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2015/16 COURSE GUIDE AUSTRALIA’S NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MARITIME EDUCATION, TRAINING AND RESEARCH

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  • YOUR TICKETTO THE WORLD

    2015/16COURSE GUIDEAUSTRALIAS NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MARITIME EDUCATION, TRAINING AND RESEARCH

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    Want to pursue your passion through graduate research thats got real world application?

    Global network of AMC graduates

    The Australian Maritime College (AMC) is Australias national institute for maritime and maritime-related education, training and research, and one of the seven founding members of the International Association of Maritime Universities (IAMU).

    AMC, a specialist institute of the University of Tasmania, was established in Launceston, Tasmania in 1980. The University of Tasmania was founded in 1889 and is one of Australias original sandstone universities.

    Together we oer an exceptional, more personal educational experience thats great value for money, and a relaxed campus lifestyle in an island environment often described as one of the most beautiful places on earth.

    Australia

    WHYAMC?

    WE ARE HERE!

    Tasmania

    Launceston

    Want to captain a vessel, safeguard the worlds marine environments, keep the worlds goods moving, or design ships and robotic underwater vehicles?

    Looking for a career change, a new life ashore or better prospects?

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    GREATREASONS AMCTO CHOOSE

    A global reputation for excellence excellence that transfers directly to you.

    World-class, multi-million-dollar suite of specialist facilities And you get to use them.

    High graduate employment rate were driven by your success.

    Professionally experienced lecturers with world-wide industry links well set your career aspirations on course.

    Flexible course delivery Study part-time

    2, online or by distance.3

    Small class sizes on campus Youll get one-on-one access to teaching staff.

    Endless opportunities Youll have access to a wide range of scholarships.

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    72Part-time study is not available to international students on a student visa studying in Australia. 3International students studying in Australia on a student visa may not undertake these courses by distance.

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    World-class Learning and Research Facilities

    UNDERGRADUATE & VOCATIONAL COURSE INFORMATION

    Marine EnvironmentConservation

    Aquaculture

    Fisheries Management

    Aquatic Animal Health

    Maritime EngineeringOcean Engineering

    Naval Architecture

    Marine & Oshore Engineering

    Maritime Business & International LogisticsInternational Logistics (Freight Forwarding)

    Maritime & Logistics Management

    Maritime Technology Management

    Coastal Seafaring (deck & engine)

    Ocean Seafaring (deck & engine)

    POSTGRADUATE INFORMATION

    Postgraduate opportunities

    Research Higher Degree (RHD) Opportunities

    AMC SEARCH Commercial Services

    LIFE ON CAMPUS

    LIFE IN LAUNCESTON, TASMANIA

    OPEN DAY

    CAREERS EXPLAINED

    THE APPLICATION PROCESS

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    CONTENTS

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    This state-of-the art suite of facilities oers real-time maritime simulation technology that includes a full-mission ships bridge, a tug simulator and six ship operations bridges. It is used for research and investigation into port development, ship manoeuvring, and improving ship and port safety and eciency.

    It also bridges the gap between practice and theory as an eective aid for training and competency assessment of ship masters and deck ocers. They learn about ship-handling, passage planning and the use of radar, electronic charts, automatic identication systems and automatic radar plotting aids. All eight bridges can be made interactive.

    The simulator database includes most Australian and New Zealand ports, as well as areas of Europe, Malaysia, and Indonesia. AMC also provides regular pilot simulation training to maritime organisations such as TasPorts, Newcastle Ports Corporation, Rio Tinto, Port Kembla, Southport (NZ), TT Line, Woodside Energy and Port Nelson.

    CENTRE FOR MARITIME SIMULATIONS

    Experience what its like to be in control of a vessel using one of the worlds most advanced maritime simulators

    TAKETHE HELM

    For more information on AMCs facilities, visit: www.amc.edu.au/facilities

    DID YOU KNOW?

    Two of the worlds biggest cruise ships made it safely into Sydney Harbour, thanks to the Centre for Maritime Simulations. Ocean liners Queen Mary II and Queen Elizabeth docked within 15 minutes of each other near Fort Denison for the rst time virtually on AMCs ship simulator, and then in real life.

    Prior to the real visit by the two Queens, Port of Sydney pilots travelled to Launceston to utilise AMCs ship bridge and tug simulators to assess the operations huge logistical and technical challenges. The pilots were able to manage the speed and control the separation distances required to safely navigate the vessels which measure 345 and 293 metres long respectively through the waterway.

    Experience real-time maritime simulation

    technology

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    This impressive eet of training vessels is based at the Beauty Point campus, a 45-minute drive from AMCs main campus, close to where the Tamar estuary meets Bass Strait.

    This former collier is moored permanently and has been renovated for use as a stationary training ship.

    Seafaring students learn how to rebuild and maintain engines on board, and a damage control unit, comprising three oodable compartments, is used to train students and Department of Defence Pacic Patrol Boat personnel. An R5 fast rescue boat and davit are also located on board.

    Aboard this mobile classroom, marine environment students learn about shing gear technology, prawn trawling techniques, habitat mapping and aquatic sampling.

    This 14m steel-hulled former Queensland prawn trawler is also used by coastal seafaring students gaining their small vessel handling certicate.

    STEPHENBROWN

    MEET OUR FLEET

    BLUEFIN

    REVIRESCO

    Whether youre studying maritime engineering, the marine environment, navigation, or the workings of a ships engine, its likely youll spend some time on AMCs 35m agship training vessel.

    Bluen cruises Australian waters with up to 20 students on training voyages from two days to two weeks. Studies on board include habitat monitoring, sh sampling, shing technology, machinery operation and maintenance, environmental assessment, oceanographic instrument mooring, and ship design and function.

    Bluen is also used for coastal masters, pre-sea deck and integrated rating training, and training in shipboard operations.

    DID YOU KNOW?

    Bluen is also available for commercial charter. It has rescued stranded Antarctic scientists from Macquarie Island and conducted minesweeping trials for the Royal Australian Navy.

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    SURVIVAL CENTRELearn how to keep a cool head under pressure. Combining a heated pool and mock ships superstructure, this facility is blacked out for simulated night exercises, and can also create water turbulence, rain, wind noise and simulated storm eects. Students learn from the best at a facility that provides frontline training for ocean-going members of the maritime industry, including shermen and passenger ship crew. The pool is also used by naval architecture and ocean engineering students for deep water model testing.

    EMERGENCYRESPONSE CENTREProviding the training that could one day mean the dierence between life and death

    SURVIVE AT SEA

    MARINE FIRE FIGHTING TRAINING CENTREHelp avoid tragedies at sea. Staed by experienced ocers, this facility specialises in practical training including the control of liquid and gas res, and the use of self-contained breathing apparatus to ght res in a mock ship structure. The re investigation unit provides seafarers with the knowledge and skills to determine the cause of res on ships and how to preserve the scene.

    FAST RESCUE BOAT TRAININGThis is a practical hands-on opportunity for students and qualied mariners to learn how to launch and handle a Fast Rescue Craft (FRC), as well as recover people who have fallen overboard, and manage a casualty.

    DAMAGE CONTROL UNITHow well do you cope when things go wrong? Find out at the Damage Control (Flood) Training Centre. The facility is located on the AMCs training vessel Stephen Brown, which is permanently moored at Beauty Point. The three oodable compartments on board provide damage control training for seafaring students and Department of Defence Pacic Patrol Boat personnel.

    For more information on AMCs facilities, visit: www.amc.edu.au/facilities

    DID YOU KNOW?All students undergoing training or studies on the Bluen, undertake an Elements of Shipboard Safety (ESS) course through the Emergency Response Centre.This includes units on re prevention, accident prevention, emergency procedures and survival at sea (See page 32).

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    TOWING TANKAustralias largest hydrodynamic towing tank has been designed to investigate the behaviour of ships hulls in dierent conditions, and to nd ways to reduce fuel costs and environmental damage.

    Naval architecture and ocean engineering students use this 100m-long tank and a huge range of specially made models to study vessels, oshore oil rigs and even submarines in a variety of controlled environments. The facility has also played a key role in several Americas Cup campaigns.

    Industry projects conducted in the towing tank have involved experiments on defence vessels, patrol and police boats, catamaran, frigates, bulk carriers, container ships, high performance racing yachts, landing craft, barges, trimarans, submarines, wave energy structures, tidal energy converters, sonar equipment and semi-submersibles.

    MODEL TEST BASINWhere else could you test everything from man-made surf facilities to navy vessels?

    The model test basin is used by students, national research organisations and industry to conduct hydrodynamic experiments in maritime operations in ports, harbours, rivers and coastal regions. It has also been used to test cutting-edge wave energy technology. The basins wave maker features sixteen computer-controlled paddles that can produce a variety of waves.

