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Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering) (23R) (Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering) (23R) )

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 8 semesters
Entry level Bachelor
Cost Around $80,000 AUD (total course)

Whether you are looking to embark on a career at sea or take the next step into the maritime industry, our Bachelor of Applied Science (MarineEngineering) provides the gateway to working aboard vessels around the globe.

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).

Our program 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.

Our programs are also 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).

Structural components
Ship training
Industry partners
Internship/Workplace experience
Practical/Field work

Application procedure

Applying as an international student to study at the University of Tasmania is easy

After you've chosen your course and checked you meet the entry requirements, select the relevant link below relating to the level or type of course you are applying for, read the information, and follow the instructions to apply. We also have a handy video, below, showing you how to use the online application system, StudyLink.

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Grant opportunities

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

For information regarding Fees for this course, please see International fees and charges.

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International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.


Scholarships for domestic students

Each year, the University offers more than 900 awards to students from all walks of life, including: those who have achieved high academic results, those from low socio-economic backgrounds, students with sporting ability, students undertaking overseas study, and students with a disability.

Many of the scholarships listed below are made available through generous sponsorship from our industry partners. These scholarships are specifically for AMC students however there are many other University scholarships available for which AMC students can apply.

For information on all scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

Applications for most awards commencing in Semester 1 open at the beginning of August and close strictly on 31 October in the year prior to study.

Scholarships for international students

There are a huge range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania. For more information on these, visit the Tasmanian International Scholarships (TIS) website.

Learning outcomes

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.

Our professional engineering graduates are also qualified with 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 shipyardTechnical manager in a shipping company
  • Marine superintendent or safety manager in a shipping company
  • Product, R&D, sales and service managers in companies manufacturing marine engines and 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


We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study at UTAS.

Domestic applicants

Domestic applicants who have recently completed secondary education (in the past two years)

Applicants are ranked by ATAR and offers made based on the number of places available. In 2019, the lowest ATAR to receive an offer into this course was 82.8. The lowest ATAR to receive an offer may change from year to year based on the number of applications we receive. For 2020, you will be guaranteed a place in this course if you have an ATAR of 60 or above and meet all the other prerequisites below.

Applicants who have recently completed senior secondary studies but have not received an ATAR may still be eligible for admission. We will consider your study plan and subject results on a case-by-case basis when we assess your application.

To be eligible for an offer, you must have satisfactory achievement in the following Tasmanian Senior Secondary subjects (or equivalent):

  • General Mathematics (MTG315115); and
  • Chemistry (CHM415115) or Physics (PHY415115)

If you have not met this prerequisite, you will need to complete a UTAS foundation unit before you start your course.

All other domestic applicants

To be eligible for an offer, you must:

  • meet the University’s General Entry Requirements based on your prior studies and experience; and
  • Have prior study or experience equivalent to a satisfactory achievement in General Mathematics (MTG315115) and one of Chemistry (CHM415115) or Physics (PHY415115) at Tasmanian Senior Secondary level. If you have not met this prerequisite, you will need to complete a UTAS Foundation Unit before you start your course.

A range of admission pathways are available to students with relevant prior studies in marine engineering. These are outlined in the “Alternative entry pathways” section below.

Special consideration

If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors, including economic hardship, serious medical condition or disability.

We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.


International applicants

English Language Requirements

International applicants will be required to provide evidence of their English language ability.

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last two years must be provided.

Academic Requirements - Undergraduate

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.

We have provided a list of countries and their academic qualifications that meet the University's minimum entry requirements.

You can view the entry requirements for your desired undergraduate program by searching for your course on our course and unit handbook page. Students who do not meet the undergraduate entry requirements at the University may be eligible for the Foundation Studies Program which can be used as a pathway into an undergraduate course.

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ISCED Categories

Project management
Policy and governance
Logistics and shipping management
Marine and maritime law
Physical and chemical oceanography
Machinery and operators
Naval engineering