1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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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 Narrow Field 0317 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 narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:

031701  Maritime Engineering
031703  Marine Construction
031705  Marine Craft Operation
031799  Maritime Engineering and Technology, n.e.c.


Designing floating, fixed or sub-sea offshore systems. This is included in Detailed Field 030913 Ocean Engineering.

031701 Maritime Engineering

Maritime Engineering is the study of maintaining and operating shipboard machinery and systems.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. marine machinery and control systems
. ship machinery and equipment inspection
. marine engineering systems maintenance and operation
. marine mechanics
. marine auxiliary equipment and systems

031703 Marine Construction

Marine Construction is the study of fabricating, fitting out and repairing marine vessels and their structural components.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. hull form and performance
. lofting procedures
. masts, frames, decking and fittings installation
. slipway operations

031705 Marine Craft Operation

Marine Craft Operation is the study of operating ships and other marine craft and their navigation and communication systems.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. marine radio communication
. navigation and navigational aids
. vessel maneuvering, handling and stability
. seamanship
. shipboard safety
. fishing operations

031799 Maritime Engineering and Technology, n.e.c.

This detailed field includes all Maritime Engineering and Technology not elsewhere classified.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. naval architecture

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