Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Electrical Engineering)




Courses Overview

What will I learn?
This degree is aimed at individuals wanting a career in the international shipping industry. Graduates will become Electro-Technical Officers on commercial vessels. It is suitable for students who complete Australian Year 12 studies (or equivalent), as well as trade personnel and existing seafarers wishing to upgrade their qualifications. On completion of the course, graduates will have the knowledge and skills required to undertake Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) oral examination for Certificate of Competency as ETO.
Course content includes engineering fundamentals, marine electrical engineering, marine legislation, shipboard safety, controls systems, and management. This course is fully compliant with the education and training requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978 as amended.
Understanding marine electrical engineering
1. Demonstrate a broad and coherent understanding of marine electrical engineering by:
1.1. Articulating and applying the electrical engineering principles and concepts to advance their understanding of the marine electrical engineering.
1.2. Recognising that marine electrical engineering is multidisciplinary.
1.3. Applying concepts (for example, from electrical, electronics, control engineering and information technology) in a holistic manner to specific issues relevant to the maritime industry.
1.4. Translating it into solutions for problems and issues associated with the maritime industry.
Knowledge of the marine electrical engineering and its systems
2. Exhibit depth and breadth of marine electrical engineering knowledge by:
2.1. Demonstrating well-developed knowledge in, electrical electronics and control systems engineering, repair and maintenance and emergency procedures to follow when taking care of wellbeing of persons on-board.
2.2. Explaining the role and significance of relevant knowledge in developing and managing marine electrical, electronic and control systems
2.3 Analyse emergency situations and organise effective response.
Career outcomes
The Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Electrical Engineering) is the recognised pathway to becoming an AMSA certified electro-technology 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
Fleet manager in a shipping company
Marine superintendent or safety manager in a shipping company
Product, R&D, sales and service managers in companies supplying maritime equipment
Surveyor in a Classification Society
Marine Surveyor with a Port State Control authority such as AMSA.


Which department am I in? Australian Maritime College (AMC)

Entry Requirement From Vietnam

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

Entry Requirement For International Student

Applicants must have a satisfactory completion of: Australian Year 12 (or equivalent) with a pass in Mathematics Applied (or equivalent); Australian Year 12 (or equivalent) Physics or Chemistry or a physical science subject; Australian Year 10 pass in English (or equivalent); Minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 60 (or equivalent). International students require IELTS of 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each band (or equivalent)

Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Trinity College - The University of Melbourne

Full Time (Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 Years)

A$30,500.00 (US$ 23,857) per year

26 February 2018, 16 July 2018

Newcastle Campus NEWCASTLE, New South Wales, 2300, NEWCASTLE, Australia

Online/Distance (Variable)

A$30,500.00 (US$ 23,857) per year

26 February 2018, 16 July 2018

Newcastle Campus NEWCASTLE, New South Wales, 2300, NEWCASTLE, Australia