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Welcome to the Australian Maritime College

Principal, Mr Michael van Balen AO

Welcome to the Australian Maritime College 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, which represents five continents.

The growing maritime, defence, marine, renewable energy and offshore sectors are an exciting and strategic area of growth for AMC and the University of Tasmania. We are pleased to be a strategic partner of the Naval Shipbuilding College, with whom we collaborate along with industry, government and academia to deliver the expertise and workforce required for Australia’s continuous naval shipbuilding program.

AMC is globally recognised as a centre for excellence in the areas of Learning and Teaching (L&T), and research. Our multi-million dollar suite of specialist L&T and research facilities are internationally acclaimed and are used by Defence, industry and government organisations world-wide to answer leading-edge research questions. In addition, our experienced teaching and research staff have extremely strong industry links, that both inform currency of our course material and support of our internship programs.

AMC is located in Australia's picturesque island state of Tasmania on the banks of the beautiful Tamar River in Launceston, with a second campus in Beauty Point that is home to our impressive fleet of training and research vessels.

Our 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 or keeping the world’s goods moving, AMC has the qualifications that will help you realise your career goals.

We offer a wide range of courses from vocational training through to bachelor and postgraduate degrees and doctorates, spanning the areas of:

AMC has a vibrant and culturally diverse community, providing students with an international learning experience. There is a range of accommodation options and scholarships on offer, and our class sizes enable students and teaching staff to develop a close working relationship.

Our highly-skilled graduates are in demand worldwide, with alumni spread across over 50 countries.

We look forward to welcoming students who are seeking rewarding careers in naval shipbuilding, maritime engineering, maritime logistics and shipping, Defence, and real-world research opportunities.

Mr Michael van Balen AO

Australian Maritime College