    Engineering students conduct experimental laboratory sessions here and rst-year maritime engineering students test their mettle in the highly-competitive rat-trap races.

    The facility is used by industry for a variety of experiments. Organisations involved include the Defence Science & Technology Organisation (DSTO), Oceanlinx, Rio Tinto, the UK Ministry of Defence, Austal Ships, Newcastle Port Corporation, Kobe University (Japan), Memorial University (Canada), and Incat Tasmania.

    NATIONAL HYDRODYNAMICS RESEARCH CENTREPut your ideas to the test and learn from the best in world-class facilities that are also used by industry leaders and defence organisations

    LEARN FROM THE BEST

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    CAVITATION RESEARCH LABORATORYThis facility is the maritime equivalent of a wind tunnel.

    Internationally unique, this is one of the few experimental laboratories of this type in the world, used to test hydrodynamic behaviour of submerged structures such as submarines and ship hulls. Cavitation can interfere with the operation of hydrographic and acoustic research ships, and cause discomfort for cruise ship passengers. It can rapidly erode the surface of concrete, metal and other hard materials.

    The facility plays a key role in providing research and advice on the development of submarines, destroyers, patrol boats and other defence vessels. The lab also has applications in the areas of medicine, biomedical engineering and biology.

    COMPUTING CLUSTERStudents can use the cluster for solving complex engineering problems. It is the perfect complement to AMCs experimentally based facilities. It consists of a Linux cluster of 176 cores on 44 nodes and one server. This computing power allows it to complete more complex jobs in one year than one central processing unit could do in 14 years. This facility is equivalent to ones used by advanced organisations such as defence, oil and gas, Americas Cup and Formula One teams.

    CIRCULATING WATER CHANNELA window into the ways of the underwater world. Situated at Beauty Point, this facility can be used to test the behaviour of structures in currents, such as shing gear and oil and gas pipelines. The channel has a large viewing window so that objects can be observed from side on.

    The facility has recently been utilised by organisations such as the Australian Antarctic Division (AAD) and the Australian Fisheries Management Authority (AFMA) for projects including development of seal excluder devices and tools to minimise seabird by-catch.

    For more information on AMCs facilities, visit: www.amc.edu.au/facilities

    DID YOU KNOW?

    All of the facilities in the National Hydrodynamics Research Centre have been used to test Australian submarine designs.

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    RESEARCH LABORATORIESIn addition to a large general research lab, AMC boasts a range of specialist research laboratories at the Newnham campus, and a seafood processing laboratory at Beauty Point.

    Aquaculture Nutrition Laboratory: Assists with the processing and analysis of ingredients, feeds and sh.

    Fish Health Laboratory: Used for aquatic animal health research and disease investigations.

    Endocrine Laboratory: Helps researchers better understand reproductive development, stress factors and growth performance of cultured sh.

    Molecular Biology Laboratory: Supports projects on aquatic animal health and disease, aquaculture nutrition, algal and microbial ecology, detection and tracking of introduced and harmful marine pests, sheries genetics and biology.

    MARINE ENVIRONMENT FACILITIESTackle the critical challenges posed by contemporary global issues like climate change, food security, ecosystem conservation and animal health

    MAKE ADIFFERENCE

    Marine Ecology Laboratory: Where students and researchers focus on the impacts of issues such as climate change on marine ecosystems, kelp ecology, spread of invasive species and their impacts on native communities.

    Seafood Quality & Safety laboratories: Used for analysis, ranging from basic physical and chemical assessments to product development, self-life determinations and preservation technology.

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    MAKE ADIFFERENCE

    AQUACULTURE CENTREWhether youre interested in saltwater or freshwater aquaculture, tropical or temperate species, you can study them all at this Newnham-based facility.

    Take measurements from sh in culture, understand aquaculture husbandry practices, and construct aquaculture and aquarium equipment. The Centre is

    also active in a variety of research projects.

    For more information on AMCs facilities, visit: www.amc.edu.au/facilities

    DID YOU KNOW?

    Next time you tuck into a seafood dish, spare a thought for where it came from. Its likely that your garlic prawns or baked salmon actually came from a farm. Aquaculture is sh farming, and a whole lot more. Its also one of the fastest growing food industries in the world.

    Because of over-shing, the world depends on aquaculture. In the poorest communities, aquaculture provides a relatively inexpensive source of protein. Aquaculture also supports the food chain at a lower level - producing algae and other plant organisms for animal feed.

  • DIVE IN to a new school of thought.

    Your degree could see you protecting the natural wonders of our oceans, pioneering new ways to cultivate sh or ensuring the sustainability of the worlds essential shing industries.

    www.amc.edu.au/marine-environment

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    fIShERIES MANAgEMENT Wild-capture fisheries exist in oceans, coastal and continental shelf areas, and within river and inland lake systems. Pressures on global fish stocks are increasing, and how we address these issues today will determine the fishing future of tomorrow.

    This area of study will develop your skills and knowledge in the application of advanced scientific, technological and management solutions necessary for sustainable wild-capture fisheries.

    AQuACulTuREAquaculture is the cultivation and production of aquatic organisms including fish, crustaceans, molluscs and aquatic plants. Current growth and expansion of the aquaculture industries has been driven by the doubling of global fish consumption since the 1970s and the recognition of the important role aquaculture will play in ensuring food security into the future.

    This area of study integrates biological and environmental sciences with technology, business and policy.

    MARINE ENvIRONMENT

    World-class institutes uniteAs part of a move towards global excellence, the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) is encompassing the aquaculture, aquatic animal health, marine conservation and fisheries management activities currently conducted at AMC, to be known as IMAS Launceston.

    These programs will be transferred to IMAS for administration, but testamurs will be co-badged with AMC from 2014. The collaboration builds upon the innovative marine research and teaching programs currently delivered by IMAS in Hobart. Strengthened by investment in new academic leaders and research facilities, it will bring teaching and research expertise from two world-class institutes together to create a state-wide agency for a vital industry.

    Our marine environment courses will give you the knowledge and skills to contribute in very real and positive ways to conservation of the marine environment and sustainability of marine resources and maritime industries.

    The island state of Tasmania is perfect for students who want to study and experience pristine wilderness and diverse marine ecosystems. You will also have access to AMCs multi-million-dollar suite of tailored applied marine science laboratories and other facilities, such as the Bluefin (see page six).

    You can create your own customised marine-focused, applied science degree, with options across the following major areas of study:

    Passionate about the worlds marine environments?

    AQuATIC ANIMAl hEAlThProvides advance knowledge of aquatic animal health-related issues for aquaculture and fisheries focusing on areas such as disease processes in aquatic animals, disease prevention and control, and diagnostic methods. This program provides high-level education and specialist training to those working, or wishing to work, in the area of aquatic animal health.

    MARINE CONSERvATIONFocusing on the protection and preservation of marine ecosystems, this area of study covers issues such as the impacts of human society, restoration of damaged ecosystems and safeguarding species that are at risk of extinction. Youll develop the skills and knowledge to design and implement solutions to diverse conservation issues.

    Looking to be a part of the worlds growing aquaculture industry?

    Love fishing and want to make a difference in the industry?

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    AquacultureDURATION: 2 YEARS FULL-TIME

    LOCATION: NEWNHAM CAMPUS (LAUNCESTON)

    INTAKE: FEBRUARY, JULY

    ABOUT THE COURSEThis program has been designed to meet industry needs and provide practical education and training in aquaculture. It prepares students for the workplace through a combination of vocational, scientic and technological training complemented with industry placement.

    In addition to introductory theoretical units covering biology, chemistry and mathematics, students develop skills and understanding across all facets of aquaculture production. These subject areas include: aquaculture technology, hatchery production techniques, sh health management and seafood quality and safety.

    PREREQUISITESProspective students must meet AMC/University of Tasmania general entry requirements (www.utas.edu.au/admissions/undergraduate/admission-requirements).

    Also required is a minimum satisfactory achievement (SA) in at least two senior secondary pre-tertiary subjects, preferably with English, Maths and a Science subject (or equivalent).

    Applicants with relevant experience or VET/TAFE/Polytechnic certicate level units will be considered for entry.

    FURTHER STUDY OPTIONSGraduates with a minimum grade of credit in second-year Aquaculture units can enrol in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) majoring in Aquaculture, and will receive credit for subjects passed.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIESThe practical nature of this course, together with the current expansion of the aquaculture industry, ensures ready employment both nationally and internationally. Graduates are well-equipped for careers in all facets of aquaculture production including sh, shellsh, live feeds and algal culture, and systems maintenance.

    ASSOCIATE DEGREE

    student profileNicole HingstonBACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE (MARINE ENVIRONMENT) AQUACULTURE

    What rst prompted you to start thinking about a marine-related career?After speaking with a post-grad student, who was telling me all about her honours program chasing turtles along cable beach and a general discussion about how great the marine environment is, we both concluded it would be pretty crazy if I didnt study in the area I live and breathe and am most passionate about.

