Graduate Certificate in Maritime Studies (Online Delivery available)

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 below.

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

  • 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

UOW Online, Innovation Campus

Course Code

1139

Duration

1 session full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

Distance, On Campus

Cricos

080831J

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW's Admissions Procedures, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

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

FEES

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW Online

Distance

$11,568 (2019)

$11,568 (2019)

Innovation Campus

On Campus

$11,568 (2019)

$11,568 (2019)

15% fee discount for online students
For any domestic or international student enrolling in this course in 2019, an automatic 15% fee waiver will be applied to the cost of the degree.


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.


For more information please refer to https://www.uow.edu.au/alumni/postgrad/index.html

ENTRY 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

15% fee discount for online students
For any domestic or international student enrolling in this course in 2019, an automatic 15% fee waiver will be applied to the cost of the degree.


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.


For more information please refer to https://www.uow.edu.au/alumni/postgrad/index.html

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

UOW Online

Distance

$14,664 (2019)

$14,664 (2019)

Innovation Campus

On Campus

$14,664 (2019)

$14,664 (2019)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2018.

Applicant background

2018 intake

2018 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: Number of students is less than 5
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2018

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2019 Autumn

UOW Online

Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 15 February 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Autumn

Innovation Campus

Enrolment and Orientation: 26 - 28 February 2019
Session: 4 March – 27 June 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 31 January 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 15 February 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Spring

UOW Online

Session: 29 July – 21 November 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 12 July 2019. Late applications may be considered.

2019 Spring

Innovation Campus

Enrolment and Orientation: 22 July 2019
Session: 29 July – 21 November 2019

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 30 June 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 12 July 2019. Late applications may be considered.
    • Course structure

      (Current year structure - subject to change)

      Course Learning Outcomes

      Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to demonstrate:

      CLO Description
      1 Review, analyse and synthesise knowledge in order to generate solutions to problems relating to maritime law and policy;
      2 Apply critical thinking to evaluate complex ideas relating to maritime law and policy;
      3 Communicate knowledge and ideas about maritime law and policy issues to diverse audiences;
      4 Reflect on the practical application of key concepts and principles of maritime law and policy in order to undertake ongoing professional development.

      Course Structure 

      The University of Wollongong offers different options for students wishing to study the Graduate Certificate in Maritime Studies. Please refer to the below structures for further information.

      To qualify for award of the degree, the Graduate Certificate in Maritime Studies, a candidate must successfully complete at least 24 credit points outlined in the tables below.

      Click on subject codes in the tables for information on sessions of offer for each subject. To find out specific information on timetables, tutorials, and classes, visit the Timetable page .

      On Campus Study

      Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
      Core
      CMP 902 **Law of the Sea 8
      Plus 16 credit points from the following :
      CMP 901 Strategy and Sea Power 8
      CMP 904 **Maritime Regulation and Enforcement 8
      CMP 905 **Legal Regulation of Shipping 8
      CMP 906 Comparative Oceans Policy 8
      CMP 907 Maritime Security Law and Policy 8
      CMP 908 Contemporary Maritime Issues in the Asia-Pacific Region 8
      CMP 909 International Marine Environmental Law 8
      CMP 910 Selected Topic in Maritime Studies 8
      CMP 911 **Research Project in Maritime Studies 8
      CMP 912 Minor Thesis in Maritime Studies 16
      CMP 913 Integrated Marine and Coastal Management 8
      CMP 914 **International Fisheries Law 8
      CMP 915 Fisheries Management 8
      CMP 916 Fisheries and Development 8
      CMP 917 Integrated Monitoring, Control and Surveillance 8
      CMP 918 International Fish Trade 8
      **These subjects are available via UOW Online

      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.

      Online Study 

      The below subjects are available via UOW Online. Additional subjects may be made available via UOW Online on request.

      Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
      Core
      CMP 902 Law of the Sea 8
      Please select TWO subjects from the following
      CMP 904 Maritime Regulation and Enforcement 8
      CMP 905 Legal Regulation of Shipping 8
      CMP 911 Research Project in Maritime Studies 8
      CMP 914 International Fisheries Law 8
      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.

      You will benefit from the close links that 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.

      Support is provided from day one through a system of focused classes facilitated by highly experienced practitioners with domestic and international experience, and knowledge of the law of the sea.

      You will also take part in a variety of professional activities, including specialist seminars.