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Y22 Bachelor of Engineering (Marine and Offshore Systems)

Marine and Offshore Systems engineers are involved with the design, manufacture, deployment and commissioning of systems associated with the marine and offshore oil and gas industries.  This course is suited to students interested in the large scale mechanical and electro-mechanical systems used in the oil and gas industries, such as fuel-injected turbocharged engines, large gas turbine generators, or oil and gas rigs.  Graduates of this course will have the opportunity to work in areas such as engineering alternative marine power systems, or improving crude oil extraction to reduce emissions while maximising yield.


Marine and Offshore Systems engineers have strong employment opportunities in many sectors of industry including oil and gas, ship building, alternative energy, marine survey, defence, industrial process, power generation, and consulting. Graduates can also apply for any suitable position open to mechanical engineers.


This course is offered in collaboration with the Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania in Launceston, Tasmania.  The first two years of the course are delivered at ECU's Joondalup Campus.  The final two years are delivered at the Australian Maritime College in Launceston and students will need to relocate to Launceston for this portion of the course.



Students whose performance over the four years of the course is of a high standard may be awarded the Bachelor of Engineering with Honours degree.



During the course, students will be required to undertake a minimum of 12 weeks relevant industry work experience. This will normally be undertaken during a vacation period.



This course will be reviewed by Engineers Australia in the second half of 2012, and it is expected that it will receive provisional accreditation shortly thereafter.


Standard University admission requirements apply.


Satisfactory performance in WACE Mathematics 3C/3D or Mathematics Specialist 3C/3D or equivalent.

WACE Physics 3A/3B, or equivalent is desirable.
Students who have completed a TAFE Diploma or its equivalent in an allied engineering field may be admitted to this course with advanced standing.


Note: Students who have not passed WACE Physics 3A/3B or equivalent will be required to complete a bridging unit during the first year of their studies.

Students who have not completed Mathematics: Specialist 3C/3D are strongly encouraged to attend the 5-day Mathematics Bridging Programme offered in the week before the start of each semester.

This course is available on Joondalup Campus.

Years 1 and 2 are provided at the Joondalup campus. Years 3 and 4 of this course are provided at the Australian Maritime College, University of Tasmania, in Launceston, Tasmania.
This course is available by Full-time, or Part-time mode.
This course is available in the following mode of delivery - On-campus.

This course is offered in collaboration with the Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania in Launceston, Tasmania. Students will need to relocate to Launceston for the second two years of the course.


In general, all units in the first two years of the course must be completed successfully before transfer to AMC can be approved.

ENS1154 Introduction to Engineering 15
ENS1162 Electrical Engineering 1A 15
ENM1102 Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design 15
MAT1236 Calculus 1 15
ENS1101 Engineering Mechanics * 15
ENS1115 Materials and Manufacturing 1 15
CSP1150 Programming Principles 15
MAT1163 Linear Algebra 15
* Students who have not passed WACE Physics 3A/3B (or equivalent) must complete the bridging unit SCP1132 Introduction to Physics before they can enrol in ENS1101 Engineering Mechanics.
ENM3218 Fluid Mechanics 15
ENM2104 Instrumentation and Measurement 15
ENS2102 Hydrostatics 15
MAT2437 Differential Equations 15
ENS2113 Engineering Dynamics 15
ENS2160 Thermodynamics 15
ENS1253 Electrical Engineering 1B 15
ENS4543 Engineering Management 15
Years 3 and 4 of this course are provided by the University of Tasmania (Australian Maritime College) in Launceston, Tasmania. For details of the following units please consult the AMC handbook which can be found online at:
The following core units will be taken at the AMC
JEE311: Integrated Processes and Production Systems
JEE326: Instrumentation and Process Control
JEE344: Applied Control Engineering
JEE350: Finite Element Analysis and Vibration
JEE418: Research Project 1
JEE419: Research Project 2
JEE458: Design of Marine Machinery Systems
JEE483: Maritime Engineering Design
JEE486: Marine Electrical Powering and Systems
JEE487: Systems Design Project 1
JEE488: Systems Design Project 2
To complete the BEng(Marine and Offshore Systems) students are required to choose a specialisation in Marine Systems or Offshore Systems. Each specialisation requires 5 units to be chosen from the following list in consultation with the Course Coordinator. The elective units available may depend on the specialisation chosen.
JEE245: Offshore Science and Engineering
JEE307: Offshore Operations
JEE332: Structural Analysis
JEE333: Ship Resistance and Propulsion
JEE403: Design of Offshore Systems
Elective 1
Elective 2
Elective 3
To complete the BEng(Marine and Offshore. Systems) students must also complete a period of 12 weeks of approved work experience as a practicum before graduating.
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2012 VET: 15/03/2012