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Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering)

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

Course details

CRICOS course code: 077530D

Level of study: Undergraduate


This program of study is provided for students who intend to embark on a career in the maritime industry as Marine Engineer Officers on commercial vessels. It provides the knowledge and skills required to safely manage, facilitate, and undertake operation and maintenance linked to the shipboard marine engineering systems. Course content includes marine engineering and systems, vessel structure and operations, cargo and passenger transport, vessel management, marine legislation, marine survey and shipboard safety. The program is designed to integrate with professional short courses and training at sea so that successful students will not only obtain an Bachelors' degree in Marine Engineering but also an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) Certificate of Competency.

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate a broad and coherent knowledge of marine engineering by:

Applying a diverse array of scientific concepts to safely operate and maintain the main propulsion system in a commercial ship.
Determining the appropriate role of auxiliary and shipboard systems in multiple contexts to ensure the safe operation of a commercial ship.

2. Critically analyse and solve marine engineering related problems by:

Analysing, interpreting and evaluating a range of available data sources in standard- operational and emergency related scenarios on a commercial ship.
Implementing regulatory appropriate responses which enable the continued safe operation of a commercial ship.

3. Practice effective leadership in marine engineering by:

Establishing how various management theories can be applied in common marine engineering roles.
Exhibiting communication, collaboration and decision making which enable safe operation of a commercial ship.

4. Demonstrate personal and professional stewardship through:

Locating and adhering to regulatory frameworks relevant to marine engineering in the international shipping industry.
Performing all tasks in an ethical manner where the safety of persons and protection of the natural environment are of the greatest importance.

Career outcomes

The Bachelor of Applied Science Marine Engineering is the recognised pathway to becoming an AMSA certified marine engineering officer. This degree provides additional knowledge and skills that will be of benefit to students seeking a career at sea. The degree will also equip professional engineering officers with the additional knowledge and skills that they are likely to require to take up senior shore-based professional positions such as:

Governmental or intergovernmental regulators and organisations such as AMSA, EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency), IMO (International Maritime Organization)
Senior position in a shipyard
Technical manager in a shipping company
Marine superintendent or safety manager in a shipping company
Product, R&D, sales and service managers in companies manufacturing marine engines and equipment
Surveyor in a Classification Society
Marine Surveyor with a Port State Control authority such as AMSA
Work in Marine insurance companies
Maritime Education and Training, research and teaching positions

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Key Information

Tuition Fees (AUD$): 32,603 Per Year Read moreFee indicates per Unit
Start date: Expected July 2023
Study mode: Full time
Duration: 4 Years

Launceston Campus

Newnham Drive, Newnham
Launceston Tasmania 7250
Tuition Fees (AUD$): 32,603 Per Year Read moreFee indicates per Unit
Study mode: Self study / online (without attendance)
Duration: 4 Years

University of Tasmania

Hobart Campus
Churchill Avenue Hobart Tasmania 7005

Entry criteria

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

Most of our undergraduate programs have the following English language requirements.

IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5)

TOEFL (iBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19)

PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42

UTAS Access-English Level 6 - 60% (no individual score less than 55%)

Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade

Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade

Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade

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University of Tasmania
Hobart Campus
Churchill Avenue Hobart Tasmania 7005