Australian Maritime College

Australian Maritime College

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Australian Maritime College, TAS, Australia 
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The internationally-renowned Australian Maritime College (AMC) is Australia's national institute for maritime education, training, research and consultancy. AMC is one of seven founding members of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU) and is a specialist institute of the University of Tasmania. Located on the Tamar River in Launceston, 

AMC boasts a multimillion-dollar suite of specialist teaching and learning facilities and we pride ourselves on maintaining strong links with industry. With a focus on hands-on learning and flexible course delivery (including opportunities for part-time and online distance study), we attract students from around the world studying at all levels from vocational education and training through to postgraduate degrees including PhDs.

Whether you want to captain a large vessel, design super structures on the ocean, or be part of the multimillion-dollar logistics industry, we have a range of study areas to choose from including, maritime engineering, ocean and coastal seafaring, and maritime business and international logistics.

Launceston and its surrounding areas boast a unique mix of vibrant culture, contemporary arts, striking architecture, stunning scenery, and an enviable lifestyle.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary from course to course, and we recognise professional experience and prior learning in a relevant field. Visit the AMC website for more information, or complete an online course information request form.

Student facilities

Many of our facilities are used not only for teaching and research, but also by maritime industry and allied companies. As a student or graduate, you will have access to work experience and possible employment opportunities with these companies. Our facilities include: 

  • Centre for Maritime Simulations: real-time maritime simulation technology that includes a full-scale ship's bridge and a tug simulator. 
  • Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV) laboratory: our state-of-the-art AUVs enable a broad range of scientific, industry and defence related projects by facilitating exploration and data collection in remote and inhospitable locations.
  • Suite of training vessels, including the 35m Bluefin: capable of cruising all Australian waters. 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 ships' hulls in different conditions and to find ways to reduce fuel costs and environmental damage. 
  • Cavitation laboratory: this facility is one of the few experimental laboratories in the world to test hydrodynamic behaviour of submerged structures such as submarines and ship hulls.
  • 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 variety of wave forms, is used to study port design and operation, particularly regarding ship interaction in confined waters. The model test basin is also used to test innovative wave energy technology and the development of man-made surfing facilities.

Our campus offers recreational and sporting facilities, including soccer and cricket pitches, a football oval, tennis, volleyball, netball, basketball and badminton courts, fully equipped gym, and a 25m heated swimming pool. The Launceston campus communal centre comprises a 200-seat dining room, two-storey lounge area with eight-ball and table tennis tables, coffee shop, bar, and an auditorium/theatre for up to 200 people.

Student accommodation

We offer on-campus student accommodation with 180 purpose-built modern and private studio apartments at the Newnham campus. These self-contained single-occupancy apartments have their own kitchen and bathroom; single-study bedrooms are also available. Each room is heated and furnished for student needs and bathroom amenities are shared. A full meal service is available on weekdays, with self-catering facilities at weekends. We recommend that single, first-year students consider on-campus accommodation in residential halls. Apply online for accommodation in residential halls or email Accommodation Services.

Student support services

Student support services provide free and confidential support and information services for students. Our support staff assist with queries regarding social, financial, personal and academic matters, with a focus on students with special needs. Short-term individual counselling and assistance is available where issues may impact on a student's ability to achieve academic success. Workshops are conducted on study skills, academic writing and referencing, examination preparation, time and stress management, balancing life and study, CV and application letter writing, and interview skills. The college chaplain is also available to provide pastoral care and personal counselling.

More information

Detailed information on courses, fees and enrolment procedures, accommodation and support services is available from the AMC website.

For additional information about the institution profile (including student profile) and course admissions information for semester 1, 2018, contact AMC.


Page last updated: 05 Jul 2018