    How did you hear about AMC and what inuenced your decision to study here?I heard about AMC through friends and my decision was based on proximity to my family, the airport and the reputation of a great institute.

    Do you study on campus or via distance?I study on campus. The classes are heavily weighted and are great for putting the lecture material into practice. I benet from this because I can constantly pick my lecturers brains and I have made some lifelong friends. Its also great because you are generally in a class with like-minded people, who share similar interests.

    What are some of the highlights of your course (what cool stu do you get to do)?Bluen was easily one of the best things I have experienced in my life! A week out at sea, shing and steaming down the east coast of Tasmania what an experience. I have spent time playing with bugs in the microbiology lab and have learnt about their ability to wreak havoc. Ive hand spawned trout and have consumed copious amounts of seafood!

    What is the best part about studying at AMC?The practical components. The hands-on eld work, such as camps, the facilities in the aquaculture centre and the opportunity to speak to so many knowledgeable lecturers.

    MARINEENVIRONMENT

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    ASSOCIATE DEGREE

    Applied Science (Marine Environment)This course is being reviewed and the structure of the program pathway may be altered for 2015.

    DURATION: 2 YEARS FULL-TIME

    LOCATION: NEWNHAM CAMPUS (LAUNCESTON)

    INTAKE: FEBRUARY, JULY

    ABOUT THE COURSEThis course provides an innovative, multi-disciplinary and applied science approach to learning about the marine environment in Australia. Students gain broad introductory exposure to the areas of natural sciences, social sciences, technology and environmental management, alongside electives including environmental economics, policy and law.

    It also provides an alternative pathway to university for those who do not satisfy the entry requirements of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment). Students complete a combination of foundation units and a range of introductory and intermediate units selected from two of ve specialisations:

    aquaculture

    aquaticbiology

    aquaticscience

    fisheriesmanagement

    marineconservation.

    PREREQUISITESProspective students must meet AMC/University of Tasmania general entry requirements (www.utas.edu.au/admissions/undergraduate/admission-requirements).

    Satisfactory achievement (SA) or better is also needed in a minimum of four senior secondary pre-tertiary subjects, preferably with English, Mathematics and a science subject (or equivalent).

    Applicants with relevant experience or VET/TAFE/Polytechnic certicate level units will be considered for entry on provision of a supporting statement outlining evidence of capacity to succeed.

    FURTHER STUDY OPTIONSGraduates of the Associate Degree can enrol in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) with up to three semesters credit.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIESGraduates will be well equipped to undertake entry level positions within a variety of marine or maritime sectors including conservation and environmental management, sheries and aquaculture production, marine tourism, non-government organisations, regulatory and policy organisations, and all levels of government (local to federal).

    student profileDean PeaseBACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE (MARINE ENVIRONMENT) FISHERIES MANAGEMENT

    What rst prompted you to start thinking about a marine-related career? I have always been involved with the marine environment in one way or another, whether diving, shing or going to the beach with friends. So I decided to pursue a career in that eld and made the move from WA to study at the Australian Maritime College (AMC).

    What were some of the highlights of your course (what cool stu did you get to do)?A highlight was the collaborative project with Australian Longlines Pty Ltd, Petuna Seafoods and AMC that I worked on during my honours year. I spent eight weeks on a commercial auto-long liner to research acoustic mitigation and killer whale depredation which was an invaluable experience.

    What was the best part about studying at AMC? AMC oers a hands-on learning experience and the opportunity to work closely with industry, which helped build my professional network prior to graduation. The lecturers have a great understanding of their background area and the small class sizes provided a personalised feel that beneted my learning.

    Where are you currently working?I am now working for the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry through a graduate program.

    My role has so far included informing policy development, evolving sheries management options workshops, providing briefs from regional sheries management organisations commission meetings, facilitating stakeholder meetings, and reviewing conservation measures for threatened, endangered and protected species.

    MARINEENVIRONMENT

    For more information, visit: www.amc.edu.au/maritine-environment

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    Applied Science (Marine Environment)DURATION: MIN. 3 YEARS FULL-TIME MAX. 7 YEARS PART-TIME2

    LOCATION: NEWNHAM CAMPUS (LAUNCESTON)

    INTAKE: FEBRUARY, JULY

    MIN. ATAR: 60

    ABOUT THE COURSEThis is a vibrant and contemporary undergraduate degree that develops specialist skills and knowledge in the following major disciplines:

    aquaculture sheries management marine conservation.

    The exible degree structure of this course means that students can gain broad exposure across natural and biological sciences, economics, management, social science, policy and law. This applied science degree leads to a variety of career pathways specic to marine-related research, sustainable resource use and environmental management.

    Students gain hands-on experience in eld research techniques and laboratory methods, together with opportunities to undertake work placement in industry, government and non-government organisations relevant to their chosen major. The degree has a backbone of eight core units supporting the choice of one of three disciplinary majors. These core units provide a strong foundation to understand the natural science of the marine environment.

    PREREQUISITESProspective students must meet AMC/University of Tasmania general entry requirements (www.utas.edu.au/admissions/undergraduate/admission-requirements).

    Mathematics Applied, English and a science subject are also required (though applicants with relevant experience will be considered).

    An alternative pathway to the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) is to complete the Associate Degree of Applied Science (Marine Environment).

    FURTHER STUDY OPTIONSHonours, Graduate Certicate, Graduate Diploma, Masters, PhD.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIESThis degree is accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), with graduates recognised as meeting the academic base requirement (in part) for registration as a chartered scientist and chartered marine scientist, and (in full) for registration as a registered marine scientist.

    Graduates can pursue exciting scientic and technical careers in elds such as wild-capture sheries, aquaculture, marine tourism, environmental management and conservation, biosecurity and marine science, policy and research. Career opportunities exist across local, national and international organisations, with graduates securing diverse roles within private companies, at all levels of government, and within non-government organisations (NGOs).

    BACHELOR DEGREE

    2Part-time study is not available to international students on a student visa studying in Australia.

    MARINEENVIRONMENT

    2Part-time study is not available to international students on a student visa studying in Australia.

    student profilesAnthony & Nic PearceBACHELOR OF APPLIED SCIENCE (MARINE ENVIRONMENT) AQUACULTURE

    What rst prompted you to start thinking about a marine-related career?

    Nic: I have always been interested in the marine environment, and grew up shing, swimming and boating. The practical side of the course really appealed to me because it meant spending time in the eld and undertaking hands-on activities.Anthony: The marine environment has always held a special place in my life. I have always been interested in shing, boating, swimming and surng and it felt like a natural progression to select a course in the marine environment.

    Do you study on campus or via distance?

    Nic: On campus. The course involves practical classes and tutorials, which you need to be on campus to attend. Its a great learning environment; the benets are endless.Anthony: On campus. It gives you direct access to the world-class facilities and direct access to the lecturers, which is really helpful.

    What are some of the highlights of your course (what cool stu do you get to do)?

    Nic: Trips to aquaculture farms, eld camps to Maria Island (Field Research Techniques) and Port Sorell for the Ecology camp.Anthony: The practical side, such as handling sh, the hatchery and rearing facilities and the grow out infrastructure. There are also many eld trips to dierent aquaculture facilities such as Van Diemen Aquaculture.

    What is the best part about studying at AMC?

    Nic: The world-class facilities and excellent reputation.Anthony: The friendly lecturers and unit co-ordinators, the professional learning environment and being able to use Bluen and Riveresco.

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    BACHELOR DEGREE

    Applied Science (Marine Environment) with HonoursDURATION: 1 YEAR FULL-TIME

    LOCATION: NEWNHAM CAMPUS (LAUNCESTON)

    INTAKE: FEBRUARY, JULY

    ABOUT THE COURSEThis research-based degree equips students with the knowledge and skills to translate marine-related scientic research into practice, management and policy that is relevant to government and industry.

    Students will strengthen and consolidate their understanding of the marine environment across all facets of the research process including research design, proposal writing, data collection and analysis, thesis writing and research presentation.

    This Honours course also represents the rst step toward higher degree by research qualication for graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) or other science-based degrees.

    Over two semesters, students undertake an independent and in-depth research project of their choice, writing a thesis on a topic drawn from the following major discipline areas:

    aquaculture fisheries management marine conservation.

    PREREQUISITESProspective students must meet AMC/University of Tasmania general entry requirements (www.utas.edu.au/admissions/undergraduate/admission-requirements)).

    Applicants need a Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) or equivalent undergraduate qualication and at least a credit average in the last three semesters of undergraduate studies.

    Approval of the degree coordinator and the National Centre for Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability (NCMCRS) Research Committee is also required and candidates may be required to gain additional undergraduate or advanced level units.

