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.

2017 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 75.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Diploma or above
Bonus points: Yes

Admission information setsFlinders University | Bachelor of Engineering Honours specialisations

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

Course overview

The Bachelor of Engineering (Maritime) (Honours) will prepare you to become a professional engineer in the maritime engineering industry.

You’ll learn to design and manage the building of maritime vehicles, coastal engineering projects, port and harbour facilities, and offshore oil and gas installations.

The first two years of the degree provide a common entry pathway to specialise in naval architecture, ocean engineering, or marine and offshore systems.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

What is Maritime Engineering?

Maritime engineering 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 Maritime Engineering at Flinders?

  • Specialise in naval architecture, ocean  engineering, or marine and offshore systems.
  • Access state-of-the-art experimental facilities at Flinders University and the Australian Maritime College in Launceston.
  • This course has been developed to serve the needs of the maritime engineering design, construction and related industries.
  • Career opportunities are available in Australia, Europe, USA, UK and Asia.
  • This course is recognised internationally 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 (Maritime) (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, creative writing, innovation and enterprise, and sports performance coaching. 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: 234591
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2018: $9,352

International students
CRICOS code: 092433B
Mid year entry: No
Applications: How to apply 
Annual fees: 2018: $32,200
2019: $34,500



  • 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 5MB)

International students

International course guides