18 months
31311 AUD/year
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The Applied Science (Specialisation) program at University of Tasmania focuses on the maritime industries. Students will be able to enter the Masters following completion of the Graduate Diploma or a similar and equivalent award from another tertiary institution.

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Key Features

The Applied Science (Specialisation) program at University of Tasmania is delivered by distance and the following specialisations are available subject to student demand:

  • Shipyard Operations
  • Marine Engineering
  • Shipping Operations Management
  • Maritime Safety
  • Operations Management

The program, which incorporates a Graduate Certificate and a Graduate Diploma as entry or exit points, provides students with in-depth exposure to a broad range of technical, operational and commercial topics critical to effective and efficient maritime operations. The five specialisations enable students to select a named pathway to suit their own particular interest.

The program will set the Australian benchmark for professional development in maritime operations. The key objective is to provide graduates with a widely recognised qualification that meets the higher level training and educational needs of the sectors in, and associated with, the Australian and international marine transport industry. Graduates from the program will have the ability to not only adapt to the changing technical and commercial needs of the global shipping industry, but also take the lead where appropriate.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Marine Superintendency
  • Marine Surveying and Inspection
  • Shipyard Production Processes
  • Design of Marine Machinery Systems
  • International Maritime Policy
  • Commercial Ship Management
  • Maritime Safety
  • Management of Engineering Projects
  • Harbour Operations and Services

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

It is recommended that international students should apply at least 3 months prior and on-shore students apply no less than one month prior to the start date.


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150 alternative credits



Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Provider Code 00586B  

Students will be able to enter the program:

  • from a Bachelor Degree or equivalent in an area of maritime operations, engineering or technology;
  • from an Advanced Diploma or equivalent in an area of maritime operations related study together with extensive relevant work experience;
  • the following seafaring Certificate of Competency with relevant maritime experience:

Master (STCW Reg II/2)

Chief Mate (STCW Reg II/2)

Engineer Class 1 (STCW Reg III/2)

Engineer Class 2 (STCW Reg III/2)

  • on the basis of extensive relevant work experience and a potential to undertake work at this level as demonstrated through Recognition of Prior Learning processes in accordance with the AMC procedure 'Credit for Prior learning' and approved by the Director (NCPS).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31311 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 46967 AUD for the full programme during 18 months.

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee and is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. 


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