Phasing out course - prior to 31 December 2014

The  Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) requires four years of full-time study (or the equivalent part-time) and is offered as part of a collaborative agreement between Flinders University and the University of Tasmania. 

The first two years of the award will be undertaken at Flinders University.  Students will then transfer to the Australian Maritime College in Launceston (part of the University of Tasmania) for two years to complete their award. 

The award will be conferred by the University of Tasmania.

Admission requirements

The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.

Successful completion of any of SACE Stage 2 (Year 12) Specialist Mathematics, Mathematical Studies or Mathematical Methods with a minimum grade of C- or better (or equivalent) is normally required for entry to the Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture). Knowledge of SACE Stage 2 (Year 12) Physics is assumed.

This course may involve practical work on board a maritime vessel.  It is an Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) requirement that students undertake a medical assessment and have a valid Elements of Shipboard Safety (ESS) Certificate prior to going to sea.  This certificate will be arranged during the first year of study.

Course aims

The Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) 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 collaboration between Flinders University and the AMC makes use of the strengths of the two institutions including the AMC's uniquely maritime focus and its wide variety of specialist facilities to produce graduates with a strong "hands on" approach to complement their theoretical studies. Graduates of this award will ensure that Australia stays at the forefront of worldwide high-speed vessel technology.

Learning outcomes

The course prepares students for careers in the shipbuilding industry, high-speed ferry industry, marine consultancy firms and in government in areas of commercial shipping, transport policy and administration and in insurance sector. A particular focus of the award for South Australian entrants will be on the developing naval industry in Adelaide.

Program of study

To qualify for The Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) a student must complete 144 units (72 units at Flinders) with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.

Subject to passing all first and second year topics, students are guaranteed transfer to the University of Tasmania to complete the remaining two years of their program. Any requests for transfer under different circumstances will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.

Core - Year 1 topics

36 units comprising:

 ENGR1201  Electronics (4.5 Units)
 ENGR1401  Professional Skills (4.5 units)
 ENGR1711  Engineering Design (4.5 units)
 MATH1121  Mathematics 1A (4.5 units)
 ENGR1722  Engineering Physics and Materials  (4.5 units)
 COMP1102  Computer Programming 1 (4.5 units)
 MATH1122  Mathematics 1B (4.5 units)
 ENGR1732  Engineering Mechanics (4.5 units)

Core - Year 2 topics

36 units comprising:

 ENGR2703 Mechanical Practice Certificate (0 units)
 ENGR2771 Dynamics (4.5 units)
 ENGR2711 Engineering Mathematics (4.5 units)
 ENGR2741 Mechanics and Structures (4.5 units)
 ENGR2751 Fluid Mechanics (4.5 units)
 ENGR3781 Elements of Shipboard Safety (ESS) Certificate (0 units)
 ENGR3712 Thermodynamics and Energy Systems (4.5 units)
 ENGR2776 Hydrostatics (4.5 units)
 ENGR2766 Ship Design and Construction (4.5 units)
 ENGR2722 Analysis of Engineering Systems (4.5 units)

Year 3 and 4

Students will take Third and Fourth Year at the Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania and will follow the program of study outlined on the University of Tasmania website.

Combined degrees

The Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecturel) may also be studied in a combined degrees program with any Bachelor degree in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.