Graduate Certificate in Maritime Engineering (GCertMarEng)

Program Code

Program Faculty
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology

Academic Year

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (


Programs in maritime engineering offer students the opportunity to further develop and enhance their skills and expertise in this field. Courses from a number of other leading universities throughout Australia are also included. Maritime engineering programs are structured so that students can complete the degree in steps. This approach provides the opportunity to complete the Graduate Certificate, then Graduate Diploma and finally the Master Degree.

The Graduate Certificate in Maritime Engineering is an AQF Level 8 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 0.5 years.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the natural and physical sciences, and mathematical and computer sciences, which underpin the maritime engineering domain.
  2. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge of the systems, technologies and design philosophies used and investigated worldwide in the maritime engineering domain for ships and submarines.
  3. Exercise professional judgement, founded on a systems engineering approach, applicable to each of the life cycle phases of maritime assets, ships and submarines and naval infrastructures.
  4. Contribute proactively to the work of engineering teams, both as a team member and a team leader, and maintain respectful, constructive and diverse team environments to enable the seaworthiness demonstration of maritime assets with the successful integration of systems from a naval architecture perspective.
  5. Plan and manage resources using systematic methodologies to create solutions to complex engineering problems.
  6. Think critically and independently, apply logic and exercise judgement in a selected domain of expertise relevant to maritime engineering, such as naval architect, ship/boat systems or transverse specialist to create fit for purpose, safe to operate and sustainable outcomes.
  7. Apply in-depth knowledge of the principles and methods of research in the nominated field of specialisation to devise innovative engineering solutions.
  8. Employ highly-developed oral and written communication skills to communicate complex information and present persuasive arguments.


Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program. 

Academic Program Rules for Graduate Certificate in Maritime Engineering

There shall be a Graduate Certificate in Maritime Engineering.

Qualification Requirements

To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Maritime Engineering, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following requirements with a combined total of not less than 12 units comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 9 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 3 units

Core Courses