The Bachelor of Engineering (Maritime) (Honours) has been developed to serve the needs of the Australian maritime industries by providing professional engineers specifically educated in the field. The collaboration between Flinders University and the AMC makes use of the strengths of the two institutions including the AMC's uniquely maritime focus and its wide variety of specialist facilities to produce graduates with a strong "hands on" approach to complement their theoretical studies. Graduates of this award will ensure that Australia stays at the forefront of worldwide maritime technology.
The course prepares students for careers in one of three areas:
- Marine and Offshore Engineering - the selection, deployment and commissioning of machinery, machinery systems and operational systems for merchant and naval vessels plus offshore floating and fixed vessels/structures. Building on core fundamental engineering units, this degree specialises in associated mechanical and mechanical-electrical power generation, machinery and operational systems.
- Naval Architecture - the shipbuilding industry, high-speed ferry industry, marine consultancy firms and in government in areas of commercial shipping, transport policy and administration and in the insurance sector. A particular focus of the award for South Australian entrants will be on the developing naval industry in Adelaide.
- Ocean Engineering - the design, construction, installation and management of offshore fixed, floating, subsea and coastal structures. The degree integrates a core set of fundamental engineering units which focus on wave mechanics, hydrodynamics, structural mechanics and dynamics of offshore and subsea structures and coastal technologies.
On completion of the Bachelor of Engineering (Marine and Offshore Engineering) (Honours), the Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) (Honours) or the Bachelor of Engineering (Ocean Engineering)(Honours) students will be eligible for professional membership of Engineers Australia.