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Do you wish you could dedicate your life to the worthy cause of finding Nemo? Maritime Studies presents a broad range of options for you to explore.
Maritime Studies

Maritime Studies encompasses a wide range of subjects. If you want to get into the fishing, marine tourism, and marine transport industries, Maritime Studies is the way to go. New Zealand’s Maritime Studies courses are world renown. They attract thousands of international students each year who wish to complete a course in a country that boasts such a beautiful and unique maritime setting.

Maritime Studies is a hands-on degree, which balances theoretical and practical learning. A significant portion of learning will be done outside the classroom, studying naval architecture, and marine and offshore engineering. There are a range of ways to study Maritime Studies, including through a specialisation under a Bachelor of Engineering.

Some institutions in New Zealand are lucky enough to have partnerships with Maritime Studies institutions overseas, therefore students can transfer to Australia for their third and fourth years of study. 

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