    FURTHER STUDY OPTIONSMasters, PhD.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES This degree is professionally accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST) with graduates recognised as meeting the academic requirement (in part) for registration as a chartered scientist and chartered marine scientist, and, (in full), for registration as a marine scientist.

    Graduates will leave with a competitive edge, greater exibility in career choice and a broader range of career opportunities. They can choose to pursue an academic career with postgraduate research programs across diverse elds including marine ecology, sheries biology, marine conservation, aquaculture and aquatic animal health.

    There are also exciting scientic and technical careers in elds such as wild capture sheries, aquaculture, marine tourism, environmental management and conservation, biosecurity and marine science, policy and research. Graduates have secured diverse roles within companies, at all levels of government, and within non-government organisations (NGOs) across the world.

    2Part-time study is not available to international students on a student visa studying in Australia.

    graduate profile Roaa HagirMASTER OF APPLIED SCIENCE (MARINE ENVIRONMENT) - MARINE CONSERVATION

    What rst prompted you to start thinking about a marine-related career? Im from Malaysia and started to think about a career in the marine sector because I wanted to contribute to enhancing the health of our seas. We need to conserve the resources from degrading and avoid damage for future generations.

    What were some of the highlights of your course (what cool stu did you get to do)?My practicum took place on Tasmanias Maria Island and was the most amazing experience. The opportunity taught me how to manage a scenic marine protected area and allowed me to immerse myself in nature while gaining vital knowledge and skills. It was great to be on the ground and see how the sta carried out their duties in keeping the island protected.

    What was the best part about studying at AMC? While completing my degree I chose to study on campus full-time, which gave me focus and greater exibility. I was able to access facilities on campus 24/7 and it was easy to communicate with lecturers while doing my dissertation.

    Where are you currently working?I was fortunate enough to receive my current job oer before graduating, thanks to AMCs very good reputation within the maritime sector and its internationally recognised degrees. Since graduating, I have accepted this oer and am now working as the Protected Areas Specialist with World Wildlife Fund Malaysia. I am responsible for the implementation of management eectiveness component of WWF Malaysias Protected Areas Strategy for the Peninsular Malaysia forests.

    My aim is to continue gaining experience in conservation related work, and I look forward to pursuing a PhD in the near future which I believe will add immeasurable value to my success in future career goals.

    MARINEENVIRONMENT

    For more information, visit: www.amc.edu.au/maritine-environment

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    Design cruise liners, ports, remote operated vehicles, oil platforms, submarines and super yachts, or help harness our natural resources for alternative energy. With a maritime engineering degree, the global opportunities are endless.

    www.amc.edu.au/maritime-engineering

    Design your future.

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    Choose from the following three specialisations:

    marine & offshore engineering

    naval architecture

    ocean engineering.

    Based at our Newnham campus, youll have access to our world-class teaching and research facilities (see facilities section). Youll enjoy many exciting practical projects, from designing and building pasta bridges that can withstand weights in excess of 280kg, to constructing a functioning model submarine, to navigating the Tasmanian coast aboard AMCs training vessel Bluefin.

    ThE BEST Of BOTh WORlDSGet the professional edge that you need thanks to AMCs Bachelor of Engineering 2+2 programs.

    AMCs collaboration with Flinders University in South Australia, Edith Cowan in Western Australia and Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand allows students to make use of the strengths of two institutions.

    Students will spend the first two years of study at the relative institution, while the final two years of the degree will be completed at AMC capitalising on our multi-million suite of facilities and industry-aligned academic staff. AMCs unique maritime focus and its wide variety of specialist facilities produce graduates with a strong hands on approach to complement their theoretical studies.

    For further information please visit: www.amc.edu.au/maritime-engineering/course or for enquiries contact [email protected]

    MARITIME ENgINEERINg

    our graduate employment rate is close to 100% withstartingsalariesofupto$75,000peryear.

    Here are some examples of the many global career opportunities on offer:

    creating ports, harbours and coastal facilities.

    developing alternative energy systems: wind, wave or tidal

    being part of an Americas Cup campaign

    project managing the installation of oil and gas platforms

    deploying and commissioning systems on offshore platforms, high-speed craft, tankers and cruise liners

    designing underwater remote operated vehicles.

    Our four-year Bachelor of Engineering degrees are accredited by Engineers Australia, the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST). Our graduates have a competitive edge and are in very high demand worldwide.

    Love the ocean and want to travel?

    Do you have a head for maths and science and love solving problems?

    Get paid a great salary for doing what you love!

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    BACHELOR DEGREE

    MARITIMEENGINEERING

    graduate profileMohd Fakruddin Zainal AshirinBACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (MARINE & OFFSHORE SYSTEMS)

    Where are you currently working?Im currently working as a Marine Engineer for TL Oshore/SapuraKenca Petroluem and carry the analysis for oshore transportation and installation, using computational packages such as MOSES and SACS.

    As a company, we are focused on the fabrication, building and upgrading of rigs, vessels, jackets, topsides and other Oil & Gas facilities. With the acquisition of Clough Limiteds marine construction division, we will also have the capability to provide extensive engineering services encompassing conceptual, front end engineering design and detailed design for projects in deep water and dicult environments.

    What rst prompted you to start thinking about a marine-related career? My father is a Marine Technology Lecturer, so through him, I developed a keen interest in maritime engineering which is a rewarding and fullling career in a booming eld.

    What did you like most about studying on campus? Staying near the campus, it was easy for me to access the university facilities and lab, especially when I did my nal year thesis. Being able to talk to the lecturers was very useful.

    Bachelor of Engineering (Marine & Oshore Engineering)DURATION: 4 YEARS FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME2 EQUIVALENT

    LOCATION: NEWNHAM CAMPUS (LAUNCESTON)

    INTAKE: FEBRUARY, JULY1

    MIN. ATAR: 70, OP 14

    ABOUT THE COURSEMarine and oshore engineers are responsible for the selection, deployment and commissioning of machinery, machinery systems and operational systems for merchant and naval vessels plus oshore oating and xed vessels/structures. Building on core fundamental engineering units, this degree specialises in associated mechanical and mechanical-electrical power generation, machinery and operational systems.

    The two specialisations available are:Marine Systems focuses on the selection, deployment and commissioning of machinery, machinery systems and operational systems designed and manufactured in support of the ship and underwater vehicle industry.

    Oshore Systems specialising in selection, deployment and commissioning of machinery, machinery systems and operational systems designed and manufactured in support of the oshore oil and gas industry.

    PREREQUISITESProspective students must meet AMC/University of Tasmania undergraduate general entry requirements: www.utas.edu.au/admissions/undergraduate/admission-requirements

    Potential students must have completed middle to upper level Maths and a Science subject (^Physics or Chemistry recommended).

    Entry requirements for all maritime engineering courses are as follows:

    TAS Maths Methods + a science subject^

    VIC Maths Methods + a science subject^

    NSW Maths (2-Unit) or Maths Ex 1 + a science subject^

    QLD Maths B + a science subject^

    SA/NT Maths Studies + a science subject^

    WA Maths 3C/3D + a science subject^

    ACT Maths Methods + a science subject^

    IB Maths + a science subject^

    NZ NCEA Level 3 with Calculus + a science subject^

    Domestic students who do not meet the entry requirements may undertake the Bachelor of General Studies (Engineering Pathway). International students who do not meet the entry requirements may undertake the Foundation Studies Program (FSP).

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIESTop international jobs are oered by the booming oil and gas industry and the Australian high-speed ferry industry. There is international demand from the shipbuilding, alternative energy, marine survey, military, industrial process and power generation sectors, as well as statutory bodies.

    FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS Masters, PhD.

    1Only available to those granted credit.2Part-time study is not available to international students on a student visa studying in Australia.

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    Bachelor of Engineering (Naval Architecture)

    DURATION: 4 YEARS FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME2 EQUIVALENT

    LOCATION: NEWNHAM CAMPUS (LAUNCESTON)

    INTAKE: FEBRUARY, JULY1

    MIN. ATAR: 70, OP 14

    ABOUT THE COURSENaval architects are responsible for the design and construction of marine craft such as high-speed ferries, submarines, racing yachts, cargo ships, naval vessels and oshore oating systems. This course combines a core set of fundamental engineering units with a focus on marine craft design and technology.

    The two specialisations available are:

    Ships and Underwater Vehicles focuses on the design and construction of ships ranging from high-speed ferries to naval frigates, as well as underwater vehicles and submarines.

    Yachts and Small Craft comprises a similar set of units to the Ships and Underwater Vehicles specialisation, but focuses on the design and construction of small craft ranging from recreational craft to luxury cruisers and sailing yachts.

    PREREQUISITESPlease see table on page 20.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIESAustralia leads the world in the design and construction of high-speed aluminium craft, and naval architects are in huge demand. Graduates are also sought by companies that design and build leisure craft and working vessels.

    Many Royal Australian Navy vessels have been built in Australian yards with considerable Australian design input, including patrol boats, mine hunters, frigates and submarines.

    FURTHER STUDY OPTIONSMasters, PhD.

    1Only available to those granted credit.2Part-time study is not available to international students on a student visa studying in Australia.

    MARITIMEENGINEERING

    Part-time study is not available to international students on a student visa studying in Australia.

    student profile Katherine LangworthyBACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (NAVAL ARCHITECTURE)

    What rst prompted you to start thinking about a marine-related career? At a young age I always wanted to know how things worked, I was constantly pulling things apart to nd out what made them work, I was always engineering minded.I progressed through school and found my passion for Physics which armed that I wanted to be an engineer.

    But I wanted to get into a revolutionary eld, one that would always be there. I can recall seeing my rst ship, watching it eortlessly glide through the water, it planted the seed that motivated me to do whatever it took to be able to design it later in life.

    What is the best part about studying at AMC? It would be the involvement that I have in the university.I have had the opportunity to be involved in convincing other students to attend the university that I love, through the Student Crew and organising events as the President of the Student Association. This has made me appreciate where I study and has been the absolute highlight of my experience, as I get to meet all sorts of people, from interstate students to the Prime Minister.

    What inuenced your decision to study here?Denitely the tour of AMC. I was still quite hesitant after I had put in my application, but a tour with an AMC student convinced me that AMC was the right place for me to study. Being guided through the phenomenal facilities really inuenced me to want to study here. The ability to do an engineering degree that has the opportunities to utilise the world-class facilities was really what made AMC stand out from the rest.

    BACHELOR DEGREE

    For more information, visit: www.amc.edu.au/maritime-engineering

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    BACHELOR DEGREE

    Bachelor of Engineering (Ocean Engineering)

    DURATION: 4 YEARS FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME2 EQUIVALENT

    LOCATION: NEWNHAM CAMPUS (LAUNCESTON)

    INTAKE: FEBRUARY, JULY1

    MIN. ATAR: 70, OP 14

    ABOUT THE COURSEThis degree prepares students for work in the design, construction, installation and management of oshore xed, oating, subsea and coastal structures. The degree integrates a core set of fundamental engineering units which focus on wave mechanics, hydrodynamics, structural mechanics and dynamics of oshore and subsea structures and coastal technologies.

    The two specialisations available are:

    Marine Aquaculture equips students with the skills needed to work in the design and construction of marine aquaculture infrastructure.

    Ocean and Subsea Structures focuses on the design, construction, installation and management of oshore, subsea and coastal structures.

    PREREQUISITES

    See page 20.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIESHighly paid jobs are available in Australia, Europe, USA, UK and Asia designing and managing installations for the oshore oil and gas industry and generating power from the oceans. There are also careers with engineering consultancy rms specialising in coastal engineering, underwater vehicles, and port and harbour design.

    FURTHER STUDY OPTIONSMasters, PhD.

    MARITIMEENGINEERING

    student profileChris CoppardBACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (OCEAN ENGINEERING) Mature Aged Student

    As a mature aged student, how did you cope with the transition from full-time worker to full-time student?The transition from an amazing career to life as a full time student was quite daunting, but the encouragement I received from other engineers in the eld was fantastic, and I prepared myself as best I could. Being a mature age student is quite challenging, however I strongly feel that mature age students, with dedication and perseverance, can achieve the level of expertise the industry is expecting. Being a good engineer is more than just academic ability; mature age students can draw on life experiences and knowledge to supplement what they are learning in the classroom.

    Where have you worked?I have worked in the construction industry for over ten years, the last ve in heavy industry, both on and oshore. My career has taken me to Europe, India, Singapore, the Middle East and oshore in Australia. The oshore industry has captivated me and it is a sector that I hope to be closely involved with for many years to come.

    Working on large projects oshore has allowed me to gain a sound understanding of the industry. I have been lucky enough to work on most installations on the north-west shelf and o Exmouth, from drilling rigs, to construction barges to FPSOs, giving me an insight into most oshore operations. Studying Ocean Engineering at AMC will allow me to continue to be involved in these projects; in an engineering role, rather than the hands on construction roles of the past.

    What is the best part about studying at AMC?The AMC, with its amazing facilities, lecturers and sta, is an asset to the maritime industry. Its great to be able to study at an institution that isnt located in a crowded city, with easy access to some of Australias premier outdoor locations. It provides me with a great study/lifestyle balance. Perfect!

    1Only available to those granted credit.2Part-time study is not available to international students on a student visa studying in Australia.

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    The Co-operative Engineering program is exciting. Im gaining invaluable practical knowledge and understanding of the real-world engineering environment.

    DURATION: 5 YEARS FULL-TIME

    LOCATION: NEWNHAM CAMPUS (LAUNCESTON)

    INTAKE: FEBRUARY, JULY1

    MIN. ATAR: 85, OP 8

    ABOUT THE COURSEStudents undertaking Marine & Oshore Engineering, Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering degrees can elect to enrol in AMCs Co-operative Engineering Program.

    Co-operative education is an integrated approach to higher education, which enables motivated students to combine university studies with practical experience in their chosen eld. Students alternate periods of full-time study with periods of full-time employment in industry.

    These periods of paid work with industry employers give students the opportunity to work under the supervision of professional engineers. One of the most important benets to the student is the chance to better evaluate their career choice and to gain experience in a variety of industry and engineering work.

    PREREQUISITESSee page 20.

    FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS Masters, PhD.

    REQUIREMENTS Students will usually need to obtain a credit average through the Bachelor of Engineering degree course to be able to continue in the Co-operative Engineering program.

    1Only available to those granted credit5Not available to international students.

    CURRENT STUDENTSAM

    MARITIMEENGINEERING

    graduate profile Joel IrelandBACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (OCEAN ENGINEERING)

    Where are you currently working?I am currently working in Stavanger, Norway which is the centre of oil and gas activities for the North Sea. I am now the Project Technical Manager at Ocean Installer for a new contract for the largest oil company in the region, Statoil. Staoil is responsible for installation and replacement of numerous exible risers (of all congurations, including pliant waves, steep waves, mid water arches, and many others) at oil elds all over the North Sea. This is a project which goes until 2017 so there is no shortage of work in this location!

    What rst prompted you to start thinking about a marine-related career? I have always been interested in engineering, my father was a civil engineer and built large bridges and buildings in Melbourne which we sometimes got to go and visit. I was always strong at maths and science, so engineering of large structures was appealing.

    What is the best part about studying at AMC? My thesis project was a model testing experiment which achieved some results which were highly relevant and important to the industry. As a result of this, I also had the opportunity to present a paper on this at the Oshore Mechanics and Arctic Engineering conference in San Diego. It was a very rewarding experience to nd some analysis engineers at the company I was working with, using the data and results from our paper to convince the oil companies to improve the weather criteria for deployment of structures.

    How did your AMC qualication set you up for your current career?My Ocean Engineering degree gave me a solid understanding of the oil and gas industry, a sound theoretical understanding, but most of all a practical leg-up in the industry to enable me to immediately be of value to my employer.

    Co-operative Engineering Program5

    BACHELOR DEGREE

    For more information, visit: www.amc.edu.au/maritime-engineering

  • keep the whole world moving!

    Imagine life without logistics nothing would get from A to B. Shops would be empty, you wouldnt have fuel for your car, and the order now button would be useless.With a maritime and logistics management degree from AMC, youll become a decision maker and problem solver in a $200 billion-a-year industry that makes a dierence to our lives every single day.

    www.amc.edu.au/mlm

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    MARITIME BUSINESS & INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS

    The maritime and logistics industries are booming. Thanks to international trade and online shopping, there are more goods and services being transported around the globe than ever before.

    Studying maritime business & international logistics at AMC will open the door to a career that oers you excellent earning potential and worldwide opportunities.

    We oer exible learning, by distance3 or on-campus, full-time or part-time2, and with a choice of three start dates per year. We also recognise industry experience, so you can gain entry without the usual academic prerequisites. Support is available through a range of generous scholarships.

    Choose from the following study areas:

    MARITIME & LOGISTICS MANAGEMENTAn overview of the maritime sector, plus specialist studies in logistics combined with more traditional business topics produces a degree with a strong industry focus.

    INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS (FREIGHT FORWARDING)This course will appeal to students already working in freight forwarding and international business, as well as those students wanting to pursue a career in these specialised areas.

    MARITIME TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENTA hybrid degree that combines maritime engineering with a range of specialised topics in maritime business, including exposure to relevant economic and legal concepts.

    The right product, in the right quantity, in the right condition, delivered to

    the right customer at the right place, at the right time, at the right cost

    Studying maritime business & international logistics at AMC will open the door to a career that oers you excellent earning potential and worldwide

    can gain entry without the usual academic prerequisites. Support is available through a range of generous

    2Part-time study is not available to international students on a student visa studying in Australia. 3International students studying in Australia on a student visa may not undertake these courses by distance.

    keep the whole world moving!

    Imagine life without logistics nothing would get from A to B. Shops would be empty, you wouldnt have fuel for your car, and the order now button would be useless.With a maritime and logistics management degree from AMC, youll become a decision maker and problem solver in a $200 billion-a-year industry that makes a dierence to our lives every single day.

    www.amc.edu.au/mlm

    Logistics:

    Business degrees with a competitive edge!

    Full-time and part-time2 study options and on-campus or

    distance3 available

    Work experience recognised for entry

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    MARITIME BUSINESS & INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS

    DIPLOMA

    Maritime & Logistics ManagementDURATION: 1 YEAR FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME2 EQUIVALENT

    LOCATION: NEWNHAM CAMPUS (LAUNCESTON) OR DISTANCE3

    INTAKE: FEBRUARY, JULY

    ABOUT THE COURSEThis diploma provides students with an introduction to study in the maritime and logistics management elds. Students will gain contemporary business expertise leading to careers in management and administration in the logistics and maritime industries and related areas.

    AREAS OF STUDYStudents complete eight compulsory units: a combination of business studies in areas such as communication, law and nance; and more industry specic units covering international transport, ship operations management and exporting and importing.

    PREREQUISITESProspective students must meet AMC/University of Tasmania general entry requirements (www.utas.edu.au/admissions/undergraduate/admission-requirements).

    Special consideration will be given to people who do not meet the general course entry requirements, but who have industry or government work experience.

    FURTHER STUDY OPTIONSGraduates are encouraged to enrol in the Associate Degree or Bachelor of Business (Maritime and Logistics Management) with credit equivalent of one full-time year of study (8 units).

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIESThis diploma prepares students for management and administrative careers in private enterprise, industry bodies and government across the areas of commercial shipping, ports and terminals, transport policy, freight forwarding, importing and exporting, and other areas of international business.

    ASSOCIATE DEGREE

    Maritime & Logistics Management

    DURATION: 2 YEARS FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME2 EQUIVALENT

    LOCATION: NEWNHAM CAMPUS (LAUNCESTON) OR DISTANCE3

    INTAKE: FEBRUARY, JULY

    ABOUT THE COURSEThis associate degree covers the rst two years of the degree program and prepares students for management careers in the dynamic and internationally-focused maritime and logistics industries and related areas.

    AREAS OF STUDYThis 16 unit course combines the core business principles of nance, marketing, economics, international business management and law with more specic maritime industry topics, including international transport systems and ship operations management. Specialised logistics-based subjects provide students with the necessary focus on and appreciation of the issues confronting the logistics and maritime industries.

    PREREQUISITESProspective students must meet AMC/University of Tasmania general entry requirements (www.utas.edu.au/admissions/undergraduate/admission-requirements).

    Special consideration will be given to people who do not meet the general course entry requirements, but who have industry or government work experience.

    FURTHER STUDY OPTIONSGraduates progressing to the Bachelor of Business (Maritime and Logistics Management) will gain credit for the equivalent of two years full-time study (16 units).

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIESGraduates will gain the skills to pursue c areers in operations and management within the international logistics and maritime industries. Potential employers will be international trade organisations and those involved in exporting and importing, global transport, ship management, international freight forwarding and port and terminal management.

    PICK UP FROM WHARF

    UNLOAD CONTAINERS

    COMPUTERISED INVENTORYORDER PROCESSING

    DISTRIBUTION

    PICK & PACK

    SHIP

    2Part-time study is not available to international students on a student visa studying in Australia. 3International students studying in Australia on a student visa may not undertake these courses by distance.

    DELIVERYLOGISTICS PROCESS

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    MARITIME BUSINESS & INTERNATIONAL

    LOGISTICS

    student profile Michelle EdwardsMARITIME & LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT

    What rst prompted you to start thinking about a maritime-related career?

    My brother studied MLM and is now working for Teekay Shipping in Port Headland (WA). It was his enthusiasm for the AMC degree program, and the exciting career path it started him on, that made me decide to move down to Tasmania from Queensland to study MLM myself.

    What is the best part about studying at AMC?

    All of what we learn is relevant to the industry and each course interrelates seamlessly. My most enjoyable unit so far would be Ship Operations Management, which taught me about the main types of cargo shipped around the world, how they are shipped and what types of ships carry them.

    How do you think your AMC qualication will set you up for your future career?

    This degree opens up a number of career paths in the maritime industry, business management, and logistics and supply chain. The potential career opportunities are endless. In some way or another logistics applies to every working environment. The industry is booming and there are countless job prospects all over the world.

    BACHELOR DEGREE

    Applied Science (Maritime Technology Management)

    DURATION: 3 YEARS FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME2 EQUIVALENT

    LOCATION: NEWNHAM CAMPUS (LAUNCESTON) OR DISTANCE3 (all technology units are studied on-campus in Launceston)

    INTAKE: FEBRUARY, JULY1

    ABOUT THE COURSEA combination of studies in engineering and technology management with logistics and business, gives students specialised skills to work in project management roles in the maritime sector and other industries such as construction, ports and terminal management, shipping, logistics and international trade.

    AREAS OF STUDYStudents complete 24 units covering core business areas including communication, economics and law, together with maritime engineering and technology studies including design and production. This course is also complemented with maritime and logistics management units including logistics management, ship operations management, and ports and terminals management.

    PREREQUISITESProspective students must meet AMC/University of Tasmania general entry requirements (www.utas.edu.au/admissions/undergraduate/admission-requirements).

    Satisfactory completion of Year 12 is also required, including completion of pre-tertiary Mathematics Applied (students without pre-tertiary mathematics can undertake a bridging course4). Also recommended is a pre-tertiary science subject (Physical Science, Physics or Chemistry). Bridging courses4 are also available for the science subjects.

    FURTHER STUDY OPTIONSGraduates may enrol in the Honours program or the Graduate Certicate in Maritime & Logistics Management, leading to the Master of Business Administration (Maritime & Logistics Management). Graduates may also gain credit towards a second bachelor degree in Business (Maritime & Logistics Management).

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIESThis degree prepares students for management careers in the maritime and shipping industries in areas such as ship management, operations management, materials handling, port and terminal management and project management.

    For more information, visit: www.amc.edu.au/mlm

    1Only available to those granted credit. 2Part-time study is not available to international students on a student visa studying in Australia. 3International students studying in Australia on a student visa may not undertake these courses by distance. 4This bridging course is not available to international students.

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    2Part-time study is not available to international students on a student visa studying in Australia. 3International students studying in Australia on a student visa may not undertake these courses by distance.

    MARITIME BUSINESS & INTERNATIONAL LOGISTICS

    2Part-time study is not available to international students on a student visa studying in Australia. 3International students studying in Australia on a student visa may not undertake these courses by distance.

    graduate profile Trent BastianBACHELOR OF BUSINESS (MARITIME & LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT)

    Where are you currently working?

    I now split my time between Brisbane and London as a Global Values and Behaviours Network Manager at BP International. I support a team of people embedding the companys values and behaviours across the globe.

    What rst prompted you to start thinking about a marine-related career?

    I decided my end goal was to live by the water and reverse engineered my career path to nd an education institute that would support my seaside lifestyle while providing me with a global skill set that was industry specic.

    Did you study on campus or via distance?

    The ability to study via distance was critical for me as I was living the Middle East at that time. The distance education team were very supportive.

    How do you think your AMC qualication set you up for your future career?

    My degree was the perfect mix of both operational focus and managerial studies. This in turn bolstered my application to BP, as post-graduation I was armed with tangible skills that were workplace ready certainly a valuable prospect from an employers perspective.

    What is the best part about studying at AMC?

    Overall, I place AMC in the bespoke category of educators/businesses with smaller classes, more one-on-one time with lectures, high-quality facilities and specic courses that are industry focused. These are just some of the reasons why it is held in such high regard within the oil and gas industry.

    Business (Maritime & Logistics Management)

    DURATION: 3 YEARS FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME2 EQUIVALENT

    LOCATION: NEWNHAM CAMPUS (LAUNCESTON) OR DISTANCE3

    INTAKE: FEBRUARY, JULY

    ABOUT THE COURSEThis industry-focused degree combines the core buiness principles of nance, marketing, economics, business law and strategic management with more specic maritime industry units, including port and terminal management and ship operations management.

    Adding specialised logistics-based units provides students with the necessary focus and in-depth appreciation of the issues confronting the logistics and maritime industries. The course culminates with the Transport Research Project which requires students to apply business research techniques to contemporary issues in the maritime and logistics industries.

