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Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) Honours

Course code Y54

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

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.

Applicants from South West WA will be able to study only the first year (up to eight foundation units) of this degree at ECU's Bunbury Campus, which may include attending a short set of lab sessions at Joondalup Campus by the end of each semester. After completing these eight units, Bunbury students will need to attend ECU's Joondalup Campus to complete the rest of their course. This option is only available for domestic students living in the South West region of WA.

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Entry requirements

82 Indicative ATAR

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

Y54

Fees

Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee AUD $9,400

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Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

JO ML BU OL
Full-time
Part-time
JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online

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Entry requirements

ECU admission and English language requirements apply.

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Course code

Y54

Fees

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Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Availability & Campus

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

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Course Entry

Admission requirements you'll need to meet for this course.

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Applications for this course are not accepted through ECU's Experience Based Entry Scheme.

Course Details

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Semester availability

Semester 1: Study full-time at Joondalup, South West

Semester 1: Study part-time at Joondalup, South West

Semester 2: Study full-time at Joondalup, South West

Semester 2: Study part-time at Joondalup, South West

Semester availability

This course is not offered on-campus or online to international students.

Course Structure

Students are required to complete 32 units (16 units are AMC units) and a 12-week approved practicum.

Year 1 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS1154Introduction to Engineering15
ENS1162Electrical Engineering 1A15
ENM1102Engineering Drawing and Computer Aided Design15
MAT1250Mathematics 115
Year 1 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS1101Engineering Mechanics15
ENS1115Materials and Manufacturing 115
ENS1253Electrical Engineering 1B15
MAT1251Mathematics 215
Year 2 - Semester 1
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS5170Engineering Systems15
ENS2102Hydrostatics15
ENM3218Fluid Mechanics15
CSP2151Programming Fundamentals15
Year 2 - Semester 2
Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ENS2113Engineering Dynamics15
ENS2160Thermodynamics15
ENS2103Ship Design and Production15
ENS3190Mechanics of Solids15

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

Years 3 and 4

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 UTAS handbook which can be found online at: http://courses.utas.edu.au

AMC Core Units

JEE329: Seakeeping and Manoeuvering

JEE332: Structural Analysis

JEE333: Resistance and Propulsion

JEE337: Hydrodynamics

JEE350: Finite Element Analysis

JEE416: Advanced Ship Structures

JEE418: Research Project 1

JEE419: Research Project 2

JEE421: Design Project 1

JEE422: Design Project 2

JEE480: Applied Computational Fluid Dynamics

JEE358: Bluefin: Maritime Engineering

AMC Specialisation Units

To complete the course, students are required to choose a specialisation in Ship and Underwater Vehicles or in Yacht and Small Craft. Each specialisation requires 4 units to be chosen in consultation with the AMC Course Coordinator. The elective units available may depend on the specialisation chosen.

JEE335: Applied Ship Design (Ship)

JEE353: Applied Ship Design (Yacht and Small Craft)

JEE354: Underwater Vehicle Technology

JEE417: Yacht and Small Craft Design

Elective 1

Elective 2

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For more detailed unit information for this course take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

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Course notes

Important course notes

Professional Recognition

Accredited by: Engineers Australia

Fees and Scholarships

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AUD $9,400 *

* Commonwealth supported - estimated 1st year indicative fee

The 'Estimated 1st year indicative fee' is provided as a guide only, based on a typical enrolment of students undertaking the first year of this course. At ECU, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee, so the total cost of your course will vary, depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your course offer, however you can use our Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you’ll need to pay. ECU fees are adjusted annually.

Scholarships

ECU has a scholarship program that provides many opportunities each year to students undertaking studies here.

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Career Opportunities

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

Possible future job titles

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

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