Bachelor of Applied Science in Marine Engineering at University of Tasmania, Australia

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering) degree from the Australian Maritime College will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to operate and maintain systems related to onboard marine engineering.


The Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering) degree from the Australian Maritime College will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed to operate and maintain systems related to onboard marine engineering. 

With our program, you can achieve an Advanced Diploma, a Bachelor's degree, as well as an Australian Maritime Safety Authority Certificate of Competency by combining professional short courses and training at sea (AMSA).

This program will give you the practical abilities and knowledge necessary to operate on commercial vessels, preparing you for a career as a marine engineer. Knowledge of ship management, freight and passenger transportation, vessel structure and operations, marine law, marine survey, and shipboard safety will be acquired. 

With the inclusion of our nested Advanced Diploma, we also give students access to a different degree exit option, giving them the unmatched chance to begin working as an Engineer Watchkeeper after just two years of study.

Our programs also strictly follow the educational and training requirements established by the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification, and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW Convention, as amended in 2010).

What you will study

To earn the Engine Watch-keeper Certificate of Competency and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Mar Engineering) degree, cadets must complete three years of study (This is the default pathway).

Phase 1: Pre-sea training and instruction at the Newham Campus (Launceston)

Phase 2: Components of the Shipboard Operational Experience at Sea workbook.

Phase 3: Newnham Campus instruction and preparation for Engineer Watchkeepers (Launceston). 

Phase 4: Shipboard Operational Experience and Sea Time Workbooks.

Phase 5: Class 2 and 1 instruction and training at the Newnham Campus (Launceston).

Learning Outcomes

  1. Make sure that the ship's primary propulsion system is properly managed and that the ship's auxiliary systems are properly utilized.

  1. Identifying and resolving maritime engineering issues in routine operations and emergency situations by evaluating and interpreting a range of data sources to meet the needs of stakeholders.

  1. Apply management principles and the leadership skills necessary for a senior engineering officer to maintain the crew's safety and the smooth operation of a ship.

  1. Maintaining people's safety and environmental protection through professional stewardship in compliance with relevant maritime engineering ethical standards and regulatory frameworks.

Career Opportunities

The AMC Bachelor of Applied Science program is the recognized path to becoming an AMSA Certified Class 1 and 2 Marine Engineer (Marine Engineering).

Your proficiency with an in-depth understanding of the industry and your coveted skill set, both of which will be advantages when you hunt for a job at sea, will come as a result of earning this degree.

Our professional engineering graduates also possess the knowledge and skills necessary to take senior professional positions at companies with shore-based operations, such as:

  • Governmental or intergovernmental regulators and organizations

  • Technical manager

  • Marine superintendent or safety manager 

  • 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

Admission Requirements

For admission to undergraduate programs at the University of Tasmania, you must have completed the equivalent of Australia's 12th year of schooling. Please review the equivalent undergraduate entry requirements to ascertain the minimal requirement that applies to your nation. 

The ATAR information for this topic may be found under the "For Domestic Students" section of the entry requirements on this page. You can also satisfy the general admission criteria for this program with the following qualifications or prior knowledge:

  • Successfully completing an AQF Certificate IV or higher equivalent

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in completed or uncompleted tertiary studies (minimum of 25 credit points).

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS - 7.0

  • TOEFL - 72

  • PTE - 50

Tuition Fee and Scholarships

Tuition fee

Domestic Students: Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP)

International Students: The course fee is based on a full-time year of study at a rate of $35,190 AUD (100 credit points).


Each year, the university gives out more than 900 awards to students from various backgrounds, including those who have achieved academic excellence, come from low-income households, are talented athletes, are studying overseas, or have a disability.

There are numerous scholarships, bursaries, and fee reductions available for international students attending the University of Tasmania.

$77,183 per course
  • Level
  • Delivery
    Online and On Campus
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Application Fee
  • Intake
  • Language Test Score
  • Scholarship
    25% reduction in registered tuition fees