover issues unique to the deep-sea environment.

Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses and are available on each individual course page, which you can access from Course Options. We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Credit for prior learning

The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition for Prior Learning.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.