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Maritime Studies: Interactive Presentations

Share the passion for all things Maritime with your class

The Maritime sector has a huge diversity and involves a lot more than going to sea on a boat; although that is always an option too!  Explore our interactive engagement opportunities below.


Do you ever hear your students or your children saying “Why do I need to learn this?” or “When will I ever use this maths in real life?"

We might be able to help.

The Australian Maritime College (AMC), a specialist institute of the University of Tasmania, has developed “Why Study Maths?” as an interactive, practical program that demonstrates how maths can be applied to the field of maritime engineering.

We offer 50-90 minute interactive sessions, run by an AMC representatives. The aim of the session is to introduce the idea of applying current curriculum maths principles to real-life maritime concepts and projects.

There are thousands of jobs around the globe which require knowledge in mathematics. Through mathematics, we learn how to problem solve and this is of great importance in many industries, including engineering. Engineers are curious about the way things work, they like to analyse and solve problems, they are goal-oriented and are good at mathematics and science.

The “Why Study Maths?” program has been developed to show students how mathematics can be applied to maritime engineering and provide a snapshot of what this career pathway might look like.


  • Suitable for years 9-12
  • In person (Tasmania only) or online (Australia-wide)
  • Expected duration of 50-90 minutes
  • Interactive activity

Book a guest speaker session with an AMC representative to talk to your class about everything from offshore renewable energy in Tasmania; designing submarines and ships for our Australian Government, or understanding what is involved in getting your next online order across the globe to your door.


  • Suitable for Years 7 to 12.
  • In person (Tasmania only) or online (Australia-wide)

The Australian Maritime College offers tours of their campus to students, school groups and industry partners.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are limited to what we can offer on-campus. Virtual tours are now available for Tasmanian year 11 and 12 students and will be accommodated on a case by case basis.

Due to COVID restrictions, we are limited to what we can offer on campus. Virtual tours are now available for the following groups or on-campus requests will be accommodated on a case by case basis.

  • Career Practitioners
  • Grades 7-10
  • Grades 11-12
  • Industry

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