Maritime Engineering and Technology

Below are details about the field of study you have chosen to explore, as well as some potential careers.


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.

Course skills

Maritime Engineering and Technology develops 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.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics


Boat Builders and Shipwrights

Boat Builders and Shipwrights construct, fit out and repair boats and ships.

Motor Mechanics

Motor Mechanics repair, maintain and test motor vehicle and other internal combustion engines and related mechanical components.

Other Engineering Professionals

Other Engineering Professionals include Aeronautical Engineer, Agricultural Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Engineering Technologist, Environmental Engineer and Naval Architect occupations.

University Lecturers and Tutors

University Lecturers and Tutors prepare and deliver lectures and conduct tutorials in one or more subjects within a prescribed course of study at a university and conduct research in a particular field of knowledge.