Maritime Engineering

Maritime engineers are involved in designing, testing, and improving machinery and equipment at sea.

About Maritime Engineering

The Associate in engineering (Maritime) degree program prepares students for employment in a wide range of maritime related industries, including the offshore industry, shipyards, classification societies, and ship design consultancies.

Graduates will typically be employed as a maritime engineering technician in offshore companies, naval architecture consultancies, special equipment suppliers, design offices, and classification societies.

Graduates with an Associate degree in Engineering (Maritime) can continue their education to get their Bachelor’s in Engineering in Ocean Engineering, Naval Architecture or Marine and Offshore Engineering.

Discipline-specific subject areas in Maritime Engineering (click on table to enlarge).
Maritime discipline specific units

Course Overview

The Associate in engineering (Maritime) degree program prepares students for employment in a wide range of maritime related industries, including the offshore industry, shipyards, classification societies, and ship design consultancies.

Graduates will typically be employed as a maritime engineering technician in offshore companies, naval architecture consultancies, special equipment suppliers, design offices, and classification societies.

Graduates with an Associate degree in Engineering (Maritime) can continue their education to get their Bachelor’s in Engineering in Ocean Engineering, Naval Architecture or Marine and Offshore Engineering.

 

 

Planning your course

The  Associate Degree in Engineering has two foundation units, six core subjects common to all disciplines, and eight discipline-specific subjects (see Table).  Depending on what level of mathematics and physical sciences you have completed you will be directed to different foundation maths and science options.  If you have completed TAFE qualifications, or if you have engineering work experience, you may be able to apply for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL).

Your Associate Degree in Maritime Engineering course will look like:

EPRA Course structure

You will be only be asked to enrol in one or both of the preparation units if you have not completed year 12 maths or physical science subjects (or do not have equivalent knowledge).

 

 

 

 

A typical Associate Degree in Maritime Engineering Course.

There is flexibility in the choice of discipline specific subjects to cater for your interests.

This is a typical Associate Degree in Maritime Engineering (click to enlarge):

Maritime core snip

Maritime discipline snip

 

When choosing your subjects please be aware that not all subjects are offered fin distance mode. You may be able to choose a blended delivery by attending laboratory or workshops at a nearby TAFE college while enrolled in a University subject, for example.

Details of delivery mode and available dates can be found for each subject by clicking the ‘see more’ field for each unit.

NOTE THAT THE SUBMISSION OF A COURSE DOES NOT GUARANTEE ACCEPTANCE BY THE UNIVERSITY OF YOUR CHOICE, OR THE AVAILABILITY OF PARTICULAR SUBJECTS.

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Testimonials by Peter Doe

The Engineering Pathways for Regional Australia (EPRA) Program provides a unique opportunity for anyone interested in a career in engineering. There is no comparable program that allows students to select units from a range of universities and TAFE/VET institutions across Australia and map out a course to suit their location and experience

Peter Doe

About EPRA

A consortium of regional HE and VET providers will partner to create a Learning Platform for Engineering which aims to provide access to engineering pathways, to expand curriculum choice and coverage. It reduces individual campus delivery costs and cross-institutional barriers and improves the availability of engineers and associated para-professionals for regional resource and manufacturing economies.

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