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Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Specialisation)

University of Tasmania
1 year
Full time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Online / Distance
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Program description

Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Specialisation)

The Australian Maritime College Master of Applied Science degree program focuses on the maritime industries. The program is delivered by distance and the following specialisations are available subject to student demand:

  • Shipyard Operations (not on offer in 2019)
  • Marine Engineering
  • Shipping Operations Management
  • Maritime Safety (not on offer in 2019)
  • Operations Management (not on offer in 2019)

The program, which incorporates a Graduate Certificate and a Graduate Diploma as entry or exit points, provides students with in-depth exposure to a broad range of technical, operational and commercial topics critical to effective and efficient maritime operations. The five specialisations enable students to select a named pathway to suit their own particular interest.

Course objectives

The program will set the Australian benchmark for professional development in maritime operations. The key objective is to provide graduates with a widely recognised qualification that meets the higher level training and educational needs of the sectors in, and associated with, theAustralian and international marine transport industry. Graduates from the program will have the ability to not only adapt to the changing technical and commercial needs of the global shipping industry, but also take the lead where appropriate.

The program aims to broaden and deepen students' understanding of maritime operations and related fields and further develop a range of technical, cognitive and behavioural skills that can be applied in a variety of maritime operations contexts. More specifically, upon completion of the program graduates will be able to:

  • Identify and solve problems in maritime operations and related fields using broad-based knowledge of the fundamental principles within their chosen specialisation, their critical thinking skills, and state-of-the-art tools and technologies;
  • Critically analyse and evaluate developments and issues that emerge in the field of maritime perations;
  • Be able to function autonomously as well as an effective member of a management team and have the ability to adapt to the changing technical and operational needs of the global shipping industry; and
  • Pursue lifelong learning and continuing professional development as they progress in their chosen career.

Admission requirements

Students are expected to enrol initially in the Graduate Certificate. However, they will be able to enrol directly into either the Graduate Diploma or Master's program if they so chose but their entry into these two latter stages of the program will depend upon their having completed the assessment requirements of the Graduate Certificate and the Graduate Diploma respectively.

Students will be able to enter the program:

  • From a Bachelor Degree or equivalent in an area of maritime operations, engineering or technology 3;
  • From an Advanced Diploma or equivalent in an area of maritime operations related study together with extensive relevant work experience;
  • The following seafaring Certificate of Competency with relevant maritime experience:
    • Master (STCW Reg II/2)
    • Chief Mate (STCW Reg II/2)
    • Engineer Class 1 (STCW Reg III/2)
    • Engineer Class 2 (STCW Reg III/2)
  • On the basis of extensive relevant work experience and a potential to undertake work at this level as demonstrated through Recognition of Prior Learning processes in accordance with the AMC procedure 'Credit for Prior learning' and approved by the Director (NCPS).

Students will be able to enter the Graduate Diploma following completion of the Graduate Certificate or a similar and equivalent award from another tertiary institution.

Students will be able to enter the Masters following completion of the Graduate Diploma or a similar and equivalent award from another tertiary institution.

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Program content

Marine Engineering

  • Marine Superintendency
  • Marine Surveying and Inspection
  • Shipyard Production Processes
  • Design of Marine Machinery Systems

Shipping Operations Management

  • Commercial Ship Management
  • Marine Superintendency
  • Maritime Safety
  • Harbour Operations and Services

Scholarships & funding

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

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University of Tasmania

University of Tasmania

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TAS 7001 Hobart

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