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Indicative tuition fees provided are estimates based on information available to Edith Cowan University at the time of their calculation and are presented as a guide for comparative purposes only. The fees which are ultimately applicable are subject to change. ECU makes no representations or warranties in relation to the reliability of these estimates or the methodologies used for their calculations.

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First year indicative tuition fees for 2014 undergraduate courses (domestic students)

Commonwealth supported: AUD $8,613.00
Domestic fee paying: AUD $19,000.00

There are two types of domestic tuition fees as displayed above. Read the following information to identify which indicative tuition fee amount may be applicable to you.

Commonwealth Supported Place

Under this arrangement, the Australian Government contributes towards your tuition fees and you are responsible for the remaining tuition fees, called your 'student contribution'.

You are eligible to be Commonwealth Supported if you are studying:

  • a Bachelor's degree;
  • an Associate Diploma;
  • an Honours degree; or
  • selected Commonwealth Government Supported postgraduate courses.

You must also satisfy ONE of the following criteria:

  • You are an Australian Citizen.
  • You hold a Permanent Humanitarian visa.
  • You are a New Zealand Citizen and you are living in Australia whilst studying.
  • You hold an Australian Permanent Residency visa and you are living in Australia whilst studying.

Please note that eligibility for a Commonwealth Supported rate of fees does not determine your eligibility for a Higher Education Loan Program (HELP) loan. For further details and to obtain a more comprehensive indication of tuition fees, please use the Fees Calculator.

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Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture)

Naval architects are professional engineers who design and oversee the construction and repair of marine craft and various offshore structures. This includes naval craft, passenger and cargo ships, submarines, high-speed ferries and catamarans, tugs, yachts and offshore drilling platforms.

Naval architects understand the properties of the environments in which marine craft operate and determine ways to optimise their operations to meet operational, safety and performance goals. Australia leads the world in the design and construction of high-speed aluminium craft, and naval architects are in great demand in this sector.

Naval architects are also in demand in companies that design and build leisure craft and sailing and power yachts. Many of the vessels of the Royal Australian Navy, deployed in the defence of the nation, have been built in Australian yards with considerable Australian design input. These include patrol boats, mine hunters, frigates and submarines.

This course is offered in collaboration with the Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania in Launceston, Tasmania.

This course is Commonwealth Government Supported for eligible students.

Students are required to complete practicum placement(s) as part of this course.

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Non-Standard Timetable Information (e.g. early start, weekend courses, etc)

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.

Additional Course Information

Practicum Placement
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.

Employment Opportunities

Naval architects also have career opportunities in other sectors of the marine industry including oil and gas, marine surveying and consulting.

Related careers

Naval Architect, Maritime Engineer, Submersible Vehicle Engineer, Oil and Gas Engineer, Marine Surveyor, Mechanical Engineer

Further studies

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.


This course is not available for on-campus study by students with an International student visa.

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