Tertiary education

Australian Maritime College (AMC)

The Australian Maritime College offers specialist degrees and courses leading to exciting careers and great opportunities internationally. As the national provider of maritime education, training and research, it has educated thousands of marine scientists, engineers and naval architects now working across the globe. AMC has two main campuses in northern Tasmania, the larger in Launceston and another at Beauty Point. Its new maritime simulations centre is the most sophisticated of its type in the world.

Visit the AMC website for details.

Co-operative Research Centres (CRCs)

Tasmania has a strong research and development base in science and technology, both in the private and public sector. More and more high-tech, innovative organisations are choosing to conduct their business in Tasmania due to the availability of world-class facilities and technology.

Further details can be found on the following websites:


The University of Tasmania (UTAS)

The University of Tasmania is one of the oldest universities in Australia. UTAS has 25 000 students, including 3 500 international students from more than 80 countries. It is particularly strong in research, with more than 1 200 research students and 23 affiliated research institutes or centres of excellence.

A wide range of programs is taught, including Medicine and the Health Sciences, Law, Engineering, the Sciences, Architecture, Computing, Naval Architecture, Marine sciences, Business, Arts, Education and Maritime Studies.

UTAS is a medium sized university offering the benefits of smaller classes, personalised attention, and ready access to supervisors and administrative staff. In addition there is a wide range of services and facilities, both academic and recreational, available to all students.

In 2008 the Australian Maritime College became part of UTAS, The Australian Maritime College (AMC) is Australia’s national centre for maritime education, training and research. AMC was one of the seven founding members, representing the five continents of the world, of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU).  State of the art facilities, a strong relationship with industry and hands-on training by professionals keep AMC graduates in demand around the world.

Visit the UTAS website for details.




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