Australian Maritime College (AMC)

As befits an island state, Tasmania is the location for Australia’s national centre for maritime education, training and research. The australian maritime college (AMC) is based in launceston, on the Tamar River. The main campus of the Australian Maritme College is at Newnham, around six kilometres from the Launceston city centre. Another campus is at Beauty Point, about 50 kilometres north of Launceston.

AMC, Newnham Campus
AMC campus at Newnham
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Students come from all over the world to study naval architecture, ocean engineering, marine and offshore systems engineering, maritime business, fisheries and marine resources, marine and coastal conservation, and maritime operations, in courses from certificate to doctoral level.

The Australian Maritime College conducts internationally-recognised research in areas such as ship hydrodynamics, structural engineering, cavitation, maritime business, and fisheries and marine resources.

The Australian Maritime College ensures the relevance of its programs by maintaining close contact with industry through formal committees, accreditation processes, audits and liaison with corporate training officers.

AMC’s commercial arm, AMC Search Ltd, provides a range of short courses for industry personnel who wish to update their knowledge and skills.

AMC research vessel
AMC research vessel.
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The Sydney Morning Herald ranked the Australian Maritime College first in offering “graduates the best employment prospects and highest average starting salaries in Australia”.

(Sydney Morning Herald, 1 June 2006)

AMC ranks above national average

The Good Universities Guide 2007 Edition, containing the latest independant ratings for Australian universities, shows the Australian Maritime College (AMC) ranking well above the national average.

AMC received a top ranking for “The Educational Experience: Teaching Quality”. This is not surprising when you consider AMC’s specialist focus and close ties with industry.