Master of Maritime Engineering New

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 Master of Maritime 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 Maritime Engineering.

  • Delivered in collaboration with ASC
  • Take courses taught by our research-active staff and industry experts
  • Hone your expertise through a Submarine or Surface Ships specialisation

Entry Requirements

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Domestic applicants

SATAC Code 3CM277
Deferment Yes - 2 year
Intake

February and July

Selection Criteria
Graduate entry

Higher Education Study

A 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.


Fees and Scholarships

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Domestic applicants

Indicative annual tuition fees
Commonwealth-supported place: $8,945

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Scholarships

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

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Careers

Potential careers

Graduates of this program have gone on to careers in:

Marine Engineer;  Naval Ship Engineer;  Defence Engineer;  Engineer;  Systems Engineer

Degree Structure

To qualify for the degree of Master of Maritime Engineering, students must satisfactorily complete a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 36 units comprising:

  • Core courses to the value of 9 units
  • Research Project to the value of 12 units
  • Elective courses to the value of 15 units

Areas of Specialisation

This program supports two areas of specialisation - one focused on submarines and one focused on surface ships.

Example Study Plan

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses, students must complete courses to the value of 9 units. All courses are 3 units unless stated otherwise.

Submarine specialisation
All of the following courses must be completed: MECH ENG 7042 Introduction to Submarine Design
MECH ENG 7046 Submarine Design
MECH ENG 7056 Systems Engineering 1
Surface ships specialisation
All of the following courses must be completed: MECH ENG 7048 Introduction to Naval Ship Engineering
MECH ENG 7056 Systems Engineering 1
MECH ENG 7065 Naval Ship Engineering
Research Project

To satisfy the requirements for Research Project, students must complete courses to the value of 12 units.

All of the following courses must be completed:

MECH ENG 7049A Marine Engineering Research Project A (0 units)
MECH ENG 7049B Marine Engineering Research Project B (12 units)

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Last updated: Thursday, 29 Feb 2024