Research at AMC
Research encompasses activities that increase the sum of human knowledge. Research is different from normal undergraduate study. Students undertake their own creative work on a systematic basis. Research study must be original work. It should have investigation as its primary objective.
The Australian Maritime College is a national leader in marine and maritime-related research. The three National Centres reflect AMC's diversity and areas of expertise and create a unique environment for research (Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability, Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics, Management and Logistics). In addition to the National Centres, there is a specialist research unit, the Maritime Transport Policy Centre (MTPC), which is tasked with addressing issues in the shipping industry. The MTPC provides opportunities for graduate research in an area not available before at AMC.
Featured Research Projects
The Digital Economy and Regional Futures Research Project - Dr Marcus Bowles, National Centre for Ports and Shipping
Marine studies research is supported by a number of specialist laboratories, dedicated to nutrition, fish health, molecular biology, endocrine studies, marine biosecurity and seafood processing and handling. AMC also has an outstanding suite of maritime engineering facilities, which compare favourably with those of any other university worldwide. These include a towing tank, model test basin, circulating water channel, cavitation research laboratory and a marine engine laboratory. Underpinning research into the broad range of factors that affect port and vessel management are a suite of simulation facilities, training vessels and engineering workshops (see AMC facilities).