Master of Marine Engineering Mid-Year Entry
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 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 new Master of Marine Engineering is flexible, and delivered in collaboration with ASC, Australia's builder and sustainer of the Navy's fleet of Collins Class submarines. During this program 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 and study paths.
Industry-sponsored students will also gain practical experience through workplace projects.
This degree is delivered in steps. Exit paths will be available after six and 12 months of full-time study, at which points you’ll receive a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering.
Dual Master of Marine Engineering with ENSTA Bretagne
The University of Adelaide also offers a premium dual 1.5 year Master of Marine Engineering program with ENSTA Bretagne in France. Students spend one semester in Brest, France, one semester in Adelaide and a third semester in a jointly-supervised industry internship. The new dual program feeds directly into the defence engineering skills base available to South Australia and France. Graduates receive two internationally-recognised qualifications—a Master of Marine Engineering from the University of Adelaide and a Master of Science in Marine Engineering, Surface Ships and Submarines from ENSTA Bretagne.
Intending students should consult with the Faculty if you are interested in finding out more about this exciting new program.
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 2021 Academic Year, the University will continue to offer high-quality access to the learning resources remotely for most programs. 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. Please refer to the COVID-19 FAQ page for a list of programs where in-person attendance is required.
Choose your applicant type to view the relevant admissions information for this program.
I am a:
SATAC Code 3CM208 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: 3CM208
CRICOS 073672M 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
Tertiary Qualifications Relevant Honours degree or equivalent plus two years relevant work experience, or Graduate Diploma in Marine Engineering.
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: $8,115
Indicative annual tuition fees (24 units) International student place: $46,000
These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.
Graduates have secured advanced technical and management roles in 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, Mechanical Engineer
The master's degree is a 36-unit program. Students will complete 9 units of core courses and 15 units of electives and a 12-unit research project. At least 21 units of study must be taken from courses taught by the University of Adelaide.
The availability of all courses is conditional on the availability of staff, facilities and sufficient enrolments.
Academic Program Rules
The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.
Areas of SpecialisationThe Masters degree in Marine Engineering supports two areas of specialisation:
- surface ships
Example Study Plan
Core Courses (Submarine specialisation)
If chosen, students must complete all of the following:
Core Courses (Surface Ships specialisation)
If chosen, students must complete all of the following:
Students must complete all of the following:
Students must complete five courses from the following:
- APP MTH 7075 Fluid Mechanics
- CHEM ENG 7047 Composite & Multiphase Polymers
- COMP SCI 7076 Distributed Systems
- ELEC ENG 7015 Adaptive Signal Processing
- ELEC ENG 7033 Principles of RF Engineering
- ELEC ENG 7046 Power Quality & Fault Diagnostics
- ELEC ENG 7049 Power Electronics Systems
- ELEC ENG 7055 Antennas & Propagation
- ELEC ENG 7069 Electric Energy Systems
- ELEC ENG 7082 Principles of Control Systems
- MECH ENG 7020 Materials Selection & Failure Analysis
- MECH ENG 7021 Combustion Technology & Emissions Control
- MECH ENG 7023 Fracture Mechanics
- MECH ENG 7024 Robotics M
- MECH ENG 7025 Topics in Welded Structures
- MECH ENG 7026 Advanced Topics in Fluid Mechanics
- MECH ENG 7027 Engineering Acoustics
- MECH ENG 7028 Advanced PID Control
- MECH ENG 7029 Air conditioning
- MECH ENG 7030 Advanced Vibrations
- MECH ENG 7034 Advanced Digital Control
- MECH ENG 7043 Stresses in Plates & Shells
- MECH ENG 7044 Biomechanical Engineering
- MECH ENG 7045 CFD for Engineering Applications
- MECH ENG 7047 Dynamics & Control II
- MECH ENG 7050 Sustainability & the Environment
- MECH ENG 7053 Aerospace Propulsion
- MECH ENG 7059 Finite Element Analysis of Structures
- MECH ENG 7061 Corrosion: Principles & Prevention
- MECH ENG 7062 Aircraft Design
- MECH ENG 7063 Advanced Topics in Aerospace Engineering
- MECH ENG 7066 Aeronautical Engineering
- MECH ENG 7067 Advanced Mechanics of Materials
- MECH ENG 7068 Applied Aerodynamics
- MECH ENG 7070 Heat Transfer & Thermodynamics
- MECH ENG 7071 Mechatronics II
- MECH ENG 7072 Micro-Controller Programming
- MECH ENG 7073 Space Vehicle Design
- MECH ENG 7075 Sustainable Thermal Technologies
- MECH ENG 7076 Renewable Fluid Power Technology
- MECH ENG 7077 Submarine Naval Architecture Maritime Engineering
- MECH ENG 7078 Shipbuilding Programs for Industry and Defence Managers
- MECH ENG 7111 Acoustics and Vibrations PG
Other electives may be chosen from another University listed here:
Australian Maritime College:
- Design of Marine Machinery Systems (3 units)
- Marine Propulsion Systems (3 units)
- Ship Design (3 units)
- Principles of Naval Architecture (3 units)
- Physical and Acoustical Oceanography (3 units)
- Marine Acoustics (3 units)
- Risk and Technology Decisions (3 units)*
- Electromagnetic Compatibility (3 units)
- Satellite Communications (3 units)
Study plans are available on the Faculty of Engineering, Computer and Mathematical Sciences website.
Assessment includes coursework, project work and examinations.
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Last updated: Thursday, 28 Jan 2021