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The Australian Maritime College’s Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering) degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to undertake operation and maintenance associated to shipboard marine engineering systems. Our program is designed to integrate professional short courses and training at sea so that you will not only obtain a bachelor’s degree or Advanced Diploma but also a Certificate of Competency issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering) from University of Tasmania will prepare you for a career as a Marine Engineer with the practical skill and knowledge to work aboard commercial vessels. You will learn about marine engineering systems, vessel structure and operations, cargo and passenger transport, vessel management, marine legislation, marine survey and shipboard safety. We also grant access to an alternative degree exit option, with the inclusion of our nested Advanced Diploma, offering an unmatched opportunity to embark on a career as an Engineer Watchkeeper just after your first 2 years of study.


AMC’s Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering) is the recognised pathway to becoming an AMSA Certified Class 1 and 2 Marine Engineer.

Upon graduating from this degree, you will be competent with advanced industry knowledge and a sought-after skill-set which will prove to be advantages as you seek a career at sea.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    We recommend that students living overseas should apply at least 3 months prior to semester start date and on-shore students apply no less than one month prior to semester start date.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pre-sea education and training at the Newham Campus
  • Shipboard Operational Experience / Work book units
  • Engineer Watchkeeper education and training at the Newnham Campus
  • Shipboard Operational Experience / Work book units
  • Class 2 /Class 1 education and training at the Newnham Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires the completion of qualifications equivalent to the 12th year in Australia. Some courses also require the completion of pre-requisite subjects, such as Mathematics or Chemistry.

CRICOS: 077530D

Tuition Fee

  • International

    19920 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 79697 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 48 months.
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There are a huge range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania.

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