In a nutshell
Build advanced knowledge and specialised skills in boat design and construction with this Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) Honours course from Edith Cowan University.
Designed for students seeking an exciting and practical career in design and engineering, this qualification will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to work as a naval architect — designing and overseeing the construction and repair of marine craft and various offshore structures, including naval craft, passenger and cargo ships, submarines, high-speed ferries and catamarans, tugs, yachts and offshore drilling platforms.
Upon completion of this course, you’ll have the skills and experience required to work in the design and construction of leisure or military craft — an area in which Australia is a world leader, and where you’ll enjoy significant opportunities for work.
This course is offered in collaboration with the Australian Maritime College at the University of Tasmania in Launceston, Tasmania, and is accredited by Engineers Australia. If you’re looking for an interesting, practical and focused career, consider this course your first career step.
What you’ll need
You may be eligible to apply for this course at ECU if you meet the following requirements:
- Hold a minimum indicative of ATAR of 82 (or equivalent); OR
- Have undertaken a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) qualification at the appropriate level; OR
- Have previously completed units of study at University level; OR
- Hold a STAT result that meets ECU’s higher entry requirements; AND
- Meet ECU’s English Competency requirements and special admissions requirements (see below).
Please note that School Leaver applicants will require completion of WACE or equivalent.
Special Admissions Requirements: All applicants are required to have Mathematics: Methods ATAR, with equivalents considered, and Physics ATAR or Engineering Studies ATAR, with equivalents considered. It is desirable that all applicants have Mathematics: Specialist ATAR, with equivalents considered.
In this engineering course, the subjects you may study include:
- Introduction to engineering
- Electrical engineering 1A
- Mathematics 1
- Engineering drawing and computer-aided design
- Engineering mechanics
- Mathematics 2
- Materials and manufacturing 1
- Electrical engineering 1B
- Instrumentation and measurement
- Engineering systems
- Fluid mechanics
- Programming fundamentals
- Engineering dynamics
- Ship design and production
- Mechanics of solids
- Seakeeping and manoeuvring
- Structural analysis
- Resistance propulsion
- Finite element analysis
- Research project 1
- Research project 2
- Design project 1
- Design project 2
- Applied computational fluid dynamics
- Bluefin: Maritime engineering
- Applied ship design (ship)
- Applied ship design (yacht and small craft)
- Underwater vehicle technology
- Yacht and small craft design
Why Edith Cowan University?
Since opening in 1991, Edith Cowan University (ECU) has established itself as the go-to Australian university for a quality learning experience. Students graduate among some of the best in the world and have continued to serve society in many important roles.
ECU produces winners because they are a winner! In 2018 Times Higher Education ranked ECU in the world’s top 150 universities under 50 years old, and the Good Universities Guide has given them a 5-star rating for teaching quality 12 years straight.
From social work, youth work, nutrition, engineering, technology, management and more, ECU offer a host of undergraduate and postgraduate courses that’ll excel your career and expose you to new levels of success. Enquire today and see where an ECU qualification can lead you!
Students feel happy, well supported and well educated when they study with ECU, in fact, in the 2018 QILT survey, Edith Cowan University received the highest student experience rating of all Australian public universities.
When you study with ECU, you’ll have access to expert course advice, counselling, diversity and disability services, transnational and national program support, student success programs, careers and employability services... just to name a few.