Advanced Diploma of Applied Science - Nautical Science

University of Tasmania

This program of study is provided for students who intend to embark on a career in the maritime industry as navigating (Deck) Officers and Masters on commercial vessels. It provides the knowledge and skills required to safely manage and operate vessels. Course content includes navigation and vessel handling, cargo and passenger transport, vessel management, marine legislation and shipboard safety. The program is designed to integrate with professional short courses and training at sea so that successful students will not only obtain an Advanced Diploma or Bachelor Degree but also a Certificate of Competency issued by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA). The program is fully compliant with the training and educational requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping for Seafarers (STCW), 1978, as amended. On completion of their second year, students who wish or need to exit from their studies will be awarded the Advanced Diploma of Applied Science (Nautical Science) if they have met the requirements for the award. Overseas students with approved prior learning may enter directly into Year 2 of the program by enrolling in the Advanced Diploma.

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At a glance

Type of Institution: University
Level: Preparatory/Industry
Campus/Location: AMC Launceston
CRICOS: 00586B

Subjects

  • Applied science-nautical

Located less than one hour from Melbourne, Tasmania is Australia's most southern state. We're known for our friendly, welcoming people and strong arts culture.

Between 2012 and 2014, the University of Tasmania received national teaching awards in all available categories, including two prestigious Teaching Excellence Awards in 2012 and 2013#. The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015 also listed the University of Tasmania amongst the world's top universities in a range of disciplines, with earth and marine sciences ranked in the top 100 in the world. Numerous other disciplines taught at the university have also made the coveted 'Top 400' ranks.

*Academic Ranking of World Universities 2015
#Australian Government Office for Learning and Teaching

The university provides a range of services to enhance students' experiences and support academic success. These include:

  • an orientation program to introduce international students to the university and life in Tasmania
  • international student advisers, who provide individual advice on practical, personal and academic matters
  • the Community Friends and Networks Programme (CRNP), offering the chance to join social activities and meet with local community members
  • English language support
  • academic and peer mentoring.

On campus, students can attend cultural events, social functions, religious societies, sporting and social clubs, and access student advice and advocacy groups. There is a diversity of faiths within the university community and a new multi-faith centre provides a meeting place and focus for activities on the Sandy Bay campus. The university also offers student accommodation options both on and off campus.

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Student Profiles

Yuxuan (Sara) Li, Shanghai, China

Master of Applied Science (Environmental Studies)

After finishing my Bachelor of Information Systems in China I knew that I really wanted to do something different. I am passionate about the environment so I decided that, for my masters, I wanted to focus on that instead. I knew it would be a big change, but it was something I really wanted to do. I believe that, if you like your course and you are interested in it, you will do your best and overcome any language barrier that may exist. Shanghai Ocean University (SOU) has a partnership agreement with the University of Tasmania, which made my transition to Hobart easy. I knew that teaching and research in environmental studies at UTAS was strong and that the environment of Tasmania would be ideal for research. There are plenty of on-campus activities for students to choose from at UTAS. After I joined the Australian Youth Climate Coalition I attended a summit of 2000 young people in Melbourne, which was aimed at trying to make youth more aware of the importance of climate change. I have also spent time with Conservation Volunteers Australia in Hobart. I have already started recommending UTAS to other international students. Six of my former classmates from SOU are now over here doing majors in environmental management.

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