Bachelor of Engineering (Ocean Engineering) @ UTAS

Bachelor of Engineering (Ocean Engineering)

This degree is specifically designed for students wanting to enter the oil and gas industries, especially offshore environments. Employment for successful graduates is available in other areas such as Marine Consultancy and Ocean Research.





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

The degree was designed in consultation with the relevant industries to provide high quality graduates with the required skill sets. It’s the only degree of its kind in Australia! You may find yourself designing safe underwater pipelines for oil rigs!

A very strong practical component is core to this degree, allowing students to have a high level of industry experience before they even start work. Some practical experience includes time at sea on the AMC’s various ships, such as the MV Bluefin. Special focus is given to engineering in very deep water.

In the final year of the degree, a strong focus is given to research based learning, with several units being mostly or entirely research focused. This allows students to further develop vital workplace skills.

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, Subsea Engineering, Design of Offshore Systems, Structural Analysis, Costal Engineering, Research Projects I and II, and Systems Design Project I and II.

Majors available: A choice of Marine Aquaculture or Ocean and Subsea Structures, in addition to compulsory major in Maritime Engineering and a minor in 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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