What will I learn?

Develop the practical skills and knowledge required to perform various specialized tasks when working as an Engineer Class 1 on vessels of unlimited propulsion power.

You will learn to plan and schedule operations and organize safe maintenance and repair procedures. You will develop skills necessary to operate and maintain electrical machinery and electronic control and engine equipment. Maintenance includes testing and detecting faults and repairing them. You will also learn to manage administration of the vessel including its business, legal and personnel aspects. Other outcomes of the course would include developing skills to perform routine tasks on board a vessel whilst ensuring safe work practices.

Course structure

To receive the Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 1) students must complete all core units and, if available, a range of additional units.

Core Units

  • Apply advanced principles of marine electro technology
  • Apply advanced principles of marine engineering thermodynamics
  • Apply advanced principles of marine mechanics
  • Apply advanced principles of naval architecture
  • Apply maritime resource management principles
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of marine auxiliary boilers
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of marine auxiliary machinery and systems
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of marine control systems and automation
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of marine electrical systems
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of ship operation and maintenance
  • Provide leadership to crew
  • Work safely in confined spaces on a vessel
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of marine diesel engines and systems

Additional Units

  • Contribute to safe cargo operations on liquefied gas tankers
  • Contribute to safe cargo operations on oil and chemical tankers
  • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of marine steam turbines and main boilers
  • Follow vessel security procedures
  • Manage firefighting and fire prevention activities on board a vessel
  • Observe personal safety and social responsibility
  • Operate survival craft and other lifesaving appliances
  • Prevent and fight fires on board a vessel
  • Provide first aid
  • Provide medical first aid on board a vessel
  • Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment

Career opportunities

Engineer class 1

CRICOS

086370G

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$15,520.00 (US$ 10,394) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

February 2021, July 2021

Venue

Hunter Institute - Newcastle Campus

266 Maitland Road,

TIGHES HILL,

New South Wales,

2297, NEWCASTLE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Year 12 or equivalent

Prerequisite: Advanced Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering Class 2) (R20822)

IELTS 6.0 with no score lower than 5.5 across all bands (OR) IELTS 5.5 with 10 weeks of English Language Program (Beginner to Advanced) at TAFE NSW English Language Centre (OR) TOEFL (iBT) 60

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