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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
The Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Specialisation) at University of Tasmania, 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  Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Specialisation) at University of Tasmania 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.The program aims to broaden and deepen students' understanding of maritime operations and related fields and further develop a range of technical, cognitive and behavioural skills that can be applied in a variety of maritime operations contexts. More specifically, upon completion of the program graduates will be able to:

  • identify and solve problems in maritime operations and related fields using broad-based knowledge of the fundamental principles within their chosen specialisation, their critical thinking skills, and state-of-the-art tools and technologies;
  • critically analyse and evaluate developments and issues that emerge in the field of maritime operations;

Programme Structure

Specialisation available:

  • Marine Engineering
  • Shipping Operations Management

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    We recommend that students living overseas should apply at least 3 months prior to semester start date and on-shore students apply no less than one month prior to semester start date.

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      This course may not be available to international students.

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

Students are expected to enrol initially in the Graduate Certificate. However, they will be able to enrol directly into either the Graduate Diploma or Master's program if they so chose but their entry into these two latter stages of the program will depend upon their having completed the assessment requirements of the Graduate Certificate and the Graduate Diploma respectively.Students will be able to enter the program:

  • from a Bachelor Degree or equivalent in an area of maritime operations, engineering or technology 3;
  • from an Advanced Diploma or equivalent in an area of maritime operations related study together with extensive relevant work experience;

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    28500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 28500 AUD per year and a duration of 12 months.
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