Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) (Honours)

Fast facts

Course type: Honours
Course length: 4 years
Location: On campus at Flinders University and the University of Tasmania

The first two years of this award are undertaken at Flinders University and the third and fourth years are undertaken at the Australian Maritime College, a part of the University of Tasmania. The award is conferred by the University of Tasmania.

2016 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 75.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Diploma or above
Bonus points: Yes

International students:
FISC Foundation: 6.4, A Levels: 8, IB Diploma: 25, Gao Kao: Tier Two
English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) (Honours) was developed to serve the needs of the Australian ship design, construction and related industries by providing professional engineers specifically educated in the field.

The course prepares students for careers in the shipbuilding industry, high-speed ferry industry, and marine consultancy firms, and in government - in areas of commercial shipping, transport policy and administration.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

What is Naval Architecture?

Naval architecture focuses on the design, construction and maintenance of maritime vessels such as ships, submarines, yachts and high-speed vessels.

This includes research, design, development, design evaluation and calculations during all stages of the life of a marine vehicle.

Why study Naval Architecture at Flinders?

The Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) (Honours) at Flinders:

  • has been developed to serve the needs of the Australian ship design, construction and related industries
  • prepares you for a career in the shipbuilding industry, high-speed ferry industry, marine consultancy firms, or in government
  • is accredited by Engineers Australia and is recognised by the Royal Institute of Naval Architects and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.

Professional Recognition/Membership

This program is fully accredited by Engineers Australia at the level of professional engineer. 

Professional engineering courses accredited by Engineers Australia are recognised internationally under the Washington Accord.

Graduates meet the academic requirements for attaining chartered professional engineering status.

This course is also recognised by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST).

Career Opportunities

What can I do with my Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) (Honours) degree?

Combine with the Bachelor of Letters

The Bachelor of Letters is available to all students studying a degree at Flinders and is available in languages, English and creative writing. It enables you to follow your interests and aspirations and enhance your career prospects by undertaking a second area of study in addition to your primary degree. You will graduate with two qualifications, expanding your employment opportunities.

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: 224881
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth-supported

2016: $8,912

International students
CRICOS code: 083447D
Mid year entry: No
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees:

2016: $28,700

2017: $30,700



  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information:  How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Further study options

Course brochures

Domestic students

Engineering and design (PDF 4MB)

International students

eBrochure: Undergraduate international prospectus



Related links

Engineer Your Life

School of Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics  

Engineers Australia

Technology Industry Association

Royal Institution of Naval Architecture

Further information

Discipline of Mechanical Engineering