Areas of Study

Courses at AMC are structured around five main study areas.

Maritime Engineering (NCMEH)

This National Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics offers four-year Bachelor of Engineering degrees that are accredited by Engineers Australia and recognised worldwide. Areas of study include: 

Marine and Offshore Systems: This pathway is suited to students interested in mechanical and mechanical-electrical equipment, such as fuel-injected turbocharged engines, large gas turbine generators, or massive oil and gas rigs topsides. 

Ocean Engineering: Ocean Engineers are involved in the design of some of the largest, most complex and expensive structures produced by mankind including offshore structures such as oil and gas platforms, subsea pipelines, submersible vehicles and ports and harbours. 

Naval Architecture: Naval architects are professional engineers that design and oversee the construction and repair of marine craft and various offshore structures. This includes naval craft, passenger and cargo ships, submarines, high-speed ferries and catamarans, tugs, yachts and offshore drilling platforms. 

You can learn more about our Maritime Engineering degrees by clicking here.

Marine Environment (NCMCRS) 

The National Centre for Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability introduces students to competing forces facing the marine environment across biological, economic and social concerns.This is done through its undergraduate degree program that develops high performing graduates with specialist skills and knowledge in their choice of the following major disciplines. 

Marine Conservation

Aquaculture 

Fisheries Management 

With a greater flexibility in the degree structure than mainstream degrees, students have the opportunity for exposure to the breadth of natural science, social science, economics, policy and law during the degree.

You can learn more about our Marine Environment degrees here

Seafaring (NCPS) 

The National Centre for Ports and Shipping offers students the training and qualification needed for a career at sea. Students can choose from two pathways:

Ocean Seafaring

Coastal Seafaring

The training programs are nationally approved by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA), state marine authorities and, where appropriate, satisfy the STCW 95 convention. 

You can learn more about our Seafaring qualifications by clicking here.

Maritime and Logistics Management (NCPS)

The National Centre for Ports and Shipping also provides study opportunities in the areas of maritime business, logistics and technology management. With an option of pursuing diplomas, graduate certificates, bachelors or masters degree, the management program provides students the qualifications and training need to work in specialist areas such as supply chain and logistics or in more general areas such as international trade and maritime business.  

You can learn more about our Maritime and Logistics Management degrees by clicking here.

Maritime Studies

This postgraduate program is available by distance only and it explores matters relating to the effective governance, management and administration of/in the maritime space or domain. The program currently offers three specialisations: Maritime Safety, Fisheries Management and Maritime Policy.

You can find out more about this program by visiting the Maritime Studies webpage