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Welcome to the Australian Maritime College

Professor Neil Bose
Our vision is to inspire and shape the maritime world by providing maritime education, training, research and consultancy for Australia and the world.

Welcome to the Australian Maritime College (AMC) at the University of Tasmania - the National Institute for Maritime Education, Training and Research.

AMC is one of the seven founding members of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU), with representatives from five continents.

AMC is recognised globally as being a centre for excellence. Our multi-million dollar suite of specialist teaching, learning and research facilities is internationally acclaimed and utilised by government bodies and maritime-related businesses world-wide. In addition, our professionally-experienced teaching and research staff have strong industry links.

AMC is located in Australia's picturesque island state of Tasmania, on the banks of the Tamar River in Launceston. A vibrant regional city known for its stunning architecture, Launceston features beautiful natural settings and hosts many cultural activities and sporting events. Beaches, snowfields, wilderness (and the mainland) are less than an hour away. AMC also has a second campus at Beauty Point, which is home to our fleet of training and research vessels.

Students are provided with flexible course options, with opportunities for full-time, part-time and online distance study. Whether it's captaining a vessel, safeguarding marine environments, designing advanced ocean engineering structures, farming seafood or keeping the world's goods moving; AMC offers a wide range of courses, including vocational certificates at many levels, bachelor degrees and diplomas; as well as postgraduate certificates and degrees, including doctorates.

Our class sizes are small, meaning students and teaching staff work closely together (often knowing each other by first names) and our campuses offer a range of student accommodation options. There are also many generous scholarships on offer.

With a high employment rate, our highly skilled graduates are in demand world-wide. Our alumni spread across 56 countries, indicating that AMC really can be 'Your Ticket to the World'.

Utilising our impressive research facilities and cross-campus know-how, we work closely with industry and government on leading edge research questions which have recently included improving the propulsive efficiency of high speed catamarans, treatment of diseases affecting fish farmed salmon, ocean wave and tidal energy technologies and the environmental challenges facing the world's oceans.

The growing maritime, marine and offshore sectors are an exciting and strategic area of growth for AMC at the University of Tasmania. I look forward to welcoming students who are looking for rewarding careers and real-world research opportunities.

Professor Neil Bose
Principal