Bachelor of Engineering (Marine and Offshore Engineering) @ UTAS

Bachelor of Engineering (Marine and Offshore Engineering)

The Bachelor of Engineering (Marine and Offshore Systems) is a specialist degree allowing students to study engineering specifically within the marine environment. Specifically, students specialise in either Offshore Systems or Marine Systems.





Degree Length

4 years full-time



Degree Structure

8 reversed major units (4 introductory + 2 intermediate + 2 advanced) + 8 major units (2 introductory + 2 intermediate + 2 advanced) + 4 minor units (2 introductory + 2 intermediate) + 8 additional advanced units + four student electives (can be from any area of the University, provided you meet the unit level requirements) = 32 units




AMC Launceston campus

Particular focus is given to power generation methods and power systems. A compulsory major in Maritime Engineering is taken, along with a minor in Design and Mathematics.

The first years of the degree establish a foundation of knowledge to be expanded upon in later years. Training in practical areas reinforcing the theoretical knowledge introduced in lectures and tutorials is provided in the AMC’s state of the art laboratories and aboard one of the AMC training ships, the MV Bluefin.

In the final year of the degree, a focus on research is introduced, preparing students for the workplace. Employment can be found in many varied areas, from oil and natural gas platforms everywhere from the Arafura sea to the frozen Bering Strait,  to aboard research ships in Antarctica, or in labs designing ships home in Australia or overseas.

Core units: Mathematics I, Electrical Fundamentals, Materials Technology, Design and Computer Aided Drafting, Programming and Problem Solving for Engineers, Dynamics, Mathematics II, Mechanics of Solids, Calculus of Several Variables, Hydrostatics, Fluid Mechanics and Finite Element Analysis and Vibration, Research Projects parts I and II, Systems Design Project I and II, Intergrated Process and Production Systems, Applied Control Engineering, maritime Engineering Design, Marine Electrical Powering and Systems.

Majors available: A choice of major between Marine Systems or Offshore systems, in addition to the compulsory Maritime Engineering, and Design and Mathematics.

Course Requirements

2011 Minimum ATAR




2012 Minimum ATAR




Entry Requirements

Completion of year 12 at a satisfactory standard, including Maths Methods or higher, as well as science subjects, such as Physics or Chemistry.


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