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Flinders University endorsed with suite of defence industry courses

The Naval Shipbuilding College has officially endorsed a suite of courses on offer at Flinders University, which will enable graduates to seize cutting-edge jobs in the defence and cyber security industries growing throughout the country.

With the digital shipyard at Osborne the epicentre of $90 billion worth of Australian naval construction for at least the next three decades, Flinders is working to ensure South Australia’s best and brightest are first out of the gates to secure work on these exciting projects with durable and rewarding naval shipbuilding careers in Adelaide.


Throughout the endorsement process, Flinders demonstrated the alignment of its programs with the job performance needs of the naval shipbuilding industry, through significant industry consultation and ongoing research with ASC Shipbuilding and BAE Systems Australia for the future Hunter Frigate Program workforce.

Pro-vice-chancellor, learning and teaching innovation, Professor Deborah West said it was the first higher education institution in the nation to have a suite of courses deemed "defence ready".

Professor West explained, "The endorsement of our suite of engineering and cyber security degrees will ensure our graduates are well positioned for 15,000 skilled and professional job opportunities that are being created as a result of the growth in the shipbuilding industry."

Course endorsement provides industry with confidence that our graduates are certified ‘job ready’ from the following programs:



  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical) (Honours);
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)(Honours);
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electronics)(Honours);
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Robotics)(Honours);
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Software);
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Maritime);
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Networks & Cybersecurity Systems); and
  • Bachelor of Information Technology (Networks & Cybersecurity Systems)(Honours).

"It demonstrates our commitment to ensuring our students are skilled and capable of meeting the changing needs of the workforce and future industries in Australia not just in defence, but also in the cyber security sector, which is increasingly important," Professor West added. 

Flinders University endorsed with suite of defence industry courses
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