The Graduate Diploma in Maritime Archaeology is a 36-unit program which is part of the Graduate Program in Maritime Archaeology offered by the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law. It articulates with the Graduate Certificate in Maritime Archaeology and the Master of Maritime Archaeology.
Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification majoring in archaeology from an approved tertiary institution, or have completed the Graduate Certificate in Maritime Archaeology and have at least two years' relevant work experience.
The course aims to meet the needs of graduates in archaeology and related disciplines who wish to specialise in maritime archaeology.
The course is designed to provide students with a theoretical and methodological grounding in maritime archaeology and underwater cultural heritage management, an understanding and appreciation of the place and role of maritime archaeology in the interpretation of maritime sub-cultures as well as cultures in the wider context, and to allow students to understand the history of the practice of maritime and underwater archaeology.
- have developed a thorough theoretical and methodological grounding in maritime archaeology and underwater cultural heritage management
- understand the history of the practice of maritime and underwater archaeology
- have developed basic skills in maritime archaeology fieldwork and have developed an understanding of the range of specialist skills used in the field of maritime archaeology.
Students with significant prior studies in Maritime Archaeology may be granted up to 18 units of credit.
Program of study
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Maritime Archaeology a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study:
Core - Year 1 topics
ARCH8152 Maritime Archaeological Field School (4.5 units)
ARCH8157 Methods in Underwater Archaeology (4.5 units)
Option- Year 1 topics
Select 27 units as a program of study approved by the coordinator of the Graduate Program in Maritime Archaeology from:
ARCH8150 Maritime Archaeology in Australia (4.5 units)
ARCH8151 Coastal and Underwater Archaeology (4.5 units)
ARCH8153 Issues in Maritime and Underwater Archaeology (4.5 units)
ARCH8154 Underwater Cultural Heritage: Legislation, Management and Interpretation (4.5 units)
ARCH8155 Global Perspectives in Maritime Archaeology (4.5 units)
ARCH8156 Advanced Maritime Archaeology Fieldwork Practicum (4.5 units)
ARCH8158 Ships: Research, Recording and Reconstruction (4.5 units)
ARCH8159 Maritime Archaeology Fieldwork Practicum (4.5 units)
ARCH8160 Ships and Seafaring in the Indian Ocean GE (4.5 units)
Up to 4.5 units can be chosen from the following non-Maritime Archaeology electives:
ARCH8015 Research Funding and Ethics in Archaeology and Heritage (4.5 units)
ARCH8020 Research Methods in Archaeology (4.5 units)
ARCH8021 Introduction to Professional Archaeology (4.5 units)
ARCH8402 The Museum (4.5 units)
ARCH8808 Introductory Archaeological Geophysics (4.5 units)
OR any other topic approved by the coordinator of the Graduate Program in Maritime Archaeology.