Maritime college opens Sydney study centre

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The Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour.
The Australian National Maritime Museum at Darling Harbour.

Australian Maritime College to run postgrad courses at Darling Harbour.

The University of Tasmania’s Australian Maritime College is setting up a new study centre at the Australian National Maritime Museum (ANMM) at Darling Harbour in Sydney. The centre will deliver two postgraduate maritime degrees from February 2018, with plans for a third degree to come online in 2019.

The two post-grad courses on offer are the Master in Maritime Engineering degree and an MBA in Maritime and Logistics Management. The former is targeted at engineering professionals already in the workforce who wish to develop a career in the technical management of maritime engineering projects. The MBA is a business-oriented program for graduates looking to take on senior management positions in the logistics and maritime industries.

AMC principal, Professor Neil Bose, said the new study centre will strengthen the College’s reputation as Australia’s national institute for maritime training, education, consultancy and research, and offer opportunities for future strategic growth.

“The establishment of this study centre helps to support our vision to inspire and shape the maritime world and strategically aligns with our student growth and industry engagement plans,” he said.

“Darling Harbour is an iconic location for the national maritime sector and Sydney is the centre of operations for the Royal Australian Navy, offering AMC prominent exposure to recreational, commercial and naval activities in the area.

“Establishing a local presence will allow us to strengthen ties with the surrounding ports, logistics, engineering and defence industries; as well as provide our students with access to internships and project work within those sectors.

“This move enhances and consolidates AMC’s role as a centre of national excellence, anchored proudly in Launceston. We will see Sydney-taught Masters students doing project and laboratory work in Launceston and the increased profile will have direct positive impact for student numbers in Tasmania.”

ANMM director and CEO, Kevin Sumption, welcomed the college to Sydney.

“As the national centre for the promotion and conservation of Australia’s maritime heritage and culture, it is a natural fit for the museum to partner with our nation’s leading institute for maritime education, training and research,” he said.

“This centre will provide unique opportunities for the museum to use our historic fleet, collection and stories to connect with the future leaders of our maritime industry. We’re also very excited about the opportunities this partnership brings for our visitors to engage with living industry and what will be the heritage of the future.”

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