The Graduate Certificate in Maritime Archaeology is an 18-unit program which is part of the Graduate Program in Maritime Archaeology offered by the College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. It is only available part time.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification from an approved tertiary institution. Under exceptional circumstances and subject to specific conditions, the Faculty Board may admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
The course introduces students to contemporary theory and practice in maritime archaeology and underwater cultural heritage management.
The Graduate Certificate in Maritime Archaeology provides students with a basic knowledge and understanding of the place and role of maritime archaeology in the interpretation of maritime sub-cultures as well as cultures in the wider context, and an introduction to the history of the practice of maritime and underwater archaeology.
On completion of the course, graduates will be able to:
- demonstrate a sound knowledge of the history and practice of maritime and underwater archaeology
- understand the nature of underwater cultural heritage management practice and theory, and be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate it in a maritime archaeology context
- review, synthesise and analyse major issues in maritime archaeology and underwater culture heritage and conservation
- communicate maritime archaeology and heritage issues appropriately to a range of audiences
- undertake their work as independent professional archaeologists or cultural heritage managers in an ethical manner.
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Maritime Archaeology a student must complete 18 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study:
Core - Year 1 topics
ARCH8157 Methods in Underwater Archaeology (4.5 units)
Option - Year 1 topics
Select 13.5 units as a program of study approved by the course coordinator for the relevant maritime archaeology program from:
ARCH8150 Maritime Archaeology in Australia (4.5 units)
ARCH8151 History, Theory and Issues in Maritime and Underwater Archaeology GE (4.5 units)
ARCH8152 Maritime Archaeological Field School (4.5 units)
ARCH8153 The Archaeology of Submerged Landscapes (4.5 units)
ARCH8155 Seafaring in the Ancient World GE (4.5 units)
ARCH8159 Maritime Archaeology Practicum (4.5 units)
ARCH8160 Ships and Seafaring in the Indian Ocean GE (4.5 units)
OR any other topic approved by the course coordinator for the relevant maritime archaeology program.