Ocean Seafaring

Whether you’re looking to embark on a career at sea or take the next step into the maritime industry, an Ocean Seafaring degree is the gateway to working aboard vessels around the globe.

Course options

Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Engineering)

AMC is ranked #1

The AMC is ranked #1 in the International Association of Maritime Universities benchmarks.

Work closely with industry

Work closely with the Australian maritime and shipbuilding industries.

World's most advanced maritime simulators

Control vessels using one of the world's most advanced maritime simulators.

Engineer Watchkeeper, Class 2 and 1 Chief Engineer

Focus on the operation and maintenance of shipboard marine engineering systems. This major will prepare you for a career as a Certified Marine Engineer with the skills to work aboard commercial vessels. Learn about marine engineering systems, vessel structure and operations, transport, vessel management, marine legislation, marine survey and safety.

Find out more about what you'll study, entry requirements, fees and scholarships - and to apply.

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Career opportunities

Employment opportunities for Seafarers are growing across a range of industries. Here are some predicted job growth rates from 2018 to 2023.^

11.6%

Estimated growth in Seafarers in five years

9.7%

Estimated growth in Engineer Officers in five years

13.2%

Estimated growth in Master & Deck Officers in five years

^ Citation: MIAL Seafaring Skills Census

Study experience

Lewis Gibson, AMC Alumnus

"I just love how different every day is – on any day, I could be climbing a Navigation Mast, entering an enclosed space, or navigating some of the busiest oceans in the world. These are only a tiny number of my work-stories, and if you look at the other benefits of a seagoing career (equal time leave & plenty of money!) you are able to pursue the most incredible leave adventures".

Centre for Maritime Simulations at AMC

Study experience

Experience what it's like to be in control of a vessel using one of the world's most advanced maritime simulators.

Our state-of-the art suite of facilities offers real-time maritime simulation technology that includes a full-mission ship's bridge simulator, two 360-degree tug simulators, advanced dynamic positioning bridge simulator, six basic dynamic positioning simulators, six ship operations cubicles and an 18-seat electronic chart display lab as well as a full mission engine room. The simulation facilities are used for research and investigation into port development, ship manoeuvring, improving ship and port safety and efficiency, training seafarers and teaching.