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Bachelor of Engineering (Maritime) (Honours)

Make waves in the maritime engineering industry.

Prepare to become a professional engineer in the maritime engineering industry. You’ll learn to design and manage the building of maritime vehicles, coastal engineering projects, port and harbour facilities, and offshore oil and gas installations. The first two years of the degree provide a common entry pathway to specialise in naval architecture, ocean engineering, or marine and offshore systems.

Quick Facts

Duration: 4 years full-time
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $39,000
Location: Tonsley, Australia
Prerequisites: SACE stage two specialist mathematics or mathematical methods or equivalent.
Assumed knowledge: Knowledge of SACE stage two physics or equivalent is assumed.
IELTS total:
Pearson overall score: 50
CRICOS code: 092433B
Delivery mode: On campus: Tonsley

Why study Maritime Engineering at Flinders

  • Specialise in naval architecture, ocean engineering, or marine and offshore systems
  • Access state-of-the-art experimental facilities at Flinders University and the Australian Maritime College in Launceston
  • Developed to serve the needs of the maritime engineering design, construction and related industries
  • Career opportunities available in Australia, Europe, USA, UK and Asia
  • Nationally recognised integrated work placement gives you practical industry experience

Practical experience

The degree provides you with practical experience that prepares you for the workforce.

  • Undertake practical work on-board a maritime vessel.
  • Complete a professional work placement with a maritime engineering company as part of your studies.
  • Develop practical skills in mechanics and structures, ship design, hydrostatics and fluid mechanics, thermodynamics and energy engineering.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


Potential occupations:

  • Marine engineer
  • Maritime Systems Engineer
  • Naval Architect
  • Ocean Engineer
  • Pipeline engineer (subsea)
  • Ship Design Specialist.

Potential employers include:

  • shipbuilding industry
  • high-speed ferry industry
  • marine consultancy firms
  • government – commercial shipping, transport policy and administration
  • insurance sector.

Professional accreditation/recognition

This degree is accredited by Engineers Australia at the level of professional engineer. Professional engineering courses accredited by Engineers Australia are recognised internationally under the Washington Accord. Graduates meet the academic requirements for attaining chartered professional engineering status. This course is also recognised by the Royal Institution of Naval Architects and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.