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Why Choose AMC?

The Australian Maritime College (AMC) is a specialist institute of the University of Tasmania and is the National Institute for Maritime Education, training and research.

We are dedicated to ensuring our course offerings remain relevant to global demands. Our courses are developed in collaboration with industry and government bodies, placing our highly skilled graduates in high demand across the globe.

Founded in 1890, the University of Tasmania is the fourth oldest university in Australia and boasts a rich and proud history.

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

Our students enjoy access to the Southern Hemisphere's most advanced collection of maritime facilities such as ship simulators and training and research vessels at our Beauty Point facility and Model Test Basin, Towing Tank and Cavitation Laboratory at our Newnham Campus. This provides our students with the opportunity to gain the most they can from their degree programs.

Our students benefit from smaller class sizes, providing them with personalised attention and ready access to lecturers and tutors for advice and support.



Study options and pathways

  • Choose the pace of your study.
  • Full-time and part-time study options are available, choose the one that suits you best.
  • We also offers distance study options for the below degree programs:
    • International students must generally study full-time as part of their visa requirements.
    • Usually the maximum number of units you can take per semester is four however, there is an option to undertake additional units pending approval from the course coordinator and AMC faculty officer.

Pathway programs

Alternative entry pathways exist if you do not meet the requirements for direct entry into the Bachelor of Maritime Engineering degrees.

The Bachelor of General Studies (Engineering Pathway) is one entry point, another is completion of a VET Certificate IV and two years technical experience.

Successful completion of the Bachelor of General Studies (Engineering Pathway) guarantees entry into a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) with credit.

More information on pathways

2+2 Universities: Collaborative degrees

This partnership offers a unique opportunity for you to experience two world-class institutions with the Bachelor of Engineering 2+2 Program.

You will focus on developing multidisciplinary knowledge and skills.

Commencing your chosen course on campus at the partnered university for the first two years of the degree, then complete the final two years at AMC in Launceston, Tasmania.

Collaborations exist with the following institutions: