Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) @ UTAS

Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture)

The Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) is a degree for those that want to build big ships! This degree may either be undertaken wholly at the AMC, or the first two years may be studied at Flinders University in South Australia, with the final 2 years studied at the AMC.





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 and Flinders University

South Australia is well known for its ship building industry, most of Australia’s navy is built there! The industry is also growing, as the Federal government plans to construct 12 new submarines there. Other career options include designing high speed ferries, marine consultancy and State or Federal government. Wherever you study it, the degree will be awarded by the University of Tasmania.

This degree was specifically designed to meet industry requirements, so graduates will be well placed to find employment in the industry.

The initial years of the degree provide a foundation in the mathematics and physical sciences required to specialise at high levels, including the largely research focused final year of the degree.

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, Finite Element Analysis and Vibration, Structural Analysis, Hydrodynamics, Advanced Ship Structures, Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics, Research Project I and II, Ocean Vehicle Design Project I and II.

Majors available: A choice of Ship and Underwater Vehicles or Yachts and Small Craft, in addition to 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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