Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering
Secure your future in the defence sector
South Australia has a world-class maritime industry base and the sector is growing rapidly. We’re currently witnessing a time of multi-billion dollar spending on submarines and surface ships.
The University of Adelaide is South Australia’s leading university in defence, and partnered with industry both locally and internationally. Whether you’re looking to upskill or change careers, we’ll help match your professional goals to industry objectives.
What will you do?
Our marine engineering programs are structured so students can complete qualifications in steps. This approach lets you complete a Graduate Certificate in Marine Engineering after six months, the Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering after 12 and a Master of Marine Engineering after 18. You will:
- develop and enhance prior expertise
- build highly sought after knowledge and practical skills
- take core courses intensively, allowing you to complete Submarine Design, Naval Ship Engineering and Systems Engineering within six months
- choose from a wide range of specialist electives.
Industry-sponsored students will also gain practical experience through workplace projects.
This program is delivered in collaboration with ASC, Australia's builder and sustainer of the Navy's fleet of Collins Class submarines.
Note: consult the program coordinator before you enrol to check whether particular courses or projects will be available.
To hear from our Course Coordinator and a Dual Master of Marine Engineering student, watch the video.
For those who are based in Adelaide, we will be offering a blended delivery mode that combines face-to-face with remote learning in as many courses as possible, taking into consideration social distancing and hygiene. All lectures will continue to be delivered online for the remainder of the year, with some exceptions.
For our students who are studying offshore for the remainder of the 2020 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely. This includes all lectures, tutorials and other support material. Students will be advised in advance if there are course components that cannot be provided in remote mode and, wherever possible, offered alternative courses.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3GD099 Deferment Yes - 2 year Intake February and July. Enquiries Future Students teamGraduate entry
Additional Entry RequirementsSpecialisation courses are available in alternate years. Higher Education Study Completed Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) program.
Applicants without an honours degree in engineering must provide evidence of formal qualifications and professional work experience, providing equivalent learning outcomes.SATAC Code: 3GD099
CRICOS 097603D Intake February and July
English Language Requirements
Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide IELTS Overall 6.5 Reading 6 Listening 6 Speaking 6 Writing 6 TOEFL Overall 79 Reading 13 Listening 13 Speaking 18 Writing 21 Pearson Overall 58 Reading 50 Listening 50 Speaking 50 Writing 50 C1 Advanced Overall 176 Reading 169 Listening 169 Speaking 169 Writing 169 Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
Academic Entry RequirementsMore Information
International Qualifications Bachelor of Engineering (Honours). Applicants without an honours degree in engineering must provide evidence of formal qualificatons and professional work experience providing equivalent learning outcomes.
Additional Entry RequirementsSpecialisation courses are available in alternate years.
Fees and Scholarships
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
I am a:
Indicative annual tuition feesCommonwealth-supported place: $9,325
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $42,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Advanced technical and management roles in the field of marine engineering.
The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.
Graduate AttributesThe objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
- Deep discipline knowledge
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Teamwork and communication skills
- Career and leadership readiness
- Intercultural and ethical competency
- Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
Defence Engineer, Engineer, Marine Engineer, Maritime Engineer, Naval Ship Engineer, Systems Engineer
The Graduate Diploma is a 24-unit program including 9 units of core courses and 15 units of electives. Students must ensure that at least 18 units of study must be taken from courses taught by the University of Adelaide.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Example Study PlanStudy plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.
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Phone: +61 8 8313 5208 (toll free 1800 061 459)
The University of Adelaide is committed to regular reviews of the courses and programs it offers to students. The University of Adelaide therefore reserves the right to discontinue or vary programs and courses without notice. Please read the important information contained in the disclaimer.
Last updated: Friday, 9 Aug 2019