Defence partners with UNSW Canberra to roll out new Naval Architecture program

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Defence and the UNSW Canberra will launch a new Naval Architecture program aimed at providing world-class education and training to future Navy, Australian Public Service (APS) and defence industry staff.

The new program will commence in 2022 at the UNSW-supported Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) and will see up to 15 Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture) students undertake a specialised stream of courses in their third and fourth year of study.

Defence Industry Minister Melissa Price said the program would ensure the Government’s unprecedented investment in naval shipbuilding is supported by a world-class workforce.

“Our ambitious shipbuilding plan is creating new jobs and developing new skills, and this program will help ensure we have the right people for those jobs,” Minister Price said.

“At ADFA, our future Navy leaders can combine university education and ongoing military training as they begin their careers as officers in the Australian Defence Force and future careers in the maritime industry.”

“For those who want to support naval shipbuilding by working in the APS or in defence industry, there will be opportunities to study alongside future Navy leaders at UNSW Canberra.”

According to the Minister, those looking to commence university in 2021 can to enter the specialisation in their third year of study in 2023, whereas existing UNSW Canberra students entering their third-year of Mechanical Engineering in 2022 will be provided an opportunity to transfer into the specialisation, enabling the Naval Architecture program to graduate its first cohort in 2023.

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