Graduate Certificate in Maritime Studies - Course Finder @ UOW

Graduate Certificate in Maritime Studies

Course summary

Maritime Studies deals with policy, law and security issues related to the world’s oceans. It addresses these issues in the contexts of the importance of the sea for trade, a source of both living and non-living marine resources, as an important natural environment, and as both a source of international political tensions and cooperation.

This degree
You are required to complete one core subject and two electives listed in the course program . See Course Structure.

Successful completion of the Graduate Certificate allows articulation into the following coursework Masters degrees:

  • Master of Maritime Studies
  • Master of Maritime Policy
  • Master of Fisheries Policy


What you will study
The Graduate Certificate in Maritime Studies is designed to meet the early or mid-career education requirements of maritime professionals working in a policy or operational context, or those who intend to pursue a career in a maritime or related field.

This degree provides a broad understanding of the law of the sea, ocean governance and maritime security. You will gain knowledge of areas such as maritime enforcement, maritime security threats and solutions, marine environmental law, regulation of shipping and marine resources management. You will learn to analyse the legal, political and operational factors that contribute to the development of the law of the sea and maritime policy and devise solutions to gaps in legal and policy frameworks.

Course information

Study area

Law

Campus

Wollongong, Innovation Campus

Course Code

1139

ATAR (UAI)

-

Duration

1 session full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

Distance, On Campus

Cricos

080831J

UAC Code

-

Information on Fees, Assumed Knowledge and Key Dates

Academic Requirements

A recognised Bachelor degree or equivalent, or appropriate professional experience.

English Requirements

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

6.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

88

18

18

18

18

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Credit (weighted average mark of 65 overall and minimum 50 in Academic Reading and Writing)

Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Fees

2017 Information
Wollongong
Distance

Session Fee: $13,104
Full Course Fee: $13,104

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Innovation Campus
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,104
Full Course Fee: $13,104

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

2018 Information
Wollongong
Distance

Session Fee: $13,104
Full Course Fee: $13,104

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Innovation Campus
On Campus

Session Fee: $13,104
Full Course Fee: $13,104

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Entry Requirements

A recognised Bachelor degree or equivalent, or appropriate professional experience.

Fees

2017 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
Distance

Session Fee: $10,488
Full Course Fee: $10,488

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Innovation Campus
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,488
Full Course Fee: $10,488

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
Distance

Session Fee: $10,488
Full Course Fee: $10,488

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

Innovation Campus
On Campus

Session Fee: $10,488
Full Course Fee: $10,488

The above tuition fee is the amount payable for a full fee-paying place. Some Commonwealth Supported places may be awarded on an equity basis. Contact UOW Future Students, or telephone 1300 367 869 for an application form.

The fee per session is based on a standard full-time load and is equivalent to 24 credit points, ie 4 subjects.

For information regarding fees and assistance, including Commonwealth contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Tuition fees are dependent upon the actual year of commencement and are subject to change without notice.

2017 Spring

Wollongong

Session Commences

24 July 2017

Applications Close

International Applicants: 1 June
Domestic Applicants: 30 June
Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Orientation: 17 July 2017
Session: 24 July - 16 November 2017

Innovation Campus

Session Commences

24 July 2017

Applications Close
International Applicants: 1 June
Domestic Applicants: 30 June
Late applications may be considered if places are available.

Session Details
Orientation: 17 July 2017
Session: 24 July - 16 November 2017

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences
26 February 2018

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants: 31 January. Late applications will be accepted where places are available.
    Provided a complete application, including all required supporting documentation has been submitted, on-time applicants will be advised of their application outcome within two weeks of receipt.

  • International Applicants: One week prior to course commencement date.

Session Details
Session: 26 February - 21 June 2018

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Graduate Certificate in Maritime Studies will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the key principles of the law of the sea and in at least one of the following areas of maritime policy: maritime enforcement, maritime security, marine environmental law, oceans policy and fisheries management;
  2. Analyse the legal, political and operational factors that contribute to the development of the law of the sea and maritime policy;
  3. Address key issues in maritime studies by applying effective research skills, and advanced knowledge and by reviewing, analysing and synthesising complex theories and concepts;
  4. Communicate concepts effectively to both specialist and non-specialist audiences. 

Course Structure 

To qualify for award of the Graduate Certificate in Maritime Studies, a student must complete a total of at least 24 credit points, as per the table below:

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Core
CMP 902Law of the Sea8Autumn, Spring
Plus 16 credit points from the following :
CMP 901Strategy and Sea Power8Not offered in this year
CMP 904Maritime Regulation and Enforcement8Autumn, Spring
CMP 905Legal Regulation of Shipping8Autumn, Spring
CMP 906Comparative Oceans Policy8Spring
CMP 907Maritime Security Law and Policy8Autumn, Spring
CMP 908Contemporary Maritime Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region8Autumn
CMP 909International Marine Environmental Law8Autumn, Spring
CMP 910Selected Topic in Maritime Studies8Not offered in this year
CMP 911Research Project in Maritime Studies8Autumn, Spring
CMP 912Minor Thesis in Maritime Studies16Autumn, Spring
CMP 913Integrated Marine and Coastal Management8Not offered in this year
CMP 914International Fisheries Law8Autumn, Spring
CMP 915Fisheries Management8Autumn, Spring
CMP 916Fisheries and Development8Autumn
CMP 917Integrated Monitoring, Control and Surveillance8Spring
CMP 918International Fish Trade8Spring

Online subjects are available to students enrolled in the distance course.

Note: Not all subjects are offered each year. Students are advised to contact the Course Coordinator to discuss an appropriate program of study before enrolling.

Course Handbook

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Why choose this course

UOW’s Australian National Centre for Ocean Resources and Security (ANCORS) is Australia's leading academic centre for research, education and training on issues of national and international maritime policy, ocean law and governance and maritime security.

Benefit from the close links ANCORS has established with a range of government agencies, international organisations and non-governmental organisations in Australia, the Indo-Pacific region and globally, including a long-term relationship with the Royal Australian Navy. Take part in a variety of professional activities, including specialist seminars. You are supported from day one through a system of intimate class sizes, which are facilitated by highly experienced practitioners with domestic and international experience and knowledge of the law of the sea.