    AREAS OF STUDYStudents complete 24 units in total: a combination of business units in areas such as communication, law, nance, economics, marketing and strategic management, together with more industry-specic units covering logistics, international transport, ship operations management, warehousing, port and terminal management, global procurement and supply chain management.

    PREREQUISITESProspective students must meet AMC/University of Tasmania general entry requirements (www.utas.edu.au/admissions/undergraduate/admission-requirements).Special consideration will be given to people who do not meet the general course entry requirements, but who have industry or government work experience.

    FURTHER STUDY OPTIONSGraduates may enrol in the Honours program or the Graduate Certicate in Maritime & Logistics Management, leading to the Master of Business Administration (Maritime & Logistics Management). Graduates may also gain credit towards a second bachelor degree in Applied Science (Maritime Technology Management).

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIESThis degree prepares students for management and senior administrative careers in private enterprise, industry organisations and government. Key areas of employment include commercial shipping, ports and terminals, transport policy, freight forwarding, marine insurance, ship agencies, importing and exporting, and other areas of international business.

    BACHELOR DEGREE

    DID YOU KNOW?This year, more than half of our maritime and logistics management students will study entirely by distance.

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    BACHELOR DEGREE

    Business (Maritime & Logistics Management) with Honours

    DURATION: ADDITIONAL 1 YEAR FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME2 EQUIVALENT

    LOCATION: NEWNHAM CAMPUS (LAUNCESTON) OR DISTANCE3

    INTAKE: FEBRUARY, JULY

    ABOUT THE COURSEThe Bachelor of Business with Honours program provides outstanding undergraduate students with an extra year of advanced study and research that enhances their knowledge and analytical skills in the eld of maritime and logistics management.

    AREAS OF STUDY Students undertake research in the eld of maritime and logistics management under the supervision of one or more academic sta members, resulting in a business-oriented dissertation that is directly applied to your chosen industry.

    PREREQUISITESProspective students must meet AMC/University of Tasmania general entry requirements (www.utas.edu.au/admissions/undergraduate/admission-requirements). Applicants who hold a Bachelor Degree (MLM) or equivalent with at least a credit average in their year 3 units are eligible to apply.

    FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS The Honours year prepares candidates for further academic research in a Masters or Doctor of Philosophy degree, and a Master of Business Administration (Maritime & Logistics Management).

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Traditionally, Honours graduates are highly sought after by employers because of their high level of academic achievement, well-developed research skills, and proven ability to work independently with minimal direct supervision.

    International Logistics (Freight Forwarding)

    DURATION: 3 YEARS FULL-TIME OR PART-TIME2 EQUIVALENT

    LOCATION: NEWNHAM CAMPUS (LAUNCESTON) OR DISTANCE3

    INTAKE: FEBRUARY, JULY

    ABOUT THE COURSEA recent addition to the AMC suite, this degree provides students with knowledge of critical elements of the international logistics and freight forwarding industries - the fundamental components of international trade.

    The course will appeal to students planning and developing careers in organisations and government departments involved with freight forwarding and international business, both in Australia and overseas. Students will learn to identify problems and provide solutions in a range of elds such as customs broking, cargo regulatory systems, freight forwarding, logistics management and global procurement. The applied learning style is essential for a sound understanding of the issues facing such specialised industries.

    AREAS OF STUDY Students study 24 units in total, made up of business units together with more industry-specic units in trade and border controls, air, land and sea freight transport, logistics, global procurement, and warehousing and distribution.

    PREREQUISITESProspective students must meet AMC/University of Tasmania general entry requirements (www.utas.edu.au/admissions/undergraduate/admission-requirements).Special consideration will be given to people who do not meet the general course entry requirements, but who have industry or government work experience. Students who have gained previous qualications in the vocational sector in courses such as the Certicate IV in International Freight Forwarding, the Diploma in International Freight Forwarding and the Diploma of Logistics will be considered for credit as appropriate.

    FURTHER STUDY OPTIONS On successful completion of this degree, students can currently articulate into the Honours program or the Graduate Certicate in Maritime & Logistics Management, leading to the Master of Business Administration (Maritime & Logistics Management).

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Graduates will gain the skills to pursue careers in operations and management within the international logistics and freight forwarding industries. Potential employers are international trade organisations and those involved in international trade such as exporting and importing, customs broking, global transport, international freight forwarding and international logistics.

    2Part-time study is not available to international students on a student visa studying in Australia. 3International students studying in Australia on a student visa may not undertake these courses by distance.

    MARITIME BUSINESS & INTERNATIONAL

    LOGISTICS

    For more information, visit: www.amc.edu.au/mlm

  • Australia has 25,760 km of coastline. an AMC qualification could take you all the way around it.

    Coastal Seafaring studies will give you the knowledge and skills to work on commercial vessels along the coastline and in some of Australias most beautiful and dynamic environments.

    www.amc.edu.au/coastal-seafaring

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    CAREER OPPORTUNITIESSeafaring is a highly mobile and skilled profession. As we live on an island continent, there are many career opportunities in coastal maritime operations.

    You could be working with tourism charter boats, commercial shing, commercial trading vessels, aquaculture and super yachts, through to rig tenders and oshore support vessels. You can also increase your employability in the coastal industry by gaining a dual certication, which means you are a qualied marine engine driver and a ships master.

    To be an engine driver or master of a commercial vessel in Australian coastal waters, a Certicate of Competency (licence) is required. These are issued by AMSA. To obtain a Certicate of Competency, some of the key requirements are:

    complete an approved vocational training program with an approved provider, such as AMC

    complete a qualifying amount of sea service

    meet required medical and eyesight standards and pass an oral examination by amsa.

    Other licence requirements are listed under industry guidance notices at www.amsa.gov.au/domestic

    Once you have completed an approved training program you have up to ve years to gain the sea service necessary to attain your Certicate of Competency.

    We are Australias leading maritime training provider, delivering vocational education training (VET) programs since 1979. Coastal seafaring courses are run from our Newnham campus while utilising a suite of maritime training facilities and eet of vessels located at Beauty Point (see facilities pages).

    All training programs meet the competency requirements as specied by the National Standards for Commercial Vessels (NSCV) and are also approved by the Australian Maritime & Safety Authority (AMSA).

    Want to run catamaran touristtrips,fishingcharters or work on rig tenders?

    Seafaring: following the sea as a trade,

    business or calling

    COASTAL SEAFARINGCOASTAL SEAFARING COURSES ARE NOT AVAILABLE TO INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ON A STUDENT VISA

    GENERAL PURPOSE HAND

    COXSWAIN GRADE 2

    CERTIFICATE 1 CERTIFICATE II CERTIFICATE III CERTIFICATE IV DIPLOMA

    COXSWAINGRADE 1

    MASTER MASTER MASTER

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    Shipboard SafetyDURATION: 3 DAYS

    LOCATION: NEWNHAM CAMPUS (LAUNCESTON)

    INTAKE: CHECK WEB FOR DATES: www.amc.edu.au/coastal-seafaring /elements-shipboard-safety-ess

    ABOUT THE COURSE

    To work on any small commercial shing or trade vessel, you will need to have an ESS certicate. We oer a three-day intensive training course that will enable you to obtain your nationally-accredited certicate.

    Note: To pass the survival training of all our courses, students will need to be able to swim short distances while fully clothed and wearing shoes without the aid of a life jacket.

    COURSE CONTENT

    Survive at sea in the event of vessel abandonment.

    Observe safety and emergency procedures on a coastal vessel.

    Fight and extinguish res on board a coastal vessel.

    Elements of Fire Prevention On Board the Vessel.

    Theory of Combustion and Methods of Extinguishing a Fire.

    Practical Training in the Use of Portable Fire Fighting Appliances.

    Knowledge of the Lifesaving Appliances Carried On Board a Vessel, Their Use and Operation.

    Elements of Accident Prevention.

    Application of Occupational Health and Safety Principles.

    VOCATIONAL EDUCATIONCoastal Seafaring courses are not available to international students on a student visa

    COASTALSEAFARING

    I had a love for the sea and wanted to get into the industrial side of the fishing industry.

    AMCs integrated rating was the best way to go for me. I have since become a part of the Australian shipping industry and now work on the Spirit of Tasmania.

    This qualification also allows me to become an officer later down the track and work pretty much anywhere world-wide.

    Grant Smith, Integrated Rating.

    GRADUATE STUDENT

    Grant

    DID YOU KNOW?

    AMC also oers an Integrated Ratings (IR) course as a part of the suiteofVETofferings.

    For more information on the pathways into ocean-going seafarer qualications, please go to page 38.

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    COASTALSEAFARING

    graduate profileTaylor DownesCOXSWAIN (COASTAL SEAFARING)

    What rst prompted you to start thinking about a marine-related career?

    Ive always been adventurous so I studied a degree in outdoor education to become a teacher.

