Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Nautical Science)

DURATION:          1.5 Years^

LOCATION:          Newnham Campus, Launceston

INTAKE:               See Course Information brochures (below) for dates

Minimum ATAR:   60

CRICOS:              077531C
 

^ Does not include qualifying sea service. Seafaring students must gain employment as a trainee marine engineer or deck officer with a shipping company in order to obtain the required qualifying sea service. Employment may be sought either before or after Year 1 studies (Year 1 is also known as pre-sea training).


About the Course

This course has been designed to facilitate entry by international students who wish to embark on a career in the international shipping industry. Graduates will become a Navigating (Deck) Officer, Master on commercial vessels. The course will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to safely operate commercial vessels.

Course content includes navigation, seamanship, cargo and passenger transport, marine legislation and shipboard safety and management. This course is fully compliant with the training and educational requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (1978 as amended). 

Deck Officer Seafarer Training Pathways

Prospective Student Course Information Brochures

Prerequisites

Prospective students must meet AMC/University of Tasmania general entry requirements (www.studentcentre.utas.edu.au/admissions/requirements.html).

Also required:

Satisfactory completion of:

  • Australian Year 12 (or equivalent) with a pass in Mathematics Applied (or equivalent) and Physics, Chemistry or a physical science subject.
  • Australian Year 10 pass in English (or equivalent)

Domestic students who do not possess the prerequisites can undertake the University Preparation Program (UPP).

International students who do not meet the prerequisites can undertake the Foundation Studies Program (FSP).

Students who have English as a second language require IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5 in each band.

Course Structure

Please read the relevant Course Information brochure (links above) for course structure information.

Further study options

On successful completion of the Advanced Diploma, students will be able to articulate into Year 3 of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Nautical Science).

Career Opportunities

A graduate can pursue a career as a Deck Officer on any type of commercial vessel of unlimited tonnage.

“I was sponsored by my company to study at AMC, because it has the best maritime training facilities in Australia and such an outstanding worldwide reputation for producing quality seafarers.”
Lindsay, Third Officer on the RSV Aurora Australis – Australia’s research and resupply vessel to the Antarctic.

 


 

AMSA Requirements for Nautical Science and Marine Engineering

Seafaring students must gain employment as a trainee marine deck or engineer officer with a shipping company in order to obtain the required qualifying sea service. Employment may be sought either before or after Year 1 studies (Year 1 is also known as pre-sea training).

Medical requirements and an eyesight test as required by AMSA will apply to seafaring students.

On completion of this degree, students will be eligible for the final assessment Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) assessment and obtain a Certificate of Competency as a Marine Engineer, Deck Officer or Master (requirements specified by the Australian Marine Orders 70 & 71. These degrees are fully compliant with the training and educational requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW Convention, as
amended in 2010).

For further information on AMSA requirements, please visit www.amsa.gov.au

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Location

Newnham Campus, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Course Costs

Please read the relevant Course Information brochure (links above) for course fees information.

Scholarships available

The University of Tasmania Scholarships Program provides students with significant financial and academic support to study at the Australian Maritime College, a specialist institute of the University of Tasmania.

For further Scholarship information, please visit the University of Tasmania Scholarships website. 

How to apply

Australian & New Zealand students - please visit the University of Tasmania Online Application page for details on how to apply.

International Students – please visit the University of Tasmania International Students Apply for Admission page.

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