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What will I learn?

The Australian Maritime College’s Bachelor of Applied Science (Nautical Science) degree will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to safely manage and operate any type of vessel in the merchant fleet. Our program integrates professional short courses and training at sea so that you will not only obtain a Bachelor’s degree, but also a Certificate of Competency issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA).

You will learn about navigation, vessel handling, cargo and passenger transport, vessel management, marine legislation and shipboard safety. Our program is also fully compliant with the training and educational requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW Convention, as amended in 2010).

Course objectives

Our degree is built to prepare you for your career at sea, with unmatched training and experience, you will have the flexibility to choose your own path as a Navigating Deck addition to developing broad and coherent nautical knowledge required to work in any position as a Navigation Officer aboard a vessel, you will acquire core skills in operational aspects, control precision, and spatial orientation.

You will also develop professional soft skills such as critical thinking, decision making, time management and effective communication. This core knowledge is designed so that you are fully equipped to work in diverse positions around the world.

Our degree is also focused on delivering genuine practical experience, with a built-in sea-time phase of your AMC seafaring qualification. Through our integrated learning structure, you will have the opportunity to directly link academic learning with its practical application in the workplace.

We prepare you for your career in the maritime industry by giving you a study experience that directly relates to where you may find a career. This is why the Bachelor of Applied Science (Nautical Science) is one of the most sought-after degrees by employers—our graduates are industry ready and prepared to overcome any career-challenges.



Study options

Full Time (4.5 years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

11 July 2022


Australian Maritime College

Launceston Campus,

Maritime Way,



7248, LAUNCESTON, Australia

Online/Distance (4.5 years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

11 July 2022

Entry requirements

For international students

Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires qualifications equivalent to the 12th year of schooling in Australia.

Most of our undergraduate programs have the following English language requirements.

IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5)

TOEFL (iBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19)

PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42

UTAS Access-English Level 6 - 60% (no individual score less than 55%)

Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade

Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade

Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

Australian Maritime College offers below pathways course for this subject