10 x 8-hour practicals per semester
1 Admission into GCCHM-Graduate Certificate in Cultural Heritage Management
1a Admission into MMARCHA-Master of Maritime Archaeology [1.5 years]
1b Admission into GCARCH-Graduate Certificate in Archaeology
1c Admission into MARCH-Master of Archaeology
1d Admission into GCMA-Graduate Certificate in Maritime Archaeology
1e Admission into GDPMA-Graduate Diploma in Maritime Archaeology
1f Admission into MSM-Master of Screen and Media Production
1g Admission into MMARCH-Master of Maritime Archaeology
1h Admission into MSMA-Master of Screen and Media Production [1 year]
1i Admission into MSMI-Master of Screen and Media Production [1.5 years]
1j Admission into GDPAHM-Graduate Diploma in Archaeology and Heritage Management
1k Admission into MAHM-Master of Archaeology and Heritage Management
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of ARCH3304, ARCH3309, ARCH8103 has been successfully completed
Course context

While SCUBA diving is not a requirement to undertake this topic students can choose to participate in SCUBA diving as part of the topic. Flinders University has strict requirements for diving and boating safety. Students who choose to participate in SCUBA diving as a minimum, will need to hold a certified open water diving certificate, have logged a minimum of 15 hours, have a current diving medical certificate and have carried out a diving competency test.

Note: A fee will be charged to cover accommodation, transport and SCUBA diving costs. Please see topic coordinator for fee.

Topic description

This topic will provide students with a grounding in the techniques of underwater survey, position fixing, mapping, photography (including video), recording, excavation and conservation. The topic will include content on various research methods and techniques used by maritime archaeologists.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Introduce students to the practice of maritime archaeology
  • Examine some of the maritime archaeological field skills used in the underwater environment as well as in coastal and inter-tidal setting
  • Develop selected maritime archaeological field skills in students
  • Address the methodologies used in underwater and coastal archaeology
  • Develop further students' understanding of maritime archaeology
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Apply selected field skills associated with the practice of maritime archaeology, specifically underwater recording, drawing and photography
  2. Demonstrate an improved understanding of the methodological approaches to underwater and coastal archaeology
  3. Express an increased knowledge and understanding of the history and practice of maritime archaeology

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.