    But then I worked as a crew member and deckhand for Tasmanian company, Tamar River Cruises for three years. One of the guys there encouraged me to get a coxswains ticket and he said AMC was the best place to do it.

    What is the best part about studying at AMC?

    Im from Hobart, but on this course there are students of all ages from all around Australia. Theyre from all kinds of dierent industries, from tourism to shing to tug boats.

    Learning about engines is new to me, but its a lot simpler than I expected. I love the practical hands-on aspect to this course.

    How do you think your AMC qualication will set you up for your career?

    Suddenly, at 22, my eyes have been opened to so many possibilities.

    I enjoy teaching and tourism, and Ive now got exibility in my career choice.

    VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

    CoxswainCertificate II in Maritime Operations (Coxswain Grade 1 Near Coastal)

    DURATION: APPROX. 5 WEEKS

    LOCATION: NEWNHAM CAMPUS (LAUNCESTON

    INTAKE: CHECK WEB FOR DATES: www.amc.edu.au/coastal-seafaring

    ABOUT THE COURSECoxswains generally begin their careers as deckhands trying to gain experience in the maritime industry, and sit the Coxswain Certicate of Competency test once they have gained enough experience to do so.

    Coxswains can go on to pursue careers within the deck department of near-coastal or ocean-going vessels through further education and gaining additional work experience.

    COURSE CONTENT

    NauticalKnowledge.

    EngineeringKnowledge.

    CoastalNavigation.

    HumanResourceManagement.

    ShipboardSafety(seepage32).

    REQUIREMENTS

    To be eligible for the issue of a Certicate of Competency (Coxswain) you must meet the requirements for themarine authority. These include satisfactory completion of an approved training program within the last ve years, eyesight (vision/colour vision) and medical tests, as well as approved sea time. For more information regarding your sea service, please contact the marine authority.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

    Master of a shing or trading vessel less than 12m in length and limited to inshore waters (15nm).

    Engineer on a vessel less than 12m in length with engines less than 500kW and limited to in inshore water.

    Coastal Seafaring courses are not available to international students on a student visa

    For more information, visit: www.amc.edu.au/coastal-seafaring

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    Master

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    COASTALSEAFARING

    VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

    Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 Near CoastalCertificate IV in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driving - Grade 1 Near Coastal)

    DURATION: APPROX. 7 WEEKS

    LOCATION: NEWNHAM CAMPUS (LAUNCESTON)

    INTAKE: CHECK WEB FOR DATES: www.amc.edu.au/coastal-seafaring

    COURSE CONTENT

    Shipboard Safety (see page 32).

    Human Resource Management.

    Propulsion Systems Engineering.

    Auxiliary Systems Engineering (including electrical systems).

    Engineering Computations.

    REQUIREMENTSMarine Engine Driver Grade 2.

    OR Marine Engine Driver Grade 3.

    OR adequate experience on vessels whilst holding a Certicate of Competency (MED 2 or MED 3).

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIESThis qualication is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry operating as Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 1500 kW and Second Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 3000 kW in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

    What does a marine engine driver do?A marine engine driver is responsible for the safe mechanical operation of a vessel in the coastal industry. This includes the main engine, auxiliary and steering systems, refrigeration and air conditioning systems, and cargo handling equipment. It will be your responsibility to make sure that all of the vessels equipment is properly maintained. Faults and problems will occur and it will be up to you to make the necessary repairs to get your vessel safely back to port.

    Marine Engine Driver Grade 3 Near Coastal Certificate II in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driving - Grade 3 Near Coastal)

    DURATION: APPROX. 3-4 WEEKS

    LOCATION: NEWNHAM CAMPUS (LAUNCESTON)

    INTAKE: CHECK WEB FOR DATES: www.amc.edu.au/coastal-seafaring

    COURSE CONTENT

    Shipboard Safety (see page 32).

    Human Resource Management.

    Engineering Knowledge: pumping systems, outboard and diesel engines and low voltage electrical systems.

    Hand and Power Tools.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIESThis qualication is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry operating as Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 500 kW and Second Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 750 kW, in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

    Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 Near Coastal Certificate III in Maritime Operations (Marine Engine Driving - Grade 2 near coastal)

    DURATION: APPROX. 4 WEEKS

    LOCATION: NEWNHAM CAMPUS (LAUNCESTON)

    INTAKE: CHECK WEB FOR DATES: www.amc.edu.au/coastal-seafaring

    COURSE CONTENT Elements of Shipboard Safety (see page 32).

    First Aid.

    Human Resource Management.

    Engineering Knowledge: pumping systems, diesel engines, low voltage DC and AC electrical systems, and refrigeration systems.

    Hand and Power Tools.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Types of vessels: ferries, shing, tourism and charter vessels.

    Engine driver on vessels with propulsion power of less than 500kW within 600 nautical miles of the coast.

    Engine driver on vessels with propulsion power of less than 750kW within 200 nautical miles of the coast.

    Coastal Seafaring courses are not available to international students on a student visa Coastal Seafaring courses are not available to international students on a student visa

    For more information, visit: www.amc.edu.au/coastal-seafaring

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    VOCATIONAL EDUCATION

    COASTALSEAFARING

    student profile Ambi FordCOXSWAIN & MED 3 (COASTAL SEAFARING)

    What rst prompted you to start thinking about a marine-related career?

    I come from a maritime family, with my grandfather having had a career at sea, and my father having a love of yachting.

    I discovered my love of the ocean later in life after pursuing a career in dentistry for 11 years. I have now been sailing for six years, I have been involved with numerous yacht races and will skipper in a race for the rst time very soon.

    I have always attended the Sydney Boat Show out of interest and at age 30 I decided that it was time to change careers to one on the water. AMC has a worldwide reputation, so I was immediately drawn to their stand at the Boat Show.

    What are some of the highlights of your course (what cool stu do you get to do)?

    The biggest highlight so far is the day I got to construct a gasket on the Stephen Brown from start to nish and use all the power tools to do it. I was pleased as punch after all the work that I had put into it so much so that the sta allowed me to take it home to keep!

    What is the best part about studying at AMC?

    The lecturers can accommodate all levels of prior knowledge and experience within the class. Everyone in the class becomes good friends and the support across the whole course package makes it feel like youre studying at home.

    What are your plans for the future?

    When I nish, I am circumnavigating Tasmania with my dad and then setting sail to live on the family yacht and seek work among the Whitsunday islands. My future plans for a career are hopefully going to include working on international yachts, sailing to many dierent destinations.

    Engineer Class 3Diploma of Maritime Operations (Marine Engineering - Class 3 Near Coastal)

    DURATION: APPROX. 5 WEEKS (PART A & B)

    LOCATION: NEWNHAM CAMPUS (LAUNCESTON)

    INTAKE: CHECK WEB FOR DATES: www.amc.edu.au/coastal-seafaring

    COURSE CONTENT

    Shipboard Safety (see page 32).

    Damage Control.

    Applied Mathematics.

    Propulsion Systems Engineering.

    Electrical Engineering.

    Auxiliary Systems Engineering (deck machinery, refrigeration and boilers).

    Students who complete all course units will be eligible to apply to AMSA for recognition of their training course.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Marine Engine Driver Grade 1 near coastal Certicate of Competency or Marine Engine Driver Grade 2 near coastal Certicate of Competency with a trade qualication as a Marine Fitter, Diesel or Motor Mechanic.

    CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

    This qualication is suitable for people who work in the maritime industry as a Chief Engineer on vessels with propulsion power up to 3000 kW in the exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

    Coastal Seafaring enquiries?Email: [email protected]: 03 6324 9404

    Coastal Seafaring courses are not available to international students on a student visa

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    Distance no obstacle for Canadian MBA student

    Ontario transport expert, Monica Blaney, is in her nal year of an MBA via distance.

    STUDENT IN FOCUS

    Maritime Engineering graduate presents thesis at ISOPE in Rhodes

    Thanks to a joint industry research project, ocean engineering graduate William Koolhof has presented his final year thesis at the 2012 ISOPE Technical Conference held on Rhodes Island, Greece. The annual conference is run by the International Society of Offshore and Polar Engineers and is the largest technical conference of its kind with peer reviewed papers.The thesis, titled Numerical Study of the Hydrodynamic Coefficients of a Mid-Water Arch, is part of an ongoing collaborative research project between the Australian Maritime College and Technip. Technip is a world leader in project management, engineering and construction for the subsea, offshore and onshore oil and gas industry. Its great to have the opportunity to be working on real projects at AMC, and to then have the opportunity to go into industry and see the work being applied firsthand is very rewarding, Mr Koolhof said.The research, conducted under the supervision of Dr Shuhong Chai (AMC) and Mr Henri Morand (Technip), quantifies the various hydrodynamic parameters for a mid-water arch. Mid-water arches are commonly used in the offshore oil and gas industry to aid flexible risers in the dynami