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Bachelor of Applied Science (Nautical Science)

University of Tasmania
Minimum 4.5 years, up to a maximum of 10 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
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Program description

This program of study is provided for students who intend to embark on a career in the maritime industry as navigating (Deck) Officers and Masters on commercial vessels. It provides the knowledge and skills required to safely manage and operate vessels.

Course content includes navigation and vessel handling, cargo and passenger transport, vessel management, marine legislation 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 and Advanced Diploma or Bachelor degree but also Certificate of Competency issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

The program is fully compliant with the training and educational requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW Convention, as amended in 2010).

Important note: Students intending to undertake units via the Hunter Maritime College location are advised to check unit availability and the 'What will I enrol in' advice below as key dates and unit availability varies by delivery location.

Course Coordinator: Neil Pereira
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Year 1 - Pre Sea Deck

Year 2 - Watchkeeper Deck

Year 3 - Chief Mate/Master

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About this institute

University of Tasmania

The University of Tasmania, in the Australian state of Tasmania, was officially founded on 1st January 1890 and is one of the oldest universities in Australia. The University of Tasmania is classed within the top two per cent of Universities...

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University of Tasmania

Churchill Avenue
7005 Sandy Bay

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