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Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Electrical Engineering)

University of Tasmania
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
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Program description

Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Electrical Engineering)

This degree is designed for individuals who want to pursue a career in the international shipping industry. Graduates will become Electro-Technical Officers on commercial vessels. It is suitable for students who complete an Australian State recognised electrical trade licence and existing seafarers wishing to upgrade their qualifications.

On completion of this 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 Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978 as amended.

Admission requirements

International applicants

This course is only available to students with STCW Engineer Certificate of Competency / Engineer Watchkeeper or higher issued under regulation III/1 or III/2 (or equivalent).

The English language entry requirement for this course is an IELTS of 6.0 with no individual band less than 5.5

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website

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Program content

Year 1

  • Engineering Design and Presentation
  • Shipboard Operations (Engine)
  • Marine Mathematics I

At Sea Units (Work Integrated Learning)

  • Shipboard Operational Experience (ETO)

Year 2

  • Marine Mathematics II
  • Electrical Electronics and Control Systems
  • Advanced Marine Electrical Engineering
  • Advanced Marine Control and Automation
  • Operational Marine Engineering (General)
  • Operational Marine Engineering (Motor)
  • Advanced Electro-technology

Year 3

  • Electronics/Electrical Project
  • Marine Superintendency
  • Introduction to Maritime Engineering Design
  • Marine Electrical Powering & Systems
  • Analytical Methods for Decision-Making

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding marine electrical engineering
  • Knowledge of the marine electrical engineering and its systems
  • Inquiry and problem solving
  • Communication
  • Personal and professional responsibility

Career opportunities

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
  • Work in Marine insurance companies
  • Maritime Education and Training, research and teaching positions

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University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

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Private Bag 51
TAS 7001 Hobart

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