This degree is designed for individuals who want to pursue a career in the international shipping industry. Graduates will become Electro-Technical Officers on commercial vessels. It is suitable for students who complete an Australian State recognised electrical trade licence and existing seafarers wishing to upgrade their qualifications.
On completion of this course, graduates will have the knowledge and skills required to undertake Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) oral examination for Certificate of Competency as ETO.
Course content includes engineering fundamentals, marine electrical engineering, marine legislation, shipboard safety, controls systems, and management.This course is fully compliant with the education and training requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978 as amended.
Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.
Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
For information regarding Fees for this course, please see International fees and charges.
International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.
For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.
Follow this link: https://www.utas.edu.au/scholarships
The Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Electrical Engineering) is the recognised pathway to becoming an AMSA certified electro-technology officer. This degree provides additional knowledge and skills that will be of benefit to students seeking a career at sea. The degree will also equip professional engineering officers with the additional knowledge and skills that they are likely to require to take up senior shore-based professional positions such as:
- Governmental or intergovernmental regulators and organisations such as AMSA, EMSA (European Maritime Safety Agency), IMO (International Maritime Organization)
- Senior position in a shipyard
- Fleet manager in a shipping company
- Marine superintendent or safety manager in a shipping company
- Product, R&D, sales and service managers in companies supplying maritime equipment
- 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 and teaching positions
The nested Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Marine Electrical Engineering) is approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) for eligibility towards the following Certificates of Competency: Electro-technology Officer.
We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study at UTAS.
This course is only available to students with the following qualifications:
- Australian/State issued Electrical Trade Licence (or equivalent); or
- STCW Engineer Certificate of Competency / Engineer Watchkeeper or higher issued under regulation III/1 or III/2 (or equivalent).
Students from all other educational backgrounds should enquire online for advice on potential pathways to this course.
This course is only available to students with STCW Engineer Certificate of Competency / Engineer Watchkeeper or higher issued under regulation III/1 or III/2 (or equivalent).
The English language entry requirement for this course is an IELTS of 6.0 with no individual band less than 5.5
If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors, including economic hardship, serious medical condition or disability.
We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.