Bachelor of Engineering (Maritime Electronics)

Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 4 years
Location: On campus

Three years of the award will be undertaken at Flinders University. Students will also spend one year at the Australian Maritime College (AMC), Tasmania. The award will be conferred by Flinders University.

2012 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): No offer made
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Diploma or above
Bonus points: Science and Maths, SEAS, RISAS

International students: Entry and English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Engineering (Maritime Electronics) focuses on the applications of electronics and computer systems in ships, submarines and other maritime vessels.

Drawing on the collaboration between Flinders University and the Australian Maritime College (part of the University of Tasmania) it is designed to address a substantial opportunity in South Australia and strongly supported by industry. Students spend time in both Adelaide and Tasmania.

The course is designed to provide students with:

  • a strong foundation in both the theoreticaland practical aspects of engineering, particularly those relevant to the development of maritime and naval electronics solutions
  • an awareness of social, economic and environmental aspects of maritime electronic systems engineering.

On completion, graduates will be able to use their professional skills and knowledge in the systematic development of engineered solutions relating to maritime electronic engineering solutions.

What will I study? 

Refer to the program of study.

What is Maritime Electronics?

Maritime electronics is the application of electronics in the maritime industry, be that naval, commercial or recreational. Electronic engineers working on ships, submarines, offshore platforms and other maritime locations have to have a strong understanding of the differences in deploying devices in these environments. In addition, although used on land, there is a greater focus on some forms of device at sea such as battery, sonar, surveillance and navigation technologies and electronics capable of being used in harsh or extreme conditions.

South Australia represents an estimated 40% of Australia's electronics industry. With the release of the Australian Government's defence white paper outlining substantial increases to defence capabilities including substantial naval capability, and the Government's decision to build the new Air Warfare Destroyers and possibly the new Future Submarines in South Australia, there is a strong requirement for specialist maritime electronics engineers.

Why study Maritime Electronics at Flinders?

  • All our Engineering awards have been designed in close collaboration with industry in order to meet future development needs. Students gain specialist knowledge in key areas and an integrated tool kit of skills that will enable them to meet the technical criteria required by industry and to engage professionally with on-going technical developments.
  • The first year of this award is similar to the first year of our other Engineering awards allowing students to transfer between awards with minimal loss of time. For students without the necessary prerequisites, the Bachelor of Engineering Science award provides a pathway into this award.

  • Our research has an interdisciplinary nature, and we enjoy close collaborations with local hospitals, particularly the Flinders Medical Centre, a large teaching hospital with an internationally-respected medical school, which is situated on the same campus. These collaborations provide the foundation for success of many of our research projects.
  • We have an international reputation for our teaching, student support programs/services and research.

Professional recognition/membership

This program meets the requirements for accreditation by Engineers Australia and is recognised internationally.

Graduates will meet the academic requirements for attaining Chartered Professional Engineering status.

Accreditation of any new Engineering course occurs in the first year it is offered. Such accreditation is provisional until the course produces its first graduates.

Career opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Engineering (Maritime Electronics) degree?  

Entry requirements

Prerequisites: SACE Stage 2 Specialist Mathematics, Mathematical Methods, Mathematical Studies or equivalent. Knowledge of SACE Stage 2 Physics or equivalent is assumed.

International students are expected to have completed senior secondary mathematical methods/mathematical studies or equivalent. Knowledge of senior secondary physics is assumed.

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code:224101
Mid year entry:No
Applications:SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported


International students
CRICOS code:069015A
Mid year entry:No
Applications:How to apply 
Annual fees:

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Note: Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Course brochures

Domestic students
Engineering (PDF 1MB)

International students
eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus


Related links

Engineer Your Life

School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics  

Engineers Australia

Technology Industry Association