Responsible faculty or institute:
Australian Maritime College (principal) Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum
2 yrs, Maximum
Course Contact (faculty or school):
A Master of Philosophy research degree enables a candidate to undertake a program of research and advanced study in a specialist field. The research takes place over 2 years of study or equivalent part-time and normally results in a thesis or equivalent of traditionally circa 50-60,000 words (depending on the discipline), written in English.
Doctorates in the Australian Maritime College are available in all National Centres in the Institute:
Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Management and Logistics
Marine Conservation and Resource Sustainability
The research topic may be in a variety of maritime related areas, including but not limited to:
Aquatic animal health, nutrition and physiology Marine modelling
Fisheries management and technology Marine engine performance
Marine and aquatic biology and ecology Fluid-structure interactions
Seafood Quality and Safety Maritime transport logistics
Surface and underwater vehicle hydrodynamics
Maritime safety including human factors
Ocean renewable energy
Maritime emergency and crisis management
The research topic will reflect the candidates' own interests and the research expertise of their supervisors. Further information on the research areas of supervisors in these disciplines is available from the Web Access Research Portal (WARP) site.
The campus of study will vary depending on the location of the candidate, the supervisor and the research field.
A Master of Philosophy degree provides an entry to a doctorate at a university and graduates are also highly sought after for positions across the spectrum of available careers. AMC graduates take up roles in areas such as the fisheries and aquaculture industries, marine environment and maritime management, the offshore oil and gas industry, and naval architecture.