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Maritime Engineering, Maritime Business & Logistics, and Ocean Seafaring Masters Degree & Research Programs at AMC Launceston

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The Australian Maritime College (AMC) is an internationally recognized maritime and marine tertiary education institution based in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia and is part of the University of Tasmania (UTAS). AMC is Australia's national center for maritime education, training and research. It has two campuses located within 31 miles of each other in Northern Tasmania, each with different facilities and residence.

AMC offers a range of degrees with flexible entry requirements that will help you leverage on your previous studies and guide you into professional growth. AMC also offers a higher degree by research (HDR) program of study by either a Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). An HDR candidate works independently under the direction of one or more academic supervisors on a research program, the net result of which is a substantial written document, or thesis.

A Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree normally takes from one to two years full-time, or up to four years part-time, and a PhD normally takes from three full-time, or up to eight years part-time and is the highest level university qualification. Professional recognition is available at Engineers Australia.

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Academic & Research Programs


Postgraduate Programs in Engineering

  • Graduate Certificate in Maritime Engineering (Naval Engineering) - 6 months: The program is designed to provide engineering graduates with in-depth exposure to a wide range of subjects relevant to the development and procurement of maritime engineering systems.
  • Graduate Diploma in Maritime Engineering (Naval Engineering) - 1 year: The program is designed to provide engineering graduates with in-depth exposure to a wide range of subjects relevant to the development and procurement of maritime engineering systems.
  • Master of Maritime Engineering (Naval Engineering) - 1.5 years (online): The course has been specifically designed to provide a flexible learning approach through interactive online study. In addition, some units are also available for on-campus study.
  • Master of Maritime Engineering (Technology Management) - 1.5 years (online): The Master of Maritime Engineering degree is targeted at engineering professionals already in the workforce, who wish to pursue or develop a career in the technical management of maritime engineering projects.
  • Master of Engineering (Maritime Design) - 2 years: This study option enables students to combine maritime engineering technical knowledge with research skills.

Postgraduate Programs in Maritime Business and Logistics

  • Graduate Certificate in Maritime and Logistics Management (6 months): This course provides you with the extensive knowledge and analytical skills required to meet the challenges facing the maritime and logistics industry and to enhance your career opportunities in management positions at both local and international levels.
  • Graduate Diploma in Maritime and Logistics Management (1 year): The Graduate Diploma aims to help candidates develop a holistic and analytical perspective of the industry.
  • MBA (Maritime and Logistics Management) - 1.5 years: The Master of Business Administration (Maritime and Logistics Management) is a complete management course for people wishing to acquire specific management skills appropriate for the maritime and logistics industries. The maritime and logistics industries are at the forefront of international trade and are exciting, dynamic and challenging industries in which to work.
  • MBA (Advanced) (Maritime and Logistics Management) - 2 years: This program is similar to the standard MBA however you will complete an additional four units, completing 16 units in total and with two options available for study.
  • MBA Marine Environment and Management (1.5 years): This course provides a platform for students who wish to combine the knowledge and skills delivered through the Maritime and Logistics Management MBA program with discipline specific units offering practical application within the marine environment.
  • MBA (Maritime Technology and Management) - 1.5 years: This course provides a platform for students who wish to combine the knowledge and skills delivered through the Maritime and Logistics Management MBA program with discipline specific units.
  • MBA (Shipping and Maritime Management) - 1.5 years: The course aims to produce graduates who are able to make major contributions to senior decision-making to maintain and enhance the maritime industry now and into the future.

Seafaring Postgraduate Programs

  • The programs, which incorporates a Graduate Certificate and a Graduate Diploma as entry or exit points, provides students with in-depth exposure to a broad range of technical, operational and commercial topics critical to effective and efficient maritime operations. The five specializations enable students to select a named pathway to suit their own particular interest. The certificate lasts 6 months, diploma 1 year, and masters 1.5 years.
  • Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Applied Science (Shipyard Operations)
  • Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Applied Science (Marine Engineering)
  • Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Applied Science (Shipping Operations Management)
  • Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Applied Science (Maritime Safety)
  • Graduate Certificate or Diploma in Applied Science (Operations Management)
  • Master of Applied Science (Shipyard Operations) - 1.5 years
  • Master of Applied Science (Marine Engineering) - 1.5 years
  • Master of Applied Science (Shipping Operations Management) - 1.5 years
  • Master of Applied Science (Maritime Safety) - 1.5 years
  • Master of Applied Science (Operations Management) - 1.5 years

Postgraduate Research Programs

  • Master of Philosophy (MPhil) - 1 year full-tme, 2 year part-times & Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) - 3 years full-time, upto 8 years part-time: Higher Degree by Research (HDR) programs of study in a variety of maritime-related areas such as - Surface and underwater vehicle hydrodynamics, Ocean renewable energy, Marine modeling, Marine engine performance, Fluid-structure interactions, Maritime transport logistics, Maritime safety including human factors, and Maritime emergency and crisis management.

LAST UPDATED ON Sep 21, 2017

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