The internationally-renowned Australian Maritime College (AMC) is Australia's national institute for maritime and maritime-related education, training and research. It is one of seven founding members of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) and is a specialist institute of the University of Tasmania.
AMC boasts a multi-million dollar suite of specialist teaching and learning facilities, including:
- Centre for Maritime Simulations: Real-time maritime simulation technology that includes a full-scale ship's bridge and a tug simulator.
- Suite of training vessels, including the 35m Bluefin: Capable of cruising all Australian waters, the Bluefin can accommodate up to 18 students, two lecturers, and a crew of five on training voyages, varying in length from day trips to three weeks.
- Australasia's largest hydrodynamic towing tank: Designed to investigate the behaviour of ship's hulls in different conditions and to find ways to reduce fuel costs and environmental damage.
- Marine environment research laboratories: Combining temperature-controlled storage facilities, a processing laboratory, food preparation kitchen with sensory assessment and analytical laboratories.
- Emergency response centre: Includes the Survival Centre, Marine Firefighting Centre, Damage Control Centre Unit and Fast Rescue Boat.
- Model test basin: With a wavemaker featuring 16 computer-controlled paddles producing a wide variety of wave forms, it's used to conduct studies into port design and operation, particularly regarding ship interaction in confined waters. The Model Test Basin has also been used to test innovative wave energy technology and the development of man-made surfing facilities.
AMC prides itself on having strong links with industry. With a focus on hands-on learning and flexible course delivery, AMC attracts students from around the world studying at all levels, from vocational training through to postgraduate degrees.
Whether you want to captain a large vessel, safeguard the world's marine environments* or design super structures on the ocean, there's a wide range of study areas to choose from, including: maritime engineering (marine and offshore engineering, ocean engineering and naval architecture); marine environment (aquaculture, fisheries management, marine conservation and aquatic animal health); international and coastal seafaring; and maritime business, international logistics and maritime technology management.
AMC's main campus is in Launceston, a city that is large enough to offer a city experience but small enough to retain a strong sense of community and just a quick direct flight from Melbourne, Sydney or Brisbane. AMC offers a personal educational experience and a relaxed campus lifestyle.
*These programs have been transferred to the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) for administration, but testamurs will be co-badged with AMC. IMAS is an institute of the University of Tasmania.
This program allows you to combine your studies with practical experience in your chosen specialisation; Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering, Marine and Offshore Engineering. Working under the supervision of professional engineers, the program allows you to evaluate your career choice and gain industry experience. You will alternate periods of full time study with periods of full time paid work experience but you must maintain a credit average throughout your degree to remain in the program.
The maritime and the logistics industries underpin international business and world trade. They are a key element in sustainable development, and are tightly interconnected with human society: physically, socially and economically.This course combines core business principles - finance, marketing, economics, business law and strategic management - with learning that is specific to the maritime industry such as port and terminal management, ship operations management and maritime economics. These are studied in combination with logistics-based units to provide the necessary focus and an in-depth appreciation of the issues confronting the maritime and logistics industries.
Choose from one of three of our Maritime Engineering specialisations: Marine and offshore engineering - the selection, deployment and commissioning of machinery, machinery systems and operational systems designed to support the ship and underwater vehicle industry or the offshore oil and gas industry. You could be working with high-speed ferries, the defence industry, and the oil and gas industry alternative energy and the power generation sectors. Naval architecture – the design and construction fields including high-speed craft, leisure craft, sailing and power craft, super yachts, oil and gas floating systems, destroyers and patrol boats for the defence industry, underwater vehicles and submarines. Ocean engineering - designing and managing the installation of offshore, subsea and coastal structures for the oil and gas industry, renewable energy industry and consultancy firms specialising in coastal engineering, underwater vehicles, and port and harbour design.