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    Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Specialisation) (Honours) [24V1]
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    Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Specialisation) (Honours) [24V1]

    University of Tasmania

    University of Tasmania


    Australia, Hobart

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    Next Intake Deadlines29-Jan-2024
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    Duration 4 year(s)
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    AUD 179,952  / total
    Next Intake 29-Jan-2024

    Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Specialisation) (Honours) [24V1]


    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.

    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.

    The Bachelor of Maritime Engineering (Specialisation) (Honours), is a distinctive Maritime Engineering degree and the only of its kind in the Southern hemisphere.

    The Australian Maritime College prepares graduates with a broad and coherent understanding of the principles underpinning maritime engineering. In addition to developing technical engineering skills and advanced knowledge in your chosen specialisation, you will also acquire professional soft skills in complex problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, and effective communication. This core knowledge is designed so that no matter where you start your career, you will be able to apply your skills and knowledge to a range of engineering professions across the globe.


    Entry Requirements

    All international students will need to meet the minimum English Language Requirements, University General Entry Requirements and any course specific requirements such as pre-requisite subjects, if applicable.

    English Language Requirements

    This degree requires an IELTS (Academic) of 6.0, with no individual band less than 5.5, or a PTE Academic score of 50, with no score lower than 42 or equivalent.

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    General Entry Requirements

    Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires the completion of qualifications equivalent to a 12th year of education in Australia.

    Please review the equivalent undergraduate entry requirements to see the minimum requirement relevant to your country. The ATAR information for this course is located in the “For Domestic Students” section of the entry requirements on this page.

    You can also meet the General Entry Requirement for this course with the following qualifications or prior studies:

    • Completion of an equivalent AQF Certificate IV or above
    • Complete or incomplete (minimum 25 credit points) of previous tertiary study at Bachelor level or higher

    If you do not meet the minimum requirements, we offer the Foundation Studies Program.

    Course Specific Requirements

    The following course specific requirements must be met to be eligible to study this degree.

    To be an eligible for an offer, you must have studies or experience equivalent to a satisfactory achievement in the following Tasmanian Senior Secondary subjects:

    • Mathematics Methods (MTM415117) or equivalent, and
    • Physical Sciences (PSC315109) or equivalent (equivalency includes CHM415115 Chemistry OR PHY415115 Physics)

    If you have not met a required pre-requisite, you will need to complete a University of Tasmania Foundation Studies Program before you start your course.

    English Program Requirements

    • All methods of meeting University of Tasmania English language requirements have a validity period of 2 years unless involving a country specific qualification as listed below.
    • Each course offered by the University of Tasmania has a minimum English language requirement for entry as listed below. Applicants must also meet the academic entry requirements for each course.
    • Applicants who qualify from a University of Tasmania program, and intend to gain professional registration to become a practitioner in Australia, may need to meet the relevant Professional Accrediting Agency's English language registration standard.
    • In exceptional circumstances or cases not covered by the categories outlined below, multiple forms of evidence may be considered on a case by case basis by the Executive Director, Student Operations in consultation with the Director, Academic Quality and Standards.
    • The University reserves the right to require that any applicant be required to undergo a test of English language.


    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.

    Naval Shipbuilding College

    $90 billion has been committed to build a strong, sustainable and innovative Australian naval shipbuilding industry to serve Australia's naval defences, protect our maritime borders and create thousands of new jobs for decades to come. The Naval Shipbuilding Plan is a national endeavour involving all states and territories and will deliver enduring, long-term benefits for Australia's naval shipbuilding industry, workforce and national economy for generations to come. Discover how you can be part of Australia's history-making Naval Shipbuilding Program and join the National Workforce Registry.

    There is international demand for qualified graduates in the following areas:
    • Ship Building
    • Alternative energy
    • Marine survey
    • Statutory bodies
    • Defence
    • Industrial process and power generation sectors.
    Postgraduate Study

    If you successfully complete this course you may also be eligible to apply for a range of other postgraduate courses including Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and Masters by coursework and research.

    Professional Recognition

    Our long-standing links with industry ensure that our courses are relevant to you as a graduate while meeting the needs of employers and the broader maritime industry. Each AMC course is informed by an Industry Advisory Committee. Membership of the advisory committee includes industry leaders, associations and past graduates.

    The BE(Spec)(Hons) is professionally accredited by Engineers Australia, with the full five year re-accreditation awarded in 2015. Each BE(Spec)(Hons) specialisation addresses the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competencies for a Professional Engineer.

    Graduates of the programme may be eligible for membership of:

    • Engineers Australia as Graduate Professional Engineer
    • As Australia's preeminent body representing engineers from all disciplines, Engineers Australia is well-equipped to promote and support engineering in all its facets. Engineers Australia accredit the institutions that mould inquisitive students into inventive professionals.

    • Royal Institution of Naval Architects
    • The Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA), is an internationally renowned professional institution whose members are involved at all levels in the design, construction, maintenance and operation of marine vessels and structures. Members of RINA are widely represented in industry, universities and colleges, and maritime organisations in over ninety countries.

    • The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology
    • As a member, you become part of the only membership body in the world for marine engineers, scientists and technologists. You belong to a global group of marine professionals across over 120 countries. Our vast and dynamic network of members continuously shares and exchanges knowledge, ensuring that expertise remains strong in the marine sector and that we stay at the forefront of technological progress.

    Fee Information

    For information regarding Fees for this course, please see International fees and charges.

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 179,952 

    How to Apply

    STEP 1: Choose and research your course

    STEP 2: Prepare your documents

    STEP 3: Lodge your application

    STEP 4: Accept your offer

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