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Maritime Engineering

Take on ground-breaking industry projects with the Master of Maritime Engineering.

If you're a professional engineer with a 4-year bachelor’s degree in any engineering discipline, this program will change the course of your career.

You'll study a wide range of subjects relevant to the development and procurement of maritime engineering systems. Specialisations include Maritime Design, Naval Engineering, and Maritime Technology Management. Each of these programs are aimed at engineering professionals already in the workforce, but with limited exposure to the maritime engineering sector.

Our specialist coursework is designed by experienced maritime engineers and researchers. Delivered through interactive online study resources, this course provides a flexible learning mode for students who wish to continue working while studying. Some units are also available for on-campus study.

Course Options

Graduate Diploma of Maritime Engineering (Technology Management)

1 year min, 3 years max
Launceston, Online CRICOS 077140G

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Graduate Diploma in Maritime Engineering (Naval Engineering)

1 year min, 3 years max
Launceston, Online CRICOS 077987D

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Master of Engineering (Maritime Design)

2 years min, 5 years max
Launceston CRICOS 080512B

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Master of Maritime Engineering (Technology Management)

1.5 years min, 4 years max
Launceston, Online CRICOS 077141F

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Master of Maritime Engineering (Naval Engineering)

1.5 years min, 4 years max
Launceston, Online CRICOS 077986E

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Study at Australia’s national institute for maritime education, training and research, ranked #1 globally in the latest International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) benchmarks.^

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

We have the Southern Hemisphere’s most advanced maritime research and learning facilities.

Study options

Naval Engineering

Advance your engineering career with the technical skills to work in naval-related sectors. This specialisation builds on your existing skillset to improve the design and performance of naval vessels. You'll graduate with an understanding of maritime engineering systems and the technical design abilities required undertake naval projects.

Also, see Graduate Certificate in Maritime Engineering (Naval Engineering)

Maritime Design

Progress your career into specialist areas of maritime engineering including naval architecture, fluid mechanics and marine and offshore systems. Your studies will combine learning that is specific to the design and construction of vessels with advanced studies in management, project planning and research. You'll graduate with an understanding of complex marine environments and the ability to lead engineering projects in the maritime industry.

Technology Management

Technology is creating new challenges and opportunities in the maritime industry. This specialisation combines studies in maritime engineering with technology management, giving you the expertise to manage complex projects in the industry. Your studies will cover maritime engineering topics including ship design, propulsion systems, and associated auxiliary machinery.

Also, see Graduate Certificate in Maritime Engineering (Technology Management)

Course breakdown


Graduate Certificate in Maritime Engineering

6 Months

  • Three Core Units
  • One Degree Elective


Graduate Diploma of Maritime Engineering

1 Year

  • Six Core Units
  • Two Degree Elective


Master of Maritime Engineering

1.5 years / 2 Years

  • Six Core Units
  • Four Dissertation Units
  • Two Degree Elective

Career outcomes

Sammar Abbas

Master of Maritime Engineering (Technology Management) Alumnus

“I proudly work for ASC as Life Cycle Engineer. ASC is Australia’s established sovereign naval shipbuilding and submarine platform company and an integral part of Australia’s sovereign naval industrial capability. AMC’s Online learning mode of study provided me every opportunity to grasp the knowledge and complete my degree at my own pace whilst managing work and family in parallel”.

The Australian Maritime College is the most experienced maritime institute in Australia. Your learning will be informed by research that is shaping the future of the Maritime industry.

More than 15,000 jobs are expected to be created in Australia as part of the continuous Naval Shipbuilding Program. Australian Maritime College graduates secure employment in advanced technical and management roles in maritime engineering. All programs lead to greater employment and higher degree study opportunities through industry-relevant research projects.

Study Experiences

Blue Cooperative Research Centre

The Blue Economy CRC brings together expertise in the seafood, marine renewable energy and offshore marine engineering sectors to deliver innovative solutions that will transform the way we use our oceans. This initiative supports a research community of 50 PhD students and 50 postdoctoral research fellows, including from AMC, with partner organisations nationally and internationally.

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Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses. You'll find the requirements on our individual course pages. These can be accessed from Course Options, which is located at the top of this page.

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.