Graduate Certificate in Marine Engineering Mid-Year Entry

Degree Type Graduate Certificate
Duration 6 months (part-time equiv.
SATAC Code 3GC085
CRICOS 097602E

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 our 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.

  • Entry Requirements

    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:

    Domestic applicants

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    SATAC Code 3GC085
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Intake February and July.
    Enquiries Future Students team

    Selection Criteria
    Graduate entry

    Additional Entry Requirements
    Specialisation 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.
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 3GC085

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    CRICOS 097602E
    Intake February
    Selection Criteria
    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 Requirements
    More Information
    Prerequisites
    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 Requirements
    Specialisation courses are available in alternate years.

    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

    Choose your applicant type to view the relevant fees and scholarships information for this program.
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    Domestic applicants

    Not a domestic applicant?

    Tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $4,825 for 12 units

    International applicants

    Not an international applicant?

    Tuition fees International student place: $22,000 for 12 units

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

    Find a Scholarship.

  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    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 Attributes

    The objective of this program is to produce graduates with specific attributes as outlined in University of Adelaide Graduate Attributes.
    1. Deep discipline knowledge
    2. Critical thinking and problem solving
    3. Teamwork and communication skills
    4. Career and leadership readiness
    5. Intercultural and ethical competency
    6. Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Potential careers

    Defence Engineer, Engineer, Marine Engineer, Naval Ship Engineer, Systems Engineer

  • Degree Structure

    The graduate certificate is a 12-unit program with students undertaking 9 units of core courses and one elective course.

    Midyear entry candidates, please note: not all courses are available in semester two so the program must be undertaken part-time.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

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  • Further Information

    Please direct enquiries to the Ask Adelaide
    Phone: +61 8 8313 5208 (toll free 1800 061 459)

    The annual Open Day and Information Night events provide an excellent opportunity to see our campus, meet with academics, and discuss your study options.

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Last updated: Sunday, 26 Apr 2020