INFO SEMINAR FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TASMANIA, AUSTRALIA - THE SCHOLARSHIPS UNIVERSITY
If you love the water and are interested in a career in the maritime industry, the Australian Maritime College (AMC)at the University of Tasmania provides the training and qualificationsthat will get you there.
Whether you want to become a key decision maker in the growing international logistics industry, captain a large vessel or design super structures on the ocean, you’ll be taught by industry-leading experts and have access to some of the best facilities in the world.
AMC is Australia’s national institute for maritime education, training and research and one of the seven founding members of the International Association of Maritime Universities. It is a specialist institute of the University of Tasmania located across two purpose-built campuses in Launceston and Beauty Point, Tasmania – Australia’s southernmost island state.
Tasmania is the perfect place to live and study. It’s a peaceful, scenic state that's big enough to support vibrant cities and thriving opportunities for study and work, but small enough to be friendly and offer a high-quality lifestyle. It is roughly the same size as Sri Lanka or Ireland and has a population of half a million people.
When I first came to Australia I was very nervous because I had never studied overseas before. My first class at AMC was an amazing experience. The lecturers are so open and friendly and treat students as equals, and I think that is awesome.
The facilities at AMC are quite good, with very modern technology. The on-site technical staff are very friendly and have been a great help to me during my honours.
Apart from the quality education that I am receiving here, the best thing about living in Tasmania is the lifestyle. There are plenty of opportunities to socialise, both on and off campus. I enjoy watching football matches, using the Unigym and attending student barbecues.
Tan Duc Nguyen, Vietnam - Master of Applied Science (Marine Environment) with honours Alumni
The University of Tasmania also has been providing generous scholarships to international students for over a decade and in some countries is commonly referred to as "The Scholarships University".
Our largest scholarship program is the Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS) that provides commencing international students with a 25% reduction in registered tuition fees for the duration of their course (provided satisfactory grades are maintained) if they have a strong GPA.
AMC Principal Professor Neil Bose said the college had a proud 35-year history offering world-class qualifications spanning the study areas of maritime engineering, maritime business and international logistics, and ocean seafaring.
“Our graduates gain skills that are in high demand and work in fields as diverse as the oil and gas sector, freight forwarding, ports and logistics management, and international shipping,” Professor Bose said.
“Their qualifications are internationally recognised, which means their work can literally take them anywhere in the world.”
AMC is structured around two national centres that service the needs of different sectors within the maritime industry. TheNational Centre for Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics offers maritime engineering degreesto design cruise liners, ports, remote operated vehicles, oil platforms, submarines and super yachts, or help harness our natural resources for renewable energy. Students can focus on one of three specialisations: ocean engineering, naval architecture or marine and offshore engineering.
The National Centre for Ports and Shipping offers qualifications covering both shore-based and seafaring careers. Seafaring graduates are employed aboard international ships as well as in pilotage, marine surveying, terminal operations and stevedoring operations. The specialised Department of Maritime and Logistics Management offers business degrees with a maritime focus that equip graduates for careers in the international logistics and freight forwarding sectors.
National Centre for Ports and Shipping Acting Deputy Director, Department of Maritime and Logistics Management, Dr Owen Nguyen said the courses were offered via distance with a choice of three start dates per year and were well suited to professionals looking to upskill.
“Our courses are tailored to meet industry needs, covering topics such as international business, logistics management, business communications, financial management, international transport systems, air transport, maritime law and more,” Dr Nguyen said.
“The blend of self-directed learning and structuredcoursework allows students to balance their work, study and family commitments. Our teaching staff are experts in their fields and arecommitted to helping students reach their potential.”
Both of AMC’s national centres are supported by a world-class suite of teaching and research facilities and an industry-focussed teaching faculty that comes from all over the globe.
“The hydrodynamic testing facilities include the model test basin, towing tank and cavitation research laboratory. These are used by government and industry bodies to conduct physical experiments on ships, defence vessels, wave energy converters, sonar equipment and semi-submersibles, among other cutting-edge research projects,” AMC Principal Professor Bose said.
“Our Centre for Maritime Simulations bridges the gap between theory and practice with its suite of training simulators including a full-scale ship’s bridge, tug simulator, dynamic positioning unit and operations bridges. It’s used for investigation into port development, ship manoeuvring, and improving safety and efficiency. Seafaring students have access to a fleet of training vessels, including the Bluefin, and the Emergency Response Centre to undertake hands-on training that prepares them for work out at sea.”
Many of AMC’s teaching and research facilities are also used commercially by maritime, marine and allied organisations. The close links with industry which are generated through this use means that students and graduates are able to establish professional networks and take advantage of employment opportunities within these organisations.
So wherever your maritime interests lie, AMC can give you the necessary experience and skills you need to kickstartor further your career in this rewarding field.
For further information about studying at the University of Tasmania’s, Australian Maritime College please come along to a seminar conducted by Dr Hong-Oanh (Owen) Nguyen which will be hosted by our valued partner IDP Vietnam.
Date: Monday 8 December
Address: IDP Education (Vietnam), Star Building, 33 Mac Dinh Chi Street District 1 Ho Chi Minh City
For more information please call: 08 2249 0000, 3835 0133
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