Maritime Engineering and Technology
Maritime Engineering and Technology is the study of designing, maintaining and operating marine craft and shipboard machinery and systems.
The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of designing, developing, operating, maintaining and managing marine engineering systems. It also involves developing an understanding of the operation of ships and other maritime facilities and safety under operational conditions.
Courses in Maritime Engineering and Technology develop skills in:
- constructing, maintaining and repairing the internal structure, steering gear and hull support systems of marine craft
- designing and developing marine engineering systems
- directing the movement of vessels and the stowage and discharge of cargoes
- operating, maintaining and managing marine engineering systems
This field comprises the following detailed fields:
- Maritime Engineering
- Marine Construction
- Marine Craft Operation
- Maritime Engineering and Technology, n.e.c.
Thinking about a job in this field?
Check out the courses available in this field at various Australian universities and alternative study pathway options. If you'd like to speak with someone, discuss with your Career Advisor at school, or contact the Indigenous Education Unit at any of the Australian Universities, and they’ll be able to offer advice on available local information and student support services.